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Volunteer Engagement Manager

Organization Overview 

Cambridge School Volunteers is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to foster the academic and personal success of Cambridge Public School students. CSV recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to work with students of all needs and levels, with a particular focus on underserved student populations who have had less access historically to the additional support we provide. Our work aligns with the academic and social and emotional objectives of the Cambridge Public Schools, including their equity and anti-racist initiatives. Each year, CSV brings approximately 900 volunteers to work in Cambridge’s 12 elementary schools, five upper schools, and one high school. These programs match more than 1,200 students for weekly one-to-one or small group work. 


● Support CSV’s director of recruitment in recruiting volunteers who reflect the diversity of the students we serve

● Oversee collection of all required data and application materials from volunteers during the enrollment process, and keep volunteer data and records up to date in CSV’s volunteer database

● Plan CSV’s annual volunteer recognition event, the Mack I. Davis II Awards, and other volunteer appreciation initiatives

● Participate in the orientation and training of new and returning volunteers 

● Participate in staff meetings as well as operations and program team meetings as needed. 

● Work with program staff to collect and assess feedback from volunteers 

● Coordinate equity training and other volunteer workshops in collaboration with program staff; update workshops as needed with content that reflects current practices and the needs of the organization 

● Research and create content featuring volunteers for CSV’s newsletter, website, and social media platforms in coordination with CSV’s director of communications 


● Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or equivalent professional experience 

● Experience planning  or delivering diversity, equity, and inclusion training workshops

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and youth from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds 

● Strong organizational and administrative skills

● Ability to work well both independently and with teams

● Capacity to manage a variety of ongoing projects with varying timelines 

● Excellent digital and written communication skills

● Experience with database management  

● Experience with Google Workspace or facility learning new technologies

Structure and Compensation 

The manager of volunteer engagement reports to the executive director and works closely with members of CSV’s operations and program teams. 

This job requires travel to locations within Cambridge and occasional evening obligations. CSV’s offices are based at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway. Remote work may be required at the discretion of CSV’s executive director or the Cambridge Public School District for pandemic or other reasons. 

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, during the 42-week Cambridge public school year. Benefits include individual health insurance coverage and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan. Salary is $40,000 annually. 

Start date: September 2021.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Volunteer Engagement Manager” to CSV Executive Director Meg Ramsdell,