UPchieve is hiring!

You can see all available job openings at the bottom of this page. Don’t see the perfect fit but love what we’re doing? Drop us a note to hello@upchieve.org with more info or join our mailing list to stay up to date on any new job openings.

Who we help

UPchieve helps low-income HS students across the country. Many of the students we serve are also racial/ethnic minorities and will become the first in their family to attend college. 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 low-income students achieve upward mobility and close the opportunity gap once and for all.

Who we’re looking for

UPchieve is looking for new team members who are ready to take on the monumental challenge of closing the opportunity gap. We want people who are excited by having lots of autonomy and responsibility, who are ready to get their hands dirty, and who are willing to work on projects outside the scope of their job description if it’s needed. Regardless of role, we value:

  • Personal connection to our cause

  • Prior education and/or nonprofit experience (especially 9-12 STEM teachers!)

  • Prior experience working or volunteering with underserved student populations

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About the team & office

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

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

  • We think work should be fun and we’re 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)

  • Jack’s mom bakes and mails us cookies :)

How to apply

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

  • Resume

  • Any role-specific application materials requested below

Available jobs

Community Outreach Coordinator +

Responsibilities:

  • Improve awareness of UPchieve in New York City and the surrounding areas
  • Create and implement outreach strategies for 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 low-income students get to college
  • Strong writing skills (emails, blog posts, website copy, advertising materials, etc.)
  • 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, digital marketing, sales, or partnership development
  • (Bonus) Previously managed at least one organization's social media accounts or have a large following on your personal account
  • (Bonus) Prior writing experience for a blog or publication

Additional application materials:

  • Links to any social media accounts or blogs that you manage
  • 2-4 writing samples (e.g., emails, blog posts, website copy, advertising materials)

Software Engineer +

Responsibilities:

  • Build upon our current platform and help make it the best way to get real-time tutoring and college counseling
  • Help make decisions about our tech stack, architecture, product roadmap, and more
  • Work with a team of volunteer developers and maintain an open source project on GitHub
  • Think about organizational strategy, learn new things, and occasionally help out with projects outside the realm of technology

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about helping low-income students get to college
  • Have built & launched something from scratch
  • 2+ years experience building modern web applications
  • Be willing to get your hands dirty and pick up new skills as needed
  • (Bonus) Familiarity with our current tech stack: Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, Vue.js, React Native, TypeScript, Redux (www.github.com/UPchieve)
  • (Bonus) Experience using design tools like Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Illustrator to create wireframes and vector graphics

Additional application materials:

  • Link to your GitHub profile
  • If you don't have one, please find some other way to share a portfolio of your work with us and provide at least 2 coding samples.
  • Anything else you think we should see (e.g., your personal website, Stack Overflow profile, etc.)