Use your expertise to help UPchieve grow!

Joining UPchieve’s volunteer staff is a great way to shape our organization’s growth, develop valuable professional skills, and work behind the scenes to ensure we’re able to help as many students as possible.

All of our volunteer staff positions are unpaid, virtual (they can be done on your own schedule and from anywhere with an internet connection), and for immediate hire. Most positions require a commitment of 5-10 hours / week. Everyone is welcome to apply - from passionate undergrads to experienced professionals.

To apply, please email your resume and the position you are interested in to recruitment@upchieve.org. We review all applications on a rolling basis, and candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Open positions

Web Developer +

Description: Help build a cutting-edge learning platform using the latest web and mobile technologies! As a web developer at UPchieve, you will write code to directly impact the way students and tutors engage and collaborate with each other in real-time, providing tools to help close the achievement gap that persists in schools across the country. Seasoned developers and student coders alike are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Work within an agile team to build and refine features of the UPchieve app.
  • Implement front-end features for real time communication to complement interactive whiteboarding, document collaboration, volunteer scheduling, and more.

Qualifications

  • One to two years experience with web app development in JavaScript, consuming and/or developing APIs, and building scalable solutions
  • Comfortable working autonomously with minimal instruction
  • Very self-motivated to complete tasks and learn
  • Ability to reliably contribute and coordinate among other developers
  • Live projects or code samples on Github required
  • (Bonus) Experience with the specific frameworks, libraries, and APIs that we currently use. See our codebase at www.github.com/UPchieve

Academic Coach Recruitment Manager +

Description: The Academic Coach Recruitment Manager position recruits for all academic coaches.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews strong flow of resumes weekly
  • Conducts background checks
  • Interviews qualified candidates
  • Delivers final decision emails to candidates

Qualifications:

  • One to two years of recruiting experience
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks successfully
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to volunteer 10 hours a week

Blogger +

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm topics and write bi-weekly blog posts for publication on UPchieve blog.
  • Curate corresponding visual content for blog posts as needed
  • Regularly update and monitor UPchieve’s blog, responding to individual comments as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills with writing samples to share
  • Creative, with exciting ideas for future UPchieve blog posts
  • (Bonus) Prior experience writing for a blog or publication

Math Blogger +

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm topics and write bi-weekly blog posts for publication on UPchieve blog, with a focus on math.
  • Curate corresponding visual content for blog posts as needed.
  • Regularly update and monitor UPchieve’s blog, responding to individual comments as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills with writing samples to share
  • Creative, with exciting ideas for future UPchieve blog posts
  • Degree or concentration in math
  • (Bonus) Prior experience writing for a blog or publication

STEM Blogger +

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm topics and write bi-weekly blog posts for publication on UPchieve blog, with a focus on STEM related fields.
  • Curate corresponding visual content for blog posts as needed
  • Regularly update and monitor UPchieve’s blog, responding to individual comments as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills with writing samples to share
  • Creative, with exciting ideas for future UPchieve blog posts
  • Degree in a STEM related field
  • (Bonus) Prior experience writing for a blog or publication

Content Expert +

Responsibilities:

  • Spend 2-3 hours weekly advising the UPchieve team on the state of our educational content and review materials as necessary
  • Ensure that materials volunteers use to help students with specific content areas are impeccable
  • Suggest improvements to our training program and advise on additional subjects/areas to be covered
  • Be a guest writer for our blog, covering interesting math topics or types of questions that are common areas of difficulty for students

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Significant expertise in content area (e.g. PhD in math)
  • Previous high school teaching/education experience required

E-Learning Creator - Math +

Description: UPchieve is looking for an E-Learning Creator to support the Director of Education in endeavors specific to our math content. In this position, the E-Learning Creator will ensure that students seeking help with math subject prep – Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus - are tutored by volunteers who are knowledgeable and prepared. Not only will the E-Learning Creator work with the Director of Education to expand and improve existing curriculums and modules, he or she will be tasked with answering questions and explaining problems that the tutors struggle to help students with.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Education to develop and implement a training curriculum centered specifically on math content areas for volunteers using the UPchieve platform
  • Ensure that volunteers who help students with math are properly vetted and prepared to help
  • Respond to emails from students requesting assistance when no volunteers are available
  • Respond to emails from tutors explaining the answers to questions they had trouble answering during sessions with students
  • Suggest improvements to our training program and advise on additional subjects/areas to be covered (i.e. AP exams, GED, etc.)
  • Be a guest writer for our blog, covering interesting math topics or types of questions that are common areas of difficulty for students

Qualifications:

  • Related major and 1 to 2 years of teaching or tutoring required (teaching in high school math field is a plus)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to generate and execute ideas

E-Learning Creator - Standardized Testing +

Description: UPchieve is looking for an E-Learning Creator to support the Director of Tutoring in endeavors specific to standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT. In this position, the E-Learning Creator will ensure that students seeking help with test prep are tutored by volunteers who are knowledgeable and prepared. Not only will the E-Learning Creator work with the Director of Tutoring to expand and improve existing curriculums and modules, he or she will be tasked with answering questions and explaining problems that the tutors struggle to help students with.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Tutoring to develop and implement a training curriculum centered specifically on the SAT and other standardized tests for volunteers using the UPchieve platform
  • Ensure that volunteers who help students with standardized testing are properly vetted and prepared to help
  • Respond to emails from students requesting assistance when no volunteers are available
  • Respond to emails from tutors explaining the answers to questions they had trouble answering during sessions with students
  • Suggest improvements to our training program and advise on additional subjects/areas to be covered (i.e. AP exams, GED, etc.)
  • Be a guest writer for our blog, covering interesting standardized testing topics or types of questions that are common areas of difficulty for students

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years experience with SAT tutoring
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to generate and execute ideas