The Petey Greene Program supplements educational programming in prisons, jails, and detention centers by providing free, quality tutoring to incarcerated people. We work to promote academic achievement in prison classrooms to support the future success of people in prison and to build stronger communities.
To accomplish these goals, the Petey Greene Program builds partnerships between universities and prisons, jails, and detention centers. The Program collaborates with university volunteering/civic engagement centers, academic departments, and student groups to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students. The Program works with prisons, jails, and detention centers to enable these volunteers to work as tutors in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and college programs.
The Division Manager will work with the Massachusetts Petey Greene Program team to recruit, train, and manage all Petey Greene Program volunteers involved in prison education programs in Massachusetts. In particular, the Division Manager will be primarily responsible for managing relationships with two universities, MIT and Clark University, and four prisons and jails: MCI Concord, MCI Shirley, Worcester House of Correction, and Worcester Community Corrections Center. This list is subject to change as the Program continues to grow in Massachusetts.
Over the course of a semester, the Division Manager will have a number of responsibilities. They will ensure that the partnerships with the above-named prisons and jails are strong and will determine the facilities’ tutoring needs for each semester. They will recruit, schedule, and train volunteers. They will meet regularly with faculty and student groups and set up events at universities. The Division Manager will work to support volunteers to develop a campus culture of criminal justice reform, including hosting events and building relationships with key community stakeholders. Beyond these tasks, the Division Manager is expected to continually support the volunteers at their facilities, specifically by conducting site visits and debriefs, but also through informal coaching and troubleshooting.
The Massachusetts Petey Greene Program team works out of a coworking space, though there is some flexibility with regard to work style and location. Because we work with universities, our work has a seasonal element to it, and the most significant periods of work fall during the start of each semester, in September and late January through early February. The Division Manager is on a team of two other employees. The Division Manager reports to and is supervised by the Massachusetts Regional Manager.
Division Manager, The Petey Greene Program in Massachusetts
Full-time staff (35 hours/week)
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Recruits new volunteers by contacting relevant student groups and departments, attending community engagement fairs at partner universities, and managing relationships with faculty and staff at partner universities.
Manages the process of getting volunteers cleared to enter the prison or jail where they are assigned to tutor, which includes building tutoring schedules, obtaining clearance paperwork, scheduling an orientation, and organizing transportation.
Facilitates training for new volunteers.
Schedules and coordinates weekly transportation for volunteers.
Communicates regularly with volunteers, especially if an incident occurs or a volunteer misses a tutoring session.
Manages volunteer data, including schedules, attendance, and feedback, through Salesforce.
Supervises campus leadership teams and works with them to put on events that shine a spotlight on issues of mass incarceration or strengthen tutoring pedagogy.
Networks with criminal justice and education-involved stakeholders.
Responds promptly to emails from volunteers, university or DOC staff, and fellow staff.
Attends quarterly all-staff meetings in different states throughout the east coast including Washington, DC, Princeton, NJ, NYC, Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI.
The Petey Greene Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, formerly incarcerated people, and those directly impacted by mass incarceration, to apply.
How to apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION MANAGER, and the following documents:
Cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered).
A writing sample (this can be a college essay, a published piece of non-fiction writing of any length, or an example of professional writing such as a memo or business letter).
Application deadline: 5 PM on Friday, January 31, 2020
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficiency in Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Calendar
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person and via email, text, and phone.
Attention to detail and extremely organized.
Group facilitation and pedagogy skills.
Ability to work independently and with a team.
Awareness of issues related to mass incarceration and broader social justice concerns.
Has previous experience working with or knowledge of the Department of Correction as an employee, partner, or a formerly incarcerated person.
Experience working in education.
Previous experience working with student organizations.
Experience working with volunteers, particularly student volunteers.
A commitment to social justice, racial equity, and the rights of formerly incarcerated people.
An understanding of the US criminal justice system and local policies.
A commitment to education in confined settings.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Job Type: Full-time
Salary range: $45-50,000
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, excellent parental leave and vacation packages.
About The Petey Greene Program
The Petey Greene Program supplements educational programming in prisons, jails, detention centers, and youth prisons by providing free, quality tutoring to incarcerated people. We work to promote academic achievement in prison classrooms to support the future success of people in prison and to build stronger communities.
To accomplish these goals, the Petey Greene Program builds partnerships between universities and prisons, jails, and youth prisons. The Program collaborates with university volunteering/civic engagement centers, academic departments, and student groups to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students. It then works with prisons, jails, and youth prisons to enable these volunteers to work as tutors in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and college programs.