Pat Kirby

Pat Kirby


Pat Kirby has almost two decades of management experience spanning the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors. He joined Citizen Schools in 2007 as the Massachusetts Executive Director before assuming the Chief Operating Officer role for the national organization in September, 2013.

Previous to joining Citizen Schools, Pat spent five years overseeing The Timberland Company’s global volunteer programs as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility department. Over his five years, he spearheaded strategies that increased employee engagement globally by more than 800%, which helped Timberland win the Points of Light Foundation “Excellence in Employee Volunteerism” award in 2006.

Prior to Timberland, Pat briefly taught high school before spending five years at City Year, where he held a number of senior leadership roles at their founding Boston site and their national office.

Pat is a graduate of McGill University, where he received his BA in Political Science in 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors of GroundWork USAThe Brookings Institute’s Building Bridges Task Force on International Volunteering and Service, and Volunteer NH!. He currently serves on the Orchard Gardens K-8 School Board of Advisors located in Roxbury, MA.