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Boston Partners in Education Branding Coordinator VISTA
Founded in 1966, Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston's public school students by providing them with focused, individualized in-school volunteer support. Our primary goal is to support students in grades K-12, providing the extra attention they need to stay in school and graduate. Boston Partners recruits, trains, places, and supports community volunteers (academic mentors) to work in Boston Public Schools (BPS) classrooms with students one-on-one, in small groups, and in whole classroom settings. We focus on reaching students who might otherwise "fall through the cracks"—those children who have gaps in their learning, are struggling academically and personally, and can succeed with the encouragement and guidance of a caring adult academic mentor. On the heels of our 50th anniversary campaign – a celebration of 50 years of service to the Boston Public Schools – Boston Partners in Education aims to serve 25%, or 750, more students in one-on-one and small group academic mentoring matches over the next three to five years. The Branding Coordinator will help inform strategic communications decisions for the organization as we address the awareness gaps and persisting misconceptions that will remain problematic to our growth goal. The VISTA will ensure that the Boston Partners message is reaching the BPS staff, families, and students who could most benefit from our services. The selected VISTA candidate will be a member of the Boston Cares AmeriCorps VISTA program of approximately 15 VISTA members serving at 10 Greater Boston organizations. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) for this position will be conducted online at the Boston Partners office beginning August 28.
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Member Duties : The Branding Coordinator will focus on building brand recognition for Boston Partners in Education within the community, targeting school partners and volunteers. This position will play a pivotal role in dictating how Boston Partners will communicate its mission, values and programs to a wider audience, specifically to volunteers, school leaders and students within our 60-plus partnering Boston Public Schools. The VISTA will gain an invaluable opportunity to shape our organization’s brand and image, while building relationships with our community partners. Activities will include: Exploring ways to more effectively brand volunteers during mentoring sessions in schools; Leading a school outreach campaign to promote the Boston Partners’ brand in the Boston Public Schools; Securing opportunities to post branded materials in schools and the community; Creating a communications guide for our school partnerships; Analyzing public perception of our brand to inform strategic decisions.
Program Benefits : MBTA LinkPass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Marketing, Graphic Design ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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Boston Partners in Education Branding Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Accepting Applications
From  06/21/2017  To  08/07/2017 

Contact Chris Cotrone
44 Farnsworth St
Boston   MA   02210
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72216