Job Opportunities

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

LifeMAP – Life Management Coach

Are you looking for a part-time job with flexible hours and wonderful clients? Do you want to help empower adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to increase their independence and succeed in life?

As a Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) coach, you will provide practical assistance to adults with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles.  Our clients are bright and interesting people who may need assistance in one or more areas of independent living, interpersonal skills, community integration, education, and employment.  Coaching takes place one-on-one and is highly individualized, with a focus on identifying and progressively overcoming the specific barriers that stand in the way of each client’s success.

Hours are flexible and can be built around your schedule. You may choose to work with anywhere from 5 to 15 clients, or 5-15 hours of active coaching per week.  In addition, newly hired coaches participate in a comprehensive initial training, receive ongoing supervision in person and via video conferencing, and telephone and email support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive, individualized coaching to adults diagnosed with AS or related conditions
  • Meet with clients in their homes, their communities, or the AANE main office
  • Create goal-specific contracts to guide the work being done
  • Administer pre-tests to determine baseline skills
  • Re-evaluate at regular intervals to assess clients’ progress
  • Administer post-tests at completion of work agreed upon in contract
  • Record status/progress of clients tasks regularly
  • Help clients expand their support networks
  • Communicate with clients’ existing support networks
  • Attend coaches’ quarterly meetings
  • Attend coaches’ clinical hour video conferences

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a coaching or mentoring role preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of clients, their families, and other services providers
  • Basic computer/internet user skills required
  • Understanding of a career development process required

Education / Personal Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field is required or extensive field experience with minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Deep knowledge of Asperger Syndrome or related conditions in adults, with the desire to learn more (life experience is a bonus)
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to AANE’s mission and values

Contact: Nataliya Poto - LifeMAP Program Director

Application components required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of degree
  • Contact information for three professional references





LifeMAP – Life Marketing Coordinator - Part Time (8 Hours/Week)

Job Description:

AANE’s Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) is an individualized life coaching program for individuals with Asperger/autism profiles. We’re searching for a highly qualified Marketing Coordinator to work closely with the LifeMAP team and AANE’s Director of Marketing and Communications. 

This individual will contribute to existing marketing programs, while assisting with the development of new initiatives aligned with the goals of the overall organization and of the LifeMAP program. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a wide range of marketing functions, including communications, advertising, digital marketing, and social media. The marketing coordinator must be an organized multitasker able to handle many diverse projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

The Part-Time AANE LifeMAP Marketing Coordinator reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and coordinates efforts with the LifeMAP Program Director.  This is an 8 hour per week role with a flexible schedule and supportive work environment. Work can be performed one day per week or over multiple days. There is an option for some work to be done from home but there is a need for regular time in the AANE office in Watertown, MA.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Initiate, plan, and drive successful marketing campaigns to achieve immediate and long-term business goals including a steady flow of privately funded client applications, as well as marketing other LifeMAP related programs and services.
  • Prepare marketing activity reports and metrics for measuring program success. 
  • Outreach to create awareness among LifeMAP target audiences such as maintaining the rate of referrals from therapists, contacts from school transition fairs, as well as developing other outreach approaches..
  • Leverage all available AANE communications resources – Constant Contact or Luminate Online, website, physical direct mail, newsletter, social media, conferences, school resource and transition fairs  – with compelling content.  
  • Create high-quality marketing brochures, collateral, and promotional materials (mugs, retractable banners).

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Support the LifeMAP Program Director and Director of Marketing and Communications in evaluating and establishing a marketing plan to fulfill business goals by assembling and analyzing sales forecasts, setting objectives, planning and updating calendars.
  • Develop marketing materials such as emails, landing pages, and brochures/flyers to promote LifeMAP services and events.
  • Identify, assemble, and coordinate campaign requirements, establishing contacts, and coordinating mailing lists.
  • Continually seek and research new sources of prospective customer data, and provide recommendations to program and marketing and communications leadership.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or communications.
  • Past work experience as a Marketing Coordinator or similar role.
  • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, and video production.
  • Experience, or facility to learn email marketing software, especially Constant Contact or Luminate Online.
  • Working knowledge of CRM such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Google or Microsoft Office suite, especially with Sheets or Excel and Slides or PowerPoint.

Contact:  Cathy Aikman - AANE Director of Marketing and Communications,

Please forward:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume