YouthBuild Teacher

PURPOSE: To teach academic subjects and prepare YouthBuild students for success in high stakes tests ; G.E.D. and MCAS – including academic preparation and basic study and test-taking skills


  • Teach assigned academic subject(s) to students of varying abilities. E.g. Social Studies, English Language Arts, (or Humanities), Math, Science, Basic Computer Skills, Art. Assess proficiencies and deficiencies; develop and execute lessons to meet multiple needs of learners ; specifically identifying gaps and developing plans to fill the gaps.
  • Incorporate civic engagement, leadership, career, and other life skills-related program competencies
  • Provide opportunities through interdisciplinary projects and other activities for students to develop academic, problem solving, research, oral and written communication, job readiness, college readiness, and other skills.
  • Working with Education Coordinator, assess student academic skills and competencies and develop an individual education plan for each student, in conjunction with the student and consistent with the student’s learning style, interests, and skills; modify plan as needed to support student success.
  • Assist students in completing assigned subject(s)’ competencies and portion of their education portfolios, both required for successful program completion for all students.
  • Prepare all students for life after YB/JAS and a successful transition into postsecondary education, including teaching college readiness courses, taking college placement tests, college trips, assisting with applications and scholarships, resume review, integrating educational goals into career goal plans and career exploration
  • Participate in weekly Education team meetings, full-staff meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, and other small group/special project meetings, as assigned.
  • Complete other projects/duties, as assigned, including, but not limited to, other teaching duties such as providing academic support to alumni, substitute teaching, additional academic or non-academic teaching assignments, non-teaching assignments, computer lab responsibilities, committee work, etc., as assigned.


  • Massachusetts Teacher Certification (9-12) or experienced teacher who can/will become certified
  • BS/BA with major/minor in education or related field; M.Ed. strongly preferred
  • Min. of three years of classroom experience with at-risk young adults who have dropped out of high , youth with special needs or similar group
  • Ability work with a diverse, multicultural staff and participants
  • Ability to teach basic computer skills (word, excel, power point) and incorporate computer skills across curricula
  • Familiarity with alternative education, project-based learning and School-to-Career practices
  • Acceptable CORI & SORI

How to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to Catherine Pautsch at Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Cambridge,, Massachusetts
YouthBuild Just-A-Start AmeriCorps Program
Catherine Pautsch

1175 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139, US