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.
Fellows hold various roles depending on their placement. Previous Fellows have:
Served as the project manager for the launch of a new charter school and directed the school’s setup, developed efficient administrative systems, and managed complex logistics and operations
Managed the implementation of business-aligned technology solutions to help improve a school districts operational model
Builtdata visualization tools and dashboards to drive accurate decision making and to show student performance over time
Generated teacher buy-in around digital learning tools and introduced system improvements to electronically track data points like attendance and behavioral management
Led financial reporting, budgeting processes, and resource allocation at a school district
Supported the start-up of key operations, including transportation, family orientation, student enrollment, and staff professional development at a charter school
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.
Timing & Benefits
Education Pioneers applications opens September 18th and applicants are encouraged to apply by our Priority Round application deadline on December 18th
The EP Summer Fellowship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Exact Fellowship start and end dates will be determined in the spring of 2018
Placement locations: Chicago, Ill| DC Metro Area | Denver, Co | Greater Boston Area | Hartford, CT | Kansas City, MO | Memphis, TN | Lost Angeles, CA | 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.
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
Experience in data analysis, operations, strategy, and project and program management (Professional experience outside of the classroom is strongly preferred)
Ability to take initiative and drive results
Track record of success in academic and professional settings
Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse colleagues and stakeholders
Completion of or enrolled in a graduate degree program
Knowledge of Tableau, SPSS, STATA, or other data visualization and data management software is a plus
Intermediate or advanced knowledge of excel is a plus
A willingness and ability to learn new software
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Education Pioneers recruits, develops and connects talented professionals from diverse backgrounds—including graduate students—to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations. Our Pioneers work on issues related to student data analysis, external relations, operations, human resources, strategy, and more. They solve problems from outside of the classroom so st...udents and teachers can succeed inside of the classroom.
Since 2003, we have placed more than 3,000 leaders with education organizations in 20 cities. Our Alumni currently lead or contribute to work that impacts more than 3.5 million public school students—most of whom are students of color and come from underserved areas.