Help Wanted!

Opportunities are knockin’! Check out these career opportunities from Citizen Schools, Achieve!, Boston Public Schools, On Ramps, Commongood, Teach For America, Jumpstart, CORO, and many more!

From Citizen Schools

Manager of Individual Giving – Boston, MA

This position will play an integral role in shaping our individual giving strategies, run events, plan and execute direct mailings, support our regional colleagues in their work, and manage a small portfolio of donors.

Upcoming positions (10/15/10): Chief Program Officer and Director of Program Design

From Achieve! After-School Program

Kindergarten Group Leader – Dorchester, MA

The Achieve! After-School program serves approximately 65 children at the Oliver W. Holmes School in the Codman Square neighborhood of Dorchester.  This high quality after-school program provides a combination of academics and enrichment activities that supports and engages the whole child. Achieve! seeks a Kindergarten Group Leader, leading daily activities for a group of 10-13 students. Applicants must have one year of experience working with youth, ideally with kindergarten children, and possess knowledge of group management skills and lesson planning. Applicants must be able to work with staff and other collaborators to develop a holistic program, and must have experience working in a multicultural setting. The hours of the position are from 2:00-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Applicants must commit to the entire school year. The compensation is $11-14 per hour, based on experience. If interested, please send a cover letter and a resume to Larina Mehta at

From Boston Public Schools

Coordinator of Elementary Expanded Learning Time

In September 2010, the Dever Elementary School merged with the McCormack Middle School to create the new Dever-McCormack K-8 School. As part of the school’s improvement strategy, students in grades K-5 have an additional hour of instruction every day to provide more time for academic support (led by Dever-McCormack teachers) and enrichment programming (led by community partners). The smooth integration of arts and cultural institutions, after-school and youth development programs, health and mental health agencies, and institutions of higher education into the final hour of the school day to lead and support enrichment programming is a key component of this strategy. Dever-McCormack will employ a Coordinator of Elementary Expanded Learning Time to manage this initiative. The Coordinator of Elementary Expanded Learning Time will work closely with the Dever-McCormack School leadership (Principal, teacher-leaders, and administrators) to create and sustain an integrated system of services, partnerships and programs to support the school’s daily enrichment program. Interested parties should email cover letter, resume, and three references to EmilyRaine at


ACCESS Springfield Promise Program Financial Aid Advisor

ACCESS Financial Aid Advisors are on the front lines in helping youth afford their college education.   Advisors participate in a variety of projects that support our high-impact model of supporting young people going on to college. This position requires a highly organized individual who is able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations, and who possesses the ability to handle confidential matters with the utmost discretion.  The successful applicant will be someone who is excited about making a real impact in people’s lives, who strives to put their learning into action, who thrives on new challenges, and most of all, someone who is eager to help broaden the impact of ACCESS’s to more youth and their families. Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to


Executive Director – Waltham, MA is an online micro-charity based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Our mission is to connect people with a little extra to families without enough. SmallCanBeBig is in the midst of expanding its business plan and we’re looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and talented leader to run new program initiatives in Boston and grow our local presence and manage partner charity relationships. SmallCanBeBig seeks an energetic, self-motivated leader to serve as Executive Director. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of program operations and growth through attracting new funding sources, serving as an external spokesperson for SmallCanBeBig, and increasing visibility and brand awareness throughout the community. This position requires a high-level of drive, executive presence and a passion for our work. The executive director needs to have exceptional capacity for management and fundraising and the ability to direct the day-to-day operations of a promising organization. Must have prior experience managing non-profit fundraising, excellent marketing skills, and proven record of results. Contact Amanda Zarle at, 781.663.6532, at 260 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453.

From Commongood

Regional Executive Director, Boston BUILD –  Boston, MA

BUILD is in the midst of substantial, long term national expansion and we’re looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and talented leader to lead the start-up of our new program site in Boston, grow our local presence and achieve significant impact in the region.  Working under the supervision of the Managing Director, the Regional Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of program operations at BUILD’s local site and managing a vibrant team of staff members.  In addition, the Regional Executive Director will be the chief strategist of the local site, setting aggressive goals for the organization and implementing tactics to surpass those goals.  With the support of the national development team, the Regional Executive Director will lead the growth of the programs through attracting new funding sources and serving as an external spokesperson for BUILD in Boston, increasing visibility and brand awareness throughout the community.  This position requires a high-level of drive and passion for our work, exceptional capacity for management and fundraising and the ability to direct the day-to-day operations of a growing, dynamic organization.

Consultant, The District Management Council - Boston, MA

The District Management Council is currently seeking a smart, dynamic, nice and analytical consultant to join their growing team.  Reporting to the Managing Director, the Consultant will work closely with school district leaders, oversee the collection and analysis of data, assist in the presentation of key findings and recommendations, and participate in the development of tools and training programs that support the implementation of those recommendations for school districts across the country.

Manager, Portfolio Team New Profit Inc. – Boston, MA

A key member of the Portfolio Team, the Manager will oversee New Profit’s due diligence activities, work with New Profit Partners (senior team members) to support strategic initiatives inside of portfolio organizations, and support New Profit Partners in the creation of frameworks and tools to codify knowledge and best practices.  The Manager, Portfolio Team will assist with the improvement and evolution of the tools and processes that make up New Profit’s portfolio management system.  As part of the New Profit team, this position plays an important role in supporting fundraising, network management, and enterprise management goals and objectives.  The Manager reports to a New Profit Partner and may be asked to manage one, and possibly two, Analysts on the portfolio team.

Client Service Manager, Commongood Careers –  Boston, MA

Commongood Careers is looking for a results-oriented and mission-driven professional to manage the recruiting and hiring process for some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in the country.  The Client Service Manager will manage a portfolio of up to 10 searches at a time, ranging across diverse mission, functional, and geographic areas.  The Client Service Manager will have primary responsibility for building and cultivating strong professional relationships with hiring managers and serving as a strategic advisor while creating effective hiring plans, conducting robust recruiting efforts, and helping to select the strongest candidates to fill open positions.

Executive Director, KIPP Tulsa  - Tulsa, OK

The Governance Board of KIPP Tulsa is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the school’s first Executive Director.  Reporting directly to the Board, the Executive Director will have primary responsibility for the strategic development, implementation, and management of all aspects of school performance and operations.  While participating in a thorough strategic planning process, the successful candidate will lead KIPP Tulsa through the steps to become an official Charter School and will establish key relationships in the community that will ensure the ongoing growth and development of the KIPP Tulsa network, from both a funding and partnership perspective.  Overseeing all aspects of the organization, from administration to fundraising, the Executive Director will foster a collaborative and stimulating community culture for a diverse group of stakeholders including students, parents, faculty members, Board members and local leaders.

Program Manager, LINC –  New York, NY

LINC is seeking an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Program Manager to manage workflow related to grantmaking, convening, and research/documentation across the organization’s program with a particular focus on the Creative Communities and Artography programs.  This includes providing written materials concerning LINC’s programs for print, online and internal publishing and reporting.  This position will also plan, coordinate and execute conferences and convenings of various stakeholders including the LINC team, program partners, research subgroups, technical assistance providers and the Advisory group. In addition, the position manages development activities to ensure completion of applications and reports across LINC’s programs. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Program Manager works directly with the other staff and a diversity of community partners to drive program initiatives forward and successfully share information and best practices across constituencies.

From Teach for America

Assistant, Research and Policy, Public Affairs

We are seeking an assistant to support the operations and administration of the public affairs team, which consists of communications, government relations, legal affairs, research and policy.  The assistant will support the vice president of research and public affairs and the managing director of research, managing their schedules, collecting and maintaining statistics and organizational data, coordinating materials for meetings and events, and assisting with special research projects. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in research and policy, with excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and written communication skills. An ideal candidate operates with a strong customer service ethic and is extremely organized, detail-oriented, relentless, energetic and professional.

Assistant, Teacher Preparation

We are looking for an assistant to the teacher preparation team to provide administrative and project support to its senior leaders. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of the teacher preparation continuum and to play a critical role in supporting senior leaders to ensure we reach our ambitious goals related to student achievement. The ideal candidate has a strong customer service ethic, outstanding attention to detail, and excellent project planning and project management skills. This is a unique opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Teach For America’s mission to support a dynamic team.

Associate, Development-Greater Boston

We are searching for a development associate in Greater Boston to provide critical support for the regional development team, enabling our region to move efficiently and effectively toward reaching ambitious revenue goals.  The associate’s primary responsibilities are to ensure all data is accurate so that the team can use it to inform strategy and track progress toward goals, create efficient systems to manage all development processes, and create excellent written communications, including e-mail correspondence, marketing materials, and grant applications. This position is an excellent way to gain exposure to nonprofit fundraising through development operations, donor and prospect research, grant writing, and event planning.

Manager, Multi Media Design-Web, Teacher Preparation, Support and Development

We are looking for a manager of multimedia web design to play a critical role in the visioning and creation of reliable, intuitive, engaging, high-impact web solutions that deliver training to our corps members in the classroom and more than 200 regional staff members who support them. The manager will oversee all aspects of the implementation and ongoing support of the web-based solutions and manage as many as a dozen simultaneous multimedia projects that incorporate the full range of multimedia components. This position provides an excellent opportunity to develop expertise in the burgeoning new field of multimedia design as it relates to online learning, and to work collaboratively to create novel technology-based solutions to problems. An ideal candidate has excellent organizational and communication skills with a strong visual design sense in the realm of graphic design, web page/site design, and online course design.

From On-Ramps

Chief Executive Officer, New Haven Based School Turnaround Organization

With funding from the Shumway Capital Foundation, this organization will create meaningful, high quality educational opportunities within one of the lowest performing school districts in the United States. Beginning with a single elementary school, identified in partnership with the City of New Haven in the 2011-12 academic year, this organization will oversee the turnaround and management of a failing school, with the goal of replicating its school turnaround model on a local, state and/or national level.  Reporting to a Board, the CEO will have considerable flexibility and control over schools’ staffing, scheduling, budget, curriculum, compensation, technology and facility design and discipline code. In addition, this CEO will have the current academic year to engage in planning and the potential to pursue relevant training in preparation for the Fall 2011 roll-out.  Ideal candidates for the role will more than four years of relevant experience along with a proven track record of driving significant organizational change in a mission-driven environment, and a deep knowledge of and passion for urban public education and creating high performing schools.

NYC Executive Director, Computers for Youth

CFY is the nation’s leader in improving the Home Learning Environment of low-income schoolchildren. CFY just received a large federal grant and will be expanding the NYC program significantly over the next two years.  The NYC ED will lead CFY’s relationship with the City and motivate and manage the dynamic team of CFY staff and consultants who will implement the organization’s program. The NYC ED will play a lead role in managing key external relationships and partnerships and identify and secure ongoing government and philanthropic funding streams. Ideal candidates for the role will have at least 10 years of overall experience, with experience managing large public sector or private sector contracts, a track record of revenue-generation, and a passion for CFY’s mission.

Chief Operating Officer, KIPP Lynn

KIPP Academy Lynn (“KAL”) is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in under-served communities for success in college and in life.  As a member of the executive team and reporting directly to the Executive Director (“ED”), the COO will play a key role in leading and supporting the organization’s strategic plan and capacity development. Ideal candidates for the role will have more than five years of progressively increasing operational management experience for a growing, multi-site organization, experience managing in an entrepreneurial, client-oriented setting, excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for KIPP’s mission and culture.

Executive Director, Greater New Orleans, New Leaders for New Schools

This individual will have overall management responsibility for the Greater New Orleans program (Orleans and Jefferson parishes) and will lead a community of New Leaders principals to drive dramatic students achievement gains in addition to serving as the Development Officer for the Greater New Orleans program and creating and executing operational processes to ensure NLNS reaches its organizational goals.  We are targeting candidates with a passion and commitment to K12 education with a track record of driving student achievement results.  Successful candidates will also have experience generating revenue, either as a fundraiser or in a business development setting, as well as robust people and team management experience.

From Peace First Prize

Vice President – Boston, MA

Modeled as a “Nobel Peace Prize” for young people, the Peace First Prize not only celebrates young people who make a real difference in the lives of others, but will invest in their long-term capacity to work for transformative change through a two-year fellowship. As such, the Peace First Prize will serve as an incubator for the next generation of social and civic leaders. With an initial million dollar foundation investment, Peace First is preparing to launch the prize in 2011. Reporting to the President, Peace First is looking for an entrepreneurial leader to transform the Peace First Prize from an idea to reality, and in the process, position Peace First as a national leader in social-emotional learning and peacemaking. The VP, Peace First Prize must have the strategic vision and operational skills to scale the program to an ambitious goal of a $5M annual budget within two years. For more information, please visit

From Jumpstart

Finance and Grants Manager – Boston, MA

Jumpstart is seeking to fill a Boston-based mid-level manager position to work on public/private grants management operations and strategy. This person should have 3+ years of experience and a comfort with general finance and accounting principles. Experience managing AmeriCorps grants is a huge plus. For more details and a job description, please click this link.

From International Center for Conciliation

Administrative and Development Assistant – Boston, MA

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented person at the beginning of his/her career to get hands-on experience with all aspects of running a small international nonprofit organization and acquire leadership, management, and administrative skills. Email Anuradha Desai at

Grant Writer – Boston, MA

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented person at the beginning of a development career to get hands-on grant-writing and development experience with all aspects of grant management, program design, grant writing and outreach to institutions and family foundations in a small international nonprofit organization, allowing to hone the development, management, and administrative skills. Email Anuradha Desai at


CORO Fellowship Program in Public Affairs – Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. “Coro teaches me to see established structures for what they are and what they do, but also invites me to take one step further: to see where and how I can shift these structures to better serve their purposes.” Sarah Chang (Fellows Program 2005-2006) Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture – the community as a whole – and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation.

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