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Work at AACA

AACA provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.

If you are interested in building a career and work alongside friendly, talented, and dedicated colleagues, join us! AACA is a great organization because of its missions of working with amazing students, helping clients to meet their needs, seeing someone’s life changed for the better through education, training, and employment.

Employment Specialist

Position Summary: The Employment Specialist in AACA's Employment Center is responsible for job placement of unemployed individuals including career counseling and job readiness training of clients and employer outreach.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients one-on-one to learn about skills, employment preferences, and develop an individual career plan

  • Provide career coaching and employment advice, guiding clients through online employment assessments

  • Prepare and revise client's resumes and cover letters prior to job application

  • Lead group job search workshops, assisting clients with job applications and cover letters

  • Lead individual and group job readiness training

  • Develop and maintain relationships with employer partners and develop understanding of employer requirements and skills needed to fill vacancies

  • Develop job leads and interview opportunities for clients through actively calling and visiting employers

  • Engage employers in activities such as conducting mock interviews, leading workshops, and hiring and supporting clients

  • Place clients in employment, including helping participants complete applications, contacting employers on client's behalf, and prepping clients for job interviews

  • Regularly communicate job openings to clients

  • Coordinate annual Job Fair including employer and client outreach and event planning

  • Assist with outreach and recruitment for Employment Center clients

  • Report to funders with quantitative and narrative reports regularly

  • Coordinate computer skills class and supervise instructor

  • Coordinate financial literacy workshops for AACA's education and training programs.

  • Maintain records, documentation, and track clients in database, producing regular reports on services and outcomes

  • Update job boards, marketing material, and job openings listed on website

  • Participate in the testing of new applicants


  • Fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese helpful but not required

  • Bachelors degree preferred

  • Experience providing direct services to immigrant and/or low-income clients required

  • Experience building relationships with employers strongly preferred

  • Keen understanding of tools needed for career advancement

  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written

  • Commitment to AACA's mission of helping limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people gain economic self-sufficiency

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package included.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources, Asian American Civic Association,87 Tyler Street, 5 th floor, Boston, MA 02111

HR Administrator

Position Summary:

The HR Administrator manages the overall provision of HR services, policies and
programs. Leads as the main HR person with 50+ employees for a non-profit organization with a background in employee relations.


  • Recruiting and staffing

  • Lead HR initiatives and improve HR processes

  • Conduct staff orientations on personnel policies, benefits, safety/wellness, performance
    management and office procedures

  • Work with the Personnel Committee of the Board

  • Assist staff with personnel concerns related to employee benefits, HR issues and relations

  • Keep the agency in compliance with HR regulations

  • Board Liaise

  • Supervise Front Office, oversee interns, volunteers

  • Coordinates company use of insurance broker, insurance carriers, and 401K administrators.

  • General office administrative responsibilities as identified

  • Participate in fundraising activities for the agency


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years+ of related experience

  • Professional In Human Resources

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Employment relations experience including conducting investigations, resource for employee issues/concerns

  • Bilingual in Chinese/English a plus

  • Strong, positive, and personable


Salary range: Commensurate with experience

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
HR Department
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111


The Director of Business Development

Position Summary:

The Director of Training & Business Development is responsible for the growth of AACA’s training programs and new business.


  • Identify Business Opportunities and New Markets: Develop strategies and plan to begin new business. Direct AACA staff to ensure successful management of new business.

  • Workforce Development: Responsible for program outreach/program recruitment, staff supervision, and program development/program management/program evaluation

  • Partnership and Network Development: Identify, establish, and collaborate with partners, businesses, government agencies, foundations, and other organizations to strengthen and grow AACA.

  • Market Analysis: Conduct market research to identify emerging trends, opportunities, and gaps in workforce training for immigrants and low-income individuals.

  • Fundraising and Grants: Responsible for research and application for grants, sponsorships, and funding opportunities from public and private sources. Develop and maintain relationships with donors and philanthropic organizations. Prepare winning grant proposals and fundraising campaigns.

  • Leadership in Fundraising Plan.

  • Other Duties: As assigned by the CEO.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, nonprofit management, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • Proven experience in business development, fundraising, project management, and workforce development.

  • Strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing immigrants and low-income individuals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing and proposal development.

  • Proven networking and relationship-building experience.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate ideas into actionable plans.

  • Proven experience in financial management and data analysis.


Salary range: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
HR Department
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111


ESOL Instructor (part-time)

Hours: 12-18 hours per week (3 hours/day, 4 days/week for teaching /prep time,  plus additional as needed)

Classes held: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 to 10:00

Wage: $22/hour plus, based on experience

Position Summary:

AACA seeks a part-time instructor to prepare for careers in banking. Topics include but are not limited to vocabulary, grammar, speaking, pronunciation, and job readiness topics such as American workplace culture, resume preparation, professional emailing, and interviewing.

Each class runs for eight weeks. Ongoing.


· Develop contextualized curriculum and lesson plans according to student needs, employer input, and supervisor feedback

· Conduct classroom instruction, starting and finishing classes on time

· Work with students to produce professional resumes

· Evaluate student progress, test pretests, and post-test

· Keep student attendance records for each day of class

· Actively participate in program meetings and work collaboratively with program partners

· Attend monthly staff meetings

· Participate in program evaluation and efforts to develop, refine, and improve the program

· Maintain regular contact with the supervisor regarding any classroom issues

· Prepare lesson materials for substitute teachers when absent

· Plan and participate in student graduation ceremonies

· Other duties as assigned


· Bachelor’s degree required

· Experience teaching ESOL to adults

· Experience differentiating instruction for multilevel classes

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
HR Department
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

HR Department
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111

Benefit Summaries

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401K Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Workers Compensation

  • Life AD& D Insurance

  • Holidays

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

Note:  Benefit information provided above is for employees working at least 30 hours per week and part time employees may not be eligible for the same level of benefits.

Please contact for specific questions on benefit eligibility.

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