For over thirty years, NYC Outward Bound Schools has provided transformative educational experiences in communities that have been historically marginalized. We operate a network of schools in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and bring our most effective and replicable practices to a growing number of public schools outside of our network as well. Our uniquely powerful program combines the Outward Bound approach with the principles of EL (Expeditionary Learning), joining together demanding, engaging learning with an emphasis on community and character.
Serving nearly 200,000 students since our inception, we are redefining what educational excellence looks like in New York City public schools. Thanks to our robust and personalized professional development and coaching model, our transformative field programming, our focus on community and character building, and our understanding and support of students as individuals to unlock potential, our results are strong. Our overall graduation rates regularly surpass the city average by 10+ percentage points and we have achieved particularly impressive results among underserved subgroups. This past year, our Black and Latinx students graduated at rates that were 12 and 14 points higher than their peers citywide, respectively, and our students with disabilities graduated at a rate 27 points higher than their counterparts. Each year nearly all of our graduates are accepted to college.
The Manager of Individual Engagement and Corporate Partnerships develops and manages corporate partnerships for our network schools and programs, manages our visibility-raising events, executes our annual auction, provides engagement and volunteer opportunities for our individual donors and prospects, manages our junior board, the New Leaders , and supports other advancement department initiatives. Our ideal candidate is skilled at finding ways to deeply engage donors in authentic service to our schools and programs with a focus on closing the opportunity gap, and able to work easily in both the corporate and school environments. The Manager of Individual Engagement and Corporate Partnerships reports to the Chief Advancement Officer and is a key member of our highly collaborative, five-person Advancement team, which is responsible for raising nearly $4M a year from private and public sources and for increasing the organization’s visibility. We are driven by our mission to ensure that all NYC’s young people have access to a high quality education and are looking for someone who shares that passion and is excited by the opportunity to connect with our schools and students.
This position has three primary and complementary functions.
Corporate Partnerships & Engagement
Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, be highly organized, be able to work well both independently and as part of a team and have proven volunteer management skills.
For over thirty years, NYC Outward Bound Schools has provided transformative educational experiences in communities that have been historically marginalized. We operate a network of schools in partnership with the NYC Department of…