Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship

Education Pioneers - Newark, NJ - Full time

Education Pioneers - Newark, NJ - Full time


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Education Pioneers is currently accepting applications for the EP Summer Fellowship from professionals who want to use their background in data analysis, project and program management, strategy, and operations to transform the education sector.

Education Pioneers is a non-profit that recruits, develops, and connects Fellows to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations in non-instructional roles. They use their skills to transform education from outside of the classroom to ensure every student has access to opportunities and an excellent education.

The Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship provides talented professionals with a preview into a leadership career within the education sector. Fellows are placed on 10 week projects with leading education organizations, using existing skills and experience to make the biggest impact. During their placement, Fellows participate in leadership development programming alongside a cohort of diverse peers designed to build the mindsets and K-12 knowledge necessary to become a change agent in education.

Position Overview:

Fellows hold various roles depending on their placement.Previous Fellows have:

Served as the project manager for the launch of a new charter schooland directed the school’s setup, developed efficient administrative systems, and managed complex logistics and operations

Supported the start-up of key operations, including transportation, family orientation, student enrollment, and staff professional development at charter school

Led, designed, and built online, interactive data dashboards to show student performance over time

Analyzed a charter management organizations operations to identify best practices and implemented standardized processes across the growing network

Utilized teacher performance data to develop a mentorship programs pairing experienced educators with new teachers

Created trainings on new systems and procedures to ensure strategic alignment across all schools at a charter management organization

The Fellowship provides hands-on, real-world experience as well as training in leadership skills and K-12 education issues. After the Fellowship, Pioneers gain the unique support and networking opportunities offered by EP and our robust nationwide network of more than 3,500 Fellows and Alumni.

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 the full program term including the ability to complete 10 consecutive weeks of employment, attend convening’s, and other mandatory aspects of the Fellowship

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

Education Pioneers application deadline is February 12th and our admissions is highly selective.

The Summer Fellowship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Exact Fellowship start and end dates will be determined in the spring of 2018

Fellows receive a $7,200 stipend.

APPLY today to become a Pioneer and launch your career in education

Placement locations: Chicago, Ill| DC Metro Area | Denver, Co | Greater Boston Area | Kansas City, MO | Los Angeles, CA | Memphis, TN | Nashville, TN | Newark, NJ | New Orleans, LA| New York, NY | San Francisco Bay Area | Tulsa, OK

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.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

Education Pioneers

EP recruits, develops and connects talented professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations. Our Pioneers work on issues related to student data analysis, operations, human resources, strategy, and more. 

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