Bilingual Job-Readiness Program Teacher/Advocate

Based in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and nearly 200 years old, the UU Urban Ministry (UUUM) is one of the oldest social service organizations in the country. The mission of the UU Urban Ministry is to unite communities and transform individuals through education, service, and advocacy. We are a multi-service agency focused on education and enrichment, domestic violence shelter and services, and community engagement and development.

The UUUM has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Teacher/Program Advocate for Believe in Success, a new bilingual (Spanish/English) career-development and educational-readiness program for low-income survivors of domestic violence or other trauma. Believe in Success’s mission is to provide a set of skills that enable participants to be successful in taking their next step in life, whether that’s entry level work, a skills-based training program, or two- or four- year college.

Believe in Success focuses on the individualized needs and challenges of each participant, while maintaining a focus on community-building as an essential element of the program. The program provides a wide range of curriculum components, including computer literacy, financial skills, career development, mindfulness, self-advocacy, parenting support, art therapy, ESL classes, and more.

About the role:

We are seeking a Spanish/English bilingual teacher and advocate to support the Believe in Success program staff. This person will lead or co-lead the different curricula bilingually, as well as provide individualized support and advocacy to program participants. Approximately 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and co-leading lesson plans across a wide-variety of subjects
  • Providing individualized, supportive advocacy to program participants
  • Employing a trauma-informed approach to teaching, advocacy, and environment
  • Building community atmosphere among cohort members
  • Contributing to overall program design and maintenance
  • Compiling monthly statistics as required by grants
  • Attending community networking and training meetings
  • Continuing education in issues related to advocacy work and teaching


  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with low-income trauma survivors, with a knowledge of restorative justice philosophy
  • Experience teaching or presenting in a group setting
  • Energetic, enthusiastic team player
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Professional attitude
  • Computer aptitude (Microsoft Office, Outlook)
  • Bachelors in social work or related field, or commensurate experience

Individuals of all cultures, colors, sexual orientations and genders encouraged to apply. LGBQ/T persons and people of color highly preferred.

How to apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to