About the Organization:

Boston Partners in Education (BPIE) enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston’s public school (BPS) students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school support. BPIE recruits, trains, places and supports volunteers to work with students in grades K-12, one-on-one or in small groups, primarily during the school day, although more recently in after school as well.  BPIE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Position Description:

The Partnerships Manager with a specific focus area of growing our Independent Learning Support (ILS) program will ensure quality matches by recruiting, interviewing, matching, and providing support for volunteers in their assigned mentoring relationships with students. They will also provide support around nomination, matching, and volunteer mentor engagement to the principal, teachers, school staff, and BPS families at the schools in their portfolio for both in-person or online programming. This position requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

Partnerships Management

  • Recruit, screen, and match academic mentors
  • Recruit, present to, and provide volunteer mentor/student matches for teachers and other relevant school personnel
  • Provide support to schools, mentors, teachers, families and students after the match is made
  • Build on and deepen existing community relationships and mentors to increase retention
  • Support annual volunteer fundraising drive and annual fundraising Gala
  • Participate in program and organization-wide team meetings and events
  • Represent BPIE at key partnership, school and recruitment events (occasional evening and weekend hours)
  • Support with the development and leading of ILS trainings
  • Management of part-time staff, such as Site Coordinators, Interns
  • Other duties as assigned

Family Engagement

  • Provide support to the Senior Partnerships Manager around the annual creation and implementation of plans for ILS program with additional support from the Program Director
  • Recruit, present to, and provide matches for parents and guardians at the schools in your portfolio
  • Actively participate in the BPS community events/meetings/fairs to expand our family outreach
  • Expand upon existing ILS systems, such as nomination form and match support process, to better engage students and families
  • Work with other departments on marketing materials and resources, specifically resources and materials for teachers, families, volunteers, and students


  • Collaborate with staff to improve the collection, tabulation, analysis, and reporting of student and volunteer outcome data
  • Work as a team to create mass email communications using YAMM
  • Create and implement technical support procedures for students, mentors, and proctors 
  • Use Salesforce.com proficiently for match support and reporting
  • Assist in ongoing efforts to use evaluation results to improve program effectiveness


  • Bi/Multilingual preferred
  • Associates or Bachelors degree preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Gmail & Excel
  • Familiarity with databases, particularly with Salesforce, a plus
  • Highly organized, strong attention to details
  • Capable of meeting concurrent deadlines
  • Understanding of Boston neighborhoods and willingness to travel to them
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written, public speaking and verbal skills
  • Experience working in/with urban schools
  • A strong belief in added value to the BPS classrooms, schools, and district through representation, culture and diversity
  • Dedication to the mission and values of Boston Partners in Education

How To Apply:

Salary: $40,000

To apply please submit both your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] with “Partnerships Manager” as the subject line.

Boston Partners in Education is committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve and partner with a diverse population of schools, students and staff, and are dedicated to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or expression, or veteran status. We have an interest in building high-performing teams that mirror the communities we serve. In accordance with applicable law, Boston Partners in Education requires current and future employees, whether full-time or part-time, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.