Boston Partners in Education is now hiring for a full-time Program Director position

About the Organization:

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

Position Description:

The Program Director is responsible for the Partnership Support Team and the oversight of Boston Partners in Education’s core programming, including school partnerships, program impact, strategic planning, and coordination with internal and external constituents. They are a member of Boston Partners in Education’s management team, and the staff liaison to the Board of Directors’ Program Committee. The Program Director works closely with and reports to the Executive Director. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Programmatic Operations Management
  • Oversee plans for all core programming
  • Create and maintain programmatic procedures
  • Lead development of programmatic policies
  • Maintain programmatic quality
  • Submit work plan and final reports to Boston Public Schools (BPS) Partnerships office  annually
  • Ensure accountability with Committed Partnerships model, both internally and externally
  • Work with COO to ensure schools’ Committed Partnerships payments are rendered 
  • Work with Marketing team to ensure that program elements of the website are current
  • Work with COO on refining program budgets
  • Support the Match Support Team in creating and updating match support strategies
  • Provide editorial review and input into content of the Partnerships Newsletter


  • Use Salesforce to create contact lists for mass communications, and to monitor program operations and program staff activity to ensure program fidelity
  • Work with Salesforce admins to manage how the Partnership Support Team and Match Support Teams use current systems around match support, including Salesforce dashboards, email templates, GetFeedback, Form Assembly, check-n system, and other tools as needed
  • Collaborate with staff to improve the collection, tabulation, analysis, and reporting of student and volunteer outcome data
  • Participate as a member of AMP! recognition event planning committee and other volunteer/teacher gatherings


  • Manage Programs Team and act as staff liaison to Board Program Committee
  • Participate as a member of the Senior Management Team
  • Facilitate Partnerships Support Team meetings; support Match Support Team meetings 
  • Provide direct supervision to multiple team members
  • Create and support strategic goals for programs
  • Identify areas for growth in alignment with BPS priorities
  • Represent Boston Partners in Education at public events as needed
  • Troubleshoot and proactively remedy volunteer, partner, and team challenges 

Community Relations

  • Liaise withBPS staff and other peer partners
  • Liaise with peer organizations and community stakeholders to support program mission
  • Identify and engage potential partnerships and collaborations 
  • Lead relationship with BPS Office of Human Capital to manage CORI/SORI background check process
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with the Office of School and Community Partnerships at BPS and other key offices
  • Manage PartnerBPS portal and oversee staff data entry for partnership compliance
  • Work with marketing team on program-related messaging and materials
  • Maintain  Boston Partners general inquiry email inbox

Other duties

  • Participate in program and organization-wide team building and strategic planning events
  • Support annual volunteer fundraising drive and annual fundraising gala
  • Support training content development and processes
  • Perform other duties as requested


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and at least 5-7 years of professional experience in program management preferred
  • Experience with school districts required, Boston Public Schools preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated track record of leadership with results and the ability to influence others to achieve outcomes, including influencing and motivating teams while fostering strong collaboration in both intradepartmental and interdepartmental group work
  • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; can work independently to achieve goals after receiving broad direction 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for outcomes, impact and systems improvement
  • Experience working with diverse populations and communities and building relationships across lines of difference
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate difficult conversations and programmatic conflicts
  • Knowledge of the key players and issues impacting the Boston educational landscape and ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders through conversations and in writing, both internally and externally
  • Proven track record and ability to organize, plan and execute multiple streams of work, meet deadlines and maintain timely correspondence/follow up
  • Google Suite experience required
  • Database experience preferred, Salesforce experience a plus
  • Understanding of school budgeting and payment processes 
  • Dedication to the mission and values of Boston Partners in Education
  • Multilingual a plus

How To Apply:

Fill out the application form:

If you are unable to complete this form, please submit a resume and cover letter to, with “Program Director” as the subject line.