Careers at Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Are you interested in joining an organization where you can make a difference in children's lives? MARE could be the perfect place for you to pursue your career.



Child Services Coordinator - Boston and Southern Regions

Major responsibilities of the Child Services Coordinator role include developing, coordinating and administering the individual child recruitment plans for children/teens waiting for adoptive homes who are registered with MARE. This includes registering and profiling a caseload of 100+ waiting children, seeking to identify appropriate family matches, coordinating television, print and web media campaigns, responding to inquiries from prospective families and following the progress of each child toward a successful match. Other responsibilities include answering adoption information questions from the general public, event planning, and community outreach. Regular visits to DCF Area Offices and networking events in the community is required. This is one of 5-6 positions that make up the child services team.  This position does not involve direct work with children but rather collaborative work with the Department of Children and Families and contracted adoption agencies on behalf of youth in foster care.


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Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter - Eastern MA

The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, MARE, will be an agent of change in the lives of the children waiting in the foster care system in Massachusetts. The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter will recruit permanent adoptive families by managing an appropriate caseload and by employing an intensive and exhaustive Child Focused Recruitment Model for children in the Western, MA area. The recruiter will be hired by MARE and report to MARE and will abide by the MARE policies and procedures regarding time and place of work, supervision, reporting, and confidentiality. The position is funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA).


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Video Production Intern

MARE’s Communications Department is seeking a highly motivated video production intern for the Spring of 2020 (January - May), Summer 2020 (May - August), and Fall 2020 (September - December). The video production intern will work to produce high-quality video segments and photos that promote MARE's work and raise awareness about adoption from foster care. This internship will provide an ideal training ground for an intern to put their video skills into action in the real world. We will be pursuing an aggressive content creation schedule, so the intern for this position will quickly gain experience in all aspects of unscripted, documentary-style video production.


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Communications and Public Relations Internship

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE & PUBLIC SECTOR COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE? Join a 60+ year-old non-profit dedicated to child welfare and adoption. MARE develops public awareness and recruitment programs to inform the public about the children who wait, and who can adopt from foster care. We use these programs to attract potential adoptive families and then help them navigate the adoption process. These programs also serve to recruit adoptive families for specific waiting children.


This internship will focus on communications and public relations work with a social service agency. Specific skills including social media management, community engagement, legislative outreach or other adjacent skill set is welcomed. WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2020/SUMMER 2020/FALL 2020.


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Child Services Department Intern

The Child Services Department is looking for 1-2 interns for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position is best suited for a macro Master of Social Work student or a Bachelor of Social Work student with an interest in child welfare, and foster care and adoption. In this position a student will have the opportunity to learn about the adoption process from foster care including the steps to adopt, the needs of the children waiting in foster care and the matching process. Please note that this is an office-based position with limited direct contact with youth.


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