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
WHAT EMPLOYEES SAY
Real opportunities for impact
“Working for Year Up drives my personal commitment to be a resource to others. I believe that with hard work, dedication and the right support system in place, we can help all of our young adults change the trajectory of their lives.”
Help close the Opportunity Divide
"Working directly with our corporate partners to provide essential opportunities to our young adults is truly an honor. Year Up’s goal to close the Opportunity Divide aligns with my personal commitment to help others."
Why Year Up?
Comprehensive Healthcare and Dental Coverage
Three Weeks Paid Vacation in Your First Year and Four Weeks Each Year After
Grow Skills in a Dynamic, Innovative, Collaborative Workplace
Professional Development Funds
Flexible Work Arrangement
Our Commitment to Diversity
Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
strengthens teams and drives our culture.
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. On our team, you'll help define our culture —from talent, to employee experiences, to 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 don’t accept the status quo. You’re the type to lie awake at night imagining the systemic change needed to provide fair and equal opportunity to all. You are intellectually alive only when you’re organizing coalitions, corporations, and policymakers to change perceptions, practices and policies that perpetuate the Opportunity Divide.
You're a creative yet analytical thinker and a strong communicator who knows how to create a good brand experience. From PR to social media, marketing automation to user experience, advertising to marketing operations, there's a marketing role for you. Help us spread the word!
You're a connector who's excited to help Year Up graduates secure jobs after graduation. This team conducts resume reviews, interview preparation, and matches graduates to job opportunities to ensure their success as our motivated graduates launch their careers.
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.
Our mission and values are central to our interview process.
Our mission to close the Opportunity Divide is at the forefront of our process, and we offer candidates an opportunity to learn more about our work and values.
We believe in an equitable hiring process for all.
A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is a core value at Year Up. Our organization offers a culture that is welcoming and celebrates diversity, as we are an equal opportunity employer.
The candidate experience is important to us.
We strive to make the experience engaging for candidates and work to ensure that the hiring decision is best for both the organization and the candidate.
We believe in a thorough and efficient process.
Applicants may be invited to a phone screen. Those who are invited to participate in interviews will meet with various team members with questions based on job profile and mission alignment.
Clear communication is a priority.
Candidates invited to the interview process will be provided with a single point of contact for scheduling, questions, and additional support. You’ll always hear back regarding your application or candidate status.
Ready to make a difference? Join us!
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