Opportunities

Welcome to our new Student Opportunities page! Please note that while we routinely check postings for validity, some positions may no longer be available at any specific time. SED does not perform background checks on any listing employers, and students are advised to be cautious when accepting off-campus positions. All hiring terms including compensation are to be arranged directly between the student and the employer.
To post an opportunity, please contact the SED Student Services Office at sedstdt@bu.edu.

Full-time Opportunities:

Bilingual Education for Central America - Year-Long Full-Time Volunteer Teaching Position

Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) exists to promote cultural exchange and affordable bilingual education. Our volunteer driven bilingual school model creates an environment in which Central American students learn from dedicated volunteer teachers, and those volunteers learn from the community in which they are immersed. Every  year, BECA assembles a team of committed volunteers who want to dedicate themselves to the difficult but rewarding work that they do in Honduras. They seek enthusiastic, curious, diverse, and thoughtful volunteers. Interested applicants are considered based on their volunteer service, international engagement, teaching experience, and academic record. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers for fluent Spanish speakers. The job posting is viewable here.  For more information or to apply, please visit the BECA website. Interested students can also reach out to Emily Nicaise, a 2014 graduate of Boston University, who is currently working in Honduras with BECA for her second year. Emily can be reached at enicaise@bu.edu.

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy - Play Coordinator Position

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a non-profit focused on fulfilling the vision of the Greenway as a 21st century, world-class, urban park, and has both full-time and part-time positions available.

The Play Coordinator Position is a full-time opportunity to plan and execute creative and informal play experiences that support the beauty and vibrancy of the Greenway. The Play Coordinator will lead play programming, spending time out in the park throughout the year to engage children, families, and visitors. This position requires creativity, strong communication skills, and follow-up skills. This position requires minimum 2 years’ experience in implementing informal education and/or youth programs, and direct, demonstrated experience working with children.

Interested applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to jobs@rosekennedygreenway.org. Please include “Play Coordinator” in the subject line.

Spark Academy - Math Interventionist

Spark Academy, a middle school serving approximately 450 students in Lawrence, MA, seeks a full-time Math Interventionist to work intensively with students who are performing below grade level, in a small group setting to enhance their math skills. The ideal candidate should have a track record of student growth, a wide knowledge of math instruction and curricular implementation, an incredibly positive mentality, and be a strong presence in the lives of our children. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred qualifications include one year of teaching experience, fluency in Spanish, and a valid Massachusetts License in middle school math. Spark Academy is looking to hire ASAP. Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Sarah Peteraf, Assistant Principal by emailing Sarah.Peteraf@lawrence.k12.ma.us.

Telstar High School - Math Teacher

Telstar High School in rural Bethel, Maine is looking for a certified math teacher. The high school is located near the Sunday River Ski Area. Interested applicants should contact Principal Cheryl Lang who can be reached at 207-824-2136, or langc@sad44.org. For more information on Telstar High School, click here.

Holyoke Public Schools - Various Teaching Opportunities

The Holyoke Public Schools system is actively recruiting for qualified candidates to fill several staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. In partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, they will also work with all candidates who are in the process or need assistance with obtaining their license requirements. Please click here to see a complete list of their current openings, including application instructions.

Part-time Opportunities

Generation Teach - Summer Teaching Fellow

Generation Teach is looking to hire summer Teaching Fellows for Boston and Denver. Generation Teach aims to catalyze the next generation of educators by providing diverse and talented young people with summer teaching experiences that both inspire and prepare them to pursue careers in urban teaching. Undergraduates are invited to apply, and priority will be given to candidates studying in each respective city. The Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship is offered to individuals who will, as of this summer, be rising college freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply; prior teaching experience or education coursework is not required. Teaching Fellows will receive a $1800 taxable scholarship to support their living expenses during their six-week fellowship.  Apply online.

Cooks After School/Needham Housing Authority - Program Director

The Program Director will develop and manage the Captain Robert Cook Drive after school program for elementary students at the Needham Housing Authority. The Director will work in collaboration with the Resident Services Coordinator and the Needham Public Schools. The Director will be working Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00pm for $30/hour. Essential responsibilities include developing a program model to better serve the youth at the Needham Housing Authority, training high school and college student volunteers, and tracking student progress. The Program Director will work 12 hours per week for approximately 13 weeks each academic semester, based upon Babson and Olin College schedules and those of Needham High School and Noble and Greenough School. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field, as well as 1-3 years of elementary classroom experience or equivalent. The full job description can be viewed here. Interested applicants should email their resume and send it to Penny Kirk at pennykirk@rcn.com. The application process is rolling with the intention to hire as soon as possible.

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy - Curatorial Assistant

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a non-profit focused on fulfilling the vision of the Greenway as a 21st century, world-class, urban park, and has both full-time and part-time positions available.

The Curatorial Assistant position is currently the part-time position available with an expected start date of March 2016. This position supports the public art program, including assisting in the planning, development, research, and implementation of exhibitions. Preferred qualifications include a BA in Art History, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, or a directly related degree. This position is 24-30 hours. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible.

Interested applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to jobs@rfkgc.org. Please include “Curatorial Assistant” in the subject line. 

Linx Summer Camps - Summer Camp Positions Available

Linx Summer Camps will be recruiting on campus for various summer positions. Complete and print the online application to bring to the recruiter on site, along with your resume, during a scheduled interview on Wednesday February 10 between 11:00am-2:00pm, at the Student Support Center, Room 101 at 100 Bay State Road. Compensation for these summer positions range from $400-$750+ per week, working Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. Staff will be trained by industry leaders on positive group development and will have the opportunity to work in either general camp or specialty areas such as sports, dance, theater and science. Staff will work side-by-side with certified teachers and other professionals.

To arrange a time to be interviewed on campus please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Email Melissa at mlandis@linxcamps.com to secure a time between 11am-2pm on February 10.

Summit Camp - Summer Camp Positions Available

Summit Camp is looking for candidates interested in summer camp counselor and activity specialist positions. This is a coed sleep-away camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania serving children ages 7-19 with AD/HD, ASD, NVLD, Aspergers, and/or mild learning disabilities. Each camper participates in a full range of camp activities ranging from land and water sports to crafts, computers, woodshop, and pioneering. Campers participate in retention activities in math and reading, and socialization workshops provided by the Support & Integration specialists. Camp staff members receive supervision from the camp’s professional staff before camp during a six day orientation and throughout the season formally and informally. Students receive a stipend ranging from $1,600-$2,600 plus room and board. Interested candidates are asked to email staff@summitcamp.com, or call 973-732-3230.

Roxbury Prep - Homework Help Tutors Needed

Roxbury Prep is currently seeking to hire at least four Homework Help Tutors who have experience working with middle school students and who are enthusiastic about helping us in our mission to close the academic achievement gap. Homework Help tutors assist students in understanding and correctly completing homework assignments.

Tutors will provide effective academic and organizational support, and encourage students to develop discipline, self-confidence, awareness of self and others, and a sense of responsibility. Tutors will teach students to enjoy and be passionate about learning. Tutors should emphasize the importance of working hard to obtain their goal: college. Roxbury Prep is a middle school and serves scholars of diverse backgrounds. Homework Help meets Monday and Friday from 4:00 – 5:15pm and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Homework Help Tutors at Roxbury Prep will work with a group of 1-4 students for several hours a week from September to June and will be paid an hourly wage. *Teaching certification is not required*

Roxbury Prep is seeking tutors who are competent in tutoring the following subjects:

  • Math Problem Solving
  • Pre-Algebra/Algebra
  • Science (Biology, Geology, Physics)
  • Reading
  • History (US History, World History)
  • Writing

If interested, please fax or e-mail a resume and cover letter to Lauren Bauer, lbauer@roxburyprep.org; fax: 617-566-2373. Application deadline is April 1, 2016.

Camp Nashoba North - Summer 2016 Staff Needed

Camp Nashoba North is a traditional style overnight summer camp based on the shores of beautiful Crescent Lake near the town of Raymond ME, just 2 hours North of Boston.

Each summer we cater for 160 boys and girls aged 7 to 17. Campers and staff come to us from all over North America, Europe and beyond. This creates a really diverse community that we are very proud of, and is part of what makes Nashoba North an amazing place to spend a summer.

We hire approximately 80 staff members who are each a specialist in one or more of our activity areas; such as Wakeboarding, Archery or Pottery. Our counselors live in the cabins with our campers, usually 2 or 3 staff members and up to 12 campers.

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join us for the 2016 summer. We offer competitive salaries from $1700 to $2300 for a 9-week summer of June 18 through August 21. Room and board are included, along with laundry services, access to high speed internet and TV in our Counselor’s Lounge.

You can find the application here.

Museum of Science, Clubhouse Network Teen Summit at Boston University - Spring and Summer Intern Needed

The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people (ages 10-18) from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Youth are supported in their creative exploration of the music studio, video production suites, digital art and graphic design stations, the Lego mind-storm and robotics work bench as well as other production spaces stocked with professional software programs and high end technology.

The Clubhouse is looking for an intern from January – June 2016 to support the preparation, implementation, and follow-up related to the Teen Summit, a gathering of over 300 youth leaders and chaperones from around the world to be held at Boston University from July 26-31, 2016. Based on the intern’s strengths, the intern will help plan and coordinate special activities during the event, will coordinate a “Project Fair” held on the final day, will support youth leadership in the event, both prior to and during the Summit, or will help promote the event, both within the network and to media outlets around the world. There are a myriad of activities associated with planning for and executing the Teen Summit, as well as documenting the events afterward; the intern will have an important role to play in supporting the entire experience.

This is a paid internship with additional benefits at the Museum of Science. Click here for the full job description including qualifications, expected work schedule, salary and benefits.

Tutors For All - Work Study Tutors Needed

Tutors for All is a non-profit in Boston that works 1 on 1 with under-resourced BPS students at 6 different sites throughout the city. Tutors work with middle and high school students in either math, literacy, or MCAS test prep. Tutors for All is currently looking to recruit work study tutors for the Spring 2016 semester. Pay starts at $12 for work study students and tutors work 3-8 hours a week depending on site. For students within SED, Tutors for All provides a great working experience for those interested in urban education. If interested, please apply at www.tutorsforall.org/apply! For more information, please contact Joseph Alvarez, jalvarez@tutorsforall.org.

BUILD - K-5 Tutors Needed

Boston University’s Initiative for Literacy Development is looking to hire engaged and excited work-study students to work in local Boston Public Schools to tutor children kindergarten through fifth grade. The literacy tutor position requires students to provide literacy tutoring to children in preschool through 5th grade in after-school, in-school, or hospital programs. Tutors must be punctual, flexible, and committed to working with children from diverse backgrounds, and they must work a minimum of six hours per week over two different days. BUILD provides tutor training sessions, which are mandatory for all tutors, during the academic year.

This is a rolling application process. For more information and to apply to the tutor position, please visit our website or e-mail us at build@bu.edu.

One Family, Inc. - Program Coordinator for College and Career Coaching Needed

One Family, Inc. aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. One Family, Inc. provides direct service programs that help individual families move from poverty and homelessness to economic security by supporting their success in higher education and the workforce, and providing the resources they need to begin building family assets for the future.

One Family, Inc. is looking for a part-time or full-time Program Coordinator for College and Career Coaching. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Program Coordinator provides a mix of coaching (client-driven, goal-oriented, and forward-thinking) and counselling (providing resources, information and tools that allow for informed decision making) that helps participants in our direct service programs achieve their academic goals, access careers, build assets and move towards economic independence. The ideal candidate will be organized, enterprising, and equally capable of working autonomously and on a small team. Furthermore, (s)he must be solution-oriented, positive, and must be able to demonstrate keen judgment coupled with empathy.

The position is part- or full-time with flexible hours and location, and would be ideal for a student with an interest in- and a passion for- working with adult students in a post-secondary setting.

To apply, please e-mail a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining your coaching philosophy and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, in either Word or PDF format, to jobs@onefamilyinc.org. Please include “Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Graduate Student Nanny Needed in Charlestown

A family located in City Square area of Charlestown is looking for a graduate student part-time (15-20 hours) nanny after school for their 4 year old, preschool daughter and 6 year old son, starting in August or September 2016. The current requested hours are M-F from 3:00-6:00PM with an occasional extension if needed.  The person would have own room and bathroom on separate floor. The value is >$20/per hour. Minimum year commitment. Candidate must have be at least 21 years old, non-smoker, and no pets. Valid driver’s license is preferred, but not required. The family will pay for the candidate’s background check. If interested, please email patricia.e.ryan@gmail.com

Tutor Needed in Cambridge

SED Alumna is looking for a tutor for her cousin in Cambridge. The student is in the 8th grade and needs a tutor for math and science. The pay is $14/hour for approximately 4 hours a week. For more information, please contact Rose K. Jean-Baptiste at Ketelene11@gmail.com.

Babysitter Needed in the South End

A family in the South End is looking for a babysitter twice per week. The babysitter would be needed from 1-5:30pm on Monday’s and Wednesday’s, with the periodic extension until 6:00pm. The family has two children, 4 years old and 6 years old. The position would require picking up the children from school (walking distance from the family’s home), spending time occupying the children, and bringing the children to various activities within the city. Interested candidates should email Katharine Jarvi at kajarvi@bu.edu.

Babysitter Needed in Needham

A mother in Needham is looking for a babysitter to tentatively start Monday January 4, 2016 to babysit her 7-month old son on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 8am-4pm while she is at work. The ideal candidate would be reliable, trustworthy, loving and fun. The applicant needs to have access to a car and must feel comfortable in taking the son to the library, classes, playgroups, etc. The babysitter would earn between $15-$20 per hour depending on previous experience. If interested, please email lindsay614@gmail.com, or call 508-789-1910.

Volunteer Opportunities

Rose Kennedy Greenway - Volunteer Ambassador Positions

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a non-profit focused on fulfilling the vision of the Greenway as a 21st century, world-class, urban park, and has volunteer positions available.

The Art Ambassador Volunteer position supports the public art program by providing park-based ambassadors that are knowledgeable about contemporary art practices, the artwork on The Greenway and our park system. Ambassadors help the public better understand the artworks that dot the park system, helping to inspire visitors. To learn more about the position, click here. Interested candidates should fill out this application.

The Play Ambassador Volunteer engages children and visitors, providing guidance, activities and information about The Greenway. This position is moderately structured with set shifts and responsibilities. The Play Ambassador will also provide on-site support during events, concerts and other programs involving a play element. To learn more about the position, click here. Interested candidates should fill out this application.

BU Community Service Center, Afterschool Program - Spring 2016 Volunteers Needed

Afterschool, one of the Community Service Center‘s longest running programs, is seeking volunteers to help address current issues in urban education in the city of Boston. Afterschool volunteers provide homework help, tutoring, and SAT/College-prep at a variety of schools and community-based organizations around the city. In the past, volunteers have worked with community partners such as the All Dorchester Sports League, Fenway High School, Artists for Humanity, and many others. Any current BU student is encouraged to volunteer with the program, which requires a 2-4 hour weekly commitment. Ideally volunteers will be available once a week in the afternoon hours any day Monday-Thursday, but weekend and other opportunities are also available so scheduling should not discourage anyone from applying. Our application for Spring 2016 can be found here, and any questions can be directed to the Afterschool Program Managers, Eric Betancourt and DJ Rock at after@bu.edu

Massachusetts Fair - Spring Interns Needed

Massachusetts Fair Share organizes people in favor of opportunities that expand opportunity for the many as opposed to the few. Massachusetts Fair Share is looking for 1-2 interns to work closely with staff to build support across the state for early education. They will play an essential role in garnering media attention, and educating the public and lawmakers about why early education is critical. The intern(s) will create and distribute media materials, participate in media outreach and network with elected officials. Qualified candidates will be enrolled, or have graduated from, a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science, public relations, or a closely related field. These qualifications are preferred, but not required. This internship is unpaid.

For additional information, view the job listing here.

UMass Medical Law & Psychiatry program - Research Assistant Position

Dr. Kimberly Larson, J.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the UMass Medical Law and Psychiatry program and she is looking for research assistants who can assist in data collection for a NIJ-funded research project. The study is seeking to investigate juveniles’ understanding of their right to waive counsel and further measuring the degree to which his/her parent(s) influence this decision.

If you are interested in gaining research experience (e.g. helping out with data collection, interviewing adolescent/parent dyads) please contact Summer Langley at summerjlangley@gmail.com communicating your interest and availability, and attach your CV. The job number is 94429. Of note, this position is unpaid.

Empowerment League - Volunteers Needed

The Empowerment League educates and sends undergraduate students into the Greater Boston area to learn and serve with community partners who focus on issues of human rights. If you are interested in gaining experience in working with children or tutoring, considering serving with our community partner, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA).

IBA facilitates an after school program for 1st and 2nd grade English language learners. Commitment: Tuesday or Wednesday from 3-5pm (not including travel time).

For information and to apply, email empower@bu.edu.

Tutors for All - Volunteer Tutors Needed

Tutors for All is a non-profit in Boston that works 1 on 1 with under-resourced BPS students at 6 different sites throughout the city. Tutors for All is currently looking to recruit volunteers and work study tutors for three critical need sites at Boston Green Academy, Tobin K-8 School, and a Squashbusters afterschool program by Northeastern. For students within SED, Tutors for All provides a great working experience for those interested in urban education. Volunteers also receive a free monthly MBTA pass during the duration of their service. If interested, please apply at www.tutorsforall.org/apply!  For more information, please contact Joseph Alvarez, jalvarez@tutorsforall.org.

Let's Get Ready (LGR) - Coaches Needed

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. Through a network of local chapters, Let’s Get Ready volunteers provide students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and powerful role models for college success.

College students are Coaches/Mentors who work with high school students in small groups of five students to one Coach. The program runs from February 10 through May 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM, with math on Tuesday and verbal skills on Thursday. Let’s Get Ready is looking for volunteers to volunteer for one night and subject per week. Programming takes place at Malden High School. For more information, click here. Apply online and direct any questions to letsgetreadybu@gmail.com.

 

Graduate Internship Opportunities

Northeastern University - Part Time Graduate Research Assistant

The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research at Northeastern University is currently looking for a part-time Research Assistant to support a grant-funded project being run out of the Center. The Research Assistant performs applied qualitative and quantitative research as well as supportive tasks related to grant-funded investigation into experiential learning. The Research Assistant is expected to contribute in many ways to the research project; typical responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Assist in the preparation of material for submission to internal stakeholders, academic conferences, and peer-review publication
  • Maintain accurate records of the research and analysis process
  • Provide ready access to all experimental data for the co-researchers and/or supervisor
  • Manage and respond to project-related email
  • Prepare, maintain, and update online survey and data collection systems
  • Attend project meetings
  • Summarize project results
  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports for the PI and funding agency

Qualifications include:

  • Enrollment in a doctoral degree program at, or earned doctoral degree from, an accredited institution of higher education
  • Academic and/or work experience in the social sciences, including Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Management, or Education
  • Experience with qualitative data management and analysis
  • Experience with quantitative data management and analysis and related software, particularly SPSS
  • Experience with online survey platforms, particularly Qualtrics

This is a 20 hour position with compensation of approximately $20/hour. Interested candidates should send cover letters, resumes and reference information to learningresearch@neu.edu. The Center is looking to hire as soon as possible.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Campus Activities Complex (CAC) - Graduate Assistant, Communications & Programming

The Campus Activities Complex (CAC) at MIT is looking for a Graduate Assistant to start in January 2016. The position is a part-time appointment (starts January 2016 and ends May 2016) and potentially renewable for an additional year.

The CAC and the Hobby Shop build community by bringing students , faculty, staff, and alumni together to socialize, interact, create, and share knowledge; support and advocate for students and student groups around space, events, and hands-on learning; and provide a safe and supportive environment for activities. The graduate assistant will help raise awareness of CAC’s and the Hobby Shop’s activities by helping with its communications, especially websites, promotional activities, writing articles, and taking photos/creating videos. In addition, the graduate assistant will assist with the planning and execution of CAC programming, as needed.

Candidates should be currently seeking a master’s degree in communication and/or higher education or a related field at an accredited Institute. Be able to commit up to 20 hours of work per week. Background in communications, marketing, and promotions critical. Excellent written and oral communications skills are a must, as are self-motivation, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines. Applicants should have a high energy level, the ability to work independently, and an eagerness to generate ideas.

Applicants should have experience with Drupal, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office applications, and experience programming events. Experience in photography and the ability to shoot and edit video is a major plus.

Pay based on experience. The hours are flexible, but require set office hours in the CAC Main Office each week. Occasional work during off hours and weekends. For additional information, contact Dr. Jennifer B. Smith, Assistant Director of the Campus Activities Complex at jbsmith@mit.edu, or 617-253-1334.

For a full listing of Graduate Internship Opportunities, please visit http://www.bu.edu/sed/graduate-positions/.

Other Opportunities

NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge

NASA Spinoffs are technologies originally created for space and modified into everyday products used here on Earth – including memory foam, invisible braces, firefighting equipment, and more.  Educators are encouraged to register for the Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC) here. Challenge templates are available for individual grade levels. Students are asked to investigate NASA technology and Spinoff technology in their everyday world and test their skills by changing an everyday object into something that will make the world a better place (grades 3-5) or develop ideas for Spinoff use of NASA technologies (grades 6-12)! Submission deadline is March 8, 2016. Winners will be invited to NASA for an awards ceremony and various workshops.

Students can also find opportunities through the Student Employment Office by searching on the Student Link.

Updated as of 2/12/16 

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