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Working at Big Sister

Our Culture

Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls? Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time? If you answered yes, and the idea of being part of a collaborative, performance-driven, focused team excites you then join us! At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951. We are the only affiliate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America network that is solely serving girls, trans, and non-binary youth. 

Big Sister Boston is passionately committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). It is at the core of our mission, values, and vision of our organization, and reflected in the work that we do in partnership with our Big and Little Sisters. We believe that the girls and young women in our programs deserve access to a diverse community of leaders, ambassadors, and advocates who value and understand them. Click here to learn more.

Benefits

  • Hybrid work environment 
  • Paid parental leave benefit 
  • Employee wellness benefit 
  • Fun staff engagement events 
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) 
  • Agency-wide shut down for the 4th of July week 
  • Summer Fridays 
  • Employee Resource Groups 
  • Babson tuition discount for graduate program 
  • Professional development funds

Join Our Team

We’re Hiring

Big Sister Boston is always looking for talented individuals who share our passion to support the girls and young women of Greater Boston. Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, multilingual and multicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

If you are interested in working at a well-established, dynamic, and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. You may submit your cover letter and resumé by clicking on the email link in the description of the position you are interested in, and attach your cover letter and resumé as a Word document or a PDF to hr@bigsister.org. 

If you are interested and do not see a particular position open at this time, we would still like to hear from you. 

Hiring Process

Review

We carefully review each candidate application based on a variety of criteria.

Screening

A member of the HR team will connect with candidates for an introduction call to learn more about candidates' credentials and if they are a potential fit for a position at Big Sister Boston.

Interview

Candidates can expect at least 2 - 3 interviews with the supervisor and/or department head. Manager candidates will also have a Cultural Humility Interview so we can learn about a candidate's experience in the DEI space.

Task

Depending upon the position, candidates may be asked to complete a task to demonstrate the skills required for the position.

Background Check & References

All finalists will be requested to complete a background check and submit references.

Offer

We make an offer to the candidate we feel is the best fit for the position. We have a no-salary negotiation policy. Learn more about our no-salary negotiation policy in our FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our hybrid work policy is human-centric focused and works to balance the needs of individuals, teams, and the organization to ensure equity in hybrid work arrangements across all staff.  Big Sister Boston allows employees to work remotely on some days and from the office on others. While full-time employees do not need to be in the office 5 days a week, we are not a 100% telecommuter work environment. 

As part of Big Sister Boston’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no-salary negotiations policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. Our compensation philosophy policy uses a clear formula process for determining salaries. This formula is comprised of reviewing potential staff relevant years of experience to their role and bench-marked to be competitive with market data. Once part of team Big Sister, staff are compensated for their tenure and salaries are adjusted annually to remain competitive with market data.  

During our interview process, the HR team will review this with candidates to ensure they understand the policy and that they are receiving a fair salary.  

To learn more about why salary negotiation can perpetuate wage inequality, we invite you to read this articleon the topic. 

No, Big Sister will provide you with a PC laptop and a take-home second monitor. 

We have lots of fun activities throughout the year to help build a sense of community. “Wine Down Fridays,” staff celebrations, annual staff retreats, “Lunch & Learns”, and surprise get-togethers just to name a few. 

Yes! We have had and currently have staff who are also volunteering as Big Sisters.

We offer a range of benefits including paid Parental Leave, an Employee Wellness benefit, generous PTO, an Agency-wide shutdown for the 4th of July week, Summer Fridays, Employee Resource Groups, a tuition discount for Babson graduate programs, and professional development funds. 

Community-Based Mentoring roles provide support to our one-to-one mentoring program that matches girls between the ages of 7-15 with a Big Sister. These matches meet in the community at a date and time of their choosing. Enrollment & Matching Specialists support interviewing and making these matches while Match Support Specialists support the introduction and development of these positive and healthy relationships.  

Site-Based Mentoring roles provide support to our programs that take place in schools and community centers in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy. Enrollment and Match Support Specialists support interviewing, making, and coaching to support the development of these positive and healthy relationships. Site-Based Mentoring creates a safe space for girls to have fun, learn, and grow alongside their Big Sisters during their busy school day. 

Learn more about our many programs here 

There are six stages to our interview process. Review, Screening, Interview, Task, Background Check/Reference and Offer. You can see more details about each stage above.  

While each situation is unique, we aim to respect candidates time and move as quickly as possible. Our process typically takes between 4-6 weeks.