Jumpstart Site Manager - University of Massachusetts - Darthmouth


About the organization

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 15 states plus Washington, DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging over 25 years of experience serving over 150,000 children with the support of more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these three objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more www.jstart.org


In Fall 2020, Jumpstart will launch a new site in partnership with the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. The Site Manager plays a critical role in establishing the program across campus and within the New Bedford, MA community. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to implement high quality programming by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program and to support language, literacy, and social-emotional outcomes for children. The Site Manager recruits, trains, supervises, and coaches college students (called Corps Members) serving as part-time AmeriCorps Members and volunteers to deliver Jumpstart’s evidence-based curriculum to preschool children from underserved communities.

The Site Manager role is a full-time, year-round position based in Dartmouth, MA and reports to a Director of Programming.

Full job description at www.jstart.org/about/careers


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
• 2-3 years of prior work experience
• Strong planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet program or environmental needs
• Previous experience supervising individuals or leading initiatives
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet key tasks and deadlines
• Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, preschool staff, and the general community
• Ability and willingness to travel to assigned locations/sites as necessary
• Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
• Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness

Preferred or Ideal
• Background or experience in an early childhood setting
• Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students
• Prior experience/interest in social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion work
• Prior experience in supervising others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback
• Prior experience working for or serving with programs funded by the Corporation of National and Community Service (e.g. AmeriCorps, NCCC, Commonwealth Corps, etc.)
• Experience working in urban environments in Southeast MA



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Cover Letter and Resume required / more information at www.jstart.org

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