Youth Engagement Coordinator

Our Mission:

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to all families, especially those with children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Job Summary:

The Federation for Children with Special Needs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower families and inform and involve professionals and others interested the education and healthcare of children and youth in the state of Massachusetts. FCSN is funded through private contributions and grants from government, foundations, and corporations.

FCSN is seeking a skilled and experienced part-time Youth Engagement Coordinator (32 hours/week). The person in this position will be responsible for helping to grow our youth engagement work to help improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

The Youth Engagement Coordinator position is a part-time position. This is a hybrid remote position, with one to two days in our Boston office. This position may require occasional Saturday and Sunday hours. The Youth Engagement Coordinator is also expected to attend quarterly in-person meetings of FCSN staff, as well as team meetings, FCSN’s Vision of Community conference, and various training conferences. FCSN Transition Team staff are required to attend our Parent Training Consultant Institute.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in planning and participating in all FCSN youth activities including, but not limited to, Connecting YOUth, Planning A Life Transition Conferences, Visions of Community Conference, and REAL Transition Region A Youth Leadership Council
  • Assist in establishing an FCSN Youth Advisory Group
  • Assist in the creation and dissemination of youth resources within Canva and PowerPoint
  • Research and become knowledgeable about many aspects of postsecondary transition
  • Offer presentations on transition topics to youth groups, families, and professionals as needed
  • Maintain and update project files within Google Drive / OneDrive
  • Disseminate agenda and maintain minutes for monthly project calls and team meetings
  • Respond to phone and/or email contacts
  • Enter data in FCSN’s database
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of the transition mini-conferences and regionals transition conferences
  • Assist in the development of monthly e-newsletters, and social media posts for FCSN’s social media outlets
  • Maintain needed records and information under the direction of the supervisor
  • Present at and attend transition-related meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Access to transportation, some travel required

 Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with youth involved with the transition process
  • Knowledge of the experiences as a sibling or as a self-advocate involved in the transition process is a plus
  • Knowledge of transition-related resources and the ability to access them
  • Outstanding communication, training, and organizational skills
  • Excellent outreach, scheduling, and computer skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Office and Teams
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups, including youth with disabilities
  • Facility with written and verbal communication, strong second language skills a plus
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task when necessary

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to FCSN Human Resources by email to: or by mail to: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Attn: HR, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization. As an EEO employer, FCSN is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status or designation. Also, we welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!