supporting Cambridge public school students

Job Opening for Fall 2018

Job Posting: Program Coordinator

Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children.  CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels. 

Upper School Programs

CSV is hiring one part-time program coordinator to join our staff in the fall of 2018. CSV manages two programs in the Upper Schools (grades 6-8) in Cambridge: Learning Centers and NetPals.  Learning Centers provide 1:1 tutoring for students at five schools. Last year, more than 65 students received free tutoring through the program. NetPals connects 7th graders with science/engineering professionals from local companies for mentoring via digital communication and face-to-face visits at the school and the NetPal’s workplace.  The program will match approximately 260 students at three Upper Schools with mentors from 15 companies.

Job Responsibilities and Compensation

Reporting to the Director of K-8 Volunteers and the Director of NetPals and KeyPals, the three Program Coordinators support the Upper School programs. Under the Director of K-8 Volunteers, the Program Coordinator will support Learning Center programming at the Upper Schools, which run from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Under the Director of NetPals and KeyPals and working closely with CPSD science teachers, the Program Coordinator will monitor and support NetPals digital communication and face-to-face site visits and field trips.

This support role may include, but is not limited to, work to support volunteer recruitment, training, administration, reporting, and evaluation.

This position is part-time, hourly, approximately 10-15 hours per week, during the Cambridge public school year, based in the CSV offices at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, with travel to the upper schools. Salary is commensurate with experience, $20/hour.

Start date: Approximately September 24, 2018.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong organizational and program administration skills.
  • Experience in middle school teaching or youth programming preferred.
  • Competency with Google Drive/suite preferred
  • Background in science/engineering/computer science education a plus.
  • Excellent digital and written communication skills.
  • Competency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with public speaking/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The ability to independently and creatively manage diverse responsibilities in a multi-faceted, expanding educational program.
  • Ability to travel among school locations.

Cambridge School Volunteers intends to develop a staff that reflects the diversity of the students that we serve.  People from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations are strongly encouraged to apply.



* This job is ideal for people who want their summers and/or school vacation weeks free for travel or vacation.

* Benefits include an optional SIMPLE Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Agency matches up to 3% of salary (% locked in for 2018, can change).

Level of Language Proficiency

Must speak, read, and write English fluently. High frequency languages (in addition to English) in our schools are Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Amharic, and Haitian Creole. Fluency in high frequency languages is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email by August 25, 2018.

Jennifer Fries

Executive Director

Cambridge School Volunteers

459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA  02138

jfries AT