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 that extend the school day and introduce caring adults, from some of the nation’s most successful colleges and corporations, in order to drive hands-on learning opportunities and combat the opportunity gap that exists between low income and advantaged communities. Across the nation, students in low income communities spend, on average, 300 fewer hours per year than their middle and high income peers, on supplemental academic and enrichment activities – such as robotics camp, piano lessons and academic tutoring. US2020, a division of Citizen Schools, works to provide these types of opportunities to more students by dramatically scaling the number of STEM professionals mentoring and teaching students through hands-on projects, with a focus on serving underrepresented communities.
US2020 has set a challenge for the nation’s STEM corporations to make volunteering in schools an expectation for their employees. Similar to the way lawyers are asked to complete pro bono work to promote equity and positive social change, volunteering should be the “new normal” for STEM professionals who are uniquely able to inspire students to develop the skills and interests needs for a career in the field. It’s a pathway to combatting the poor math and science scores that plague schools throughout the United States and a way to ensure our youth is better prepared to meet the needs of our growing economy.
Citizen Schools is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the work of US2020 nationally. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Director will lead a team of 8 to grow the division’s funding base, strengthen existing partnerships, cultivate new corporate and community partners and oversee the development of a technical platform that matches STEM professionals with opportunities to volunteer in their community. This is a challenging role supported by an experienced US2020 Board with senior executives and a number of national corporate partners including: Chevron, Cisco, Cognizant, Raytheon, SanDisk, and Tata Consultancy Services. Citizen Schools’ national governing Board chaired by former US Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers.
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