Employment Opportunities

About Us: SHCC is a small-and-mighty, kid-centered nonprofit community center—now in its 81st year. Since 1937, SHCC has been providing support and programs for local families, especially immigrant and refugee families and low-income children and their families in the North End and surrounding areas of Burlington. We serve over 1,100 children annually. All of the Center’s programs are free or low-cost. In a climate of discrimination across the world, we stand firm in our commitment to expanding our space and our programs, thus expanding our welcome and making sure every child and adult served at SHCC is treated with respect and dignity.

The following position is currently open:


Position Title: Hunt MS After School Site Director
Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director & Burlington School District Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities

Position Overview: Coordinate all aspects of Expanded Learning Opportunities at Hunt Middle School.  Work closely with Executive Director to ensure open communication and that programs are in accordance with mission and funding priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the Hunt Middle School afterschool programs
  • Coordinate with the Director of Expanded Learning for budgeting, payroll, contracts and supplies for program
  • Be physically present during programming for supervision and direct services
  • Devise and implement communication and recruitment plans for the school site in conjunction with staff
  • Devise and implement programming that uses community resources to meet objectives of Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities
  • Acquire long-term sources of funding/sustainability
  • Work with the project office to maintain a successful evaluation process for the school site
  • Hiring, supervising, motivating, and evaluating site-based staff
  • Collaborate with admin. staff to design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies, including the Center’s newsletter and public service announcements
  • Design, implement, and/or maintain the structured fundraising program, including grants and donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Maintain a close, working relationship with the Center’s Executive Director and Associate Director
  • Represent and promote the Center at public relation events

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Relates and works well with middle school students
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft programs
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers, as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Strong and proven leadership skills
  • Experience recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet people with ease
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and authority; speak with confidence in front of an audience
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt
  • Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record


Position Title: Substitute Assistant Teachers                                                                                  
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Director for which program individual is substituting
Work Hours: Monday through Friday hours vary depending on the program

Position Overview: Under the direction of the Program Director, substitute assistant teachers are employed on an as needed, on-call, day-to-day basis and are not guaranteed work on a regular basis. There are no benefits associated with substitute employment.
Duration: year-round; except when SHCC is closed for holidays and school vacations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction according to plans as prepared by the regular classroom teacher and manages classroom behavior and environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor or administrator.
  • Uses appropriate judgment to act in the best interests of students at all times.
  • Maintains a classroom environment and routine which promote active learning.
  • Works with students to help promote and maintain learning objectives.
  • Attends mandatory meetings and trainings.
  • Adheres to Sara Holbrook Community Center policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Early Childhood Education college credits preferred
  • Experience working in a child care setting preferred
  • Experience working with children with special needs and ELL students
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Leadership and team work skills
  • The ability to multitask and take on different roles
  • Excellent skills in interactions with parents and guardians

Hiring is subject to:

  • Completion of employment application
  • Review of Resume completeness including education, experience and skills
  • Verification of three recommendation letters
  • Completion of interview
  • Fingerprint and Background Clearance
  • Statewide Central Register Clearance
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certification (online training)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position. Sara Holbrook Community Center is EOE.

Thanks for your interest in working with us!
For questions about these positions or employment with SHCC, please contact Anera Fočo at: afoco@saraholbrookcc.org

(All positions listed until filled. Site last updated 11/07/2019)