United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Posted on May 12, 2017

Us2020 BoSTEM Fundraising and Partnership Coordinator – Boston, MA

The BoSTEM collaborative is led by Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB), working to close the STEM interest and achievement gap for all Boston middle school students by 2020. Each organization is responsible for different aspects of this program, from volunteer engagement, to professional development for community-based out-of-school time programs and corporate partnerships. Using each organization’s broad network and expertise, we form new partnerships across sectors that strengthen 21st century STEM experiences to Boston public middle school students. BASB advances student learning by leveraging the strengths of program providers through a coordinated approach to community partnerships. In the BoSTEM collaborative, they are responsible for metrics, evaluation, professional development, and capacity building. UWMB serves as the collaborative’s fiscal agent, while developing new corporate partnerships and facilitating all aspects of volunteer recruitment and engagement. This includes managing the relationships between volunteers and community-based organizations, as well as working with Citizen Schools and other program partners to place long-term volunteers. By 2020, all Boston middle school students will have had STEM experiences, preparing them for post-secondary education and careers in these fields, if they so choose. We’re seeking innovators who are passionate about providing ladders of opportunity in STEM industries.


The BoSTEM Fundraising & Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for enhancing the sustainability of the STEM mentoring programs for a Boston-based coalition of nonprofit, business, and education partners. This specifically includes a focus on developing grant and corporate funder pipelines and includes tasks such as the identification of opportunity/funder prospects, the development of presentations, collateral, and grant submissions, and the institutionalization and/or stewardship of partnerships, outcomes and next steps. It also includes assessing the systems and outcomes developed in the first years of the initiative in order to refine, iterate on, and enhance the BoSTEM initiative around aspects such as volunteer engagement and management and coalition engagement and coordination.

MANDATORY orientation required from July 31 – Aug 4, 2017.

Program Benefits:

Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare


Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas:

Community Outreach, Technology, Education, Children/Youth.


Education, General Skills, Communications, Non-Profit Management, Leadership, Community Organization, Public Speaking, Team Work, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, Recruitment.

Program Start/End Date:

08/04/2017 – 08/03/2018

Work Schedule:

Full Time

Education level:

College graduate

Age Requirement:

Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

Accepting Applications from 04/24/2017 To 06/26/2017