Deputy Campus Director, Chelsea

DEPUTY CAMPUS DIRECTOR - Chelsea, Massachusetts

Position Overview

  • LEAD - Supervise a team of AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows and volunteers who inspire students in 5 th -8 th grade.
  • IMPACT - Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals.
  • TRANSFORM - Grow as a leader and as an educator while re-imagining the school day.


Driving Results

  • Instructional Leadership - Serve as an instructional leader for the Citizen Schools program at our two Chelsea sites. Model high quality teaching, conduct classroom observations of apprenticeships, and provide constructive feedback to staff and volunteers.
  • Program Quality - Collaborate with school partners, Citizen Schools staff, the regional Civic Engagement Team, and community volunteers to deliver a strong apprenticeship program to students, ensuring the adults have the resources, knowledge, and support they need to provide students with project-based lessons and real-world applications of their skills.
  • Operations Management - Manage day-to-day campus apprenticeship operations including reliable and regular communication with external and internal stakeholders, day-to-day logistics, student rosters, and materials. Work with MA regional team to ensure all volunteers follow legal guidelines and complete needed paperwork. Plan, coordinate, and execute high-quality events to showcase student work.

Building Relationships

  • Campus Culture - Model and encourage a strong, positive campus culture. Support students, staff, volunteers, families, and school partners to actively engage in the Citizen Schools program. Take a strength-based, inclusive approach to relationships and culture-building. Celebrate success and acknowledge achievement and growth.
  • Stakeholder Management - Develop and maintain strong relationships with teachers and administrators. Manage effective family engagement and communication practice that supports the development of meaningful relationships with students and families. Increase community participation by building trust and engaging family and community members in events and student work showcases.
  • Leadership Presence - Inspire others by modeling outstanding performance and calm under pressure. Express confidence in self and others, as well as a strong belief in the Citizen Schools program as a vehicle for student success. Relentlessly focus on goals and the vision for sustained success.


  • Staff Development - Serve as supervisor, coach, and mentor for a team of first- and second-year educators. Inspire volunteers to engage deeply in their apprenticeship experience. Develop feedback cycles that ensure continued growth of educators and volunteers.
  • Performance Management - Conduct detailed performance reviews for all direct reports that identify strengths and areas for growth. Identify and coach performance challenges. Regularly update staff and team on performance and progress to goals.
  • Team Building - Participate in annual and ongoing talent selection for both campus and regional teams. Give clear, accurate, and helpful feedback on candidates. Support recruitment and retention of staff and volunteer Citizen Teachers.

What We Seek :

  • Educational Leadership . Educators with a track record of driving strong student outcomes in a culturally-responsive environment, with a strong preference for experience with high need populations.
  • Inspiration. Visionaries who conceptualize and inspire students and staff towards long term success, while celebrating daily accomplishments.
  • Achievement. Goal-oriented drivers who take personal ownership for results and have a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes.
  • Community . Mobilizers who understand education is vital and requires community-wide support.
  • Team Building. Leaders adept at establishing and maintaining strong relationships with external partners. Oriented toward for creating buy-in from multiple stakeholders.


  • At least two years of experience working with students, teaching experience preferred.
  • At least two years of professional, post-undergraduate experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Spanish language skills highly preferred.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to work closely with smart, driven leaders focused on student impact.
  • A proven program model to make immediate and long-term impact on the lives of middle school students.
  • Participation and active engagement in regional and national retreats, trainings, and meetings with colleagues in the the greater Citizen Schools network.
  • Competitive salary and full benefits: health care, 403(b), three weeks of paid vacation in addition to one-week respite upon completion of school year, and a month-long sabbatical awarded after five years of employment.
  • Annual professional development funds available after six months of employment.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and two short essay responses through our online application. PDF format strongly preferred.


All children deserve the opportunity to discover and achieve their dreams. Citizen Schools makes this possible for thousands of high-need middle school students nationwide through partnerships with public districts in 30 schools in 6 states that extend the school day and introduce volunteer and paid adults to increase hands-on learning opportunities. Extended Learning Time or ELT is an evidence-based model, that consistently accelerates the rate of student learning, reduces absenteeism, leads to more students reaching grade-level proficiency, and prepares students for college and beyond.

We are on a mission to reimagine the learning day, and with partners like Cisco, Fidelity, Biogen and AmeriCorps, we are getting closer to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps every day.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT : Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team.

See Inside the Office of Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams. By partnering with Citizen Schools, public middle schools across the nation add about 400 hours of instructional time to the school day—creating extraordinary enrichment and academic opportunities that build the skills, access, and beliefs children need to thrive as students and succeed as adults. Citizen Schools positions young adults for success by connecting the resources of local communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.

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