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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

Daycare Director

Position Summary:
The Director of Buds and Blossoms is responsible for oversight of AACA’s Child Care Center.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Buds and Blossoms Daycare Center

  • Program standards: assure B&B meets EEC regulations; maintain a positive working relationship with Licensing Officer; move B&B progressively through the State’s Quality Rating System; develop and maintain Mandarin immersion standards; develop and maintain Reggio Emilia's influence throughout the program.

  • Staff: Recruit, hire, and supervise staff; create individual professional development plans (IPDP) for each teacher; provide ongoing training, including training mandated by EEC; build a strong leadership team and classroom teams; maintain staff records in keeping with EEC standards.

  • Enrollment: Maintain enrollment at 92% or better; recruit through parent and internet referrals, annual benefit fairs at local institutions, and appropriate advertising as needed; schedule and provide tours that result in pre-registrations; plan and implement smooth intakes of new families and transitions between classrooms; maintain children records in keeping with EEC standards.

  • Family engagement: Maximize opportunities for parents to be engaged in the center; plan and lead monthly parent meetings; build and coordinate an advisory committee that includes parents, AACA board members, senior management, community education experts, and teachers; plan parent/classroom events at least 3 times a year.

  • Fundraising: Work with parents to raise funds through events such as the Annual Fall Frolic; write grants when opportunities arise.

  • Fiscal responsibility: build the annual budget for B&B and work within its restraints; work with the Director of Finance to do monthly billing; order weekly meals and supplies.

  • Facility: Maintain equipment, furnishings, and operating supplies; oversee work of cleaning company; utilize parent workdays for painting and other classroom upkeep.

  • Actively participate in agency-wide activities.

  • Participate in fundraising activities for the agency.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree minimum

  • Experience working in a licensed childcare center required

  • Knowledge of Reggio Emilia's approach required

  • Management and supervisory experience required

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Director I or II License required

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin a plus

  • Creative, energetic, and enthusiastic

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary commensurate with experience. Includes full benefit package

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


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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