About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Jumpstart Site Manager is a key member of the Northeastern Center of Community Service. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee a high-quality early childhood education programming implemented by college participants. The Site Manager will recruit, train, and manage 50 college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods. The Site Manager will also sustain, establish, and grow strong community partnerships in the neighborhoods surrounding Northeastern's Boston campus.
Responsibilities: Program Management
Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select 50 college students to serve with Jumpstart
Support members in the completion of expected hours requirements
Provide members and Team Leaders with supervision and support, responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
Prepare and submit reports on-site fiscal and programmatic performance to national Jumpstart office
Work with national Jumpstart staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance including managing member files to Corporation for National & Community Service specifications
Provide support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or stakeholder events/meetings
Develop and manage content for the Jumpstart member online platform MyJstart
Early Childhood Education and Training
Facilitate Jumpstart training series for members; adapt or develop training content for members when necessary
Observe Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between members and children and implementation of the curriculum
Provide coaching and feedback to members based on observations
Observe and support planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation and the design of the curriculum to be used in Jumpstart Sessions
Work closely with teachers and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation
Campus and Community Partnerships
Serve as an integral member of the Northeastern Center of Community Service and the Division of City & Community Affairs
Build and manage high-quality relationships with local preschools
Cultivate and manage the campus relationships necessary to ensure sustainability and success of the program on campus
Work with campus-based faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports, and higher education partner relationships
Build and manage high-quality community partner/stakeholder relationships
Bachelor's Degree required
2-3 years of prior work experience in education, nonprofit or social service-related roles
Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to manage multiple priorities
Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with college
students, community partners, preschool staff, and the general community
Commitment to Jumpstart's core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness
Background or experience in an early childhood setting
Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students
Prior knowledge of AmeriCorps
Prior experience/interest in social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Prior experience in supervising others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback
Familiarity with the city of Boston
Salary Grade: 10
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.