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Alumni Careers

At Jumpstart we have an array of change makers, leaders, and partners who support our efforts and guide important research, allowing us to provide high-quality early education to children across the country. This year, we've created unique and exclusive opportunities with a few of our valued partners in order to help Jumpstart alums pursue a career in education, public service, and related fields.
For exclusive career opportunities in your area, search for “Jumpstart Alumni Network” and connect with us on our LinkedIn Group Page! 

Alumni Fellowship Opportunities 

Bright Horizons and Jumpstart Fellowship
The Bright Horizons & Jumpstart Fellowship was established to provide Jumpstart alumni with an opportunity to extend their training and develop their leadership skills in the field of early childhood education. This unique, 12-month paid fellowship program will provide Jumpstart alumni with teaching and leadership skills needed to pursue a career in education, while also offering networking and corporate job-shadowing at one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For".

2015-2016 Bright Horizons and Jumpstart Fellows with Naila Bolus, Jumpstart’s CEO.

To learn more about the fellowship program, please visit the Bright Horizons website. Stay tuned for more information regarding next year’s cohort of fellows! 

Alumni Career Opportunities 

Urban Teachers (Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, & Dallas, TX)
Urban Teachers (formerly known as Urban Teacher Center) offers Jumpstart alumni the opportunity to apply for their Teacher Residency Program, which includes school-based residency, intensive coaching and support, graduate coursework, and state licensure. If you are interested in serving children in under-resourced communities while pursuing a Master's Degree with a dual focus in general and special education, then considering applying to Urban Teachers!

Find more information here or contact a local representative to learn more:
Northeast and Midwest representative: Lynn Ahumada
Mid-Atlantic representative: Prathima Kathiresan
Southeast representative: Chris Higgins
Western representative: Stephanie Castellanos

Urban Teachers representatives will also be in your local community throughout the year! Click here to view when an Urban Teachers representative will be in your area for in-person interviews!


Teach for America (Nationwide)

Create the next generation of leaders. Join Teach For America, the national corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals—of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests—who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income communities, and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Apply now to join the 2016 Teach For America corps. 

Teach For America Application Deadlines (2015-2016)

1st Deadline: Friday, August 21st 2015
2nd Deadline: Thursday, September 10th 2015
3rd Deadline: Friday, October 30th 2015
4th Deadline & Early Decision: Friday, January 15th 2016
5th Deadline & Early Decision Friday, March 4th 2016
For more information, please email Jennifer Monson at
UP Education Network (Boston and Lawrence, MA)
UP Education Network (UP) is looking for talented educators to work for their tuition-free elementary and middle schools in Massachusetts. At UP, you will have the opportunity to unlock the potential in students who need it the most and work as a team to put every student on the path to college. Click here or contact Tarah Mohika for more information. (Nationwide)
Want to discover your own pathway to become a teacher?  If so, click here to view credential, licensing, and teacher preparation programs in your state, depending on your level of education and teaching interest. Email Cianna Walker if you have any questions.


Part-Time Alumni Career Opportunities 

Galileo (San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA)
Looking for a paid summer job working in an innovative summer camp? Galileo has opportunities to work with students from preschool through 5th grade while also getting personalized professional development and leadership training. Other benefits include signing bonuses and mileage reimbursement (varies per applicant). Depending on your experience and level of education, you can apply for various positions. To learn more and apply, click here or email Viva Asmelash.