Director of Recruitment and Outreach

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Job Posting: Director of Recruitment and Outreach

Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children.  CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels. 

Agency overview

Cambridge School Volunteers recruits and places more than 900 volunteers each year who collectively give 50,000 hours of tutoring, mentoring, and college admissions support to students in the Cambridge Public Schools. Many volunteers return year to year, but a certain percentage must be recruited fresh every year. The Director of Recruitment is the first point of contact for hundreds of potential new volunteers each year.

Job Responsibilities and Compensation

The Director will report to the Executive Director. The Director of Recruitment and Outreach oversees the recruitment of volunteers to work in programs throughout the Cambridge Public Schools, junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The Director monitors recruitment needs and keeps CSV’s profile up-to-date on websites such as Idealist, United Way, etc. The Director also writes and posts content for CSV’s website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets.

This position is part-time, 10 hours per week, during the Cambridge public school year, based in the CSV offices at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, with travel to recruitment venues. Salary is commensurate with experience, approx. $20/hour.

Start date: Approximately August 24, 2015.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong organizational and program administration skills.
  • An interest and aptitude for meeting new people and engaging them in our work.
  • Experience in marketing desirable.
  • Excellent oral, digital, and written communication skills.
  • Competency with WordPress, Word, Excel, Google Docs, Eventbrite, and PowerPoint desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and youth from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The ability to independently and creatively manage diverse responsibilities in a multi-faceted, expanding educational program.
  • The ability to travel to locations throughout Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding towns.
  • A concern for quality public education for all students.

Cambridge School Volunteers intends to develop a staff that reflects the diversity of the students that we serve.  People from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email or mail by July 25 to:

Jennifer Fries, Executive Director

Cambridge School Volunteers

459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA  02138