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40 Fountain St. 7th Floor
Posted: August 31 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up will serve over 2,700 students in 2015 nationwide.
Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Our core sites are based on our founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, our Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.
Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.
Please visit http://www.yearup.org/careers to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.
ResponsibilitiesThe intern will assist the Program and Academic Director and Academic Specialist with special projects such as managing the tutoring program, developing plans for student activities, and participating in Learning Community activities. In addition, S/He may be responsible for any of the following roles:
• Tutor – Work with students weekly in a variety of subjects.
• Co-advisor – Co-advise students weekly.
• Teaching assistant – Grade assignments and assist with other classroom activities.
• Learning Community member – Facilitate weekly opening/feedback sessions.
• Operations assistant – Assist with daily academic operational tasks such as scheduling, prepping materials, etc.
S/He may assist with cross-functional projects as needed.
RequirementsExcellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work well within a team environment or independently
Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects simultaneously