Afterschool Care for Toddler (West Medford)

Seeking after school care for toddler starting in September.  

Hours: ~3-5pm, 2-4x a week, some mornings may be available as well; we can be flexible depending on interest and needs of the family 

Duties: Pick up toddler from daycare (walking distance from house), feed snack, play outside or indoors, take to playground or other activities 

Pay: $20/hour

Location: West Medford

Tutor Needed- Volunteer Opportunity (Medford)

Local community member is looking for a tutor for friend who has recently moved to the Medford area (Walking Ct.) from Haiti. He is fluent in Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese. 

This volunteer opportunity would be to support teaching in reading and writing in English. Availability for tutoring would be on an agreed upon time on the following days:

Monday- Friday from 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays all-day, or Sundays after 4pm.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email John Gallagher at

Information Session with Abaarso School

You are invited to an information session with the Abaarso School on April 13th from 1 pm – 2 pm in the Millmore Room in Dowling Hall.


Harry Lee, Executive Director of the Abaarso School will be on-campus to share information about their teacher opportunities in Africa. The first students in Somaliland to matriculate to college in 30 years and attending major ivy league universities. Come and learn more about the school, the region, and the impact you can have with students. More information can be found at

Students can access the event and information on Handshake here:

(387) Teaching Opportunities at Abaarso School | Handshake (

Office Assistant Needed (Lexington, MA)

Office Assistant, 6-12 hours per week in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology practice. 

Opportunity to interface with patients and families (by phone), learn about psychological testing, can be used as a practicum in some schools. 

Candidate should have good attention to detail, ability to work independently and take initiative.  Courses in psychological methods and statistics helpful. 

Job also entails generating forms, correspondence, spreadsheets. $15-$16/ hour to start.  

Provide resume and letter explaining interest and availability now and in summer to Sandra Shaheen at

StAAR Center Graduate Writing Consultant Position

Applications for the 2023 – 2024 academic year are now open! Preferred application deadline: April 2, 2023. We may accept rolling applications after that date. Please read the information below before applying, and note our in-person training dates: August 21 – 25, 2023.

Position Description

Graduate Writing Consultants work one-to-one with both undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of writing activities. Primarily, this takes the form of academic papers for coursework, but we also work with students on personal statements, conference papers, and longer projects such as senior theses, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. We are also embedded in the Fulbright application process in early fall. Depending on interest and program need, consultants may also have opportunities to lead or help develop workshops, writing groups, writing retreats, or training for other writing consultants. Most Graduate Writing Consultants will work on the Medford campus, but SMFA students may apply to work on-site at the SMFA Fenway campus.

Our program emphasizes collaboration and process as crucial aspects of becoming a more engaged writer. Since our work is conversation-based, strong interpersonal skills are vital. We are looking for nonjudgmental, collaborative consultants who are good listeners and committed to writing and learning as process. Our approach is informed by feminist and anti-racist pedagogies, and our community values diversity in all forms, especially when related to identities such as race, gender, disability, nationality, and language that have historically been marginalized by language-based oppressions. We strongly encourage applications from students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, multiracial, or POC, students who are bilingual or multilingual, students from the LGBTQ+ community, and students who identify as a person with a disability. 

More about our commitment to DEJI values in hiring, training, and pedagogy. Read our position statements on linguistic diversity.

Compensation, Time Commitment, and Training


  • $21/hour to start, including paid training, ongoing professional development, and preparation when appropriate. 

Training Commitment:

  • Mandatory, paid training workshop intensive, held in-person on the Medford campus. Fall 2023 Dates: August 21 – 25. 

Academic Year Time Commitment:

  • Minimum 5 hours per week for at least one full academic year (hours during intersessions/summer are optional), some evenings and weekends desirable
  • Ongoing, paid, mandatory professional development and staff meetings throughout the academic year
  • Modality for 2023 – 2024 academic year, including training, is in person.


  • Tufts graduate student in any discipline from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA), the School of Engineering, or the Fletcher School
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal communication, and listening skills
  • Commitment to and willingness to learn more about anti-racist praxis and writer-focused, process-oriented tutoring approaches
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience with ANY of the following: 
    • tutoring writing, especially for college, high school, or adult students
    • teaching or TA-ing a class with a writing component (including lab reports)
    • teaching or tutoring bilingual/multilingual students or adults
    • tutoring other subjects, working informally with writers (including classmates) on their drafts, editing publications, or other related work (please explain in cover letter)

How to Apply

Please gather these materials (see FAQs for more information or if you have questions) and proceed to the application portal:

  • Cover Letter, addressed to the director of the program (Kristina Aikens), reflecting on relevant experience for this position. We especially value your descriptions of working with others on their writing and/or of your approach to working with writers, so please prioritize this in the letter; if you do not have specific experience with this, please explain what your approach might be like based on your other experiences.)
  • Resume or CV
  • Academic writing sample (any length is acceptable; see FAQs for more information)

Interviews will be conducted in April and May. 

You can read more about us on the StAAR Writing Support page

Questions? Email the director of the program, Kristina Aikens

Apply Now!

Graduate Positions Open within Tufts University’s Division of Student Affairs

Several of the Division of Student Affairs offices, the Office of Residential Life and Learning, the Office of Campus Life, and the Office of Health Promotion have open graduate positions that will begin interviewing for in early April.

Students who fill out the application before 9am on March 30th will be given priority to interview, but will accept applications up until Thursday, April 6th.

For more information on the positions and how to apply visit:

Experienced Outdoor, Early Childhood Educator Cooperative Forest School

Cooperative forest school is a forest school morning program in Stoneham, MA for children ages 2-7, in the process of state-licensing with the Department of Early Education and Care.  Founded by two parent-educators and artists, we came together through a commitment to play-based outdoor education, and disability justice.  Cooperative Forest School we are committed to the principles of community care, open play, collaboration, exploration, nurturing and environmental stewardship.

We are looking for an Experienced, Outdoor Educator to join our adventure in care and community and to lead our program, 5 days a week. This is a 20-25 hr/week position with the possibility of additional hours.


  • Lead the Cooperative Forest School program 5 mornings per week during the school year.
  • Make sure children are safe and supported.
  • Observe children’s behavior and learning, and foster problem solving, collaboration, confidence building and imagination by providing scaffolding experiential learning based on those observations.
  • Maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the forest and on any field trips
  • Help children resolve and negotiate conflicts when they arise; support development of self-regulation, impulse control and coping mechanisms through supporting conflict resolution; use consistent techniques in guiding children’s behavior.
  • Develop strong positive partnerships with families, students, and possible co-teachers.
  • Use positive, appropriate and supportive language with children.
  • Embrace a wide variety of weather conditions as pedagogical inspiration. 
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with children, caregivers, and other teachers. 
  • Coordinate with Cooperative Forest School core team on planning, preparation and organization.


  • Experience in early childhood education and/or outdoor/nature education programs.  
  • Strong emotional intelligence, including empathy and listening skill set.
  • Loves working with young children and is energetic and passionate about working one-on-one with children, as well as with groups of children.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of hazards and risk assessment as related to the environments of young children.
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in an all outdoor, forest setting, and open and flexible to new ideas.
  • Dedication to place-based education and a passion for exploring the natural environment. Working knowledge of local flora, fauna, and seasonal changes is a plus!
  • Current Emergency First Aid and Child CPR certificate (or willing to obtain quickly)
  • Comfortable with meeting children where they are on a given day.
  • Familiarity with the principles of disability justice and community care.
  • Reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal studies in the core subjects of Early Childhood Education 
  • At least one to two years preschool teaching experience
  • Knowledge of forestry, environmentalism, conservation, herbology, any and all Earth based / nature based wisdom or knowledge 
  • Interest in collaboratively creating alternative approaches to schooling and community-building.

Salary: Competitive, and Based upon Experience, starting at $24 /hour. Salary will include paid time off for breaks and holidays.

Cooperative Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff reflective of our community. We especially encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGTBQIA+ community.

How to apply: Send a 1) resume and 2) short note describing your teaching philosophy to Mary Jirmanus Saba or

Note: Our commitment to disability justice means making our school accessible to disabled children or children who live in households with high-risk individuals. As the pandemic continues to impact disabled, elderly, people Black, indigenous and latinx communities disproportionately, we prioritize making our school safe for high-risk children and families.  To this end, we are following a layered protections system. We will ask all children and educators to wear high quality masks at all times, and use surveillance testing. We are committed to fair labor practices. This includes COVID pay in case of exposure, quarantine or illness.