Volunteer & Education Director


The Volunteer & Education Director (Director) enables and supports people and communities to take personal action to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The Director believes in the power of individuals as change agents and the necessity of collaborating with communities around Great Lakes and water issues. S/he creates programs and participation that spark action and enduring commitments.

The Director is responsible for the organization’s Culture of Clean Water program, through which the Alliance engages thousands of people annually to learn about, use and give back to the Great Lakes. S/he guides and grows the program participant base as a reflection of the communities the Alliance serves. S/he seeks out new community partners and works to establish collaborative agendas that protect the Great Lakes and advance community priorities at the same time. S/he identifies and elevates volunteer leaders that are committed to advancing the Alliance’s goals, and seeks ways the Alliance can support them in their own communities. The Director makes volunteering a fun and social way to make the Great Lakes a better place to live for all people and wildlife.

The Director motivates an Alliance staff team to listen to communities and seek out ways that water and the Great Lakes can create community benefits that are shared equitably. S/he manages and evolves existing programs, and develops fresh approaches that build collaboration with priority Great Lakes communities. S/he is an inspiring speaker who is intentionally social, deeply innovative, and ever curious about how people of all ages and backgrounds can be part of protecting the Great Lakes. The Director is the program lead, working in collaboration with the Development Team, to create sustainable revenue for current and future efforts.

The Volunteer & Education Director reports to the Vice President of Operations.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes sets a protection agenda for the Great Lakes, a resource of global significance and the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. The Alliance seeks to protect the Great Lakes from their greatest threats, build a resilient future for communities and instill the value of clean water throughout the region. The Alliance is a four-star Charity Navigator organization. Learn more about the Alliance at www.greatlakes.org.



Ensures that all aspects of the organization’s volunteerism and education work build connections to the Great Lakes, grow the quality and quantity of the volunteer base, and help create capacity to advance overall organizational strategy.

Regularly reviews and assesses effectiveness of volunteer and education programs and makes recommendations for strategic shifts.

Evolves our approaches to reaching young people with opportunities to take action on Great Lakes issues.

Enhances and invigorates volunteer and education programs by reflecting the values and priorities of Great Lakes communities in our work.


Manages and inspires a staff team in multiple locations, including the recruitment of seasonal staff and identification of additional skill needs for the team.

Manages volunteer resources including: assessing where organizational need and capacity for volunteers is greatest, directly managing volunteers, and providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers.

Communicates about the Alliance’s work within the organization and to external audiences in a way that heartens resolve, galvanizes action and cements personal commitments to the Great Lakes.

Develops vibrant relationships with individuals and institutions needed to achieve organizational goals, with an emphasis on collaborations with communities of color, youth, young professionals and recreational users of the lakes.

Grows a culture of listening and community responsiveness in our volunteer and education programs.


Oversees multiple projects that require collaboration across internal teams and the management of colleagues and volunteers in multiple locations, across the Great Lakes region, including Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Haven and Racine.

Grows and mentors high caliber staff team members through metrics, professional development and direct feedback.

Ensures the fulfillment of short and long-term work plans including completion of critical grant deliverables.

Builds and proposes annual expense budget to leadership team.

Creates and implements evaluation metrics for the Culture of Clean Water program.


Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.

7+ years of experience as a volunteer manager, community organizer, formal or non-formal educator, or other relevant profession.

Demonstrated experience building relationships with communities of color, youth, young professionals and recreational users of the lakes.

Track record of new program plan creation, implementation and management.

Experienced, inspiring and positive people manager.

Highly self-aware and driven to create and cultivate positive interpersonal relationships.

Creative, collaborative innovator who can work across sectors.

Experienced with budgeting and financial oversight.

Exceptional quality communication skills are essential with an emphasis on public speaking and visual communication.

Experienced and comfortable with setting and working within an annual budget at the regional non-profit scale.

Eagerness to work at both the “nuts and bolts” and strategic levels of our education and volunteers efforts.

Driven by a strong commitment to public interest work and the values of the organization.

Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred.

Software experience: Microsoft Office Suite

Job Parameters

This position is full-time and consistent with Alliance employment policy. Salary to be commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits, including health, vacation and retirement plan, are included.

Regular overnight travel required. The responsibilities of this position are regional.

Location is flexible including Alliance headquarters in Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; or Detroit, Michigan.

International Exchange Coordinator (Part-time and Flexible) – Pennsylvania

A part-time role with a full-time impact!

Who We Are

EF High School Exchange Year is nonprofit foreign exchange program that believes in the power of cultural and academic exchange. We connect talented and enthusiastic teenagers from around the world, who want to learn more about American culture and values, with volunteer host families across the country. Since 1979, we have connected more than 100,000 students with host families, making us the leader in high school exchange.

Our students come from 13 countries and are between the ages of 15-18 years old. All of our students are thoroughly screened by our EF staff in their home country, held to a standard of maturity and academic achievement, and are looking forward to life-changing experience abroad.

What We Do

Here at EF High School Exchange Year, our International Exchange Coordinators (IECs), the heart of our organization, help open their communities to new cultures and create lifelong relationships that span the globe.

This unique opportunity allows our nation-wide IEC community to work part-time and flexible hours to accomplish the following:

Connect with interested families eager to learn more about hosting an exchange student

Build relationships with local school systems and act as the liaison for the EF exchange students

Facilitate cultural experiences and provide support for both host families and their exchange students throughout the year

Receive extensive training from our EF Team on how to market within your community, make quality connections between host families and students, along with all the necessary requirements set by the Department of State

Lastly, you’ll be compensated for your work and have the opportunity to earn $650 for each student you match and supervise throughout the academic year along with other incentives including domestic and international travel

This is a rewarding opportunity to meet people from across the world, create lasting relationships, and change lives, including your own.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested and you meet the minimum requirements below, we’d love to hear from you! Please click the “Apply” button above to submit your contact information. Someone from our EF Team will be reaching out soon to connect with you!

Minimum requirements:

Over the age of 25

Can pass a required background check

Willingness to provide interim housing for students

Roving Funding Humanitarian Coordinator (INT2975)

Do you have a solid track record of experience of planning for, securing, and managing funds from institutional donors, such as DFID, ECHO, SIDA, OFDA and UN?

Are you willing and able to undertake significant travel to humanitarian emergencies around the world in order to coordinate Oxfam’s fundraising for emergency response?

Come and join us.

We are looking for a self-motivated, target-driven, and personally resilient individual; someone with a proactive approach to funding, and an ability to work in diverse teams and environments.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will be working in challenging environments to help our team:

To grow income and form strategic partnerships to overcome poverty and suffering.

To respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses.

To lead and support others to fund Oxfam’s humanitarian work.

Additional Information:

The post-holder can expect to spend almost all their working time (excluding annual leave) on deployment, with some short periods in Oxford or at their home base between deployments.

Ability to travel and work overseas in difficult circumstances for extended periods of time are essential for this job.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a medical examination confirming fitness for regular travel and deployment.

For more information and how to apply visit ”jobs.oxfam.org.uk” and type in the ”search vacancy” browser the reference number ”INT2975”. If applicable, you can also use the direct link provided in the ”How to apply” section of this external site. Please note that Oxfam GB only accepts applications submitted to our official site.



Responsible for the education and general development of the children enrolled in the Agency’s Early Childhood Program. Implement the curriculum in accordance with Head Start standards.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Monitors each child’s well-being and safety;

Implements the curriculum that is being used by the program with fidelity;

Plans lesson plans based on the curriculum in collaboration with the teacher assistant;

Completes required paperwork on a daily basis, including lesson plans, child observations, home visit reports and parent/teacher conference reports and implementation of developmental and social and emotional screenings;

Communicates with parents, other staff members and children on a daily basis;

Maintains a high level of professionalism while adhering to city, state and federal regulations outlining the Head Start program;

Acquires all necessary signatures of parents and/or guardians for events/activities needing their permission;

Provides active supervision to ensure the safety of Head Start children while in the classroom, during transitions, and while on the playground. Ensures that no child shall be left alone or unsupervised;

Other duties as they apply to program goals.

Community Organizer

Girls Who Code is searching for dynamic, and results-oriented Community Organizers to create and execute local community-based recruitment programs to identify girls in communities across the country to participate in our Summer Immersion Program.

The successful candidate thrives in a fast-­paced, metrics driven environment while working independently. The Community Organizer will report directly to the Community and Volunteer recruitment team.

This is a part-time, hourly position through March 2017.

LOCATIONS: Atlanta-GA, Austin-TX, Baltimore-MD, Bay area-CA, Boston-MA, Chicago-IL, Los Angeles-CA, Miami-FL, Newark-NJ, NYC, Seattle-WA, Stanford- CT and Washington DC


The Community Organizer of Community & Volunteer recruitment is responsible for developing and executing local recruitment strategy which includes building relationships with schools, community leaders, and prospective students to further the mission of Girls Who Code. The Community Organizer will work closely with the Community & Volunteer recruitment team to ensure that the recruitment strategy being implemented across our Summer Immersion Program markets is effective, efficient and meeting recruitment targets.

Student Recruitment

Serve as liaison to stakeholders (students, parents and community partners) in community organizing activities

Initiate, plan and lead Information Sessions in collaboration with local community organizations for students, parents and community organizations to spread word about Girls Who Code and mission

Plan and lead Applicant Support Workshops for students, alongside

Community Partners to ensure the successful completion of applications by targeted students

Convert interested applicants to completing the Summer Immersion Program application through phone banking and additional individualized follow up

Submit weekly report of activities including information sessions held and students reached through SalesForce

Advise on development of local recruitment strategy including identifying target community partners, key community leaders, media and schools

Provide support on managing inbound communication from students, parents, and community organizations

Community Engagement

Represent Girls Who Code at appropriate meetings, presentations and community events, as needed

Assist with marketing for Girls Who Code events, such as information sessions and applicant support workshops, including passing out flyers and posters

Work with the Community & Volunteer recruitment team to build community partnerships through in-person meetings and attendance at community events

Build knowledge of appropriate community services and resources to make appropriate referrals for Summer Immersion Program students and Club Sponsors


The Community Organizer will be thoroughly committed to Girls Who Code’s strategy and mission. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, relationship building, and community building and organizing experience.


Dedicated to the mission and vision of Diversity and Inclusion at Girls Who Code

Must be Native and/or highly knowledgeable of the community in and around one of the 13 cities

Knowledge of and ability to network with community resources and build community relationships

Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and ethnic communities

Data driven: the ability to track outcomes through set goals

Existing networks in diverse communities

Requires effective oral and written communication skills in working with a variety of individuals and groups

Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment

Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Previous Girls Who Code volunteers and participants strongly encouraged to apply

Fluency in a second language is strongly preferred

Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

International Exchange Coordinator (Part-time & Flexible)

A part-time role with a full-time impact!

Who We Are

EF High School Exchange Year is nonprofit foreign exchange program that believes in the power of cultural and academic exchange. We connect talented and enthusiastic teenagers from around the world, who want to learn more about American culture and values, with volunteer host families across the country. Since 1979, we have connected more than 100,000 students with host families, making us the leader in high school exchange.

Our students come from 13 countries and are between the ages of 15-18 years old. All of our students are thoroughly screened by our EF staff in their home country, held to a standard of maturity and academic achievement, and are looking forward to life-changing experience abroad.

What We Do

Here at EF High School Exchange Year, our International Exchange Coordinators (IECs), the heart of our organization, help open their communities to new cultures and create lifelong relationships that span the globe.

This unique opportunity allows our nation-wide IEC community to work part-time and flexible hours to accomplish the following:

Connect with interested families eager to learn more about hosting an exchange student

Build relationships with local school systems and act as the liaison for the EF exchange students

Facilitate cultural experiences and provide support for both host families and their exchange students throughout the year

Receive extensive training from our EF Team on how to market within your community, make quality connections between host families and students, along with all the necessary requirements set by the Department of State

Lastly, you’ll be compensated for your work and have the opportunity to earn $650 for each student you match and supervise throughout the academic year along with other incentives including domestic and international travel

This is a rewarding opportunity to meet people from across the world, create lasting relationships, and change lives, including your own.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested and you meet the minimum requirements below, we’d love to hear from you! Please click on the below link “Apply Now” to submit your contact information. Someone from our EF Team will be reaching out soon to connect with you!

Minimum requirements:

Over the age of 25

Can pass a required background check

Willingness to provide interim housing for students

Program Director, Saline Lakes

The Director of the Saline Lakes Program will be a member of a growing National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team focused on advancing balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. Reporting to the Director of the Western Water Initiative, and working closely with Vice President of the Central Flyway, and the Vice President of Bird Conservation for the Pacific Flyway, the Saline Lakes Director is responsible for leading a new Audubon program focused on the Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West, with an initial focus on Great Salt Lake. This network of lakes provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies.

The Saline Lakes Program Director will lead a multi-disciplinary team of policy, science, legal and other experts working to address key water-related challenges at Great Salt Lake and other saline lakes. S/he will play a critical role as an ambassador for Audubon, representing the organization with funders, conservation leaders, community members, policy makers and other important constituencies; informing stakeholder opinions and decisions; and harnessing the power of grassroots movements. The Director will further develop strategic partnerships that bolster efforts already on the ground and engage Audubon’s chapters, like the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society in Salt Lake City, to both tap into and increase network capacity. Additionally, the Director will collaborate with and advise other Audubon staff working within and beyond this region, including key Development and Marketing/Communications team members and our national Policy Office in D.C., to gain additional support.

Audubon’s Western Water vision is to take actions to achieve a reliable water supply for birds and people throughout the West. With its partners, Audubon aims to stabilize and increase populations of priority birds in the West by advancing balanced water management policy solutions, implementing on-the-ground restoration projects, and involving our network of members, volunteers, and chapters in meaningful activities.

Saline lakes across the Intermountain West, including Great Salt Lake, are unique and important ecosystems, and they are linked by the movements of migratory birds throughout the region and hemisphere. Saline lakes, likes the rivers of the West, are threatened by the increasing demands of the water from urban and agricultural users, as well as from prolonged drought and a changing climate.

Audubon has been engaged in issues around Great Salt Lake as the owner and manager of the Gillmor Sanctuary, established in 1995, and through efforts to restore habitat there and adjacent lands for shorebirds and waterbirds. Additionally, Audubon has worked for the last several decades to protect and restore bird habitat at the Salton Sea, Owens Lake, and Mono Lake in California as important habitats for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. Audubon chapters throughout the region are important sources of expertise, grassroots support and active engagement on public outreach, policy issues, and citizen science.

This position will be remotely based, ideally in or around Salt Lake City, Utah. Additional locations will also be considered. Candidates should also submit a cover letter when applying to this position.

Essential Functions:

The initial focus of the Director position (~ 24 months) will be on the most time-sensitive opportunities, which include:

Secure the best policy outcomes for birds and people around the Great Salt Lake by developing and implementing a strategy, in cooperation with existing staff and regional partners, to improve water quality or quantity, or both. By 2018, Audubon will launch a two-year campaign to build substantive support to sustain the water necessary for an ecologically functional Great Salt Lake ecosystem.

Advance a regional analysis of threats to saline lakes. With this understanding, raise awareness around the range of threats impacting saline lakes and inform decision-makers and partners about the urgency for a significant and sustained investment in solutions for a functional network of saline lakes.

Help to shape and lead critical water policy and engagement campaigns in such places as Lake Abert, Oregon; the Lahontan Valley, Nevada; and additional priority saline lakes sites that are critical to a comprehensive solution for people, agriculture and birds.

Work collaboratively with Audubon staff at Gillmor Sanctuary to promote Sanctuary conservation efforts that align with the Saline Lakes Program in a seamless, integrated approach so as to present a clear, consistent public face for Audubon in the area and region.

Build out Audubon’s Saline Lakes Program by collaborating with Audubon staff and hiring additional expertise in bird science, water policy, communications, and network coordination, and expand partnerships and develop powerful coalitions to advance this critical organizational program.

Other Essential Functions:

Aligned with Audubon’s overall conservation goals and strategies, oversee the strategic implementation of the Saline Lakes Program that results in the organization’s increased capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats.

With the guidance of the Director of the Western Water Initiative and with the Vice President of the Central Flyway and other leaders in the Central and Pacific Flyways, develop effective and innovative solutions and implementation plans to address critical bird conservation issues.

Engage a variety of stakeholders by shaping outreach and communication strategies.

Serve as spokesperson on western water/saline lakes issues and work with Audubon colleagues, subject matter experts and others to develop and implement marketing and communications plans.

Represent Audubon as an ambassador and raise its profile and visibility with donors, partners, policymakers, and the public.

Along with senior state and national development teams, help raise funds by meeting with current and prospective major donors, foundations and other potential sources to support and extend the program.

Work closely with the Vice President of the Central Flyway to analyze and monitor budgets in order to best leverage and deploy financial resources, when and where needed.

Collaborate with and advise key staff across Audubon’s decentralized network in order to reach the goals of the project and as a part of Audubon’s National Strategic Plan.

In consultation with Audubon’s national Science Office, lead effort with science staff and consultants to provide sound science to prioritize conservation needs and define the impact of shrinking saline lakes on migratory birds.

Remain abreast of important issues, policies and regulations affecting birds and other wildlife in the region; exhibit a proactive approach to creating change and leverage Audubon’s grassroots resources to implement strategies.

Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced degree (at least a M.S.) in natural resource management, public policy, environmental science or related field required.

7-10 years’ progressive professional experience managing externally-facing conservation projects, to include possessing a deep knowledge of water resource management. This position must maintain sophisticated current knowledge and expertise on the legal, diplomatic, policy, institutional, economic, cultural and technical issues relevant to water management in the West.

Demonstrated success and comfort with fundraising, in particular with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders.

Experience with public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in state legislatures and in working with members of Congress.

Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.

Ability to exercise a high level of diplomacy, balance and flexibility when dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes.

Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent Audubon to members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media.

Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% time for key meetings with staff, funders and other important stakeholders to help advance the project.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and web-based applications required.

Experience developing diversified approach to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue or cause.

Passion for Audubon’s vision and solidly grounded in conservation issues in order to effectively handle challenges, identify important issues, and covey conservation priorities to a wide audience.

Director, Instructional Improvement, Network Leadership Development Team

Our Team

KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students, with over 13,500 college-age or older KIPP alumni. Eighty-seven percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-priced meals program, and more than 95 percent are African American or Latino. By 2020, we will have 40,000 college-age and older KIPP alumni and we aspire to serve 120,000 students in our schools while simultaneously significantly increasing KIPPsters’ academic outcomes. As we grow and target strengthening our academic outcomes, we have an increasing need to provide excellent ongoing leadership development and targeted support to school leaders and regional leaders across our network.

KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, we are focused on helping all of our students climb the mountain to college. Every day, KIPP students across the nation are proving that demographics do not define destiny. Nationally, 94 percent of KIPP alumni have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent have gone on to college. To date, over 40% of all alumni have earned a four-year college degree, and 50% have earned a BA or AA. As we continue to achieve results in our growing network of schools, we are redefining the notion of what is possible in public education. We are committed to sharing all that we learn in an effort to inspire other communities to consider the approach that makes KIPP schools successful.


Leading an Academic Leadership Learning Network. The Director of Instructional Improvement will lead our new academic leadership “learning network”- a national cohort of Chief Academic Officers and School Leaders who are committed to learning together, building their skills as instructional leaders, and, with their teams, developing and executing academic improvement initiatives in select focus areas that lead to meaningful improvements in student outcomes. By learning and working together on common academic challenges, setting goals and reviewing data on common practices, and leveraging one another for support and problem-solving expertise, our academic leadership learning network will play a critical role in driving the significant student achievement gains we intend to realize in the coming years in all of our schools and regions.

Iterate and improve on the design of the learning network (i.e., the integrated set of learning and practice activities) based on participant feedback and teacher and student results.

Design participant learning and practice opportunities

Design collaborative structures to support participating leaders across regions in reviewing progress, solving problems, and learning from what’s working.

Drive successful execution of the learning network

Coordinate the KIPP Foundation cross-team group responsible for making the learning network successful.

Ensure the learning network is powered by rigorous plans and the right quarterly objectives; monitor progress and drive problem-solving and improvement.

Recruit network leader participants

Manage, motivate and support network leader participants in the work of the learning network, helping them improve their data-driven instruction, progress monitoring, and instructional coaching practices.

Communicate and engage regularly and effectively with participants, binding them together as a supportive community.

Supporting Select KIPP Regions In Academic Strategy Implementation. The Director of Instructional Improvement will serve as a coach and consultant to select KIPP regions, working directly with academic leadership to drive improved academic outcomes in those regions.

Provide direct academic implementation support for 2-3 KIPP regions leading to improved year-over-year growth in student performance.

Serve as coach to School Leaders and Assistant Principals in two schools within each region.

Conduct approximately 6 on-site visits per that include walk-throughs, observations of classes and debriefs with regional and school level leadership teams.

Coordinate frequent and ongoing review of progress with school and regional leaders.

Provide direct trainings for leaders and teachers as needed.

Provide feedback to KIPP Foundation content development team re. implementation of curriculum and assessments.


Emphasis will be placed on this individual’s demonstrated track record as an outstanding leader and manager within a dynamic, multi-site organization and her/his depth of knowledge of and experience implementing high-quality instructional practices. She/he will be highly skilled in building trust-based relationships with well-developed problem solving skills. The successful candidate will be a leader who excels in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture and is passionate about educational equity.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred


An unshakable, deeply held personal belief that kids growing up in underserved communities can achieve at levels comparable with their peers and be a source of inspiration when it comes to personal character

Understands that the essential purpose of her/his work will be finding ways to support regions and schools, and the people who enable schools to be successful


7+ years in education, preferably with at least five years of instructional leadership experience

Demonstrated results in improving academic performance with an underserved population of students.

Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate a vision and drive results through other leaders.

Exceptional planning and project management skills.

Disciplined, data-driven approach to decision-making, assessing progress and problem-solving.

Excellent relationship builder with experience managing diverse stakeholders, leading change and promoting strong teamwork.

Demonstrated ability to model respect for school leaders, teachers, and students by listening, questioning, assisting, responding quickly, and offering direct and appropriate coaching and feedback

Proven ability to teach adults effectively

Willingness to seek feedback, adapt practices and continuously learn and evolve

Comfort with a dynamic, fast-paced environment of high energy, rapid change and ambiguity

The Director, Instructional Improvement must be willing to travel (up to 50%) to work with a geographically distributed team and network of regions and schools.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401K plan, and a significant paid time-off package.

APPLICATION: Please apply here: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000008GOA5EAO

Community Advocacy Program Coordinator

About Us

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), established in 1975, is a leading and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to championing the rights of people with disabilities through litigation, education, and advocacy. The Community Advocacy Program (CAP) serves as the first point of contact for individuals seeking assistance from DRLC. CAP connects individuals in need of legal assistance with resources and referrals, including:

Collaborating with DRLC’s litigation team to investigate matters for potential representation;

Providing resources and referrals;

Conducting community trainings to educate the community on their disability related rights.

CAP serves approximately 1,500 individuals per year.


Handle all initial requests for assistance received by DRLC through CAP’s intake line, voicemails, web, in-person inquiries, electronic mail, and U.S. mail.

Interview individuals with requests for assistance to obtain basic information, determine nature of the problem and desired resolution;

Assess incoming intakes for appropriate and adequate information and contact callers to obtain additional information.

Provide information and referral assistance to callers when issue and/or caller are not eligible for full intake or as instructed by CAP Director.

Input data and maintain DRLC’s database on all individuals who request assistance.

Ability to perform several different tasks during the day and input data/information.

Prepare trainings and information on CAP systems to train volunteers and interns.

In collaboration with CAP Director, train volunteers and interns on CAP systems.

Manage the technical set up of volunteer and intern computers and remote access, collaborate with Benchmark to ensure proper setup for volunteers and interns.

Conduct intakes and manage a caseload of intakes from inception to completion.

Draft and send closing letters.

Draft correspondence as instructed, light office duties.

Participate in litigation meetings, take notes on all intakes and open CAP investigations.

Contribute to self-help, know your rights and other written materials.

Prepare and run CAP related reports and analyses as needed.

Participate in community outreach as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is $42,000/yr. Benefits include 100% employer paid health, dental, vision, group life, and long term disability coverage. 15 days of paid vacation plus company holidays. Eligible to participate in AFLAC coverage and a 401(k) plan. This is an exempt position, offering schedule flexibility.


• College degree REQUIRED

• Spanish fluency REQUIRED

• Competency in Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Ability to master and use database management software (DRLC will provide training)

• Demonstrated project management skills, including tracking and meeting deadlines, managing competing priorities, working under pressure and communicating with team members

• Attention to details

• Highly motivated, responsible and able to work independently

• Flexibility to assist with a broad range of projects

The Program Assistant may work from one of our two offices (Inland Empire office in Ontario, CA and 350 S Grand Ave in Los Angeles, CA) or remotely, but will be required to travel to LA and to community outreach events on a periodic basis. The DRLC encourages remote working and supplies and maintains technological solutions to allow productive and collaborative work from any location, creating a strong team-environment with flexibility

How to apply:

Open until filled. Please do not apply if you do not meet all of the required qualifications.

Email resume, cover letter, and references to Carmen Boroumi: carmen.boroumi@drlcenter.org Please state in the subject line: CAP Coordinator Position, and Your Name.

For more information on the Disability Rights Legal Center visit: www.drlcenter.org

Persons with disabilities, persons of color, women, and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

Application deadline December 30, 2016

Northwest Account Manager

Great Minds, a rapidly growing non-profit organization developing world-class curricula for grades PK-12, is seeking a Northeast Account Manager to join our dynamic, dedicated team. At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of liberal arts and sciences.

The Northwest Account Manager (AM) will collaborate with Northwest regional team members to develop, execute, and revise quarterly and yearly Territory Plans specific to their assigned states/region/area in order to meet individual and team goals. They direct the selling, proposal development strategy, project plan and execution of Great Minds (GM) curricula for the PK-12 market. In addition, the AM will create new client partner relationships by leveraging existing GM relationships when appropriate. Account Managers will effectively interact with all levels of school leadership including but not limited to site-based leadership (e.g. Instructional Coaches and Principals) to district level decision makers (e.g. Curriculum Directors and Superintendents), in order to develop lasting relationships that result in solution-oriented district support. They coordinate with the Marketing team to create and execute regional communications strategies and messaging for all district opportunities, including all relevant audiences – customer, internal, and external stakeholders.

Primary Accountabilities:

Work in conjunction with a regional team to prepare, deliver and execute a full solution including GM curricula to provide print and digital offerings, professional development and implementation support to all personnel within the school district

Identify and develop new sales opportunities in targeted accounts

Customize and coordinate with partners to ensure the delivery of materials and support/services meets the district’s needs.

Align all implementation and materials to support the customer’s instructional and assessment goals and plans

Navigate internal GM business divisions to be an effective liaison between key accounts and GM

Education and Experience:

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Marketing or Liberal Arts.

3 years K12 classroom teaching, PD and/or sales experience

Working knowledge of sales data systems like Salesforce

Proven presentation skills to small and large audiences

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Highly organized and accustomed to handling multiple tasks at once


5 years sales experience with strong knowledge of Salesforce preferred.

Educational/Technology sales experience and classroom teaching experience / teaching skills are preferred

Experience with consultative selling

Classroom teaching and K12 Leadership and or District Level Leadership Experience.

Physical Requirements:

Periodically lifting, reaching, and moving product up to 40 lbs.

Must be able to travel up to 30% – 40% of the time through a combination of domestic air travel and driving a car, including overnight stays.


Full-time, Exempt

This position is home-based near major airport

Per Diem (Nights/Weekends) Diversion Specialist

Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island for the past 10 years!

(Grant funded 1-3 Years)

Position Summary: This grant funded position is responsible for a wide variety of activities pertaining to the Consolidated Homeless Fund grant.Responsibilities include performing intake assessment of families and individuals using the state approved assessment designed to meet the needs of clients unless they can be diverted through effective problem solving, accessing formal and informal networks available and provide mediation if needed, as well as short term case management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for in-person and telephone diversion, intake and assessment of at-risk families and individuals.

Maintain records of assessment and diversion in HMIS.

Provide short term case management for clients who may not be immediately diverted and communicate effectively with service users on the results of their assessment and the thought behind the action plan outlined.

Attend mandatory trainings and certifications provided by RI Coalition for HMIS updates and Crossroads RI for VI, VI-F SPDAT trainings, and Mediation training through SOAR

Connect clients to appropriate partner agencies.


Associates in Social Work/ Human Service field preferred

3 years’ experience as a Case Manager

Knowledge of, or ability to quickly develop a competency related to homelessness issues, effective intervention and motivational interviewing skills

Basic understanding of mental health and substance abuse fields

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

High level of prioritization skills

Proficient computer skills

Strong written and verbal skills

Nutrition Expert/Advisor

Role and Responsibilities of Nutrition Expert/Advisor

To ensure a high quality of technical support to Concerns nutrition work in emergency and development contexts;

To develop and document best practices and promote organizational learning;

To provide guidance and technical support to nutrition programs that prevent under-nutrition and or treat malnutrition;

Required Experience and Qualifications

Masters in Nutrition/Public Health or BA in Nutrition/Public Health

At least five to seven (5 to 7) years’ experience working in Nutrition area and/or health programs in developing countries

Skills in training and mentoring

Familiar with global and regional international health and nutrition networks.

Depending on the number of applications received, the selection committee may apply stricter
requirements within the aforementioned selection criteria.

Regional Director


PAX – Program of Academic Exchange (www.pax.org) is a non-profit educational organization that provides global education and exchange opportunities for students, host families, schools, and communities to open doors, embrace cultures, and become family. PAX believes that this mission is served by providing young people with the opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family for an extended period of time. Each year approximately 1100 high school students from around the world participate in international exchange through PAX. While PAX has a global vision, the organization works one student at a time. PAX headquarters in Port Chester, NY and also offers remote positions throughout the United States.


Direct development, placement and support for both core and sponsored secondary school exchange programs in designated states or region of the country. Ensure the region achieves agreed upon community coordinator, school, and host family recruitment and student placement goals. Ensure student, host family and school placement and support is fully compliant with PAX protocol, CSIET standards, and USDOS regulations.


1. Work closely with the Senior Director, Field Operations to assess regional placement capacity (including staffing and quotas) and prepare annual region-specific community coordinator, school, and host family plans which are aligned to the national strategy; oversee regional and field-level implementation of promotional campaigns and processing of leads, as required.

2. Oversee the recruitment, screening, selection, and contracting of new Community Coordinators, ensuring coverage in all communities within the region where PAX maintains or intends to establish a presence; personally conduct interviews with applicants.

3. Develop personal rapport and provide on-going training, mentoring, coaching, support and management of Community Coordinators to ensure they place and support assigned quota of students in vetted host family homes with accredited high school approvals within established deadlines.

4. Ensure student, host family, and school placement and support is conducted in full compliance with PAX protocol, CSIET standards, and USDOS regulations.

5. Assist Community Coordinators in resolving routine supervision issues and manage cases through the warning stage of disciplinary action.

6. Maintain or oversee maintenance of files for all program participants, including student applications, host family and high school files, community coordinator files.

7. Monitor progress towards regional participant recruitment, placement and retention goals; promote program incentives and compensation; manage payment of compensation to Community Coordinators; maintain records of all bonus points and other incentive payments.

8. Conduct periodic trips to train and meet with Community Coordinators and Regional Development Managers throughout the region. Conduct visits to host communities to meet with students, host families and schools.

9. Other duties as assigned.


1. Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in international relations, education, nonprofit management or related field; international exchange experience strongly preferred.

2. Undergraduate degree required.

3. Experience in nonprofit sector and with education/youth oriented organization preferred.

4. Management experience required; volunteer management experience strongly preferred.

5. Previous international/intercultural experience preferred.

6. Previous experience working with adolescents preferred.

7. Excellent interpersonal, research, writing, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.

8. Superior listening, consultative and diplomatic skills required as well as the ability to handle sensitive matters discreetly.

9. Demonstrated ability to work productively under pressure.

10.Computer literacy including proficiency in use of MS Office applications; experience using customer, member or other database systems preferred.

Tech Curriculum Developer – Science, Tech, Digital Art, and/or Engineering

Position Overview

Are you a science, tech, engineering, or digital arts buff with a passion for teaching and program development? We’re hiring a team of talented and knowledgeable part-time Curriculum Developers to lead the creation and revision process for classes within Galileo’s Summer Camps @ The Tech program. These subject-matter specialists will manage all curriculum development for one or more classes in this one-of-a-kind program—forming the class vision, researching and managing materials and inventory, and creating and testing design-challenge activities aligned with Galileo’s mission. This is a rare opportunity to work with our stellar curriculum team, contributing to our White House-recognized programming in a remote capacity.

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

About Galileo

We have a totally audacious mission. We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. Thousands of them have been getting this boost at Galileo since 2002.

It takes a village to bring these fresh, inspiring, ever-evolving camp programs to over 30,000 campers every summer, and our headquarters team is up to the challenge. We believe that WE are Galileo. United by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do, whether writing cutting-edge curriculum, staffing exceptional summer teams, purchasing and packing supplies, spreading the word about our camps or delivering top-notch customer service.

Core Requirements

Commitment to innovation education and to Galileo’s mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world

Avid maker, coder, hacker, designer—has finger on pulse of cutting edge of science, technology, engineering or digital arts and can translate this knowledge into cool, accessible educational projects for children and tweens

Deep subject matter expertise in science, technology, engineering or digital arts education

Confidence contributing to a creative vision, and ability to effectively work with others to realize that vision

Comfortable designing original, project-based design challenges that foster open-ended creative thinking

Naturally curious, with a passion for generating a sense of wonder in others (especially in children)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fast and prolific writer

Proven ability to think big and still sweat the small stuff; detail-oriented and organized

Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands

Motivation and initiative whether working independently or collaboratively; ability to solicit and implement feedback

Required Experience & Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Experience teaching children in an informal or formal K-8 educational setting

Experience developing original curriculum preferred

Experience with design thinking and/or project-based learning a plus

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs

Experience writing on a schedule with regular deadlines

Experience with 2-4 of the following subjects/programs:

Veterinary Science

Human Anatomy and Biology


Forensic Science

Cooking and Baking




Construct 2


Circuit Fundamentals

Arduino C++

Autodesk Maya



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as Summer Camps @ The Tech’s education thought leader

Refine the vision for classes at Summer Camps @ The Tech to fulfill our mission

Utilize best practices to support the Galileo Innovation Approach in the curriculum

Develop highly engaging curriculum for Summer Camps @ The Tech

Performing deep research on content, materials and software

Work effectively and collaboratively with Program Director to develop integrated curriculum

Create supply lists to accompany curriculum

Serve as an effective and collaborative member of the Summer Camps @ The Tech team

Support other curriculum activities and initiatives

Executive Director


The School Fund (TSF) is an international start-up nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for disadvantaged students around the world through scholarships. We believe that an education is the most effective way for individuals to improve their own lives. Globally, 71 million children cannot attend school primarily because of poverty. We have supported the education of over 850 secondary school students in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America through our crowd-funding website: www.theschoolfund.org.

We select our Field Partners from international education nonprofits that have a proven track record of running scholarship programs in the developing world. TSF posts Field Partners’ students on our website to introduce them to the donor community and fundraise for them. Our website provides a space for funders and students to communicate and develop relationships with one another in an effort to create more globally-minded citizens.

Our work has been featured in Fast Company, GOOD Magazine, The Economist, The Huffington Post, ONE Campaign and was recognized by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in San Diego, CA. We have also forged partnerships with leading companies such as Chegg, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Google and received backing from top-tier foundations including The Brin-Wojcicki Foundation, The Heising-Simons Foundation and The Schmidt Family Foundation.


The School Fund (TSF) is seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial leader to serve as our Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will lead our team in operational fundraising and program fundraising (ie. fundraising for students). The ED will also work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and Director of Programs (TSF’s second full-time employee) to refine and execute on The School Fund’s overall strategic vision.

This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the exact location at the discretion of the individual. TSF will fund a shared office location in San Francisco and a laptop for work-use. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Leadership and Strategic Vision – (20%)

Collaborate with the Board of Directors to refine and implement TSF’s strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, team, and priorities are aligned with our core mission.

Attend and speak at relevant conferences and events; be one of TSF’s primary external faces.

Direct annual budgeting and planning process for TSF’s annual budget, with Director of Programs.

Operational Fundraising – (40%)

Refine and execute on an operational fundraising strategy.

Lead fundraising and foundation/corporate development efforts to ensure TSF has a stable and growing operating budget.

Work with Development Committee to set appropriate goals and expectations.

Proactively seek out and manage relationships with high net-worth individuals, foundations and corporations.

Grant writing, fulfillment, and reporting as necessary.

Program Fundraising – (40%)

Refine and execute on a program fundraising strategy.

Lead fundraising and foundation/corporate development efforts to ensure the students on our website are funded.

Work closely with Matt Severson (Founder) on corporate partnerships to both (1) raise awareness for the work we are doing and (2) raise money for students through bulk grants.

Lead online marketing initiatives and campaigns to drive small, grassroots donors to fund students on our website.


Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, MPA or related advanced degree desired.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Ideally, 3+ years of experience as Executive Director of a nonprofit / social enterprise organization.

Proven success as a full-time or near full-time fundraiser for 2+ years at a nonprofit.

Entrepreneurial, energetic, proactive

Outstanding presentation and communication skills; need ability to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.

Self-motivated, highly independent worker.

Willingness to travel to developing countries for 1-2 weeks annually.

Ideally, proven dedication to international development, education, and/or poverty issues.

Ideally, work experience or significant travel to a developing country.

Ideally, existing network of donors and/or potential donor relationships in the SF Bay Area.

Family Clinician

COMPASS Masters level Family Clinician

COMPASS is hiring Masters-level Family Clinicians for our Community Support & Stabilization program with experience in Human/Social Services. Clinicians work to improve family functioning, resolve and reduce conflicts, and serve as advocates for families. Working with DCF referred families the COMPASS family clinician is responsible for:

Assist clients in meeting DCF established goals and to facilitate the clients development of their own independence to progress and succeed

Develop appropriate relationships with clients on caseload

Develop interventions and solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of the clients

Connect clients to appropriate community resources

Serve as an effective liaison between clients and collaterals

Accompany clients to scheduled court appearances and professional appointments

Maintain records and write monthly reports

Be available for on-call emergencies

Develop and maintain working relationships with DCF caseworkers

Working throughout Eastern Massachusetts all staff members are required to have a reliable car. COMPASS reimburses for travel expenses at the Federal rate. Staff members need to be computer literate. Staff members must be willing to work flexible hours (37.5 hours/week), with some weekend on-call responsibilities. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

COMPASS is a private, non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to serving high-risk economically disadvantaged youth, adolescents, and families who have a history of behavioral, social, emotional, and educational disabilities. Using a team approach, COMPASS works to develop and enhance the confidence and abilities of youth and families by providing services in safe, nurturing and motivating environments. Our services include: education, crisis intervention, diagnostics, outreach, advocacy, vocational preparation, enrichment activities, emergency resources, and individual and family support services. COMPASS is a supportive environment with generous benefits including a robust health & dental plan, 4 weeks vacation/sick time to start, life insurance, Long Term disability insurance, education tuition reimbursement and retirement savings.