Education Pioneers 2019 Summer Fellowship

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Fellows Receive a $7200 Stipend




San Diego
United States


Education Pioneers provides professionals with stepping stones into education leadership careers that solve problems outside the classroom so that teachers and students can succeed inside the classroom. We recruit professionals with skills in data analysis, operations, strategy, and project management to work with leading K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations.

Position Overview:

The Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship provides talented professionals a preview into leadership careers 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.

Previous Fellows have: 

·Built data visualization tools and dashboards to drive decision making and to improve 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 nearly 4,000 Fellows and Alumni.

Required Qualifications

·Bachelor’s Degree

·Two years of full time, professional work experience, excluding 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

Preferred Qualifications

·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

·Intermediate or advanced knowledge of excel is a plus

·Knowledge of Tableau, SPSS, STATA, or other data visualization and data management software is a plus

·A willingness and ability to learn new software

Timing & Benefits

Education Pioneers applications opens in Mid-September and applicants are encouraged to apply by our Priority Round application deadline in mid-December

The Summer Fellowship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Exact Fellowship start and end dates will be determined in the spring of 2019

Fellows receive a $7,200 stipend.

Sign our Early Interest Form to be notified when the application opens

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 urban education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit those who identify as part of historically marginalized communities, including people of color and individuals from the LGBTQIAA+ community, to join the Education Pioneers network. We support equal opportunity for all people and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for the Fellowship.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply