The following positions are available at Project Hope:

Adult Basic Education Advocate
Substitute Teacher - Adult Educational Services (AES)

To apply for a position at Project Hope, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Peggy Comfrey
Project Hope
550 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Email: pcomfrey@prohope.org
Fax: 617-238-0473

Adult Basic Education Advocate 

In collaboration with the Director and Instructors, the Education Advocate supports the retention of learners by providing individual case management and fostering an environment of mutuality between the Advocate and the students. S/he is responsible for coordinating and managing the intake, orientation and advising of potential students.  The Educational Advocate reports to the Director of Adult Education Services.


  • Provide educational and career counseling, support, and referrals
  • Coordinate the Intake process: Orientation, Interviews, and assessments; including SMARTT/ETO data entry
  • Collaborate with One-Stop Career Centers to provide students with on-going work readiness and employment opportunities.
  • Create and maintain an educational/Career goal sheet for each student. Work in conjunction with students to address short and long term goals
  • Maintain regular contact with participants regarding academic progress and barriers and/or challenges
  • Link participants to financial supports and social services as needed
  • Maintain participant case notes and supporting documentation in case files and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with instructors and Director re: students’ academic and personal progress or challenges
  • Participate in team meetings, in-service trainings and program planning sessions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to Project Hope’s mission and values
  • Experience in case management, academic advising or related social services
  • Proficient in MS office and Internet applications
  • Knowledge of local educational resources, social services, and career centers
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team-centered environment
  • Cultural competency and experience working with racially and socio-economically diverse populations
  • Fluency in Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Arabic, or Somalian preferred.
  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Counseling or related field.

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Substitute Teacher - AES

Position Summary

Project Hope has a full service Adult Education Services Department, offering Adult Basic Education (which includes math, reading, social studies and science) classes as well as ESOL to a full range of adult learners from the community. We seek qualified substitute teachers who can serve on an "on call" basis to cover short and longer term absences. Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Substitutes will be responsible for delivering prepared content material.

There is no guarantee of any particular number of minimum of hours.

  • Candidates should possess a background in education
  • Experience teaching adults
  • Be able to respond promptly and reliably to requests for substitution
  • Able to communicate and deliver class material effectively

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Project Hope values diversity in its workforce and candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Community Building

550 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Family Residence

45 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02125


Phone: (617) 442-1880
Email: info@prohope.org