Employment & Volunteering

There are a variety of opportunities for people interested in getting involved with the work of the Foundation for MetroWest. Below are some of the employment and volunteering opportunities currently available; interested individuals should email us or call (508) 647-2260.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team. We are currently seeking a Program Officer, Youth in Philanthropy.

The Foundation for MetroWest is a philanthropic organization founded in 1995 with a simple philosophy: You can make a world of difference in your own backyard. It connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest by promoting philanthropy in the region, helping donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serving as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhancing the quality of life for all of our citizens.

The Foundation is seeking a skilled professional to join its Program Team starting on October 17, 2017.

Title: Program Officer, Youth in Philanthropy
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Location: Natick, MA
Job Status: Full-time
Reports to: Senior Program Officer
Start Date: October 17, 2017


Position Overview:
The Program Officer, Youth in Philanthropy is a critical member of the Foundation’s Program team and is responsible for overseeing the implementation and day-to-day management of the Foundation’s rapidly growing Youth in Philanthropy program. Launched in 1997, Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good. Since its inception, YIP has educated more than 1,250 youth who have helped invest over $1 million to support youth serving nonprofits in our region. The Foundation currently operates 16 programs for both middle school and high school youth throughout MetroWest and remains dedicated to growing the program over the next 3-5 years.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing all aspects of student recruitment and enrollment. Includes:
    • targeted outreach to schools, organizations, religious institutions, etc. with program information
    • attend meetings and presentations as necessary to promote the program
    • work with Marketing department on all email and social media recruitment efforts
    • application design and maintenance
    • application review and student interviews
    • communicating acceptance and denials to all students
    • maintaining and communicating all student and family data to appropriate staff
  • Managing all aspects of program implementation. Includes:
    • Securing appropriate space and setting class schedules
    • Securing, training and supporting all YIP instructors
    • Conducting field supervision visits to programs as necessary
  • Making necessary updates and adjustments to YIP curriculum annually and providing to all programs
    • Teaching YIP programs as determined
    • Providing all relevant information to Marketing department for website and collateral updates asnecessary
    • Supporting the Senior Program Officer with new program development as necessary
    • Articulating the importance of youth philanthropy education and the Foundation’s expertise in the field

Key Skills and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years work experience.
He/she will demonstrate a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector and will possess exceptional program management, organization and communication skills. Additional qualities include:

  • Experience working with youth strongly preferred
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively build strong relationships with many different constituents
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in afast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Keen conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible work schedule (some early morning meetings, and some later evening events)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good sense of humor
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up, do the “little things that need to be done”
  • Exceptional technology skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, focused, ambitious
  • Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, a writing sample and salary requirements to info@foundationformetrowest.org.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team. 

College-level internship

Fundraising and Research Assistant for Fall 2017

 

Internship opportunities  for Youth in Philanthropy alumni

YIP Instructor Assistant Fall 2017

Office Internship for Fall 2017 

 

 

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Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board

Launching Fall 2017

The YIP Junior Board offers past participants of the Youth in Philanthropy program, their friends and peers, opportunities to engage in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, while igniting unique leadership opportunities within their communities. The program supports young people as they look to gain a deeper understanding of the underserved youth population in the MetroWest region, and how they can individually and collaboratively help shape the future of this population.

The idea of a YIP Junior Board grew from the desire of YIP participants to stay connected to the world of philanthropy beyond the core YIP program. There are many meaningful and tangible benefits for students who want to join the YIP Junior Board. We like to call it the next level of youth philanthropy leadership!

Through committing to join the YIP Junior Board, members will have the opportunity to not only create change in their community, but be exposed to professional development seminars, non-profit board shadowing opportunities, and much more throughout the year.

The Foundation for MetroWest Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Junior Board is scheduled to launch fall 2017 and will hold its first committee meeting in September.

 

The Board

The Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board is seeking a maximum of 20 motivated members who are willing to promote, raise awareness, and fundraise for the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program. Members should have a strong desire to see the program grow so that it can have an even greater impact throughout the MetroWest region.

Board Leadership

The board will have five (5) leadership positions and two (2) sub-committees:
Leadership Positions
Co-Chair(s)

  • Oversee the YIP Junior Board chairs and committees
  • Facilitate all meetings
  • Ensure committee leaders are on track with goals
  • Sets agenda for each meeting
  • Primary liaison between Board and non-profit organizations
Secretary
  • Oversee and distribute all meeting minutes
  • Manage information sent out among board members

Fundraising

  • Oversee and approve all fundraising initiatives
  • Work with all members to organize fundraising events, assign responsibilities, and keeps track of committee member assignments as they relate to fundraising goals

Sub-Committee: Fundraising

  • Creatively determine fundraising strategy for YIP Junior Board
  • Work to ensure fundraising events and initiatives are carried out among all board members; ensures fundraising success to meet YIP Board goals

Public Relations/Social Media

  • Oversee promotion of the YIP program throughout MetroWest; includes speaking engagements within MetroWest region
  • Assist Foundation in managing social media handles, calendar, and ambassadors as it relates to YIP promotion
  • Acts as primary liaison between YIP social media ambassadors and Alumni Board

Sub-Committee: Public Relations/Social Media

  • Creatively determine ways to promote YIP within the region and beyond through print, electronic, and social media
  •  Assist fundraising committee in promotion of fundraising events and initiatives

Requirements

The board will be comprised of no more than 20 YIP alumni, friends, and peers. Board members must commit to the following:

  • Serve a minimum of a one (1) year term; with option to renew
  • Attend four (4) in person meetings, per year; committee meetings as assigned
  • Attend YIP Junior Board fundraising events as assigned
  • Attend one (1) community service event, hosted by YIP Junior Board
  • Fundraise for designated non-profit or board event
  • Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador and recruiter for YIP

Serving on the Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board during this crucial time of growth for the program is an excellent opportunity to deepen your leadership skills, engage with other civically-minded young people, partner with youth-focused non-profits in the MetroWest region, and help promote the importance of youth philanthropy education and giving back in your local community.

If you have questions or would like to further discuss this opportunity, please contact Renee Quinn, Senior Philanthropy Officer or 508.647.2260.

The work of the Foundation is dependent upon active committee members. In addition to our Board of Trustees, permanent committees are also staffed by volunteers. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise on the following committees: Audit, Development & Marketing, Distribution, Executive, Finance, Government, and Investment. Ad hoc committees are often created to handle specific events. We welcome those with specific expertise or interest to inquire about participation.

There are no volunteer positions available at this time. Check back soon!

High school students are invited to volunteer at our office for a variety of administrative tasks. Volunteers must be willing to commit to regular hours at least once per week. In addition to general office work for the Foundation as a whole, there are opportunities to assist the Youth in Philanthropy program. Activities may include curriculum research, alumni outreach, creating and compiling surveys, and general program-related tasks.