Director of Partnerships & Volunteer Engagement


Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director is responsible for partnerships that will drive the continued success and impact of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs for children and adults of all abilities. The partnerships will support increased fundraising, volunteer recruitment, client recruitment and brand awareness. S/he will be responsible for forming/maintaining relationships with public, corporate, and community-based organizations and identifying outreach opportunities.

The Director will also focus on optimizing the volunteer experience – from designing orientations and trainings to developing and executing volunteer appreciation strategies and events.

The Director will supervise the Events & Scholarship Specialist and the Outreach Manager.


The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work of this position. The list is not meant to be exhaustive or restrictive.

  • Partnerships – Develop strategic partnerships aimed at increasing the reach and impact of JBBBS’ programs — which may relationships include synagogues, day schools, camps, corporations, and other Jewish and secular organizations; Utilize data on our current and anticipated needs to inform these partnerships. Coordinate community leader meetings, special events and meetings with partners. Specific attention will be on growing existing partnerships to serve refugee populations and siblings of children with disabilities. Collaborate, where appropriate, with program and development staff when forging key partnerships.
  • Community Engagement – Implement the JBBBS Community Engagement Plan working with staff and volunteer Council of Ambassadors; Work with staff to track and measure effectiveness of strategies and tactics.
  • Volunteer Engagement – Assess opportunities for optimizing the volunteer experience from initial inquiry through duration of length of match and beyond. Design and implement a standard orientation process, satisfaction surveys and appreciation strategies and events.


  • BA (required), MA in human services (a plus)
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in non-profit management, including volunteer services and program delivery
  • Knowledge of Boston-area Jewish community a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Comfortable leading change efforts
  • Experience managing staff
  • Strong computer skills – including MS Office Products

Work environment:

S/he  performs many of his/her essential functions indoors in a small office environment or, in the field, interacting with prospective partners and volunteers at one-on-one ,community meetings and special events hosted in the larger Boston community. May include occasional evening and weekend attendance at events/meetings.

Salary Range: $52,00-$55,000 based on experience.

To apply, please send resumes to Joan at