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Employment at Partners in Education 

Interested in working for Partners in Education? Our team members have the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations, families and children facilitating and managing fun activities to support Partners in Education’s mission of Student Success through Community Involvement. Join us in our efforts to support success for all students in Northwest Ohio.

Resumes and cover letters are required for all positions. They may be emailed directly to the Program Manager or to the Executive Director/CEO at [email protected]

At Partners in Education, we are an equal opportunity employer but we are more than that. We have a clear vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Partners in Education recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Organization Description:

Partners in Education is the employer for this position. Partners in Education (PIE) enhances student success by engaging the community in increasing the supports available to students in school and out-of-school through the Northwest Ohio Afterschool Alliance, Parent and Volunteer Engagement programming and a variety of high quality K-12 mentoring and tutoring programs.

Partners in Education requires that a criminal history background check be conducted on prospective employees as a condition of employment.

General questions? Please contact our COO, Dionisia Vasquez at 419-242-2122

Our offices are located at 1500 N. Superior, Suite 306 in the Early Childhood Education Center in the Toledo Public Schools Administration Complex, Toledo, OH 43604.

We make every effort to keep the information on this site current. Due to unanticipated circumstances, however, there may occasionally be a delay in revising information. Therefore some positions posted here may no longer be open, and others may be available that are not yet posted. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Partners in Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Employment Opportunities 

Director of Tutoring Programs– Mentors in Toledo Schools/Afterschool Tutoring

Reports to: Executive Director
Job Classification: Learned Professional
FLSA Status: Full Time; Exempt
This position is Full Time (40 hours per week) and includes health insurance, life insurance, vacation and paid holidays. Starting pay $18-22 per hour depending on experience. We are committed to hiring a diverse and socially conscious workforce.

PurposeThe mission of Partners In Education is to enhance student success through community engagement.

The Director of Tutoring Programs supports the mission of PIE.

This role organizes and manages site coordinators, community volunteers (mentors), teachers, school administrators and students to provide effective tutoring both during the school day and afterschool in two programs, Mentors in Toledo Schools and TutorSmart. These data driven programs ensure that students are consistently improving academic milestones.

Mentors in Toledo Schools provides in school, one on one literacy tutoring for kindergarten through grade three students, four morning hours per day, four days per week, Monday –Friday for each academic-year in area schools. The service will vary in each school based on the academic needs specifically expressed by the faculty and administration. Mentoring/tutoring is led by the site coordinator with a team of trained volunteers. The manager must respect that schools are in a union environment. Literacy materials are provided by the student’s teachers and supplemented by our staff.
Daily sessions are logged into our software application. All data is reported daily to teachers to help them make decisions regarding student progress.

TutorSmart provides out of school time literacy and mathematics tutoring for students in grades kindergarten through eight, four days per week Monday-Thursday during the academic year. The service varies slightly depending on the site, which includes daycare providers and schools. The TutorSmart model utilizes a one-hour rotating program where students are tutored for 20 minutes, utilize special literacy software for 20 minutes and are provided literacy and/or mathematics support and homework help for 20 minutes. The program is led by a site coordinator and includes paid teacher tutors, support staff and volunteers. Teaching materials are provided by the site coordinator in alignment with the software program utilized to measure progress.

The ideal candidate communicates well with teachers & principals and is able to direct a growing team of site coordinators, mentors, tutors and volunteers. Organization and leadership are key in this role.
Tutoring must be seamless; materials coordination must be simple and accurate data collection must be maintained. The Director of Tutoring Programs assures continuous, professional communication between the site coordinators, mentors, tutors, teachers and administrators by daily and weekly emails.

The Director of Tutoring assures that the site coordinators have the materials and tools they need to implement programming, including communication tools to provide all communications and provide substitutes when site coordinators are unable to attend sessions. The Director of Tutoring will keep the site coordinators apprised of all issues relating to the program and operations in all schools and will work to resolve relational issues that arise in every site regarding staffing and support. The Director of
Tutoring must have the technological skills to manage and maintain our website app and train and troubleshoot all data entry vehicles for both tutoring programs. This role develops training for site coordinators and mentors. The Director must be an excellent problem solver and critical thinker as well as be quick to troubleshoot when a challenge arises. The Director is responsible for all data that is collected and assuring that data is accurately reported to all stakeholders.

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Working with schools and education providers to improve student literacy, mathematics, attendance and social emotional development.
2. Directing a team of fifteen or more site coordinators to organize and manage student tutoring sessions and materials for other staff and volunteer mentor/tutors.
3. Working closely with teachers, students, mentors, school system administrators and employees to ensure successful operation of the program.
4. Managing a budget and adhering to grant requirements for expenditures.
5. Resolving challenges that arise among schools, teachers, mentors and site coordinators in a manner that supports teachers, students, parents and the school setting.
6. Monitoring site coordinators’ time and workloads.
7. Being flexible and staying aware of opportunities that enhance or expand the program including recruiting new mentors, site coordinators and evaluateing new schools for the program.
8. Maintaining and updating databases to ensure that collection and reporting of student outcome data is reliable and valid. Working with outside evaluators on data reporting for funders and stakeholders.
9. Working on partnership and fund development to support program sustainability and expansion.

Position Requirements

• Qualified applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree (suggested B.A., B.S in Education, Organizational
Leadership, Management or related field.)

• Reading specialist background preferred. Spanish language speakers encouraged to apply.
• Strong management and organizational skills.
• Self-motivated, positive administrator who can work independently as well as part of a team.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Excellent, professional written and oral communication skills
• Understands and respects the diversity of families’ economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and situations.
• Experience with developing collaborative partners and building relationships with constituents in the community.
• Understanding of K-12 student achievement data preferred.
• Experience serving as an advocate for youth and schools.
• Strong knowledge of computers, technology, social media and web-based tools. Data management and

Microsoft Office Professional mastery are essential.
• Must clear a background check and have reliable transportation to travel between schools.

Organization Description
Partners In Education (PIE) enhances student success by engaging the community in increasing the supports available to students in school and out-of-school through a variety of high-quality youth and parent programs. Partners In Education requires that a criminal history background check be conducted on prospective employees as a condition of employment. Partners In Education of Toledo, Inc. prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination because of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 – $46,000.00 per year

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Michelle Klinger, CEO at [email protected]

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to wear mask and hand sanitize. Social distance guidelines are strictly enforced. Job seekers may be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine because of our school partnerships.


Education Specialist 


If you love working with middle school students, enjoy inquiry-based, hands-on teaching and STEM activities, please apply for this position! We want to add more incredible educators to our team.

Program Purpose:

                    The mission of College & Career Ready, Set, Go! is to equip and empower middle school youth to graduate from high school and achieve success in education and employment after high school through hands-on activities, career-focused opportunities and family & community engagement. 

The Education Specialist will build the quality and impact of this program by:

  • Creating a post-secondary education and career readiness culture among middle school students and their families;
  • Leveraging relationships with education, business, and community partners;
  • Ensuring all students, mentors and parent coaches are provided with high quality opportunities, experiences and activities focused on helping students succeed in post-secondary education, ranging from two- or four-year colleges, apprenticeships, or certification programs, and to be successful in the workplace.
  • Ensuring we meet outcomes required of us by our funders, donors and stakeholders.

Primary responsibilities include working as a team with the Program Manager to prepare materials for and facilitate hands-on, inquiry-based lesson plans (with a STEM-focus) in a school setting with middle school students. Activities also include incorporating teachers, parents and mentors to create a fun, positive learning environment. Daily attendance is critical every day the program is in session at school (Mid-September-Late May) and during agreed upon administrative hours when the program is not in session. This program takes place during the school day from 9am-3pm and is scheduled when class time is available at each school and will also be delivered remotely in the fall for students with blended school/at-home learning situations.

Key Qualities of the Education Specialist for College & Career Ready, Set, Go!

Able to:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the topics to create a positive learning experience
  • Utilize with fidelity the inquiry-based, 5E model lesson plans for College & Career Ready, Set, Go! program for Partners in Education.
  • Work well with middle school student populations in a classroom environment.
  • Handle a classroom of students in a remote learning environment
  • Demonstrate empathy and respect for youth and families experiencing poverty.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency.
  • Communicate well with community partners to assist Program Manager in scheduling guest speaker opportunities, field trips, funding opportunities and other events for the program.
  • Record and manage student level data. Microsoft Excel skills are a must.
  • Communicate well to a variety of stakeholders in both written and oral communication.
  • Collaborate with local school teachers, principals and staff to ensure high-quality program facilitation.
  • Organize materials for effective instruction.
  • Able to work during the day time between 9:00am-3pm Monday-Friday. Exact teaching schedule will depend on the needs of the school.
  • Possess reliable transportation and/or internet access at home.
  • Clear a criminal background check
  • Spanish or Arabic speakers a plus.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education or teaching certificate, and at least one year of classroom teaching experience

Starting pay is $16.00 per hour with opportunities available for raises and advancement. This is a full time time position of 40 hours per week that offers vacation, sick and holiday pay if desired.

 Estimated  Start Date – 5/20/21

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Reed Steele, Program Manager at [email protected].

Questions? Leave us a message 419-242-2122 and we will get right back with you.


Site Coordinators and Substitute Site Coordinators – Mentors in Toledo Schools/TutorSmart Afterschool Tutoring

If you love being around school age students, have a passion for early literacy and enjoy working with volunteers, please apply for this position! We want to add more amazing staff to our impressive team of professionals.

Program Description: Mentors in Toledo Schools (MiTS) is a literacy-based tutoring program targeting students in grades K through 3 in several Toledo Public Schools. Students receive half-hour one-to-one tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday during the regular school day (days may vary based on school needs). The primary focus is on reading intervention and supporting classroom instruction using teacher-crafted materials.  TutorSmart is an afterschool math and literacy tutoring program with a unique model that offers high-quality tutoring, daily progress evaluation and academic support. All adult participants must meet TPS’s background check requirements for working with students.

Job Description: The Site Coordinator is the MiTS on-site person that makes the mentoring process work at each school. Coordinators have the overall responsibility to assure that the mentors and students have an excellent experience each day at the school. They support teachers’ and administrators’ direction to provide the students extra attention to enhance their classroom performance by organizing tutoring activities from teachers and helping mentors utilize them with individual students. The Site Coordinator also assists with daily data collection to help the program measure performance outcomes and ensure program fidelity. The MiTS Site Coordinator reports to the Director of Tutoring Programs. Work may begin remotely this school year using Google Classroom to mentor and tutor while students are learning at home. The TutorSmart Site Coordinator reports to the Director of Tutoring Programs. Most work is in-person for this program.

 Job Type: Part-time 12-15 hours per week; 30 weeks during the normal school year, $12.50 per hour.


  1. Desire to work with adult mentors performing a community service
  2. Desire to help children succeed in the school environment.
  3. Computer literate (tech savvy) in email, Google products such as Google Sheets and Google Docs, Microsoft Office and general familiarity with spreadsheets and online applications.
  4. Available to prepare for and run programs Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 12:00 noon or 2:30-6:00 PM during the academic year.
  5. A desire to mentor and tutor students, coordinate with teachers, principals, staff and mentors.
  6. Strong communication skills.
  7. Capability to maintain the organization of mentoring supplies and data.
  8. Ability to recruit, retain and support mentors.
  9. Reliable, versatile and a self-directed multi-tasker. Able to manage multiple systems.
  10. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  11. Experience teaching or working in an educational setting preferred.
  12. Must meet background check eligibility requirements.
  13. Spanish or Arabic speakers a plus.

Rate of pay & available hours:

Compensation for Site Coordinators is based on completing all actions necessary to maintain the program outcomes as described above. The hourly rate is $12.50 per hour. The program runs October- May of each school year but summer hours may also be available.

 Estimated Program Start Date – Immediately.

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Michelle Klinger, CEO at [email protected]

Questions? Leave a message at 419-242-2122 and we’ll get right back to you.




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To learn more about careers with Partners in Education, please contact Dionisia Vasquez at [email protected]