Admissions Associate

Polygence - Stanford, California or Remote - Full time

Polygence is an online research academy dedicated to the mission of democratizing access to research projects and making learning fun. Polygence pairs intellectually curious high-school students with expert academic mentors to explore their academic passions via tailor-made projects. Polygence mentors are researchers at top US research institutions with exceptional academic credentials and teaching abilities. Read more here:

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-08-18-backed-by-alibaba-stanford-startup-pairs-high-schoolers-with-research-mentors

We are currently a remote team of ten looking for an additional full-time member. As an Admissions Associate, your main responsibility will be helping us make sound matches between students and mentors and ensuring that the success rate of these pairings remains high. Additionally, you may be interviewing applicants, helping them brainstorm project ideas, and presenting webinars to prospective applicants. In joining Polygence, you will become part of a lean, fast-moving remote-first team that is biased toward action and spares no time or effort to make this an extraordinary experience for both students and mentors.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the admissions team to match students with expert mentors
  • Help the admissions team troubleshoot any unsuccessful matches
  • Interview incoming students in the sciences and humanities
  • Present weekly webinars to pitch the value of the Polygence program to prospective applicants and their parents

Qualifications

  • STEM background: computer science, neuroscience, biology, physics, etc.
  • Strong ability to multitask; quick on your feet; agile; versatile
  • Strong understanding of student executive functions and exceptional people skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong English writing & communication skills
  • Highly driven, independent, and action-biased
  • Undergraduate degree from the US (preferred)
  • Based in and authorized to work in the US

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Polygence

Polygence is an online research academy dedicated to the mission of democratizing access to research projects and making learning fun. Polygence pairs intellectually curious high-school students with expert academic mentors to explore their academic passions via tailor-made projects.
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