Opportunities

Thank you for your interest! All current openings on our team are listed below.

Overview of Boston After School & Beyond

Boston After School & Beyond (Boston Beyond) is a nonprofit intermediary founded in 2005 that connects school, after-school, and summer learning so that young people can develop to their full potential. A local organization with a national reputation, Boston Beyond catalyzes partnerships among the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), local and national funders, researchers, and over 400 programs to test new ideas and bring successful approaches to scale. Boston Beyond reached over 25,000 students in 2021.

The time spent outside of school—particularly in after-school and summer programs—represents an opportunity for youth to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to thrive in school, college, work, and life. Boston Beyond has a lean, productive staff focused on designing, managing, and supporting a citywide learning system that draws on the strengths of Boston’s rich and diverse array of programs, in concert with schools, in order to maximize the time spent outside of school. By working with Boston Beyond, programs pursue common goals, implement shared measures, and have a greater impact on closing opportunity and achievement gaps than they would if they worked in isolation.

Responsibilities

Boston Beyond’s Measurement & Improvement Coordinators are the primary supports to our network of over 400 after-school and summer programs, particularly in measurement operations (e.g., data collection) and improvement strategies (e.g., data interpretation coaching). This Coordinator will also manage our pilot effort to directly facilitate school partnerships with after-school and summer programs.

This position is a great opportunity to learn how organizations collect data to take action at the program and policy levels, and to gain experience in influencing strategy for systems change. We are looking for a candidate with initiative, strong people skills, excellent time management, and strategic thinking to serve a growing network of partner organizations.

The Measurement & Improvement Coordinator is expected to work closely with Boston Beyond’s other Coordinators, and reports to the Director of Measurement & Improvement.

  • Collaborate with program partners to ensure complete and accurate data collection.
    • Engage program partners to understand data needs and ensure they administer surveys, receive observations, and complete all data collection.
    • Identify ways to improve the data collection process and provide solutions for program partners with issues preventing them from completing data collection.
    • Collaborate with the other Measurement & Improvement Coordinators to coordinate a unified, seamless, and positive experience for program partners.
    • Enhance program partners’ user experience in our online systems for data collection and data reporting.
  • Manage Boston Beyond’s pilot effort to facilitate partnerships between BPS schools and Boston Beyond’s network of after-school and summer programs.
    • Research and identify the best process for individual BPS schools to learn about and employ the after-school and summer programs in our network.
    • Manage the implementation of this process for network-wide guidance and next steps.
    • Assist in creating supporting data systems, such as internal reports or dashboards, or public-facing resources or inventories.
  • Assist with improvement strategies, including professional development sessions and data coaching.
    • Collaborate with the Measurement & Improvement team on designing and improving data coaching process for program partners.
    • Assist program partners in understanding and interpreting data.
    • Assist with professional development events provided to program partners.
  • Support Boston Beyond’s broader agenda.
    • Participate in design, turnout, and implementation of other Boston Beyond events.
    • Support measurement and improvement efforts in other Boston Beyond initiatives, including the Summer 5th Quarter of Learning and BoSTEM.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree, or Associate’s degree with at least three years of relevant work experience.
  • Initiative. Experience identifying problems and leading implementation of solutions to ultimately improve output.
  • Collaboration. Experience working effectively with others, including within a team, across an organization, or with customers.
  • Communication. Communicates in a clear, compelling, and persuasive manner, both in person and in writing. Enjoys meeting with stakeholders.
  • Organization. Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects successfully, demonstrating time management skills.
  • Project Management. Devises and applies processes in order to meet objectives, balancing multiple deadlines. Tracks details to inform progress toward objectives; communicates clearly and develops artifacts to share progress with others.
  • Experience in a position that required strong interpersonal skills a plus.
  • Experience with data collection, data processing, or data analysis a plus.
  • Experience in Boston’s youth development and education fields a plus.

Salary

$40,000 or commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@bostonbeyond.org, with Measurement & Improvement Coordinator in the subject line. Your cover letter should describe your interest, qualifications, and experience as they relate to this job.

Boston After School & Beyond is an Equal Opportunity Employer.