Position Description

Assistant Coordinator for Program Operations, Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP)
Division Human Service Programs
Rate $26.00 hourly
Application Requested By/Position may be open until filled 4/5/24
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DHSP - Office of Workforce Development
Job Code:
X392 (ID# 799)
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Some evening and weekend work will be required. Temporary position. Applicants would ideally be available starting April 16, 2024 (part time), May 13, 2024 (full time) and until September 6, 2024.
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About The Department of Human Service Programs:

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) creates and coordinates services that enhance the quality of life for Cambridge residents. Driven by the needs of residents, DHSP’s extensive services and programs touch almost every sector in the city: from newborns to senior citizens, from school-aged children to homeless families, from non-profit organizations to local employers.

About The Role:

The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP), operated by the Office of Workforce Development (OWD), is a public sector summer employment program serving nearly 900 Cambridge teens every year. Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Employment, the Assistant Coordinator for Program Operations will manage day to day operations for MSYEP.



  • Assist with youth intake and staff hiring/training.
  • Provide information to youth and parents.
  • Match participants with job assignments.
  • Enter data with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Evaluate and support public sector job sites.
  • Plan and manage field trips and events.
  • Oversee program operations throughout summer.
  • With the Director of Youth Employment, supervise program liaisons and manage staff schedules.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.



Education and Experience

  • Experience in youth development programming and staff supervision.
  • Experience working with diverse youth populations.
  • Two years’ experience in youth services program delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work as part of a team, troubleshoot and communicate effectively.
  • Commitment to Anti-Racism ideals and work.
  • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.


  • Background in Cambridge youth/education services and workshop facilitation skills a plus.


  • Office environment with fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, computers, and other standard office equipment.
  • Shared office space can be busy and loud.
  • Must be able to lift fifty pounds and participate in activities that require physical exertion.
  • Sufficient mobility to travel back and forth from the MSYEP office to various sites throughout the City.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Please upload the below documents to complete your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter



The City of Cambridge is a diverse and vibrant community that 120,000 residents of different ethnic, racial, religious, U.S. nationals and other backgrounds call home. We take pride in our City’s diversity and strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the community we serve -- one in which all employees can thrive. The City is also deeply committed to creating an environment in which all our employees are treated equitably and feel included. In joining our team, you would work in a workplace environment that advances and values antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), and that is committed to embedding ADEI best practices and tenets in all aspects of our work. City of Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply to job openings.


The City of Cambridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected category.  Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ Community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request by contacting Human Resources at humanresources@cambridgema.gov.

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