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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

Get Involved

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.

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Seasonal Alumni Positions

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Application Reader

Role:

LaunchX is hiring seasonal application readers to assist our executive team with the first review of applications for admission to LaunchX's summer 2019 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 operations 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 early-December 2018 through April 2019. 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 March. Though the seasonal reader will work from home/off-campus, the person in this position will be expected to communicate regularly with the operations manager.

Logistical Details:

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

How to Apply:

To apply, please fill out the application form with your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you would make a great addition to our admissions team. Applications are due October 30th.

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Applicant Interviewer

Role:

LaunchX is hiring seasonal applicant interviewers to assist our executive team with interviewing applicants for admission to LaunchX's summer 2019 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 communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Commitment:

Each interviewer will interview approximately 80 applications during the admissions cycle under the supervision of the operations manager. Every interviewer is required to attend a series of paid remote trainings to take place in early-December. This training will acquaint the interviewer with our interview questions and evaluation protocols that will be thoughtfully applied to every interview.

The LaunchX summer program interviewing and length of appointment runs from January through April 2019. The interviewer is expected to post to our booking website 7-10 hours per week of available times for interview booking during this period. This should equal 10-30 interviews. The heaviest volume of work typically occurs between January through early-April. Though the interviewer will work from home/off-campus, the person in this position will be expected to communicate regularly with the operations manager.

Logistical Details:

Training will take place virtually (via Google Hangouts) on two days in December before interviewing season officially begins in January.

How to Apply:

To apply, please fill out the application form with your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you would make a great addition to our admissions team. Applications are due October 30th.

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Volunteer Positions

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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:

2-3 hours / week for 4 weeks

Duration and Location:

  • Penn (Philadelphia): June 12 - July 7
  • Northwestern (Chicago): July 5 - August 2
  • UT (Austin): July 11 - August 3
  • MIT (Boston): July 18 - August 10

Qualifications: 

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

How to apply: Please fill out our application form.

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Full-Time Employment Positions

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Clubs Program Manager

Role: We are a growing team, currently in search of a Clubs Program Manager (full-time salaried position with benefits) who will oversee all aspects of our high school entrepreneurship after-school clubs program that is run at high schools around the US and world. This is an exciting opportunity for a team player who can help us build and scale the program as it becomes a self-standing entity. Supervised by our assistant director, the Clubs Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring that Clubs around the world are being supported over the academic year, and meeting milestones, ultimately creating a startup and pitching it at regional demo days.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter and relationship builder who has experience with community engagement. S/he is able to support high school students, recruit and manage volunteers, as well as assist with creating strategic partnerships and fund development.

Note: the role requires travel for conferences, clubs regional pitch events, and summer program.

 

Duties and Job Responsibilities:  

  • Act as the primary contact for the Clubs program, including being the point person for student leadership of new and continuing Clubs, and Regional Directors (who also support Clubs from their home regions and are encouraged to be a first contact for club leadership)
  • Recruit and support of hundreds of mentors (experienced business professionals) worldwide who provide encouragement and feedback to the student teams over the academic year
  • Create and manage a tracking system for Clubs engagement and outcomes at the school and student teams levels (this includes gauging the use of our online course platform)
  • Support organizing and running regional demo day events, ensuring strong attendance by student Club and team members
  • Support partnership cultivation and fund development, which may include writing year end reports, collecting students success stories, and contributing to grant writing
  • Other responsibilities to be determined as one grows in the role

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience (2-3 years) in youth program management, business development or fundraising
  • An understanding and interest in entrepreneurship
  • Belief in the potential of high school students
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the willingness to make “cold calls”
  • Excellent communicator, including written, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to travel to regional demo days, and other events as necessary
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience
  • High technical and computer literacy in using Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
  • Preferably able to analyze and perform quantitative and qualitative analyses
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Marketing and Events Coordinator

Role: We are a growing team, currently in search of a Marketing & Events Coordinator (full-time, salaried employee with full benefits) who will be responsible for all aspects of our day-to-day marketing and event planning efforts.

 

The ideal candidate is creative, and loves to write and design. At the same time, s/he is organized, and has the ability to negotiate and manage the logistics of several events annually. We are looking for a team player who can work with the entire team to ensure that we continue to build a strong brand within the space of entrepreneurship education, through the continued great stories of our students, strong messaging of our mission and vision, and increased reach of brand awareness.

 

Note: role requires travel for conferences, clubs regional pitch events, and summer program

 

Duties and Job Responsibilities: 

  • Develop marketing strategy and manage the implementation including prioritizing key tactics to attain increased reach / leads, conversions, and retention across both LaunchX summer program and LaunchX Clubs
  • Create and manage posts aligned with strategic objectives on LaunchX and LaunchX Clubs social media, blogs, and websites to reach traffic and application targets, including managing alumni relations to curate stories and metrics for posts / messaging
  • Write quarterly newsletters for LaunchX supporters, participants, and alumni
  • Create, deliver, edit, and optimize marketing materials, including flyers, infographics, etc… in support of LaunchX
  • Conduct analysis periodically to determine the success of marketing efforts, and recommend improvements
  • Organize and manage up 10 regional demo days for LaunchX Clubs program annually, which includes securing venues, creating agendas, recruiting speakers and panelists
  • Support summer program site logistics, including the recruitment of speakers and panelists
  • Other responsibilities to be determined as one grows in the role

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications or marketing
  • 1-3 years of marketing experience
  • Excellent content writing, messaging, and marketing materials development skills
  • Experience with brand management
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Preferable: experience with graphic design (ideally Adobe suite) to create flyers, infographics, etc.
  • Preferable: experience with Hubspot
  • Ability to travel to regional demo days, summer program sites, and other events as necessary
  • Highly organized, flexible, self-motivated and able to succeed and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Takes initiative and ownership - we are a small team and we strive to have everyone on our team be a problem solver, collaborate, and driven to support our students
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Education Coordinator

Role: We are a growing team, currently in search of an Education Coordinator (full-time salaried position with benefits) who will be responsible for collaboratively building upon and developing aspects of our curriculum, creating instructional webinars and how-to videos, and managing how to best utilize our online course platform for implementing our summer and after school entrepreneurship programs.

 

The ideal candidate is creative, has the qualities of an entrepreneur/ design thinker, and understands what motivates and engages high schools students. We are looking for a team player who can help us navigate and adapt to the fast-paced innovations of online education, ensuring our users’ experience is high quality, fun, and relevant.  

 

Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new materials, including leadership training and continuing entrepreneurship teams materials for LaunchX Club members (students in high schools around the US and world, delivered remotely in videos and webinars)
  • Develop teaching guides and scripts for instructional videos of how to implement course materials
  • Revamp existing curriculum including ensuring materials are aligned with branding guidelines, etc. (slides and lesson plans), updating company examples, and revising some activities for LaunchX Summer Program and LaunchX Clubs
  • Design new educational simulations and case
  • Determine how best to measure impact and assess the success of the program based on curriculum outcomes
  • Assess content delivery system (online learning management system) and determine potential new tools that would best allow for student engagement with course materials given the challenges of remote education
  • Other responsibilities to be determined as one grows in the role

 

Requirements:

  • Background in content writing, curriculum or training design development for high school youth
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Strong communication skills, including written and presentation, primarily with use of visuals versus text
  • High energy, charismatic, dynamic person who loves working with others and bringing out the best in his/her students
  • Believe strongly in the potential of high school students
  • Ability to work effectively across different cultures
  • High technical and computer literacy (Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Learning Management Systems)
  • Ability to troubleshoot, to make content decisions, and to meet deadlines - there is a lot of content to develop and the person in this role needs to have the capacity to make decisions quickly and run with them
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