Position Title: Youth Engagement Assistant/Intern
Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college and career success. We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school and not pursuing post-secondary education.
Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college-eligible, students may also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning.
BUILD currently serves over 1,100 high school students at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, DC; and Boston, MA. We are embarking on an ambitious national expansion over the next five to ten years that will see us operating programs in at least a dozen cities reaching thousands more students each year.
BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team, better known as “BUILDers”, who work tirelessly for the students we serve. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. For more information about the position, see:
Case Management: The Intern will assist program staff in the planning and implementation of our case management. They will be responsible for assisting with case management, including student check-in’s, and making referrals. They will also assist with developing and implementing a system to evaluate the effectiveness of the programming.
Student/Family Engagement: The intern will develop and maintain relationships with Build students by demonstrating compassion, respect and high expectations. They will work with students to develop effective study skills and work habits that will enable them to be successful in post-secondary education. The intern will provide assistance to ensure that students are engaged and meeting curriculum outcomes and projects by providing social emotional support to students during program implementation. They will also develop and maintain relationships with students' families by demonstrating compassion, respect, and constant communication around shared goals and Build events, including Showcases, Spring Sales Bazaar, Build Pitch Challenge, College Tours/field trips, and selling events.
Program Design & Evaluation: The Intern will assist program staff in the planning and implementation of curriculum during BUILD class. The Intern will be responsible for creating engaging and informative sessions for BUILD students. They will also assist in supporting the execution of student events including Showcases, sales bazaars, and academic award nights. The intern will also be responsible for developing and implementing a system to evaluate the effectiveness of the programming.
Data Entry and Analysis: The Intern will support program staff in the input and management of student and mentor data on Salesforce. They will use data in Salesforce to inform decisions about student Case Management and the effectiveness of new programming initiatives. The Intern will assist program staff and other interns in the research and creation of resource and community maps.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:
Initiative—proactively creates and/or follows through on new ideas and strategies
Data Collection— Input Student and Mentor Data into Salesforce
Organization — effectively manages and executes tasks by using various organizational methods to lead to greatest outcomes.
Communication—utilizes verbal and written skills to effectively communicate a message particular to an audience and to meet relevant goals, using clear, concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct language
Relationship Building/Management—utilizes effective techniques to reach mutually beneficial goals over time
Problem Solving—identifies and/or anticipates a problem, analyzes the situation, offers an appropriate range of recommended solutions, and when appropriate, decides on and implements course of action
Strategic Thinking—takes into account and analyzes various points of view and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.