buildOn seeks an experienced and committed professional with demonstrated passion for
engaging chronically absent youth in breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low
expectations through participation in service learning both in school, through remote
engagement, and out in the community. A successful Engagement Specialist believes in the
capacity of all young people but particularly with students who are chronically absent from
school and builds on their Constructive Leadership skills so they can grow as individuals and
mobilize their peers to join the movement. Constructive Leadership inspires solidarity and
unleashes inner courage, grit, empathy and passion for the possible and it can only be ignited
At the same time, He/she embraces the opportunity to bring people together to serve in
solidarity to effect positive social change. They are optimistic about the potential of connecting
those who might not otherwise have the chance to serve and learn together. This occurs
through Immersion programs where donors and students come together to learn about each
other, grow their Constructive Leadership skills, and serve the local community side by side.
Similarly, this is achieved in the Trek program where students have the opportunity to travel to
a buildOn partner country, live with a host family, and serve in solidarity to build a school.
The Engagement Specialist is motivated by achieving student engagement goals as measured
by Key Performance Indicators which ensure both the quality and reach of the program. These
indicators are essential to ensuring program reach and the ability of the program to have a
positive impact for students. The specialist is passionate about engaging youth in service!