Launching the Mobilizing Service Tour at HQ on Monday 10/21

Calling all Teaching Fellow Alumni! 

You are cordially invited to the launch of Citizen Schools Mobilizing Service Tour! As champions of service you are uniquely positioned to share your insights and experiences with those looking to enter the social justice and non-profit field.

We continue to value your skills and commitment to service and invite you to join us for an evening of networking and informative speakers. The evening will start with a panel featuring former AmeriCorps members (including current and past Teaching Fellows) on how service ignited their careers.  The panel will be followed by roundtable networking with professionals in a variety of roles including Program Leadership, Marketing, Talent and Recruitment, Operations, Finance, Development, Civic Engagement, Nonprofit Leadership, and more.

Please join us to share your experiences with the potential next class of National Teaching Fellows.


Event Details:

Monday, October 21st, 6:30- 8:00pm
Panel- 6:45
Closing Remarks- 7:55
Citizen Schools Boston Headquarters:
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street, 5th floor
Boston MA 02210
Click HERE to RSVP


What is the Mobilizing Service Tour?

The Talent Acquisition Team of Citizen Schools is hitting the road in search of the next legion of change agents who are ready to inspire the next generation of students to academic and professional success. For eighteen years, Citizen Schools has mobilized leaders to teach and mentor underserved, yet much deserved, students toward academic and professional achievement alongside our communities of volunteers, family members, and leaders.  In 2013, the Talent Acquisition Team of Citizen Schools seeks to mobilize and engage prospective leaders like we’ve never done before. The Talent Acquisition Team of Citizen Schools will visit college campuses and service minded organizations up and along the Eastern Seaboard to (1) Promote a heightened awareness of service and service opportunities at Citizen Schools and AmeriCorps organizations across the country, (2) Spotlight the AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowship, our flagship postgraduate service­ leadership opportunity, and (3) Educate burgeoning leaders of the ways service can impact their future careers.

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Key Lessons on Expanding the School Day OpEd

As you are aware, Boston is buzzing over who will be the new mayor.  This election has great impact on schools in Boston, as the new mayor will determine the next superintendent and vision for the direction of the district. Expanded Learning Time has been touted as a key lever for school improvement in the Boston mayoral campaign. Last week, Citizen Schools and our five Boston Public Schools principals worked together to co-author an OpEd published in the Boston Globe Online.  The OpEd addresses the two mayoral candidates and shares lessons learned in ELT partnerships and why ELT is crucial for improving public education in Boston. As a network of middle schools partnering with the nonprofit Citizen Schools, the authors have first-hand experience navigating the complexities and opportunities of expanding the school day for Boston Public School students and hope that their lessons resonate with both mayoral candidates.

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Director of Extended Learning Opportunity with Key Partner School

Speaking of Expanded Learning Time and partnerships with Boston Public Schools, we are thrilled to share with you an exciting job opportunity in Boston Public Schools, working with school leadership at the Joseph Lee School, one of Citizen Schools key school partners in Dorchester (Principal Kim Curtis-Crowley is featured as an author of the OpEd). We are particularly excited to share this Director of Extended Learning position with you as the scope and responsibilities match nicely to the experiences, skills and knowledge gained through Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship. This position will have the opportunity to contribute to a powerful school community and learn from one of the strongest school leaders in Boston Public Schools and Citizen Schools network.

We encourage you to take a look at the job description,, and spread it within your network. As indicated in the job description, if you or others are interested in applying for this role please send a resume and cover letter to Principal Kim Curtis-Crowley at If you would like to learn more about the position or speak with someone at Citizen Schools directly prior to applying, feel free to reach out directly to Jill Corsi.

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Success-linked Traits of our National Teaching Fellows

The Citizen Schools Talent Acquisition Team is seeking to learn more about the attitudes and experiences of Teaching Fellows. You have the opportunity to help with this important research and have been selected to participate in this survey. While the survey is completely voluntary, as close to 100% participation as possible is key to our ability to get good results.

Please click the link below to complete this important TF survey.  Once there, you’ll find more information on the goals, content, and confidentiality of the survey responses. Please complete the survey before the end of the day on Friday, September 20th. You can expect to spend 15 – 20 minutes to complete the survey in full. The survey will close fully on September 21st so that we can include all of the results in the analysis.

TF Alumni Survey

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Staff Alumni: We Want to Hear From You!

Can you believe it is mid-September and the start of yet another school year? It was a busy summer at Citizen Schools as we hired and onboarded over 200 new staff members.  Now that all of our staff are back on campus helping our students discover and achieve their dreams, the Talent Acquisition Team is ready to plan for the year ahead.

In taking on the engagement of our wonderful staff alumni, our first order of business is to open a dialogue with you. One of the goals for our staff alumni work over the next year is to keep an ongoing dialogue – a dialogue between you and Citizen Schools but also work to foster an ongoing dialogue between staff alumni and even current Citizen Schools staff members. In order to ensure our plans meet your needs, we want to hear from you!

Take 5 quick minutes and answer a few questions here (note: this survey is mobile friendly!)

Tell us, what is your favorite part of our outreach? What do you want more of? Do you wish we reached out more often?


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Alumni Making an Impact on the TF Class of 2015

On Wednesday July 24, 133 new Teaching Fellows had the opportunity to listen and learn from nine Citizen Schools Alumni from across the network through our annual Staff Alumni Panels at Summer Institute.  The panelists shared advice with the TFs and got to engage in a facilitated dialogue where they answered questions from the TFs ranging from “what do you know now that you wish you knew when you were in our shoes?” to “how did the fellowship prepare you for what you are doing now?”. Many Teaching Fellows said it was one of the highlights of their two weeks in Boston.

I think the panelists even learned a thing or two as well. Sheena Gulati, a current CS staff member and former TF Class of 2012, reflected, “Their questions were thought provoking, challenging, and smart. This class proved to be a cohort invested in the transformation of education — they are dedicated and eager to make an impact.”

We are all wishing our new TFs the best of luck for a strong start to the 2013-2014 academic year.  I think they left the panelists and Citizen Schools National Program Team with the impression that they would deliver great results for our students.  In Sheena’s words, “This year’s incoming class demonstrated both a certain curiosity for the communities and students they will be serving, as well as an interest for their own professional development opportunities.”

A big thanks to the fantastic alum who volunteered to participate…

Michael Gammariello

Middle School Group Leader

East End House

Hai Son

Principal Intern, Ed. M. in School Leadership

at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mather Elementary School

Dan Brady

Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant of Mathematics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Will Cox

Math Teacher

Spark Academy

Claude James Youth Engagement Specialist

Action for Boston Community Development

Sheena Gulati

Special Assistant to the Office of the President

Citizen Schools

Rebecca Brown

Senior Manager of Reporting and Analytics

Citizen Schools

Megan Webb

Lynch Principal Intern

Orchard Gardens

Deborah Tyson

Career Coach

Mobilize Coaching

Interested in another opportunity to engage with our current or incoming TFs or other staff members? Reach out to Jill!


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Job Bank

From Citizen Schools

Deputy Director, Learning Management Systems: Join Citizen Schools as the Deputy Director of Learning Management Systems to help build a brand new department established to ensure Citizen Schools staff at every level deliver exceptional performance and are supervised by best-in-class managers. You will directly contribute to the entire continuum of performance management from initial training through advanced development for senior leaders, with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of best practices as well as innovatively apply those in the context of an entrepreneurial, growing education reform organization. As a national organization Citizen Schools is particularly keen to develop excellent on-demand training modules that leverage our investments in cloud technology to make delivery of training as accessible and efficient as possible for staff at every level in every region. You will have the opportunity to use what you have learned about best-in-class training systems to build a platform here that will grow with us as we double the number of students served by 2017. This role reports directly to the Vice President of Leadership Development, is based at our national headquarters in Boston, and is available for an immediate start.

National Director of Individual Engagement: Join us as the National Director of Individual Engagement and build a world-class individual giving program that will secure resources for Citizen Schools to serve 10,000 students nationwide by 2017. You will directly cultivate high net worth individuals to invest in our mission, provide stewardship to an existing portfolio of individual supporters, and support our CEO and other senior leaders in providing outstanding stewardship for our highest-level supporters. Leverage your expertise in individual fundraising to provide tailored strategies, tools, and coaching to seven regional fundraising teams on individual solicitation, board development and stewardship best practices. You will also supervise a Manager of Individual Engagement who is based in Boston. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a growing national organization with proven results at which the development of a robust individual giving program is a top, highly visible priority for senior leadership. The position is based at our National Headquarters in Boston, MA, reports directly to the Chief of External Engagement, and is available for an immediate start.

Salesforce Administrator & Business Analyst: Join Citizen Schools as Salesforce Administrator to ensure we consistently use the best available data to inform decision-making throughout the organization.  Currently, all of our over 550 staff members interact with Salesforce through a variety of key functions including donor relationship management, volunteer management, student data management, and talent acquisition.  The Administrator & Business Analyst will lead efforts to gather requirements, determine and implement configuration changes within and be a thought partner to the user community. This individual will also assess, assist in the implementation of, and help to develop user training for business intelligence and analytic tools to be deployed broadly across the organization. This is an outstanding opportunity for an emerging Salesforce professional to lead the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the platform at a successful, growing education reform organization. This role reports directly to the Director of Technology Projects, and is based at our headquarters in Boston.

From Harlem Villages Academy

Development Director to manage a team of three to achieve ambitious goals. S/he will work closely with our CEO, COO, and Director of Individual Giving to develop and implement our fundraising strategy. The Development Director will not directly ask for donations, but will interface closely with our board, major donors, and broader community of supporters. It’s a great opportunity for a talented individual to take on a leadership role in a growing, entrepreneurial organization. Previous fundraising experience not required.

From BUILD (Boston Site)

College Readiness Program Manager to Report to the Site Director, the College Readiness Program Manager (CRPM) ensures that all BUILD students acquire the requisite academic, life, and entrepreneurial skills through their participation in the BUILD program during their high school years. The CRPM ensures that all students will be eligible -and-competitive for college and successfully guide students to complete the college application process (applications, financial aid and scholarships). Additionally, the CRPM will collaborate with all program managers to ensure students are college ready through developing the 21st Century Skills required to succeed in college and in their careers.

From Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

Director of Individual Giving Located in New York, NY, the Director of Individual Giving at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) will be responsible for raising $10M+ over the next five years. This person will also coordinate strong partnerships with the Board and SEO’s major individual supporters. The Director of Individual Giving will report directly to the SVP of SEO. This is a great opportunity to work for a proven youth development organization that is poised for significant growth.

From Delaware Department of Education

Executive Director, Charter School Office at the Delaware State Department of Education will develop a concrete vision for Delaware’s charter school system and lead the effort at the state level to ensure that Delaware’s laws, regulations, practices and policies reflect best practice nationally, and create an environment that attracts, supports and sustains high performing charters while holding them accountable for results. The ED will manage the operations of the Charter School Office and will act as the central link between Delaware charter schools, families, DOE and the broader education community.

From KIPP Foundation

Technology Project Manager at the KIPP Foundation will provide project planning support to the Foundation’s application development efforts on a number of mission-critical projects. The Technology Project Manager will work with business owners to define project scope, goals and deliverables; develop project plans and related documentation, and manage the implementation and deployment of systems. This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic, strategic project manager to work on a range of exciting projects, all supporting KIPP’s mission to prepare all kids for success in college and in life.

From Acelero Learning

Vice President of Talent, Acelero Learning, New York:  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Vice President will build and implement a strategic and sustainable talent acquisition function for the organization. The Vice President will be responsible for all aspects of talent cultivation and recruitment, overseeing the hiring processes for the national support center and four regional program sites comprised of approximately 950 staff. The Vice President will also be responsible for cultivating and promoting a positive organizational culture that is in line with the values and mission of Acelero. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated talent professional to have a significant impact on the growth and performance of a highly-successful educational organization, and in turn, impact the lives of thousands of children and families around the country.

From Primary Care Development Corporation

Director of Marketing, Primary Care Development Corporation, New York: In support of its ambitious growth plans, PCDC seeks a driven and experienced Director of Marketing to join its team. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this hire will develop and implement PCDC’s marketing strategy in an effort to drive revenue and increase their national presence. Leveraging their current brand, the Marketing Director will raise the organization’s profile and reputation, and increase engagement with its diverse group of constituencies – drawing customers to the appropriate service area and increasing opportunities for traditional fundraising. The Director of Marketing will serve the marketing needs of PCDC’s entire staff, ensuring a strong marketing presence and brand consistency across the various service areas. Additionally, this hire will support the conception and production of print, digital and other materials for use by the entire staff. The right marketing professional will relish the challenge to roll up their sleeves and lead a variety of traditional and innovative marketing efforts while tying their work directly to the revenue and growth goals of the entire organization. This is an exciting opportunity to help a mission-driven organization grow to a new level and achieve its potential for greater impact.

From Eye to Eye

Director of Individual Giving, Eye to Eye, New York: Eye to Eye is currently seeking a passionate and strategic professional to serve in the newly created position of Director of Individual Giving. Collaborating closely with the COO and Executive Director of Development and Strategic Planning, this person will report directly to the Co-Founder and CEO. The Director of Individual Giving will create and implement a plan to cultivate and capitalize on the high level of interest Eye to Eye has already begun to develop with high-net worth individuals. With primary responsibility for managing the organization’s Major Donor program, the Director of Individual Giving will cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential major donors, strategically leveraging the CEO and other organizational leaders to maximize their support. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and committed individual to have a significant impact on a growing organization.

From Teach for America

2014 Teach for America Corps MembersOnly 20% of New York City’s graduating seniors are prepared for college. Only 10% of children in the Bronx will ever go. This represents the inequity in the nearly 50 urban and rural regions where we work around the country. For the over 16 million children growing up in poverty, these disparities severely limit life opportunities. Teach For America enlists a diverse corps of high-achieving recent college graduates and professionals from all sectors who commit to teach for two years in a low income community and become lifelong advocates in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Operations Coordinator, DetriotAs Operations Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring all administrative and financial operations run smoothly, while you also shape corps and staff culture in the region. You will make the regional office a great, organized, and effective place to work. You are a natural self-starter and work with a strong customer service ethic. You want a fun, collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment, surrounded by a passionate team. You will report to the Director, Strategy, Talent, & Operations.

Development Associate, Greater Philadelphia Area: The Associate of Development (AD) will provide critical logistical support for the regional development team. The AD’s responsibility will be twofold. First, the AD will support the Managing Director of Development (MDD) to raise $20M over the next 2-3 years. Secondly, the AD will work within our regional development team to maintain data management and operational systems to ensure the effectiveness of our development efforts. The AD will work closely with the DD and Managing Director of Development (MDD) behind the scenes to achieve the vision, goals and strategies for increasing and diversifying the donor base in Greater Philadelphia. To be successful, the AD must: be able to organize, prioritize and track a large volume of projects and tasks; possess exceptional attention to detail and a high bar for quality; and be a critical thinker who displays sound judgment in prioritizing actions based on outcomes. The AD will report directly to the MDD, with support from the DD.

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A farewell note from Abby Robinson and introducing Jill Corsi

After almost 7(!) awesome years, I am excited to share that I will be transitioning from CS to begin my real estate career this summer!  I am leaving you in the great hands of Jill Corsi, previously the Special Assistant to Emily McCann who now serves as the Manager of Talent Operations. Beginning in June, be prepared to hear from Jill whether that be through this alumni newsletter, invitations to events, or asks to participate in policy efforts. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all. Please keep in touch or find me on LinkedIn if you haven’t already!

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Job Bank

In the market for a new job? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this issue of the staff alumni newsletter, you’ll find some exciting career opportunities from Citizen Schools, Unlocking Potential, Teach for America, KIPP Houston and Austin, The Academy of the Pacific Rim, Spark, FSG, Harvard University, Denver Schools of Science and Technology and more! Continue reading

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Tim Mulvehill Addresses Social and Economical Inequalities through Education and Engagement

As Tim Mulvehill approached the end of his education at Clark University in 2007, he planned on going abroad. Growing up, Tim visited many regions in Asia due to his mother’s background and through his travels, he was exposed to the vast discrepancies that exist between socio-economic classes. For his senior thesis, he studied some of these inequalities more thoroughly and wrote about underprivileged youth in Brazil. Through his research, Tim learned that one of the primary tools of combating the street child epidemic was high quality enrichment programs and work skills training classes. Continue reading

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