Service Learning Program Manager


About the organization

Who We Are

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 2.2 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.


Who We Want

Reporting to the Program Director of a region, the Service Learning Program Manager will be a key leader of the U.S. program team. S/he must be a strategic and mission-driven leader with the ability to effectively balance a strong vision and commitment to methodology. The Service Learning Program Manager partners closely with school administrators and faculty, as well as community partners to develop excellent service opportunities with students. The Service Learning Program Manager works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. Additionally, the Service Learning Program Manager oversees and leads recruitment and support of students for Immersions (Trek, 36 Hours, and Partnership program) as well as special events, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments.
This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven leader who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world!


What You Bring

● 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
● Belief in the power of students to develop as Constructive Leaders through service
● 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)
● Excellent skills to build relationships with staff, students, school administrators and faculty, and community partners
● Recognize the benefit of connecting people through immersive experiences to break down barriers and grow as constructive leaders
● Organized and disciplined with time to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
● Strong communicator
● Driven to achieve goals
● Excel to adapt in a 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 submit Resume and Cover Letter

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