Fatherhood Consultant

Fatherhood Consultant

The Children's Trust envisions a MA where all children grow up in thriving families and communities. We partner with organizations and communities to drive systemic change that impacts the root causes of child abuse and neglect.  The Children’s Trust’s Fatherhood Initiative promotes awareness of the importance of father involvement and advances programming, services, and training that support fathers, their families, and the professionals who work with them. In addition to providing training and implementation support to programs and professionals that work with fathers, the Fatherhood Initiative works with state and community partners to coordinate services for fathers and connect them to local resources and programming.   

This project will provide administrative and analytical support to the Fatherhood Initiative

Supervisor: Chris White, Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator

Work location: primarily virtual, with some work/meetings, TBD at Children’s Trust offices at 55 Court St, 4th floor, Boston.

Effort: maximum 30 hours per week for 50 weeks

Rate: $50-$75/hour, contract maximum is $112,500

Successful candidates have some experience in any of these areas: family support, fatherhood, public health, home visiting, early care and education, program development, communications, program analysis, research, or administration. Bilingual a plus. 


  • Provide analytical support to the activities of the Fatherhood Initiative
  • Compile and summarize research and presentations on fathering and co-parenting
  • Review current trainings and update content with research findings
  • Update and/or develop written materials with new content
  • Attend fatherhood and co-parenting trainings and presentations
    • Compile summaries on the content
    • Identify areas for updating in training and written materials
  • Prepare summaries and other tools for sharing and present to Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator and other relevant Children’s Trust teams
  • Compile data on Fatherhood Initiative activities
  • Aggregate data from fathering groups and sort by locations and demographics
  • Gather and systematize information on requests for fatherhood services and/or other referrals
  • Support implementation of the Fathers & Families Network (FFN) through an analysis of current strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth
  • Develop written reports on trends in the fatherhood data, identifying strengths, gaps, and other relevant observations for review by the Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator and other relevant Children’s Trust teams
  • Support the development of the strategic plan for fatherhood and co-parenting with analyses, as needed.
  • Provide logistical support to the Fathers & Families Network (FFN)
  • Supports planning and implementation of FFNs statewide through communication on plans and reporting
  • Plan and facilitate the Boston Area FFN
    • Schedule dates, format and/or location
    • Schedule speakers and prepare content for FFN meetings
  • Coordinate outreach efforts with Children’s Trust teams and community partners
  • Meet regularly with Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator

Interested? Send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and when you will be available to start to christopher.c.white@mass.gov by July 12, 2024