For nearly 25 years, Citizen Schools has been a pioneer in educational equity. Since opportunity, unlike talent, is not equally distributed, we have provided hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence and expand horizons for over 50,000 underrepresented middle school students. Together with our partners, including 25,000 career mentors, we have exposed students to ideas and connections, helping them access even better opportunities than previous generations.
Today, we engage underserved students in hands-on learning, in school and after school. Our students are creators and problem-solvers, not just consumers. They become scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, and programmers. We also apply best practices from our direct service work to systems-level advancement of STEM mentorship and learning by working with communities.
Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (VEC) will be responsible for recruiting individual volunteer Career Mentors and managing a portfolio of relationships with organizations that are pipelines of volunteers, with a particular focus on nonprofits and institutions of higher education. Specifically, the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will plan and execute recruitment events, steward existing relationships, research and cultivate new relationships, and provide operational support to the Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement. The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement, and other members of the program leadership team to meet goals for Citizen Schools’ brand and presence throughout the region.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement (SMVE), the VEC will work as part of a larger program team that leads both program implementation as well as civic engagement for the organization. The VEC will also work closely with program staff to understand what competencies and skills are most needed in volunteers to partner successfully with students. The role is an exciting opportunity for a very detail-oriented and highly organized relationship builder with a sales mindset to learn the full breadth of volunteer and partnership management and operations.
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator role is based in Boston, MA. This position offers the flexibility of remote working or in a local Citizen Schools office.
Career Mentor Recruitment & Stewardship: ELT & Catalyst (60%)
Volunteer Recruitment: New Partnership Development: (25%)
Systems Management (15%)
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $45,000 - $50,000 and is commensurate with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. We offer medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a match of up to 3%, paid vacation, flexible PTO plan, professional development stipend, and more
ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS
Citizen Schools helps all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Our vision is all students have experiences and career mentors that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
To learn more about our work, please visit www.citizenschools.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your needs.