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Like all entrepreneurs starting out, our students need the support of a community in order to navigate the entrepreneurial process, growing personally and professionally.

Whether you're volunteering for us as a mentor, giving back to new students as an alumni intern, or joining our team of full-time staff, you'll play an integral role in helping our students acheive their goals.

Education Manager

Role:

The education manager is a key position at LaunchX, developing curriculum and managing programs for our K-12 entrepreneurship education programs. This position reports to the director.

The ideal candidate is objective-oriented with an ability to take initiative, problem solve, and act. We’re a small and scrappy team, so you should be able to balance excellence in your work with a self-starter mentality and the flexibility to quickly shift priorities.

Responsibilities:

1. Development of program curriculum materials—

Clubs Program (school year)

  • Design and revamp curriculum for LaunchX Clubs

  • Coordinate with Marketing Manager to release monthly newsletters to LaunchX Clubs faculty sponsors + e-ship educators

  • Coordinate and run monthly trainings for club presidents and education leads

  • Develop content for online course collaboration with MIT Project Manus to bring makerspace culture to the high school level

Summer Program

  • Revise program outline and materials specifics (courses to be decided with the Executive Director)

  • Design educational simulations and cases

  • Determine and implement localization needs for course material localization needs in various program geographies

2. Management of clubs program—

  • Monitor Platform usage

  • Develop and implement success metrics assessment

  • Track school performance to improve chapter success and the number of schools engaged from beginning of school year to end of year

  • Train and supervise volunteer mentors (virtual coaches assigned to each club team), including creating training and support materials

  • Manage second year club teams – assigning specialized mentors and providing specialized materials

  • Manage review and approval of second year teams’ grant applications, including review of milestones and logistics

3. Development of our teacher training program—

  • Design bootcamp and online course that educates high school teachers in how to teach and run an entrepreneurship class

  • Evaluate teacher performance by developing success metrics that balance LaunchX and educator objectives

4. Summer program management: Through the course of the summer, you’ll be the executive staff member in charge of one of our program campuses, responsible for overseeing all student education, activities, and well-being while in the program. These duties include—

  • Build out the program schedule

  • Prepare and deliver educational content

  • Coordinate guest speakers and mentors

  • Manage a small team, including your deputy program manager, interns, and residence counselors

  • Communicate and collaborate with university personnel to ensure student safety as well as adherence to university standards/ protocol

  • Plan and manage opening and closing events

  • Prioritize student well-being above all else, providing guidance and disciplinary support to staff and residence counselors as necessary

Requirements:

  • Background in secondary education including teaching and curriculum design; additional experience in business, entrepreneurship, or engineering preferred

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree

  • Believe strongly in the potential of high school students

  • Project management skills including time management, problem solving, decision making, people management, and understanding budgets

  • Strong communication skills across written, verbal, and presenting

  • High technical and computer literacy in using Microsoft Suite and Google Drive for materials

  • Startup experience (consulting, starting a company, working at a startup) is a plus

  • Maker experience is a plus (developing or running a maker space, using maker technologies)

Commitment

This position is a full-time (40-50 hours/week) commitment.

How to Apply

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to info@launchx.com with subject line "Candidate for education manager."

Club Mentor

Role:

While our curriculum and framework guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like all entrepreneurs starting out, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the process.

Our clubs program guides students through the process of launching a startup over the course of the school year. As a club mentor, you’ll meet virtually with small teams of high school cofounders to offer specialized advice and feedback on their company, product, and business strategies.

Commitment:

1 - 3 hours/ month

Duration:

September - April

Qualifications:

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has enough startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build a business. If you are a LaunchX alum, you may apply without additional professional experience.

How to apply: Please fill out our mentor application form.

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Mock Board Member

Role:

While our curriculum and framework guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like all entrepreneurs starting out, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the process.

As part of our summer program, we simulate a rigorous board room experience in which students are required to present their startup companies and seek feedback. As a member of this mock board, your role will be to provide honest and actionable advice and feedback to student cofounder teams, based on specific milestones and deliverables that students are expected to meet as part of our curriculum.

Commitment:

1 hour/ week for 4 or 8 weeks, depending on your availability

Duration:

June 12- July 8 and July 11 - August 10

Qualifications: 

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has enough startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build a business.

How to apply: Please fill out our mentor application form.

**There are no current openings. Please check back in spring 2018