Deputy Director

Generations Incorporated

Posted: 9/4/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Education

City: Boston

Postal code: 02111

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Generations Incorporated improves the literacy skills of young children through grade three by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs.  We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become literacy proficient. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Deputy Director will play a key role in the execution of our new three-year strategic plan by focusing on program operation and growth.  The Deputy Director will provide leadership in implementing and directing the delivery of programs in accordance with the organization’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate will supervise program staff, Volunteer Managers, Database Coordinator, and the training and literacy support team directly or through intermediary supervisors. They will act as the liaison to our key program and community partners relative to funding, contracts and delivery of services. This position will be a part of the senior management team and collaborate to shape organization-wide policies and programs that will contribute to Generations Incorporated's overall success. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director.


  • Work with the senior management team to establish a strategic vision and guiding philosophy that will inform short and long term goals of the organization

  • Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs, contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met

  • Serve as primary contact for our key program and community partners

  • Mentor and collaborate with managers and other team members

  • Oversee all literacy curriculum while providing a framework for volunteer training and literacy support

  • Set annual programmatic goals in collaboration with staff, evaluate all programs and performance, and manage work plans for entire team

  • Maintain competency in all organizational policies and participate in various community outreach activities

  • Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility

  • Work with Database Coordinator to track data effectively and in a timely manner; adhering to standards set by AARP Foundation Experience Corps



  • 5+ years in a senior management position, non-profit organization or education field a plus

  • Adept at motivating and leading staff

  • Ability to navigate the public school system: familiarity with district policy, ability to identify key positions and stakeholders, etc.

  • Strong background in early literacy, program evaluations, and student-based assessments

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people --junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and diverse backgrounds

  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities


Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $75,000 - $85,000. Benefits include health, dental, and long-term disability (with employer contribution); 403b retirement plan, generous personal time and supportive working environment.


$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter (What compelled you to apply? Address your experience with nonprofits and the field of education.) to [email protected]. No phone calls please. 

Generations Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating and supporting a diverse work environment. Candidates of color, bi-/multilingual, bicultural, and LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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