Service Learning Program Manager


About the organization

buildOn is a not-for-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. We’re not a charity, we’re a movement.
In the United States, we run intensive service learning programs in under-resourced, urban high schools in six major cities. Through these programs, buildOn empowers youth to transform their communities through high-impact service. Over the last 27 years, buildOn has empowered more than 100,000 urban youth to contribute more than 2.3 million hours of service that has touched the lives of more than one million people living below the U.S. poverty line. Moreover, 98% of buildOn students graduate high school, and most go on to college.


Oversee and lead all activities to drive student outcomes through quality Service Learning Programs at one high school.
Develop the buildOn movement by achieving Key Performance Indicator targets to engage 150 students monthly to contribute 975 service hours and gain 150 education hours monthly
Directly manage one Program Coordinator including weekly 515s, performance evaluation process, and ongoing coaching and support.
Support hiring processes to recruit and vet passionate, persistent, and talented individuals to join team.
Support collaboration with Development team around fund development opportunities, including the Corporate Partnership Program.
Support collaboration with Marketing team and involvement of students as part of special events and external communications to elevate student voice.
Input accurate and complete data on-time through Salesforce.
Establish, develop and maintain strategic partnerships including with school advisors, administrators, faculty, and support staff, and local community partners.
Oversee and lead recruitment for Trek for Knowledge and support students to participate in the complete Trek experience – before, during, and after travel.
Lead and support the planning and execution of all regional events, including Service Kick Off, Regional Service Projects, and other large-scale events.
Manage the school’s annual budget, including monthly account reconciliation, expense reporting, and ongoing tracking.


Personal commitment to buildOn’s mission – the power of service to change lives, communities, and the world
Committed to buildOn’s core values of empowerment, responsibility, and compassion
Extensive experience leading and participating in service learning (2-4 years)
Proven record of effective nonprofit program management, including but not limited to achieving high quality results and managing staff performance (1-2 years)
Strategic to investigate, plan, execute, and reflect with focus to continuously increase effectiveness
Excellent skills to build relationships with staff, students, school administrators and faculty, and community partners
Organized and disciplined with time to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong communicator
Driven to achieve goals
Excel to adapt in dynamic and fast-paced work environment
Functional knowledge of regional school district(s) and educational and nonprofit landscape
Extensive experience living and/or working in underserved communities
Relevant educational background (Bachelor’s degree required)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and compelling cover letter to: [email protected]

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