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City Year Boston seeks an experienced, collaborative, and innovative Community Partnerships & Recruiting Associate (CPRA) to contribute to our work in establishing, developing, and sustaining partnerships with local youth-facing organizations. The Associate is responsible for leveraging new and existing partnerships with a variety of organizations that are focused on serving youth across all the neighborhoods of Boston and the Greater Boston region as a means of increasing awareness of the opportunity to serve as a member of the City Year Boston team for young adults ages 17-25. This position will require a lot of travel in an around the Boston community and the gateway cities, it is an opportunity to branch out into the community and create access to the corps experience. This role will be a key partner in City Year Boston’s larger work and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
More than 60% of time will be spent in the field recruiting, the other 40% will be shared between in office check ins and servicing potential corps members and community partners.
The Community Partnerships & Recruiting Associate will be a member of a team of primary drivers in City Year Boston’s community branding strategy through the implementation of a strategic outreach plan that leverages the community assets necessary to reach our key target audiences in an effort to raise City Year Boston’s visibility within Boston neighborhoods and expand on the goodwill brand our organization has earned through nearly 30 years of service in Boston. This position will report to the Director of Community Partnerships.
Strategic Partnership Efforts
- Identify and assess all the non-portfolio youth facing organizations (servicing 17-25-year-olds) and educational institutions (colleges/universities and Boston Public Schools/City Year High School Partners), then execute a Strategic Partnership Plan that outlines goals, benchmarks, and tactics that will facilitate both organic and systemic recruitment leads to support the local AmeriCorps member pipeline for City Year Boston.
- Work alongside Community Partnerships Director and fellow CPRAs to successfully implement the critical components of the Strategic Partnership Plan on an annual basis.
- Execute a community impact & outreach plan that mirrors the geographic priorities of the organization’s next phase of its Long-Term Impact Plan and to build relationships amongst the diverse communities within Boston that we serve.
- Promote City Year AmeriCorps member service model within the community
- Serve as an ambassador of City Year: effectively and concisely communicate the organization’s service, goals and impact to external audiences; model and uphold the values of City Year culture; and inspire others to get involved in and support site-based service and initiatives.
- Strategically share the corps experience with prospective corps members and lead them to completing applications
- Meeting or exceeding weekly/monthly recruiting goals
- Following up with leads from Power BI software reports and local prospects to ensure they are supported through their application process
- Outreach to community influencers who serve students ages 17-25, finding opportunities to recruit local corps (community events, community presentations)
- Executing customer service model that reflects the benefits of being a corps member serving for City Year Boston
- Track applicants and challenges within field, will report weekly to Community Partnerships Director
- Availability to attend recruitment events/opportunities after normal work hours in community as needed
- Degrees in public and/or education policy, education, social work, communications or related field strongly preferred.
- 1-3 years of professional experience in recruitment/youth development/community development; nonprofit preferred.
- Strong communications, writing, and editing skills to ensure connectivity to mission and appropriate style and usage.
- Strategic, analytical approach combined with a strong work ethic and interpersonal professionalism.
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines and take initiative in managing several projects with the utmost attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills.
- Strong affinity to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and practices.
- Proven interpersonal skills with an ability to build capacity in peers.
- Solution-oriented critical thinker with strong problem solving skills and a positive can-do attitude.
- Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment.
- Passion for and understanding of City Year’s work within the national service movement and education sphere
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Platforms, including Excel, required
- Strong connection to City Year culture, values and mission, for more information visit: https://www.cityyear.org/about-us/culture-values/values
- City Year and AmeriCorps alumni are encouraged to apply
-Must have a driver’s license (personal vehicle a plus, approved work-related mileage will be reimbursed)
-Must be familiar with City Year Boston service model and corps experience
-Must be available on a full-time basis with flexibility in schedule to attend evening or weekend events
Compensation and Benefits
Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.