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District-Wide Early Hiring Pool – PARAPROFESSIONAL (SY24-25) – Boston Public Schools

Position Description:
This job posting is for all prospective candidates who are interested in an academic support (paraprofessional) position (e.g. classroom paraprofessional, community field coordinator, family liaison, etc.) within the Boston Public Schools for the 2024-2025 school year.

Your application will qualify you to participate in our virtual pre-screening interview process with the opportunity to be a candidate in the district’s priority pool. School leaders will have early access to these candidates as well as be able to contact participants prior to the official district posting of job listings in March 2024.

If you are interested in TEACHER POSITIONS for the 2024-2025 school year, please apply to the District-Wide Early Hiring Pool: TEACHERS (SY24-25) posting.

If you are interested in OTHER ACADEMIC SUPPORT POSITIONS for the 2024-2025 school year (e.g. social workers, librarians, school psychologists, guidance counselors, etc.), please contact the Recruitment team at or visit for additional information.

This job posting ONLY includes: Paraprofessionals (of the variety) – classroom paras, community field coordinators, family liaisons, etc.

This job posting does NOT include: Classroom teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, school librarians, principals, heads of school, school secretaries or administrative assistants, custodians, and/or other school leadership or central office positions, or substitute teachers.

By applying to this position, you are demonstrating a commitment to BPS and to our students, and your application materials will be available to all school leaders who have openings for the upcoming school year.


Boston Public Schools (BPS) is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We are seeking exceptional educators who are highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, leaders, and learners who will continue our mission to build the best learning and teaching communities for our students to achieve their goals as fully equipped citizens of our democracy.

As the birthplace of public education in this nation, we partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

BPS serves 46,000 students who speak more than 70 different languages from some 130 different countries globally. Within our population, 72% of our students identify as Black or Hispanic, 48% of our students speak a language other than English as their first language, and 71% of our students qualify as low income.

Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. At BPS, we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:

Strengthening teaching and school leadership
Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools
Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community
Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing more significant growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics, and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.

BPS teachers, staff and leadership are committed to the fulfillment of high expectations for achievement, equal access to instruction excellence, academic/language proficiency, providing readiness for further education or career paths by closing off the achievement gap for all our students. BPS is an exciting place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports creativity, innovation, and provides opportunities to enhance their skills and abilities as a teacher as well as a model for your students to follow.

We encourage our teachers and staff to continuously work to develop their own racial/cultural awareness alongside their colleagues (and authentic relationships) to allow for cultural learning and understanding with students and families in order to continue efforts for all. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as an educator and advocate of children.

[Full-Time (Salaried)] Salary Range: 23.55-34.31

Schedule Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
At a minimum, candidates must have:

48 college credits, OR an associate degree, OR a passing score on the ParaPro test (score of 464+)
The ability to understand and meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice as specified by the MA DESE.
A current Authorization Certificate and appropriate identification to work in the United States.
Level of English Required: Advanced/Fluent

How to Apply:
Please apply using the link below.

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