Vice President, External Engagement

Vice President, External Engagement

Citizen Schools

Boston, MA, with flexibility   |   December 23, 2020

The Opportunity

Citizen Schools is experiencing a seminal moment in its history with a recent shift from direct service to capacity building which brings change in many forms to the entire organization while also presenting a rare opportunity for growth and learning both individually and collectively.

Similar to so many other educational nonprofits across the country, Citizen Schools is simultaneously contending with the myriad of external variables that have served as forcing mechanisms or an accelerant for internal culture, processes, policies, and practices to step up and meet this moment with consistent and continued action as opposed to singular, performative acts and hollow words.

At a time when the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the reckoning around this country’s systemic racism are pushing on the organization from all sides and further highlighting the educational and socioeconomic disparities that exist for the majority of the students served, Citizen Schools is seeking a leader who deeply understands how all of these variables make this work even more critical than ever before.

This position is charged with seizing near-term opportunities for revenue, engagement, and awareness while also helping brand Citizen Schools’ evolving efforts in hands-on learning, career mentorship, and capacity building.

The successful Vice President is an experienced leader who has effectively fostered collaboration internally and externally; built and managed diverse and inclusive teams; been a leader and champion for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and successfully operated cross-functionally within teams and organizations in order to increase results and amplify impact. The VP and the external engagement team will work closely with the Chief Growth Officer and the growth team on various programs, campaigns, and other opportunities across the many cities where Citizen Schools serves students and schools.

This is a full-time role that will report to the CEO, be a spokesperson for the organization and its programming models, and serve on the Executive Leadership Team of Citizen Schools.

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