Executive Director, Tutoring Plus of Cambridge Inc.

Employer
Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc.
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Overview

Tutoring Plus is seeking a passionate leader to advance strategic direction, leverage relationships and ensure continued programmatic excellence.

The Organization

Founded in 1964 as partnership between a neighborhood group and MIT students, Tutoring Plus has grown to be a highly respected organization and is one of the longest-running out-of-school time academic service providers for students in the community. Tutoring Plus works to strengthen the fabric of the shared community through its mission: To advance educational equity by supporting youth in their academic, personal and social growth through free, individualized tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs.

Tutoring Plus does an exceptional job of getting to know each student within its programs. Staff work to understand each young person, who they are as a learner and who they are as an individual, and based on this are able to provide the right scaffolding and support to help them be successful learners.

Cambridge is an economically and racially stratified community, where respected universities and booming biotech companies exist next to families experiencing economic, food and housing insecurity. Tutoring Plus works to close the opportunity gap and ensure that every young person has the opportunity to learn and grow. The organization provides free programs that support students in developing the skills needed to successfully navigate and positively influence our world.

Tutoring Plus Programs include Tutoring and Mentoring Programs and Enrichment Programs. Tutoring Plus operates seven 1:1 tutoring centers, four subject based enrichment programs and gender-specific programs for middle school girls and boys. In the 2020 -21 academic year, 140 volunteers provided 2,823 hours of free academic support and mentoring to over 140 students in grades 4-12. Tutoring Plus was able to pivot quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic without a service gap, running all programs virtually.

During 1:1 tutoring and mentoring programs, students also engage with the social emotional and critical consciousness curriculum that Tutoring Plus staff develop and facilitate. Students learn important skills like perspective taking, questioning sources and teamwork that they apply to a community advocacy program.

Students and volunteers are matched based on academic profiles and personality. Tutoring Plus seeks to provide positive and productive matches that support academic and personal growth for both students and volunteers.

Tutoring Plus has five full-time and ten part-time dedicated staff, 14 supportive and engaged board members, and is a financially stable organization with an operational budget of $400,000.



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