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With ongoing expansion of our programs in the U.S. and developing countries, buildOn is always looking for team players to help us empower the youth of the world.


Job Openings

Boston, MA

Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our Boston region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our Boston region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Trek Coordinator Part-Time

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Coordinator in our Boston region. The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn Trek for our Service Learning Programs. Trek Coordinators will work closely with Trek Managers and buildOn’s US Program staff to ensure a smooth and empowering preparation process for all students and their families, a powerful in-country Trek experience, and a strong post-Trek experience where students demonstrate the knowledge gained on Trek.
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Job Openings

Chicago, IL

Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our Chicago region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Community Engagement Manager, Midwest

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Community Engagement Manager in our Chicago region. As buildOn’s Community Engagement Manager, you will be a leader in the fastest growing fundraising revenue stream with the highest potential for growth. Your primary goal will be to grow buildOn’s dynamic and exciting Community Teams program in the Midwest. buildOn’s Community Teams program is a vast network of groups in high schools, colleges and the wider community that raise funds to sponsor the construction of buildOn schools in our partner countries and travel abroad on service learning treks to help to build the schools in solidarity with rural communities. Community Teams are an important fundraising and awareness tool for buildOn. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our Chicago region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Service Learning Program Coordinator in our Chicago region. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one to two partner high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Coordinator works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. The Service Learning Program Coordinator also leads recruitment and support of students for Trek for Knowledge and supports student involvement with special events, initiatives, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Job Openings

Detroit, MI

Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our Detroit region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Development Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated fundraising professional to strategically drive Detroit’s fundraising efforts. As our Development Director, you will work to transform investors from passive philanthropists to active partners, lead innovative fundraising campaigns to increase revenue, and support our efforts in developing a culture of learning and boundary-spanning as part of ONE buildOn. The ideal candidate is a visionary with measurable results who is able to create a sense of urgency with our partners and potential partners to fully fund all buildOn programs. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Service Learning Program Coordinator in our Detroit region. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one to two partner high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Coordinator works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. The Service Learning Program Coordinator also leads recruitment and support of students for Trek for Knowledge and supports student involvement with special events, initiatives, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Service Learning Program Coordinator –
Part Time

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated part-time Service Learning Program Coordinator in our Michigan region. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one to two partner high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Coordinator works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. The Service Learning Program Coordinator also leads recruitment and support of students for Trek for Knowledge and supports student involvement with special events, initiatives, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments.
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our Michigan region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Trek Coordinator Part-Time

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Coordinator in our Michigan region. The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn Trek for our Service Learning Programs. Trek Coordinators will work closely with Trek Managers and buildOn’s US Program staff to ensure a smooth and empowering preparation process for all students and their families, a powerful in-country Trek experience, and a strong post-Trek experience where students demonstrate the knowledge gained on Trek.
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Job Openings

New York City, NY

Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our New York region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our New York region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Service Learning Program Coordinator in our New York region. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one to two partner high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Coordinator works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. The Service Learning Program Coordinator also leads recruitment and support of students for Trek for Knowledge and supports student involvement with special events, initiatives, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Job Openings

Oakland, CA

Vice President of Development, West Coast

buildOn seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to strategically architect and drive all West Coast (primarily San Francisco, Oakland & Bay Area) fundraising efforts, including major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. The ideal candidate is revenue focused visionary with measurable results in development that is able to create a sense of urgency and responsibility with our partners and potential partners to fully fund all buildOn programs. As Vice President of Development, West Coast, you will work to transform investors from passive philanthropists to active partners, lead innovative fundraising campaigns to increase revenue, and support our efforts in developing a culture of learning and boundary-spanning as part of ONE buildOn. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, you will be an integral part of the development leadership team, leading and engaging smart strategic partnerships that will help support buildOn’s aggressive fundraising targets. As the Vice President of Development, West Coast, you will also work closely with an active and engaged regional board to lead all fundraising, awareness campaigns, and signature West Coast events. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our California region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our California region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Service Learning Program Coordinator –
Part Time

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated part-time Service Learning Program Coordinator in our California region. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one to two partner high schools to drive student outcomes and achieve KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students. The Service Learning Program Coordinator works closely with colleagues to plan and execute regional program events. The Service Learning Program Coordinator also leads recruitment and support of students for Trek for Knowledge and supports student involvement with special events, initiatives, and fund development opportunities in collaboration with other departments.
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Job Openings

Stamford, CT

Director of Foundation Relations

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Director of Foundation Relations in our Connecticut region. The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for buildOn’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with buildOn’s leadership team, regional vice presidents and development directors, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity.
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Partnership Coordinator

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dynamic Partnership Coordinator. The Partnership Coordinator plays an integral role to coordinate the involvement of buildOn’s domestic programs (“buildOn U.S.”) in key external stakeholder engagement opportunities. In all responsibilities, the Partnership Coordinator works across boundaries to collaborate closely with various departments, particularly buildOn U.S., Development, and Marketing. The Partnership Coordinator will support the following initiatives: Partnership Program, 36 Hours, Special Events, and Student Storytelling. The Partnership Coordinator will be the primary point of support within the home region and likely also work remotely across regions to support one (or more) additional buildOn region(s). This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Trek Coordinator Part-Time

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Coordinator in our Connecticut region. The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn Trek for our Service Learning Programs. Trek Coordinators will work closely with Trek Managers and buildOn’s US Program staff to ensure a smooth and empowering preparation process for all students and their families, a powerful in-country Trek experience, and a strong post-Trek experience where students demonstrate the knowledge gained on Trek.
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Trek Director

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated Trek Director in our Connecticut region. The Trek Director will work with both buildOn US and the Development teams to maintain the integrity of the programs, make quality improvements, and implement procedures and protocols to manage participant safety and minimize risk. The Trek Director will also directly supervise Trek staff in the field to ensure the quality of the program while supporting and training Trek Leaders.
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Job Openings

U.S. Field-Based Positions

Community Engagement Manager, Dallas, TX

buildOn is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dynamic Community Engagement Manager, Southern. As buildOn’s Community Engagement Manager, you will be a leader in the fastest growing fundraising revenue stream with the highest potential for growth. As the Community Engagement Manager, your primary goal will be to grow buildOn’s dynamic and exciting Community Teams program in the Southern region of the United States. buildOn’s Community Teams program is a vast network of groups in high schools, colleges and the wider community that raise funds to sponsor the construction of buildOn schools in our partner countries and travel abroad on service learning treks to help to build the schools in solidarity with rural communities. Community Teams are an important fundraising and awareness tool for buildOn. This is a great opportunity to contribute to meaningful social change!
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Job Openings

Global Field-Based Positions


Global Learning Manager

buildOn seeks a dynamic international development professional to work in tandem with our Learning Director and partner with the Global Team to develop a best-in-class learning platform, establishing the organization as the foremost in talent and leadership development. Through these efforts the Global Learning Manager will help to improve performance, and strengthen direction, alignment and commitment around our mission; uniting the organization as ONE buildOn. This position will require that the candidate spend significant time (six weeks at a time) in each of our partner countries throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for someone with a commitment to working directly with our global teams. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys being out in the field where the need is most compelling. This role is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to join the movement as we break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectation through service and education!
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