Title: Service Learning Program Manager
Report to: Program Director
Location: Chicago, IL
FLSA: Full Time/Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday; up to one Saturday per month during academic year for large-scale regional events
How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume: ILjobs@buildon.org
Overview of the Organization
buildOn is a not-for-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. buildOn is not a charity, it’s a movement. In the United States, we run intensive service learning programs in 40 underserved high schools in six major cities. Through these programs, buildOn empowers youth to transform their communities through high-impact service. Over the last 27 years buildOn has empowered more than 100,000 urban youth to contribute more than 2.1 million hours of service that has touched the lives of more than 1.0 million people living below the U.S. poverty line. 97% of these youth graduate high school and nearly all of these go to college, even though 40% of the kids going to the same schools drop out.
Teams of buildOn students from our programs also fan out across the world to help build schools in the economically poorest countries on the planet. We have now built nearly 1,300 schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Malawi and Nepal. More than 2 million children, parents and grandparents have attended these schools so far, while more than 160,000 attend buildOn schools every day. 50% of all students are girls or women. Most importantly, community members have organized leadership committees and contributed more than 2.0 million volunteer work days to literally build their schools.
Overview of the Role
The Service Learning Program Manager oversees all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning program at individual high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve rigorous KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Manager directly manages a team of two to five Service Learning Program Coordinators and leads those team members to effectively implement the buildOn program at partner high schools. Program and staff management is the primary focus of the role, and direct work with students is secondary (variable, ~25% of time). The Service Learning Program Manager collaborates closely with buildOn team members, school administrators and faculty, and community partners to build and implement a program strategy to meet goals at each school through excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Manager also plays a leadership role in planning and executing regional program events, Trek recruitment and support, as well as working closely with colleagues to engage students in immersions, special events, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments.
buildOn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information, please visit our website at www.buildon.org