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Jumpstart Site Manager

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Educational Innovation

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Jumpstart Site Manager is a key member of the Community Service & Civic Engagement Team. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee a high-quality early childhood education programming implemented by college participants. 


The Site Manager will recruit, train, and manage 50 college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods. The Site Manager will also sustain, establish, and grow strong community partnerships in the neighborhoods surrounding Northeastern’s Boston campus.

The Jumpstart Site Manager reports to the Director of Community Service & Civic Engagement. This team is part of the Learner Engagement Division under the Office of the Chancellor.


· Bachelor’s Degree required

· 3-5 years of prior work experience in education, nonprofit or social service-related roles

· Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities

· Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to manage multiple priorities

· Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point

· Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with college students, community partners, preschool staff, and the general community

· Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness

Preferred or Ideal

· Background or experience in an early childhood setting

· Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students

· Prior knowledge of AmeriCorps

· Prior experience/interest in social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion work

· Prior experience in supervising others; ability to provide verbal and written feedback

· Familiarity with the city of Boston

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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