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As a growing program, Breakthrough Silicon Valley (BTSV) seeks talented individuals committed to our mission of preparing highly-motivated students with limited educational opportunities for success in high school, college, and beyond. Please see our current openings below:


full-time positions

Director of Admissions and Middle School Programs

As Director of Admissions and Middle School Programs you will oversee all summer and after-school activities for our 240 seventh and eighth-grade students, ensuring that our youngest students and their families are on the path to success within our six-year program and ultimately to a four-year university. In addition to student programming and family engagement for our Middle Schoolers, you will also direct the recruitment, selection, and onboarding for all of our new rising 7th grade students and their families.

As a member of a four-person leadership team, you will inform the strategic direction of our organization. Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs and Instruction (SDPI), the Director of Middle School Programs supervises two year-round Middle School Program Coordinators. Through your leadership, you will ensure that BTSV delivers high-quality, engaging, and rigorous summer and after-school programming that meets the needs of our students and families, and aligns with our core values. You will seek to understand the needs of students and families and deliver programming to meet those needs.

You are an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader who brings experience in youth development and/or educational programming. You demonstrate a passion for educational equity and a deep understanding of the first-generation college-bound student experience. You are energetic and spirited, embrace a growth mindset, and you are excited about getting students excited about learning! Learn more and apply.

College advisor

As the College Advisor, you have the privilege of working closely with our students and their families as they navigate their final high school years and launch their college journeys. As a trusted adviser and source of critical information, you play a pivotal role in guiding each family through the college application and enrollment processes. The highly individualized nature of our program enables you to focus on each student’s path to college, ensuring they maintain the highest academic and social standards, and work toward becoming a competitive applicant for four-year universities. You inspire and motivate students to work incredibly hard in pursuit of their college dreams.

Reporting to the Associate Director of College Access Programs, the College Advisor is part of a dynamic, committed staff that continually seeks ways to strengthen the organization in order to best serve our students and their families. Learn more and apply.