Available positions:

  • Chief Program Officer
  • Division Manager, Philadelphia

Chief Program Officer

The mission of the Petey Greene Program is to supplement education in correctional institutions by preparing volunteers, primarily college students, to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people. We are ten years old and are a small, growing national organization with over twenty employees in eight states. We envision a world in which all incarcerated people have access to high quality academic programs.

To accomplish these goals, the Petey Greene Program builds partnerships with universities and correctional institutions. The program collaborates with universities and student groups to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students. We then work with correctional facilities to enable these volunteers to work as tutors and teaching assistants in adult basic education, high school, high school equivalency, and college classes. This supplemental educational service is provided at no charge to the students or to the correctional facilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Hiring, recruiting, and managing the field organization in cooperation with the Program Manager

Programs Strategy:

  • Work with Board of Trustees and ED to develop a multiyear strategic plan and an annual operating plan.
  • Support the field staff in executing strategy and navigating challenges with facilities, universities and individual volunteers.
  • Support the Program Manager to ensure effective management of all field staff members.

Data Strategy:

  • Attempt to obtain incarcerated student academic information from all facility partners.
  • Execute a research study, with the support of outside consultants, to determine the effectiveness of the Petey Greene Program model.
  • Develop training for all staff to use Salesforce to collect and manage data concerning our tutors and students.

Expansion Strategy and Execution:

  • Work with the ED to develop an expansion strategy and plan.
  • Meet with potential facility, university and financial partners to explore expansion opportunities in both current and new locations.

Development Support:

  • Meet with potential funders at the request of the Executive Director and Development Director.
  • Work with the regional teams to identify Advisory Board members and utilize and grow each region’s Advisory Board.


  • Organize, coordinate, plan and facilitate national staff meetings with the ED and Program Manager.
  • Support the Petey Greene outreach program via the website, social media and our newsletter.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Potential to become Executive Director when our founding ED retires
  • Successful experience as a leader/manager
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Demonstrated perseverance and problem solving;
  • Strong organizational skills; experience working with nonprofit idealists
  • Remote management experience with teams, staff, and volunteers all in different locations
  • Passion for improving the US criminal justice system and commitment to the role of education in reducing recidivism

Ideal candidates will have proficiency in: 

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, and Google Calendar;
  • Salesforce;
  • Group facilitation and team-building skills;
  • Creative problem-solving and persuasive and thoughtful communications.

Ideal candidates will be willing to:

  • Travel frequently within and outside our current 8 states on the East Coast
  • Commit to Petey Greene for at least the next 3 years;
  • Potentially become Executive Director and make a long-term commitment to the Program
  • Work primarily from Petey Greene’s Princeton, NJ headquarters

We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBT, formerly incarcerated and differently-abled people to apply. Petey Greene does not discriminate in its personnel decisions based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year, based on experience and qualifications

Benefits: health insurance, paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays, 401k, flexible hours, working remotely at times, travel reimbursement

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter (required) to by June 30, 2018.

Division Manager, Philadelphia

The Division Manager will be responsible for managing a subset of volunteers, facilities and universities, including campus groups and campus leadership. The Division Manager will be responsible for volunteers, campus groups and campus leadership teams from Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Haverford College. They will also manage volunteers who tutor at the following facilities: Hoffman Hall, Federal Detention Center, and State Correctional Institution - Chester. The Division Manager will recruit, train and coordinate volunteers. In addition, the Division Manager will work to ensure that all university and institutional partnerships are strong and effective. The Division Manager reports to and is supervised by the Philadelphia Regional Manager

Petey Greene team works out of a co-working office in Old City, Philadelphia but staff are also able to work independently from home. This work requires travel to partnering universities, prisons and to various other locations for pertinent meetings. A successful staff person will thrive when working independently and as part of a small team and enjoy travel to meet with various stakeholders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, screen, interview, and train new volunteers
  • Foster a community network with prison and university partners in collaboration with student groups
  • Facilitate volunteer tutor trainings for all new volunteers and follow- up trainings for all current volunteers
  • Supervise campus leadership teams and lead weekly or bimonthly meetings to discuss volunteer recruitment, campus engagement, and official student organization status
  • Train and coordinate campus leaders, supporting them to lead group reflections and plan events throughout the semester
  • Manage clearance paperwork, prison orientation scheduling, volunteer placements, and volunteer transportation arrangements
  • Manage volunteer attendance data, student data and reimbursements through Salesforce software
  • Communicate, coordinate and support prison staff in Philadelphia
  • Gather data and feedback from facility staff, volunteers, students and teachers during and at the end of each semester
  • Plan volunteer appreciation events once a semester
  • Respond to volunteer issues and provide advice on how to navigate experience
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Princeton, New Jersey and/or New York City


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, and Google Calendar
  • Communication, group facilitation and team-building skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and extremely organized
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team
  • Ability to work independently and with a team remotely
  • Demonstrates perseverance
  • An understanding of the United States’ criminal justice system
  • A commitment to the role of education in the United States’ criminal justice system
  • Plan to stay at Petey Greene for at least the next three years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in education and/or criminal justice,
  • Work experience in non-profit management and/or volunteer coordination,
  • Experience with the criminal justice system, as a formerly incarcerated person and/or as a volunteer
  • Familiarity with Salesforce software

We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, formerly incarcerated and differently-abled people to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

How to apply:

Please submit the following at

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered)