Fellowship Coordinator (Internship)

UPchieve is hiring!

About

About UPchieve
UPchieve is an edtech nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling to low-income high school students in the U.S. Using our app, students can request and get paired with a live, volunteer tutor in under 5 minutes. Our mission is to democratize access to academic support so that all students, regardless of income, have an equal opportunity to finish high school, attend college, and achieve upward mobility. So far, we’ve matched 40,000+ on-demand tutoring requests from 10,000+ students across all 50 states. Our work has also been recognized by Forbes and TIME, and our funders include both Y Combinator and the Gates Foundation.

Job Description

Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you excited about ensuring that all students have access to academic support? Would you like to be a part of an innovative ed-tech nonprofit?

The UPchieve High School Fellowship Coordinator is responsible for training, supervising and supporting high school student leaders and supporting the implementation of the UPchieve High School Fellowship. Fellows support their classmates and peers by encouraging them to take advantage of the free tutoring and college counseling coaches on UPchieve.

This is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution in an ed-tech nonprofit, have hands-on interaction with motivated adolescents, and build a professional network in education technology. Previous experience supporting students as a tutor, mentor, camp counselor or similar role is desired.

Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Programs Team, design a brand-new, innovative, student-led program to transform the way UPchieve is shared in schools
  • Get creative and encourage student creativity as they develop social media, marketing materials, blog posts and more
  • Supervise and motivate UPchieve High School Fellows, including regular email communications, day to day support, and weekly check-ins. Share valuable insights from your work with students with the team
  • Learn from professionals in the fields of marketing, technology, design and community engagement
  • Partner with UPchieve staff to facilitate one monthly fellowship meeting per month (February - May/June)
  • Provide feedback to high school students and maintain ongoing communication with UPchieve staff and school staff about progress

Preferred Experience

Time Requirement + Compensation
Our internship is 16 weeks long, starting on February 7th and ending on May 27th and requires a 10 hours/ week time commitment. The fellow will receive a $3000 stipend disbursed in four installments. *This is a remote position—you can work anywhere in the U.S. *Please reach out if you are interested, but the exact timing and commitment doesn’t work.

What Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like
We encourage interested applicants to apply even without all of the below qualifications!

  • Experience working directly with youth as a volunteer or in a paid role
  • A demonstrated interest in student leadership
  • A BA or MA in progress, or equivalent experience. Might be of particular interest to Education, Social Work or Nonprofit Management majors.
  • Bonus for experience or focus on high school learners and/or ed-tech

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship (Between 4 and 4 months)
  • Start Date: 07 February 2022
  • Location: Brooklyn, United States (11201)
  • Possible full remote