Work at UPchieve as our new Community Outreach Coordinator!


UPchieve is looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator to join us on our mission to get more low-income students into college. You will interact directly with community partners and the underserved students they serve while developing your experience in both marketing and partnerships. We’ll be relying on you to promote UPchieve in NYC and beyond, ensuring more students find out about our free, online, and on-demand services.

Who we help

UPchieve primarily helps NYC-based high school students who are either low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, or would-be first-generation college students. For example, Destiny is one of our first users. She has a part-time job after school, so by the time she gets home and starts her homework, it’s already 10pm. Destiny’s parents didn’t go to college and can’t help her. She’s behind in math, and she has an exam tomorrow. Without UPchieve, Destiny has no one to turn to for help.

About UPchieve

UPchieve is an ed-tech nonprofit that helps students like Destiny access homework help, test prep, and college advice—even late at night. Our online platform is 100% free and pairs students with certified coaches for live support in minutes.

We believe that getting help when you need it should be simple for all students, no matter their socioeconomic status. By giving students equal access to the academic support they need to succeed, UPchieve will help underserved students achieve upward mobility and close the opportunity gap once and for all.


Who we’re looking for

UPchieve is looking for a new team member who is ready to take on the monumental challenge of closing the opportunity gap. You must be excited by the prospect of talking to anybody and everybody about how UPchieve is changing students’ lives. This is a hybrid role: your day-to-day will involve managing both UPchieve’s marketing and partnership development efforts. You’ll quickly gain autonomy and responsibility within our organization and have the ability to further specialize in either marketing or partnerships.

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Responsibilities

  • Improve awareness of UPchieve in New York City amongst low-income students, community organizations serving our target population, teachers, volunteers, and more.

  • Create and implement a content strategy for UPchieve’s blog, social media platform, and newsletters

  • Assist UPchieve’s Executive Director with partnership research, outreach, and maintenance

  • Conduct in-person info sessions for students and other key stakeholders at our partners’ locations

  • Manage a team of volunteer bloggers as well as additional marketing/partnership-related volunteers

  • Think about organizational strategy, learn new things, and occasionally help out with projects outside the realm of community outreach

Qualifications

  • Passionate about helping underserved students get to college

  • Strong writing skills (emails, blog posts, website copy, advertising materials, etc.)

  • Previously managed at least one social media account (this could be your personal account or another organization/club’s account)

  • Familiarity with all of the social media platforms UPchieve is active on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

  • 0-3 years experience with community outreach, communications, or partnership development

  • (Bonus) Familiarity with the education, technology, or nonprofit sector

  • (Bonus) Experience working or volunteering with underserved student populations

How to apply

To apply, please email the following to aly.murray@upchieve.org:

  • Resume

  • Links to your personal social media account(s) and any other account(s) you manage

  • 2-4 writing samples (e.g., emails, blog posts, website copy, advertising materials)

About the team & office

  • We’re currently a team of 3 humans (Aly, Mark, and Jack)

  • We work out of an awesome co-working space in Brooklyn (dog-friendly, free coffee, all social impact orgs)

  • We think work should be fun and are excited to build our team culture with you

  • Non-work stuff is important too (e.g. full-time means 40 hours/week, work from home when you need to, and generous paid time off—including the last two weeks of December)