The Petey Greene Program supports the academic goals of incarcerated and
formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs,
while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system.
We envision a world in which all incarcerated people have access to high-quality
academic programs and we strive to inspire our alumni – both students and tutors –
to become advocates, and to take on leadership roles that reimagine the criminal
The PGP operates the largest multi-state volunteer tutoring program for currently
and formerly incarcerated people. Since its founding, the PGP has tutored more than
16,000 students at over 120 tutoring sites, including both correctional facilities and
reentry programs. We’ve trained and placed more than 3,500 unique volunteers and
recruited from more than 40 partner universities in seven states and the District of
The PGP is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, but the majority of our 30
employees work in a hybrid arrangement in their respective regions.
The Division Manager will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality
tutoring services for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students in
Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This includes managing several programmatic and
university partnerships as well as potentially supervising an intern. The Division
Manager reports to PGP’s Regional Manager, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
In the programmatic aspects of the role, the Division Manager will collaborate and
coordinate with multiple types of partners, including higher education programs,
reentry providers, and youth detention centers, as well as prisons and jails. The
Division Manager is responsible for determining the tutoring needs of program
partners and participating students, developing semester program plans and
collaboration agreements, and managing 30-40 volunteer tutors. The position is also
tasked with monitoring the quality and evaluation of the tutoring services provided,
and troubleshooting issues of attendance, engagement, and academic progress in
collaboration with program partners, PGP staff, tutors, or students.
The Division Manager is also responsible for maintaining relationships with university
partners where many volunteers are enrolled, in order to recruit volunteers and grow
the PGP’s presence across the Massachusetts and Rhode Island region. This includes
building campus-based student groups, supporting and collaborating with campus
leaders, and establishing connections with professors and university departments at
various universities in Massachusetts.
The role is hybrid, with a combination of work-from-home days, meeting days in the
community or at partner sites, and in-office days at a coworking space. Candidates
must be based in the greater Boston area with the ability and willingness to travel to:
● Western Massachusetts once per month for meetings with facility, university,
or community-based partners (the PGP will reimburse these travel costs)
● PGP’s coworking space in Cambridge, 1-2 times per week for in-office days and
meetings with the MA/RI team
Division Manager, The Petey Greene Program in Massachusetts/Rhode Island
Full-time staff (35 hours/week)
Major Duties and Responsibilities
● Oversees the week-to-week operations in a portion of PGP’s Massachusetts
tutoring programs, leading the logistics of educational operations, monitoring
high-level trends, and troubleshooting challenges
● Builds and maintains relationships with community partners, university
professors and offices, correctional facilities, youth detention sites, etc.
● Manages relationships with programmatic partners, which includes meeting
regularly, managing student referrals, ensuring tutor-student fit, collecting
academic data, and coordinating partner-specific onboarding and clearance
● Works with the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Regional Manager to track and
collect programmatic data and provide reports to partners and funders
● Collaborates to screen, interview and select volunteers, ensuring that PGP is
providing high-quality tutors and programming
● Communicates with tutors about onboarding, clearances, programmatic
challenges, session cancellations, etc
● As needed , conducts student intake meetings, clarify student goals, and
regularly check in with students to provide support, collect feedback, and
assess their progress
● Builds and supports PGP’s campus-based student groups, cultivating
university relationships, growing PGP’s campus presence, and hosting
campus events in collaboration with campus leadership teams and/or interns
● Participates and prepares for weekly meetings with the Massachusetts/Rhode
Island team and all PGP staff
● May supervise 1-2 part-time Volunteer Coordinators, typically work-study
students or interns from partner universities
● 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.
● Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group partners
● Ability to problem solve
● Experience working with student or community-based organizations, and
building relationships on campuses and/or in the community
● Experience or skills in group facilitation
● Ability to work independently and with a team
● Awareness of issues related to mass incarceration and broader social justice
● A commitment to racial equity, and the rights of currently and formerly
● Bachelor’s degree
● 2-4 years of work experience
● Experience working with or knowledge of the Department of Correction as an
employee, partner, or a formerly incarcerated person.
● Experience working in education and familiarity with pedagogy.
● Experience working with volunteers, particularly student volunteers.
● A commitment to social justice, racial equity, and the rights of formerly
● An understanding of the US criminal justice system and local policies.
● A commitment to education in confined settings.
The Petey Greene Program is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate in its personnel decisions based on race, ancestry, national origin,
gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/domestic partner status, religion,
age, disability status, veteran status, or former incarceration status. We strongly
encourage system-impacted people, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and
women to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, excellent
parental leave and vacation packages.
How to apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Massachusetts/Rhode
Island Division Manager” and the following documents:
● Cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered)
Application deadline: 9/28
● Posting: 9/5
● App deadline: 9/28
● Round 1 Interviews: Week of 10/2
● Round 2 Interviews: Week of 10/9 and/or 10/16
● Third round (final call with Jeff) + offer: Week of 10/23
● Destiny wrapping up mid to end of October? November?