“This is an exciting opportunity to join a national organization to engage students in STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning. We are cultivating the next generation of innovative problem-solvers and critical thinkers with the support of community members from diverse backgrounds and communities.”
Deputy Director of Sales, Catalyst Team
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 Catalyst program offers STEM based educational units that partner volunteers with classroom teachers to guide students through hands on projects that encourage student interest and achievement while providing ‘real world’ experience.
The Volunteer Engagement Manager will be particularly focused on stakeholder management of students, volunteers, and teachers including but, not limited to volunteer recruitment, stewardship, and teacher experience.
As our Volunteer Engagement Manager, you are responsible for understanding and executing what is needed to support this high-quality experience for all stakeholders, with particular attention on ensuring volunteers from a diverse set of fields allow for the catalyst programs to come alive, are prepared, stewarded, and supported effectively.
As the steward of volunteer and teacher experience, you will lead the implementation of local teacher and volunteer training, matching teachers with volunteers, conducting classroom observations and reviewing survey data to troubleshoot challenges and collect promising practices in real-time.
This role will work from a home office in the Greater Charlotte area to ensure close engagement and alignment with volunteers and teachers within the region and will report to the External Engagement Team.
Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Citizen Schools is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team across our network. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.
Volunteer Recruitment: Existing Partnerships & New Partnership Development
Volunteer Placement and Training:
Volunteer and Teacher Stewardship:
The ideal candidate will be a skilled relationship-builder and facilitator, have knowledge/experience in experiential or project-based learning, and be someone who is excited to bring real-world learning to life through meaningful connections between all stakeholders.
RELEVANT SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
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 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
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. We offer medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a match, paid vacation, 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.