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Job Posting: Director of High School Programs

Job Posting: Director of High School Programs

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent, non-profit organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that helps public school students succeed, both academically and personally. CSV trains and supports approximately 900 volunteers every school year in schools across the district. CSV works in collaboration with the Cambridge Public School Department, community leaders, other community agencies, businesses and corporations to develop programs for all levels of learners.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

CSV manages several volunteer programs at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS), the city’s public high school: the Tutoring Center, College & Career Mentoring Program, SAT prep, Science Olympiad, classroom placements, and other volunteer roles. CSV also runs an internship program for CRLS students in collaboration with Audible.com.  In total, CSV has approximately 200 high school volunteers who collectively donate 11,000 hours of tutoring, mentoring, and college application assistance.

Job Responsibilities

The Director of High School Programs oversees the orientation, training, design, administration, and evaluation of volunteer efforts at CRLS. The Director will: 

  • Offer introductory orientation workshops for new volunteers and contact prior year’s volunteers to determine placement interest.
  • Design training events and materials with CPSD teachers and guidance counselors to educate volunteers and students.
  • Create workshops to inform CRLS students about college and career options. 
  • Identify training needs and offer at least two training workshops during the school year for existing volunteers.
  • Assist the Director of Recruitment in the development of a recruitment plan and in communicating volunteer needs in a timely fashion.
  • Liaise with the CRLS Principal, Guidance, and Leadership team to review volunteer programming and meet the needs of students.
  • Educate current and new teachers about the range of opportunities available to students through CSV volunteers.
  • Supervise volunteers as necessary and/or maintain contact with supervising teachers.
  • Survey volunteers, teachers, and students at least annually.
  • Contribute to an on-going, district-wide effort to address inequities in education due to racism and barriers facing low-income students.
  • Coordinate efforts of collaborators and facilitate communication between collaborators and school personnel when indicated.
  • Maintain appropriate records of volunteers, placements, and CORIs and ensure they are entered into the CSV database in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a Google sheets database of volunteer placements.
  • Provide an annual report to the Executive Director on high school volunteer programming.
  • Function as an integral member of the CSV team, participating in staff meetings, overall program planning and evaluation on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Structure & Compensation

The Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Tutoring Center teacher.  The Director supervises the program interns and volunteers.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, for the 42-week Cambridge public school year, based out of the CSV offices at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Salary is commensurate with experience, in the range of $40,000-43,000 annually.

CSV offers individual health insurance, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, 3 weeks of paid school vacations, as well as holidays and sick time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong organizational and program administration skills.
  • Experience in a high school setting preferred.
  • Excellent digital and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and youth from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience with mentoring, tutoring, and/or college admissions advising a plus.
  • The ability to independently manage diverse responsibilities.
  • Competency with Word, Excel, Google Docs, and PowerPoint.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email with the subject line “Director of High School Programs” to:

Meg Ramsdell, Executive Director

Cambridge School Volunteers intends to develop a staff that reflects the diversity of the students that we serve.  We seek to create a team reflecting the diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities with CSV.



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