General Summary/Overview

Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) connects educational innovation, youth development, and child and adolescent mental health, bridging research and practice so that young people learn, dream, and thrive. As recognized thought leaders in social and emotional development, we work with schools and school districts throughout the United States, national youth-serving organizations, funders, and innovators in informal learning and STEM fields.

Now is a moment of both great need and opportunity for young people: mental health issues and disengagement in learning have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and with ongoing racism, race-based violence, inequality, and social division. At the same time, there is unprecedented awareness of the implications of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and engagement.

At PEAR we understand that true engagement includes a focus on relevance toward students’ lives and methods that increase voice, curiosity, leadership, and skill acquisition. Building on our decades of research and translational work, PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in educational settings. We provide trainings and assessment tools that inform educators about program quality, youth social-emotional development, and academic engagement.

Everyone at PEAR shares a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success, both in and out of school.

The Partnerships Coordinator will work with the Associate Director of Partnerships and the Client Relations Team in the development of partnerships and delivery of assessment, training, and support services to clients and partners using PEAR’s tools. The position requires strong writing and communication skills, project management experience, and someone who possesses a high level of organization and attention to detail.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of partnerships with national and international youth-serving organizations focused on helping youth thrive
  • Support the intake of new clients, development of scopes of work, and contracting
  • Assist with creation and dissemination of client communications, the reporting and presentation of findings, and marketing of PEAR tools
  • Assist with management of the day-to-day coordination of PEAR’s services including training scheduling and data collection administration
  • Manage technology support for webinars and trainings and assist with the implementation of an online learning management system

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Education, Social Sciences, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years’ experience


  • Experience and demonstrated skills related to project coordination and client intake and relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple competing deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, as well as independently
  • Familiarity with webinar technology and client relationship management platforms and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Zoom, Hubspot, Smartsheet, etc.)
  • Social-emotional development and/or STEM content knowledge and experience in out-of-school time and school settings a plus

Working Conditions

  • Setting: Remote work until January 2022 (return to office pending state health guidelines)
  • Travel required: Occasional local travel to the Boston area for future in-person meetings
  • Physical requirements: None
  • Hazards or weather exposure: None

Supervisory Responsibility


Fiscal Responsibility


Salary: Starting at $40,000

The above is intended to describe the general conditions and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities, or skills required.

It is the policy at PEAR to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.