Jun 24, 2020

STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Paraprofessional Development Facilitators

  • TrulyHired
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

JOB TITLE: - BPS/BTU Paraprofessional Professional Development Facilitator

OFFICE: Office of Human Capital

TEAM: Recruitment Cultivation and Diversity Programs

REPORTS TO: Co-chairs of BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Professional Development Team


This is a stipended position offered to Boston Public School paraprofessionals. The positions will reside in the Office of Human Capital in the Boston Public Schools, reporting to the Co-chairs of BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Professional Development Team. The BPS/BTU Paraprofessional Professional Development Facilitators will be responsible for both attending facilitator training and delivering professional development workshops for paraprofessionals.


Design and deliver professional development course for Boston Public Schools paraprofessionals( Online or in person )
  • Participate in all Paraprofessional Facilitator Training sessions October 2020 - February 2021 (15 hours)( Hybrid model Online or in person )
    • Participate in co-designing a professional development course for BPS paraprofessionals in a content area approved by Co-chairs of BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Professional Development team
  • Facilitator coaching sessions (whole group) - March, April 2021 (2 sessions - 2.5hrs) - 5 hrs
  • Teach one 10-hour professional development course (four 2.5 hours sessions) for BPS paraprofessionals between February - May 2021
  • Planning and Prep time on their own
  • Celebration - June 2021 - 1hr

Support evaluation efforts of paraprofessional professional development workshops
  • Complete an evaluation survey about their experience in the paraprofessional facilitator training sessions and as workshop co-facilitators.
  • Provide feedback to Co-chairs of the BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Development team

  • Currently a Boston Public Schools Employee
  • Bachelor's Degree not necessary, all must have either 48 college credits or have passed the ParaPro exam
  • Minimum of 5 Years of Service in Boston Public Schools, with experience relevant to classroom specific environment
  • Must have Grades K-0 to grade 3 and/or grades 3 to grade 8 Classroom experience
  • Must have an evaluation rating of "Meets or Exceeds Standard" in all Dimensions of the most recent evaluation
  • Current authorization to work in the United States
  • A deeply held and unyielding belief in the overarching mission of public education

  • Recommendation by School Administrator or Teacher
  • Familiarity with Boston and Boston Public Schools
COMPENSATION RANGE: Stipends - $1500 (in two or three installments throughout the year)

Application request:
  • Resume
  • References (2) - (classroom teacher, principal/administrator, colleague/peer, student/family member)
  • Complete a short survey (to be developed) that defines their experience
    • What have you done when the teacher is out and you have covered the class
    • Have you worked with small groups in your classroom setting? If yes, what have you done to support kids
    • Explain your role(s) in the classroom or in your building.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
  • 2300 Washington Street
  • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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