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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

Program Director, Bridgeport/Boston

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Program Director to oversee all activities of buildOn’s Service-Learning Programs in Bridgeport, CT and Boston, MA. In addition to regional program management, the Program Director plays a lead role in internal collaboration around development/funding opportunities, marketing initiatives, special events, and elevating student voice.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Program Director will be a key member of the US Program team. S/he must be a strategic and mission-driven leader with the ability to effectively balance a strong vision and commitment to methodology.

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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Service Learning Program Coordinator. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one partner high school to achieve the buildOn mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. This is measured by KPI targets which ensure we are driving student outcomes. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with student leaders, buildOn staff, school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world!

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Trek Coordinator, Part-Time

buildOn U.S. Trek is an experience facilitated by buildOn to engage students from urban high schools in the construction of a buildOn school and to immerse in a different culture. Trek is not a vacation, a cultural tour of poverty, a necessary labor for school construction, or an act of charity. Trek is an act of solidarity to live, work and learn together with an international community. In order to achieve this and to differentiate this buildOn US Trek experience from harmful “voluntourism” trips, buildOn puts a strong emphasis on solidarity through school construction. All Trek participants are expected to work in solidarity. This means contributing 3-4 hours on the worksite each day. In short, Trek is about building a school together. Trek is intended to challenge volunteers to step away from their daily routines and to “walk in the shoes” of host community members. Volunteers live with host families, eat local foods and participate in all aspects of rural community life. Volunteers are expected to work hard on the construction site to demonstrate their compassion, commitment and belief in access to education for all.

The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn US Trek for our Service Learning Programs stateside. 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 in the US and their families, to prepare them for 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

Service Learning Program Manager

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Service Learning Program Manager to oversee and lead all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning program to drive student outcomes and achieve monthly KPI targets. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Manager directly manages a Service Learning Program Coordinator(s) and works very closely with team members to implement the buildOn program at a partner high school(s).

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven leader who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world

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Job Openings

Detroit, MI

Vice President of Development, Detroit

buildOn seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to design and lead fundraising for our Detroit Programs and manage members of buildOn’s Global Development Team. The ideal candidate is passionate about buildOn’s mission and a revenue focused innovator with measurable results in fundraising. As a Vice President of Development, you will work to transform donors in Detroit from passive philanthropists into active partners while leading innovative fundraising campaigns. You will also lead and manage key members of buildOn’s Global Development Team. As a Vice President of Development, you will recruit and activate a new regional board in Detroit whose focus is fundraising and building awareness in Detroit.

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Trek Coordinator, Part-Time

buildOn US Trek is an experience facilitated by buildOn to engage students from urban high schools in the construction of a buildOn school and to immerse in a different culture. Trek is not a vacation, a cultural tour of poverty, a necessary labor for school construction, or an act of charity. Trek is an act of solidarity to live, work and learn together with an international community. The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn US Trek for our Service Learning Programs stateside. 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 in the US and their families, to prepare them for 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


U.S. Immersion Manager

The U.S. Immersion Manager organizes and leads compelling and immersive service experiences that connect our funding partners to the buildOn mission and promote a genuine cultural exchange. Individuals in this role must have a dynamic and welcoming presence to recruit, energize, and lead buildOn students, staff, and partners simultaneously. This role is integral in helping our funding partners understand the impact of buildOn, leading them to become powerful advocates for the cause. In this role, the Immersion Manager will also be responsible for encouraging Immersion participants to invest in buildOn fully. They will manage all aspects of the buildOn’s relationship with Immersion participants to turn them into lifelong donors and advocates for buildOn’s service-learning programs in the U.S.

In all responsibilities, the U.S. Immersion Manager works across boundaries to collaborate closely with various departments, particularly buildOn U.S., Development, and Marketing. This position touches all aspects of the organization and is a great stepping stone to develop Marketing, Development, and Programming skills for future advancement.

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Service Learning Program Manager

buildOn seeks a Service Learning Program Manager to manage and directly lead activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one partner high school. This role is a combination of directly engaging students in programming and supervising one staff member. Program activities are conducted in partnership with students and not for students in order to foster the development of constructive leaders. Constructive Leadership inspires solidarity and unleashes inner our courage, grit, empathy and passion for the possible and it can only be ignited through service!

Reporting to the Program Director of a region, the Service Learning Program Manager will be a key leader of the U.S. program team. S/he must be a strategic and mission-driven leader with the ability to effectively balance a strong vision and commitment to methodology.

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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Service Learning Program Coordinator. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one partner high school to achieve the buildOn mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. This is measured by KPI targets which ensure we are driving student outcomes. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with student leaders, buildOn staff, school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world!

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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, with a specific emphasis on major gifts from individuals and corporations. You will focus on fundraising around buildOn’s unique Constructive Leadership platform which is the cornerstone for all buildOn Immersion Platform. The ideal candidate is a revenue focused visionary with measurable results in development that is passionate about buildOn’s mission.

As the Vice President of Development, you will work to transform investors from passive philanthropists into active partners while leading innovative fundraising campaigns. You will activate and engage our regional board, whose focus is fundraising and building awareness in the Bay Area.If you have a strong track record of never giving up on mission and getting results, then buildOn is the right place for you!

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Trek Manager, Oakland

buildOn US Trek is an experience facilitated by buildOn to engage students from urban high schools in the construction of a buildOn school and to immerse in a different culture. Trek is not a vacation, a cultural tour of poverty, a necessary labor for school construction, or an act of charity. Trek is an act of solidarity to live, work and learn together with an international community. The Trek Manager’s primary focus is to prepare buildOn Trek Participants for Trek and secondary, to support In Country Trek Leaders and Managers remotely by phone and internet as a Risk Manager. The ideal candidate is an international service professional with extensive experience living, traveling, and leading trips in the developing world. A history of service, donor stewardship, and youth development experience are crucial. The candidate must be highly organized, a creative problem-solver, possesses strong interpersonal skills, and is self-motivated.

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Trek Coordinator, Part-Time

buildOn US Trek is an experience facilitated by buildOn to engage students from urban high schools in the construction of a buildOn school and to immerse in a different culture. Trek is not a vacation, a cultural tour of poverty, a necessary labor for school construction, or an act of charity. Trek is an act of solidarity to live, work and learn together with an international community. The Trek Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the buildOn US Trek for our Service Learning Programs stateside. 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 in the US and their families, to prepare them for a powerful in-country Trek experience, and a strong post-Trek experience where students demonstrate the knowledge gained on Trek.

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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Service Learning Program Coordinator. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one partner high school to achieve the buildOn mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. This is measured by KPI targets which ensure we are driving student outcomes. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with student leaders, buildOn staff, school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world!

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Job Openings

Stamford, CT

Special Assistant to CEO & CRO

buildOn seeks a dynamic and responsible Special Assistant to perform high-level administrative and clerical tasks for the CEO and CRO. Reporting directly to the CEO and CRO, the Special Assistant will handle the administrative duties, scheduling, contact management, preparing materials for meetings, and supporting a wide range of unique projects. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external relationships and will also serve 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. They must exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills.

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Program Director, Bridgeport/Boston

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Program Director to oversee all activities of buildOn’s Service-Learning Programs in Bridgeport, CT and Boston, MA. In addition to regional program management, the Program Director plays a lead role in internal collaboration around development/funding opportunities, marketing initiatives, special events, and elevating student voice.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Program Director will be a key member of the US Program team. S/he must be a strategic and mission-driven leader with the ability to effectively balance a strong vision and commitment to methodology.

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Service Learning Program Coordinator

buildOn seeks an experienced and committed Service Learning Program Coordinator. The Service Learning Program Coordinator leads all activities of buildOn’s Service Learning Program at one partner high school to achieve the buildOn mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. This is measured by KPI targets which ensure we are driving student outcomes. In doing so, the Service Learning Program Coordinator partners closely with student leaders, buildOn staff, school personnel and local community partners to develop excellent service opportunities for students.

This is a great opportunity for a mission-driven team player who enjoys working with people and overseeing programs. If you have a history of leading successful teams with measurable results, then join buildOn as we continue to grow and change the world!

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Job Openings

U.S. Region-Based


Director of Digital Fundraising

As buildOn’s Director of Digital Fundraising, you will apply your expertise in inbound marketing, online fundraising, lead generation, donor cultivation, content marketing, and technology to develop and lead strategies that will grow the buildOn movement and help end the education crisis across the globe. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in end-to-end creation and execution of digital-fundraising strategies, with a broad understanding of general marketing principles and trends.

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Marketing Coordinator, Major Gifts

As a member of buildOn’s marketing team, the Marketing Coordinator, Major Gifts is responsible for managing the buildOn donor journey from awareness to advocacy for all current and potential major gift donors. This position will play a pivotal role in implementing the content, campaign, and stewardship strategy to grow and maintain buildOn’s major gift program. Our goal is to ensure that every Major Gift Donor to buildOn understands the profound impact of their gift and knows that they are an integral member of our movement.

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Marketing Coordinator, U.S. and Immersions

As a member of buildOn’s marketing team, the Marketing Coordinator, U.S. and Immersions is responsible for managing the buildOn donor journey from awareness to advocacy for all current and potential small and mid-level gift donors to our U.S. Service-Learning Programs, as well as for our U.S. Immersion Participants. This position will play a pivotal role in implementing the content, digital fundraising campaign, and stewardship strategy to grow and maintain donations to buildOn U.S. and increase participation for U.S. based immersions. Our goal is to ensure that every donor and immersion participant to buildOn understands the profound impact of their gift and knows that they are an integral member of our movement.

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Job Openings

Global Region-Based Positions

Trek Leader, Guatemala

buildOn seeks a Trek Leader whose primary focus is to prepare, plan, and lead best-in-class buildOn treks within their country. 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, possess 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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Trek Manager, Senegal

buildOn seeks a Trek Manager whose primary focus is to lead the Trek Program in a buildOn country.The Trek Manager’s primary focus is to lead the Trek Program in a buildOn country. They will manage a team of a Trek Leader and a Trek Coordinator and work closely with the Country Director to provide a high-quality, impactful Trek experience.

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, possess 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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Job Openings

Internships

Human Resources Intern

buildOn is seeking a motivated Human Resources (HR) intern who wants to work in HR. The HR intern will work closely with and support buildOn’s Vice President of HR and HR Manager with a diverse set of tasks and projects that will build their expertise and provide hands-on experience in the various aspects of HR. Our Vice President of HR and HR Manager are looking to mentor a student who will help on a wide variety of HR functions including but not limited to: recruiting, orientation, on boarding, benefits, employee relations, compensation, performance management, compliance, digital filing and training & development. This position also offers excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience working at a leading non-profit. This position is unpaid but interested candidates will be encouraged to work for academic credit.

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