About Us and Our Philosophy
Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is a transformative college access and teacher training program. BTGB offers six years of academic enrichment and college preparation to middle school and high school students with high potential but limited opportunities. Simultaneously, BTGB recruits, trains and inspires a diverse cohort of high achieving college students to become the next generation of urban teachers. Leveraging a Students Teaching Students model, BTGB provides engaging, tuition-free academic programming during the summer and after school. Our students gain the skills and motivation to succeed in rigorous high school courses and, ultimately, in college. Meanwhile, our teachers gain hands-on experience, research-based training and coaching from professional educators.
Over the past eight years, 97% of our graduating students have matriculated to college, and 82% of them have persisted through their undergraduate years. On average, more than 70% of our graduating teachers have gone on to pursue careers in education. After two decades of success at our original Cambridge site, BTGB embarked upon a significant program expansion and opened a second site in Boston in the summer of 2013 and a third site in Somerville in 2018. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit, Breakthrough Greater Boston is part of The Breakthrough Collaborative, a national educational movement working to improve educational outcomes for youth across 25 U.S. cities.
With a deep commitment to our mission, BTGB operates with the highest standards of integrity and best practices, while also enjoying the ability to be innovative and flexible to meet the evolving needs of our students, families and teachers. Our team is diverse, high-performing and dedicated. We continue to build an organizational culture that emphasizes our core values for every member of our community:
Breakthrough Greater Boston encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We celebrate the diversity of our world and our community, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity in every way. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that same vision, as we wish to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission.
Breakthrough Greater Boston is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented Director of Operations (DO) to ensure effective operational strategy and smooth day-to-day management including the oversight of essential systems and functions including finance, human resources, technology, business planning, facilities, and program operations management. As the organization continues to grow, the DO is responsible for ensuring that our processes and systems adapt and improve as the organization continues to evolve. The DO will have a primary area of focus, preferably within human resources or program management, while also support all areas of operations. The DO reports directly to the Managing Director of Operations, is part of a three person operations team, and works closely with the Management Team and program staff.
In this exciting role you will be responsible for a variety of critical operational responsibilities including:
Operations and General Administration
YOUR BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
As the incoming Director of Operations, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Breakthrough Greater Boston offers a competitive compensation package and is deeply committed to pay equity and transparency. The salary range for this position is $64,345-87,055; Breakthrough Greater Boston makes an offer based on relevant years of experience and does not negotiate salaries.
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM
If you are interested in learning more about how your passion and experience can help Breakthrough meet its mission and grow its impact, please submit your resume and a thoughtful and targeted cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Applications can be submitted to Jennifer Stange, Managing Director of Operations, at email@example.com.