Opportunities

Please see information for all current openings on the Boston After School & Beyond team below.

Summer Learning in Boston

In 2010, Boston Beyond helped launch a bold new approach to learning in the summer months. We worked with partners to design engaging, skill-rich learning programs in parks and museums, on college campuses, and in other enriching settings all across the city. With strong results, the establishment of new research evidence, and a robust network, the Boston Public Schools has replaced its traditional summer school program with an integrated model of summer learning that draws on the resources and expertise of community partners. The state is adopting this approach, funding low-income communities across to replicate Boston’s model. Since the approach has scaled and taken root in the city, Boston Beyond continues to inform new innovations and research. Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared summer the 5th Quarter of Learning, which reaches over 12,000 youth in over 150 programs.

Summer Learning Coordinator Position

With rapid growth and an approach that works, we are investing in our Summer Learning team with the addition of the Summer Learning Coordinator. Led by the Director of Summer Learning, and in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools Office of Expanded Learning Opportunities, the Summer Learning Coordinator will support year-round summer initiative activities, including grant making, communications, and program quality measurement activities. The coordinator will also work closely with the Measurement & Improvement Team at Boston Beyond, and will get to know each initiative team and how they support one other. The position will support strategies to enhance summer learning communications processes such as partner onboarding, information distribution, data collection, summer enrollment, and organization events.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

40% Partnership & Outreach: In order for Boston Beyond’s approach to have impact, summer learning opportunities must include highly supportive environments and relationships, guided by common measurements of quality. 

  • Collaborate with staff members across initiatives
  • Participate in design, turnout, and implementation of meetings and events
  • Coordinate with school principals, OST program directors, and other relevant site staff to develop and execute strategies to increase summer learning enrollment numbers and attendance
  • Engage new partners, especially based on needs or gaps in social and emotional learning rooted in data
  • Provide partner-level support with student enrollment tools (ASPEN and Partner Portal), student recruitment, family engagement, designing and coordinating partner professional development

30% Communications: Summer learning requires reaching a large number of people with a lot of necessary information on a specific timeline that ensures the city is ready for summer. 

  • Create summer newsletters centered around updates from our network
  • Conduct partner-wide calls with the Director of Summer Learning to gather real time updates from our partners
  • Build social media campaigns to raise awareness of summer learning opportunities and developments

30% Grant Making Support: To ensure strong partnerships, programs in the network enter into grant agreements with us that details funding, consent to research and measurement, and more. 

  • Assist the Program Director in the creation, disbursement, execution of all Master Agreements, Statements of Work, and BPS Data Affidavits for all programs in the Boston Summer Learning Community
  • Assist the Program Director in the tracking and disbursement of public and private summer learning grants 
  • Support the Program Director with private funding grant reporting, then connecting with the Measurement & Improvement team to collect relevant data on summer learning programs
  • Support the Program Directors at Boston After School & Beyond and Boston Public Schools with the 5th Quarter of Summer Learning Request for Funding process (partner outreach, application and budget evaluation/support)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in out-of-school-time programming
  • Collaborative spirit: Develops strong relationships to help collaborate with a large, urban school district
  • Project Management: Tracks progress towards goals, balancing multiple deadlines
  • Critical/Analytical Thinking: Enjoys balancing detail with the big picture by developing multiple solutions, considering their impact on partner objectives
  • Initiative and Perseverance: Navigates obstacles with an orientation toward solutions
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Operates effectively through uncertainty and is able to pivot on priorities 

What we’re looking for:

  • A desire to work to close opportunity and achievement gaps across racial and socioeconomic lines
  • Experience working with K-12 out-of-school time programs
  • Strong interest in partnering with internal and external teams to advance a common goal and mission

Benefits: BASB offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) match, four weeks annual paid vacation. A monthly MBTA pass stipend is available when commuting, though currently we are all working remotely from our homes.

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@bostonbeyond.org with Summer Learning Coordinator in the subject line. Your cover letter should describe your interest, qualifications, and experience as they relate to this job. Virtual interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, with an ideal start date in December.

Reach out to Alexandra Warren at jobs@bostonbeyond.org with questions about how to apply.

Boston After School & Beyond is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.