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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.

Boston Career Navigator

Reports to: Director of Next STEP

Hours: Full-time 35 hours

Position Summary: The Boston Career Navigator is funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education/Adult & Community Learning Services (DESE/ACLS). The Boston Career Navigator will have an understanding of the services all DESE/ACLS/Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) funded programs offer as well
as what services the two Boston Career Centers offer. The Boston Career Navigator will be stationed at AACA on Mondays, MassHire Boston Career Center on Wednesdays and Fridays, and MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Please note: the position is currently on a hybrid schedule due to the pandemic.


  • Make referrals between the two MassHire Career Centers and ABE/ESOL programs in Boston.

  • Coordinate Career Center visits with Boston ABE/ESOL programs and Career Center.

  • Become familiar with a full range of services Career Centers offer by attending Career Center trainings.

  • Provide presentations about Career Center services to ABE/ESOL staff and WIOA ready students (higher level ESOL and HiSET/GED students) at Career Center and at ABE/ESOL programs.

  • Meet and refer Career Center customers to ABE/ESOL programs.

  • Follow up on referrals.

  • Maintain accurate referral records, provide a monthly dashboard using an existing template, and submit mid-year and annual reports as required by ACLS/OWD.

  • Be available to answer questions for both staff and customers on designated days at Career Centers.

  • Attend all Adult Literacy Initiative, Outstationing Coordinator, and WIOA Sub-committee meetings.

  • Meet with designated staff from OWD, ACLS, and Career Centers as needed.

  • Work with ACLS, OWD, and Career Centers on coordinating an ABE/ESOL Occupational Skills Training Fair.

  • Participate in High Quality Professional Development as defined by ACLS by attending relevant professional development activities.

Qualifications and Skills Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Familiarity with DESE funded ABE/ESOL programs and MassHire Career Center services

  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office Suites, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Organizational skills

  • Must be able to work some evenings

  • Willingness to travel within Boston

  • Dynamic public speaking skills

  • Ability to communicate with ABE/ESOL students of diverse backgrounds including English Language Learners

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills


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

Grants Manager

Position Available: The Grants Manager is responsible for researching funding opportunities; writing and submitting program related grants and reports (including corporate, foundation and government proposals); maintaining the grants database and grants reporting calendar; generating departmental reports; and maintaining and managing the relationships with funders as needed. In addition, the Manager will research individual prospects in support of the major gift efforts and may assist the
development team in other fundraising activities, such as events and individual donor engagement. This position will have a leadership role, helping to build a stronger grant management process.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify organization-wide fund needs

  • Prospect research on both prospective individual funders (in support of the Major Gifts team) as well as corporate, public grants and foundation funders in all relevant areas of opportunity

  • Prepare letters of inquiry and write compelling proposals for new and renewal grants

  • Timely completion of all grant proposals

  • Maintain up-to-date files and grants database for the tracking of grant renewals, deadlines and execution to inform management of grant status and progress toward goals

  • Maintain a portfolio of grants and foundation relationships and serves as the primary manager

  • Translate emerging strategies into compelling, cohesive narratives bout AACA’s growth

  • Have accurate data and an up-to date organization profile

  • Build a stronger grant management process

  • Follow up on all grant denials to determine the cause

  • Ensure reporting compliance for all grants and provides writing and editing support to program managers and the development department when needed

  • Assist in the grant budget preparation process in collaboration with Executive Leadership and Finance

  • Communicate and develop relationships with funders

  • Oversee interns, volunteers and other staff assigned to grants

  • Attend workshop, training and meetings as needed

  • Participate in fundraising activities for agency

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 3 years minimum and 5 years preferred of proven success in grant writing, grant research, and grants management including reporting

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work independently, yet knows when to seek support

  • Detail oriented and good project management skills

  • Collaborative effectively with executive leadership, finance and program staff

  • Ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple priorities and adapt to a rapidly changing environment

  • Good computer skills

Salary range: Commensurate with experience


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

P/T ESOL Communication and Job Readiness Instructor for AACA’s Banking and Finance program

Hours: 16 to 18 weekly paid hours (8 hours teaching, 8 hours preparation and curriculum
development, and sometimes 1 or 2 hours for meetings)

Classes are held: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at AACA in Boston.
Wage: $21.63/hour

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English-speaking and
economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training, and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.

Position Summary:
AACA seeks a part-time instructor to teach communication topics to students preparing 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. Students in each class range from native English speakers to language learners.


The class schedule is six weeks per term and a varying number of weeks between terms.


  • Develop contextualized curriculum and lesson plans according to student needs, employee input, and supervisor   feedback

  • Conduct classroom instruction, starting and finishing classes on time

  • Work with students to produce professional resumes

  • Evaluate student progress

  • 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 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, or email

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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