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Year Up provides opportunities to directly serve our young adults while developing professional skills and driving systemic change. We are:

Grounded in our commitment to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults 

Role models who empower, motivate, and guide our students to achieve their professional goals

Contribute to a culture of feedback and collaboration with our mission always at the forefront

Able to learn, pivot, and adjust course based on the evolving needs of our young adults and the current social and economic landscape

Why Work at Year Up?

Competitive Coverage, Including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

3 Weeks Paid Vacation, Increasing To 4 Weeks After Your First Year Of Tenure

401(k) Match with traditional and Roth plan options

Grow Skills in a Dynamic, Innovative, Collaborative Workplace

$2,500 in Professional Development funds each year

Flexible Work Arrangement

Paid Sabbatical After 6 Years of Tenure

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
strengthens teams and drives our culture.

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Teams + Roles

From teaching students to engaging potential employers, there are many ways to help Year Up create opportunity for young people. See where you might fit.

You’re passionate about connecting with motivated young adults pursuing alternative paths to success. You’re an expert on the opportunity we provide and enjoy guiding potential students into the program. You share Year Up success stories through networking, presentations, and advertising to ensure as many young adults as possible enroll.

With Year Up’s “high-support, high-expectation” model, the Program Team is built to ensure that students have the critical support needed to navigate each phase of the program. Comprised of the Program Manager, Student Services, Internship Services and the Employment Placement teams, this group helps to match students with the internal and external resources they need to successfully launch their careers. Members of the team might provide critical guidance for learning communities, individual students, and for recent program graduates depending on role function. You would join a team of passionate and knowledgeable advocates working to close the Opportunity Divide one student interaction at a time.

Year Up instructors specialize in either communications, or one of our technical training areas, such as IT, Finance, or Project Management, among others. Typically, Business Communications instructors have English teaching backgrounds, while technical instructors may have both industry and teaching experience.

You’ll help businesses find skilled talent and help young adults launch their careers. In your role, you’ll build partnerships with top-tier employers and support Year Up students as they transition into a professional career over a 6-month internship period. Sales and relationship management experience are common on the CE team.

You understand Year Up’s social ROI and can help individuals find their role in supporting the organization as a volunteer, mentor, or donor. You love to hunt for new prospects, execute great fundraising events, manage capital campaigns, and are an expert in corporate, foundation and individual giving. You are the engine that drives our growth.

Year Up campuses run on your ability to execute operations efficiently and effectively. For operations teams, no day is typical. You’re comfortable wearing many hats and having a wide range of responsibilities. You aren’t afraid to meet challenges head-on, fight multiple fires, and find creative solutions in general operations, event planning, finance, and HR.

You make sure Year Up stays in the black. Budget, payroll, student stipends, and compliance are just a few of the critical areas you’ll manage. You’ll also design systems to meet the increasingly complex financial needs of a $135M and growing, multi-site, high-service organization like Year Up.

Put your people skills to work at Year Up! Year Up is a dynamic, people-driven organization with a focus on developing talent and providing opportunity for professional growth. Comprised of the Talent & People Analytics, Total Rewards and Payroll, and People Operations teams, HR is responsible for recruiting top talent, facilitating performance reviews, and creating processes to support how the organization learns and grows.

Ever heard the saying, “there are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t?” Well –if you get this, then our IT department is for you! Never fear, our students’ education relies on our ability to remain on the cutting edge, constantly pushing our technology beyond its binary limits.

You're a creative yet analytical thinker, a strong communicator, and/or an events planner who knows how to create a good brand experience. From PR to social media, planning events to creating volunteer opportunities, marketing automation to user experience, advertising to marketing operations, there's a marketing role for you. Help us spread the word about the Year Up mission and work towards closing the Opportunity Divide!

Work directly with the 24,000+ and growing nationwide alumni network! Support the community by taking part in work focused around strengthening relationships, increasing morale, and building positivity across markets. You will collaborate on project and strategy work focused around better serving the Year Up National Alumni Association (NAA).

Promote inclusive programming, equitable student experiences and outcomes, and DEIB opportunities for Year Up alumni. As a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Team you will work to close the opportunity divide by leveraging diversity, equity and inclusion while also changing staff behaviors and mindsets to promote and uphold antiracism, social justice and equity

Help expand the Year Up mission to new spaces! As a member of the Scalable Solutions team, your work will leverage Year Up best in class assets to create innovative solutions that can have a broader impact on the evolving field of workforce development. You will work to form a highly-coordinated network of training providers and community partners that will operate at the local level, developing and matching talent to employer opportunities.

Hone your interest in research and evaluation to support innovation! Use data and research to understand and improve systems and business operations, measure the effectiveness of Year Up’s services, provide consultation and data training, and conduct analyses to support staff members and ongoing decisions across the organization.

Our pledge to applicants

Our commitment to applicants is anchored in our mission and values, an equitable hiring process, and in our candidate-based approach.


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Job Openings

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