Careers & Internships

Program Associate – Minds Matter

Founded in New York City in 1991, Minds Matter is a national college access organization with chapters in 14 cities that connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world. Minds Matter serves over 1,000 students and engages over 2,500 volunteers in meaningful service. Minds Matter now seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, and driven Program Associate to join the team. This is a unique position that works directly with the National CEO, two Program Managers, as well as with all 14 chapters, providing general technical assistance including support with data collection, metrics, and general operations in the National office. The role requires that someone be solution and customer service oriented in helping chapters navigate their organizational and administrative  needs. 

This is not a direct service student-facing role but rather a member of the national programs team providing support to fourteen chapters including managing summer programs, university partnerships, supporting chapters in placing students, invoicing, and identifying financial aid options.

Essential to our work environment is a sense of collaboration and open honest communication.  A “no task too big, no task too small” attitude is core to our values. This is a mid-level position with a salary of $40,000 - $55,000. Minds Matter is a fully remote organization that offers generous healthcare benefits, a fun and flexible workplace, and a generous vacation policy. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Comfort working with data and spreadsheets
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and requests 
  • Forward facing, customer-service minded, and an excellent communicator
  • Strong writing and analytical skills

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage summer program enrollment and placement for Minds Matter students including managing university partnerships, supporting chapters in placing students, invoicing, and identifying financial aid options
  • Assist the Program Managers in managing the Salesforce database and communications
  • Assist in the collection of organizational metrics, for both individual chapters and the entire network
  • Support communications to chapters, donors, board members, and other stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Understanding of database management with a preference for Salesforce experience
  • Background in organizational administration and operations
  • Given that Minds Matter is an education service organization, some knowledge of the education field is preferred but not essential.

Please submit a resume AND cover letter to careers@mindsmatter.org. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.


We are always on the lookout for great talent to join our organization or affiliate chapters. Below please find our current opportunities at the chapter level.