Education Pioneers Fellowship: Career Track

Education Pioneers is a non-profit that recruits, develops, and connects professionals to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations in critical non-teaching roles.

Through the Education Pioneers Fellowship’s career track, Fellows are placed in long-term, full-time roles at education organizations to launch their career in the sector. This is a great opportunity for professionals to use their existing skills to create long lasting systemic change in public education.

Fellows also participate in three months of professional development alongside a cohort of diverse peers, building their K-12 knowledge and mindsets to become a change agent in education. They also receive access to our network of 3,000+ Alumni nationwide. Over 70% of EP Alumni continue to work full-time in education, with 30% serving in senior-level positions.

We are seeking professionals who want to use their existing expertise – particularly in data and analysis, operations, strategy, and project management – for placements beginning in early 2017 (February, March, or April). Opportunities are available in Boston, New York, Chicago, or the San Francisco Bay Area.

Position Overview:
Education Pioneers Fellows hold various roles depending on their placement. In a career track role, you could:
● Build data systems for a new network of local charter schools, visualizing student data to improve decision making
● Lead operations for a local charter school site, overseeing transportation, building use, finance and purchasing, and technology plans
● Project manage the implementation of new HR data system across a local school district, identifying trends in teacher tenure and performance
● Manage data and analytics for an education nonprofit, evaluating the benefits of their signature program
● Research and vet potential grant opportunities for an education philanthropy foundation, providing strategic guidance for future investments

The Fellowship provides hands-on, real-world experience in the education sector, all while preparing you to understand your role as an education leader and become a steward of equity and access for students.

Required Qualifications
● Bachelor’s Degree required
● Two years of full time, professional work experience, which excludes undergraduate or graduate internships
● Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for the entire program (international students eligible only if visa assistance is not required)
● Commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and values, and a passion for K-12 public education

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience in data analysis, operations, strategy, and project and program management (professional experience outside of the classroom is strongly preferred)
● Enrolled in or completion of graduate degree program
● Ability to take initiative and drive results
● A track record of success in academic and professional settings
● Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse colleagues and stakeholders

Timing & Benefits
The Education Pioneers Fellowship admissions process is highly selective.
Apply by January 9, 2017 for early start opportunities (February – April 2017) in Boston, Chicago, New York, or the San Francisco Bay Area only. You will participate accelerated admissions process throughout January.
● Applications will remain open for summer start opportunities (beginning June 2017) across all EP sites. Applications for summer starts will be considered beginning in late January.

Placement locations: Chicago, IL | DC Metro Area | Denver, CO | Greater Boston Area, MA | Kansas City, MO | Memphis, TN | Nashville, TN | Newark, NJ | New Orleans, LA | New York, NY | San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Education Pioneers believes it is critical for leaders in education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color for our programs. We support equal opportunity for all people and strongly encourage people of color to apply to our Fellowships.


Meet Some of Education Pioneers's Employees

Tiffanie W.

Associate, Learning Programs

As a program associate on the Learning Programs Team, Tiffanie’s job is a mix of logistics, operations, and communications in support of the Education Pioneers Fellowship program.

Elliot L.

Associate Director, Fellowship Recruitment & Outreach

Working with the Fellowship Recruitment Team, it’s Elliot’s mission to inform as many people as possible about the opportunities available at Education Pioneers for both summer and full-time positions.


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