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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.


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Boston, MA

Development Director

buildOn seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to strategically drive Boston’s fundraising efforts. As the Development Director, Boston, 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.
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Chicago, IL

Vice President of Development, Midwest

buildOn seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to strategically architect and drive all Midwest (Chicago and Detroit) fundraising efforts, including major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. The ideal candidate is a 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, Midwest, 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, Midwest, you will also work closely with an active and engaged regional board to lead all fundraising, awareness campaigns, and signature Midwest events.
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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.
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Marketing Intern

The Marketing Intern supports the buildOn Marketing Team in our work to bring new members to our movement, keep members informed of our work, and drive engagement and support. In this role, you will support marketing, fundraising and member service for the organization.
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Detroit, MI


Job Openings

New York City, NY

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.
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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 a 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.
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Stamford, CT

Chief Financial Officer

buildOn is seeking an experienced and committed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to chart the financial direction of the organization and serve as strategic and tactical financial expert. The CFO will lead the U.S. and global finance team in seven countries, all human resources, recruiting and data operations. She/he will set the vision and direction for both short and long-term budgeting, forecasting, analysis, all financial reporting, auditing and data platform management in order to support a high-growth social impact enterprise with operations across the United States and in seven developing countries.
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Executive Assistant

Reporting directly to the CEO and CRO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support, acting with little supervision, anticipating needs while managing the day to day workflow and prioritizing various projects. This includes overseeing administrative duties, scheduling, contact management, preparing materials for meetings, and participating in a wide range of special projects. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external relationships. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams. The ideal individual must be proactive, possessing a strong sense of urgency and must pay close attention to detail.
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U.S. Field-Based Positions

Community Engagement Manager – University Relations

As buildOn’s Community Engagement Manager, University Relations, you will launch and lead a new model to engage universities at the deepest and most meaningful levels. You’ll be embedded at Michigan State University where you will collaborate with select professors, members of student senate, the dean of the business school, and members of the business community. You will help to co-create, credit earning, social impact curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses. You will team up with affinity groups ranging from student government to alternative spring break and the Greek community. As part of this new model we will also team up with McKinsey and Company to launch a high profile leadership award for university students involved in buildOn across the United States. Our goal is to engage at least 1% of MSU students in building thirty schools within two years.
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Global Field-Based Positions


Trek Leader Senegal

The Trek Leader’s primary focus is to prepare, plan, and lead best-in-class buildOn treks within their country. There are two primary Trek types. The ideal candidate is an International Service professional with extensive experience living, traveling, and leading trips in the developing world. The candidate must have a strong desire to live and work aboard and spend extensive time in rural villages. A history of donor stewardship and youth development experience are crucial. The candidate must be highly organized, a creative problem-solver, possesses strong interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated. Consistent with buildOn’s core values and mission statement, he or she must have a passion and understanding of buildOn’s program focus.
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