Have a lasting impact every day

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

SR. coordinator of development and marketing

As Sr. Coordinator of Development and Marketing, you play a critical role in creating and disseminating electronic and printed material to ensure that BTSV’s mission is consistently articulated across multiple channels in a compelling way. In addition, you will build and maintain relationships with volunteers and corporate social responsibility teams, while supporting the overall fundraising function.

You engage in both high-level, strategic thinking, and in executing critical processes that drive the day-to-day development activities of the organization. You can switch between internal and external roles easily and frequently, as some days you are working diligently at your computer to track and analyze donor data, while another day you are pitching volunteer opportunities and “selling” BTSV’s mission to strangers at a corporate volunteer fair. You are a problem-solver who takes initiative, is highly organized, attentive to detail, and process-oriented. You understand that open communication and strong leadership are paramount, alongside an ambitious attitude and desire to drive continuous improvement within yourself and the Breakthrough Silicon Valley team. You are comfortable using databases, CRM’s, social media, email marketing tools, and creative software, and are always excited to add more technical skills to your toolkit. Learn more and apply.



BTSV is seeking highly effective professional teachers to serve as Instructional Coaches (ICs) for summer 2019. ICs are at the core of our summer program and play a crucial role by training, supervising, and supporting BSV teaching fellows in becoming effective instructors and leaders. ICs observe, articulate, refine, and improve the techniques of aspiring teachers in a collaborative environment, and as a result, get the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate their own pedagogical practices. Rather than teaching students directly, ICs oversee lesson and unit plan development and execution, classroom management, and student interactions for our summer teaching fellows. They mentor and guide our teaching fellows over the course of the summer providing ongoing formal and informal feedback on each teacher’s performance. Furthermore, ICs have a unique opportunity to shape the professional path of tomorrow’s educators.

During the summer, our teaching fellows instruct a core academic subject (literature, writing, math or science) and an elective course of their choice. As subject area experts, ICs help our teaching fellows transform their passion into rigorous and engaging lessons. BTSV also implements a specific teacher training sequence, known as BIT (Breakthrough Instruction Trainings), which includes best research-based practices.

Click here for the full job listing. Interested candidates should email résumé and cover letter to Ariel Morris Spector, Director of Curriculum and Programming, at amorris@breakthroughsv.org.

Summer Breakthrough Leadership Program Intern (Grade 9)

The Breakthrough Leadership Program (BLP) was founded to develop the next generation of leaders in education through a hands-on, impactful undergraduate experience in a highly effective nonprofit organization. The intern will develop leadership and project management skills in the education and nonprofit sector while making a meaningful impact in the educational outcomes of underserved students in Silicon Valley. Over four weeks, the intern will work with a dynamic, experienced staff to implement a variety of projects in our 9th grade summer program. Learn more and apply.

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