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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.

Grants Writer

Position Available: The Grants Writer 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

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

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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