General Summary/Overview

Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) connects educational innovation, youth development, and child and adolescent mental health, bridging research and practice so that young people learn, dream, and thrive. As recognized thought leaders in social and emotional development, we work with schools and school districts throughout the United States, national youth-serving organizations, funders, and innovators in informal learning and STEM fields.

Now is a moment of both great need and opportunity for young people: mental health issues and disengagement in learning have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and with ongoing racism, race-based violence, inequality, and social division. At the same time, there is unprecedented awareness of the implications of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and engagement.

At PEAR we understand that true engagement includes a focus on relevance toward students’ lives and methods that increase voice, curiosity, leadership, and skill acquisition. Building on our decades of research and translational work, PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in educational settings. We provide trainings and assessment tools that inform educators about program quality, youth social-emotional development, and academic engagement.

Everyone at PEAR shares a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success, both in and out of school.

The Trainer will provide training, coaching, support and services to clients and partners using PEAR’s model of social-emotional development and STEM program quality framework. They will be responsible for direct contact with clients, co-lead trainings, and assist PEAR with development of new and supporting materials and tools. The Trainer will deliver training and technical assistance to schools and programs using PEAR’s student assessment tools, to help them understand assessment results and use that data to design and implement strategies to support healthy development in young people.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver training, coaching, and support (in person and remotely) to schools and program staff related to the following topics:
    • Use of student data
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • High quality STEM education
    • Social-emotional development
    • Student support planning
  • Collaborate with other members of the training team to develop and refine trainings, workshops, and other learning materials.
  • Serve as a facilitator for PEAR training and professional development programs.
  • Value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and youth leadership.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA, equivalent degree, or relevant experience
  • Degree in a related field (education, psychology, social work, or mental health) preferred
  • 3-4 years’ experience working in schools or school systems, youth serving organizations and/or 2-3 years of experience with facilitation
  • Experience managing client partnerships and delivery of project services
  • Commitment to student-centered program design and implementation
  • Experience facilitating or co-facilitating professional development sessions
  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Experience with curriculum design and educational materials for adult learners
  • Strong communication skills, relationship building, ability to amplifying others’ voices, and make others feel welcome and valued
  • Preferred skills: Experience with curriculum design and/or small group facilitation for youth


All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication and administrative purposes.

Working Conditions

  • Location requirement: Trainers in the Greater Boston area are strongly preferred.
  • Setting: PEAR is a remote workforce with staff in Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Georgia, and Texas. Residency in one of these five states is strongly preferred. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Travel required: Occasional travel required for in-person facilitation with local clients.
  • Physical requirements: None
  • Hazards or weather exposure: None

Supervisory Responsibility


Fiscal Responsibility


Salary: 50,000-60,000 based on experience.

The above is intended to describe the general conditions and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities, or skills required.

It is the policy at PEAR to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.