PEI Fellow


About the PEI Fellow position:


The Public Education Initiative (PEI) Fellowship is a 10 month fellowship for a recent college graduate with an interest in a career in education, leadership, or nonprofit management. The PEI Fellow is responsible for assisting the PEI Site Coordinator in the oversight of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Public Education Initiative. The Public Education Initiative is a one-on-one literacy enrichment program through which volunteer tutors meet with students at eight sites within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (for more information click here).

The PEI Fellow will assist in managing the needs of the eight sites; help with recruitment and retention of volunteers; serve as a resource for educational techniques and tools, and tutor students. The Fellow may have some involvement with other Federation departments as related to their work with public education and literacy-based activities in the city of Cleveland. This position is a part time (up to 20 hours per week), academic year assignment; reliable transportation is required. The PEI fellow will report to the Director of the Public Education Initiative and the PEI Site Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

Manage needs of PEI sites

  1. Act as an additional point of contact for school administrators, teachers, and volunteers.
  2. Assist in the coordination of site needs, including ensuring manuals, books and other resources are available at site, pair students and tutors, make sure substitutes are found when volunteers are unavailable, etc.
  3. Assist with marketing and promotional materials or events related to PEI.
  4. Help manage day-to-day logistics.
  5. Other administrative duties as determined by PEI Director may be assigned.


  1. Tutor as needed in schools.

Volunteer Management

  1. Assist with recruitment, training and retention of volunteers.
  2. Maintain ongoing communication with volunteers.
  3. Perform ongoing assessment of student-tutor pairings.
  4. Assist with volunteer events.

Serve as a resource on Educational techniques and tools .

  1. Assist in preparing manuals, books, and other tutoring tools.
  2. Provide guidance to volunteers, as needed, to improve tutoring skills.
Required Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
  1. Organizational Skills.
  2. Creative problem solving skills.
  3. Interpersonal skills.
  4. Good decision making skills.
  5. Comfort with diversity; the ability to interact with volunteers of all ages.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Interest in the areas of tutoring, literacy, development, and/or other applicable areas.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and social action preferred.
Education, Training and/or Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Direct service and leadership experience preferred; this experience may be either as a professional or a volunteer.

Reliable transportation required.

If you are qualified and interested in this exceptional opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter, in a pdf format, to .