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Opportunities

Help shape the next generation of innovators.  Join our community of impact-driven educators, technologists, and business experts giving back.

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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.

Administrative Assistant

Role:

The administrative assistant is a key support position, providing administrative assistance required to run LaunchX programs. This position reports to the director.

As our administrative assistant, you will be the first point-of-contact for incoming inquiries and will be responsible for responding to and routing these inquiries as appropriate. You may also be responsible for submitting maintenance and technical support requests, and various administrative tasks as needed, supporting executive staff with managing contacts in our database to ensure that communications are clear and consistent.

The ideal candidate is highly process-oriented with an acute attention to detail. 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.

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in administrative role; startup experience preferred

  • Exceptional written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.  Experience with customer service- oriented written communications preferred

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and to understand the dynamics of a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Forms)

  • Experience working with CRM preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Responding to incoming email and phone inquiries

  • Submitting maintenance and technical support requests as needed

  • Database support for the Program and Communications/Marketing teams, including adding/removing contacts and pulling lists as needed

  • Processing and packaging student paperwork and mentor background checks to ensure the efficiency of our upcoming summer programs

  • Other administrative tasks as needed  

Commitment:

This position begins in November. Could be a part-time (20 hours/ week) or full-time (40-50 hours/week) commitment, depending on the availability of the successful candidate. 

How to Apply:

Please submit your résumé to info@launchx.com, along with a cover letter demonstrating your interest in entrepreneurship education. We look forward to hearing from you.

Education Intern

Role: 

Our clubs program guides students through the process of launching a startup over the course of the school year. As Education Intern, you’ll meet virtually with small teams of high school cofounders to offer specialized advice and feedback on their company, product, and business strategies. You’ll become an expert in our curriculum and will get one-on-one support from the LaunchX education manager.

Qualifications:

Candidates should be undergraduate/ gruaduate students pursing a major in education, business, entrepreneurship, or an alum of our LaunchX summer program.

We give first priority for summer internships to our education interns, so if you are an alum who is hoping to be an intern for our summer 2018 program, this role is a great opportunity to show us that you have what it takes. 

Responsibilities:

Work with student run start up companies around the country, serving as a mentor and sounding board as they grow their companies in the first year. You'd be working with around 20 startups virtually, meeting with them over Skype once a month. You will be meeting with each team for one hour per month. We will teach you all of our curriculum, so you will be an expert on our entrepreneurial process and will report to the education manager.

Commitment: 

17-20 hours/ month from October - April 

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. We do accept work-study involvement.

How to Apply:

Please submit your résumé to clubs@launchx.com, along with a cover letter demonstrating your interest in education, entrepreneurship, or business. Applications due October 18th.

Application Reader - Alum

Role:

LaunchX is hiring seasonal application readers to assist our executive team with the first review of applications for admission to LaunchX's summer 2018 program. The ideal candidate is an alum of the LaunchX summer program, demonstrates an understanding of company mission and values, is a reliable self-starter, and has strong attention-to-detail.

Application readers will enter into a nondisclosure agreement regarding the application process and any information on applicants. To avoid any potential conflicts of interest, the seasonal reader must not be an immediate family member of a student applying to LaunchX. 

Commitment:

Each application reader will read, evaluate and summarize approximately 600 applications during the admissions cycle under the supervision of the enrollment manager. Every seasonal reader is required to attend a series of paid remote trainings to take place in mid-November. This training will acquaint the reader with our evaluation protocols that will be thoughtfully applied to every application. 

The LaunchX summer program review process and length of appointment runs from mid-November 2016 through April 2017. The seasonal reader is expected to read for 7-10 hours per week during this period. This should equal 30-40 applications. The heaviest volume of work typically occurs between December through February. Though the seasonal reader will work from home/off-campus, the person in this position will be expected to communicate regularly with the enrollment manager.

Logistical Details: 

Training will take place virtually (via Google Hangouts) on two days in November before reading season officially begins the following day. 

How to Apply:

To apply, please email info@launchx.com with your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you would make a great addition to our admissions team. Applications are due October 30th.

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