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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.

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Assistant Program Manager

Role:

Temporary, full-time salaried position on-site at our Northwestern University summer program location.

The role will report to the location Program Manager, though the ideal candidate is expected to be a proactive problem-solver who can balance strategic importance with quick action. S/he will collaborate with the Program Manager and student alumni interns in the delivery of the LaunchX summer entrepreneurship program for high school students.

Responsibilities:  

Support the program manager at one of our program campuses throughout the course of the summer, overseeing student education, activities, and well-being while in the program. These duties include—

  • Supporting program manager in the preparation and delivery of educational content, including managing the course platform, feedback on course materials, and synthesizing feedback from interns, students, and mentors to key insights and actionable changes
  • Coordinating guest speakers, including sourcing, communications, and classroom support
  • Managing mentor network, including communications, matching with teams, and feedback
  • Organizing and managing logistics of opening and closing events
  • Providing guidance and disciplinary support to student teams, interns, and residential counselors as necessary
  • Building out the program schedule, including managing logistics of social events
  • Supporting program manager in engaging students and interns in the development of LaunchX marketing content, including blog posts, classroom and event photography, etc.
  • Managing and delegating responsibilities to small team of interns

Requirements:

  • Background in business or entrepreneurship, preference of focus in engineering or operations; additional experience in secondary education preferred
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Believe strongly in the potential of high school students
  • Patience in mediating team and interpersonal challenges
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, decision-making, and people management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation/ public speaking skills
  • Able to analyze data and perform quantitative analyses
  • High technical and computer literacy in using Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
  • Maker experience is a plus (developing or running a maker space and using maker technologies)

Commitment:

The Northwestern program runs from July 1 - August 3, 2018. You should expect the role to start at the end of June for training/ preparation.

How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to info@launchx.com.

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Residence Counselor

Role:

We're seeking residence counselors to oversee student campus life for the high school students in our summer entrepreneurship program. 

The role of "residence counselor" will be a full-time, paid position for the duration of 4-5 weeks across one of four locations. Residence counselors will be responsible for promoting and reporting on student safety, health, and happiness throughout the course of the program. 

Counselors must be at least 21 years of age.

Responsibilities:

*Perform student check-ins every evening at curfew for a group of 7-8 students
*Chaperone students between dorms and class at the start and end of the weekday 1-2 days per week
*Perform a shift 4-6 times per week in the evenings or weekends (one shift = 4-6 hours) involving checking-in on common areas, checking student rooms for adherence to rules, being available for students checking-in and out of campus, and being available in case of any medical needs of students (these shifts include many of the below activities as well)
*Support student off-campus activities 1-2 times per week, chaperoning students with campus leave oversight needs
*Oversee logistics and attend student social events (ex. dorm ice cream social, campus scavenger hunt, or city tour)
*Monitor student morale and provide support as necessary, primarily through student check-ins plus through holding office hours 2-3 times per week for questions and concerns relating to morale, homesickness, etc.
*Report to LaunchX program manager on all dorm-happenings, including but not limited to student safety and rule-following
*Uphold LaunchX dorm policies, including lights-out times, "3-person" rule, and cleanliness across all students

Commitment:

Your commitment will last 4-5 weeks. Timing/ dates are dependent on location (see campus dates, below). While you should expect a 40 hour week, shifts will be designed in service to student schedules. Counselors are likely to be on-duty in the mornings and evenings, while they'll have the afternoons off. Select counselors will be identified for overnight shifts.

  • University of Pennsylvania— June 9 - July 8
  • University of Texas - Austin— July 8 - August 4
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology— July 15 - August 11

Note: Interested in being a residential teaching advisor for LaunchX Summer at Northwestern University? Learn how to apply on the Center for Talent Development's jobs page.

Compensation:

Residence counselors will be provided with an on-campus dorm to stay in for the summer. They will also be paid an hourly wage.

How to Apply:

Please fill out our residence counselor application form.

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LaunchX mock board member<

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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LaunchX mentor<

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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