Operations Intern

Up Education Network Dorchester , MA 02122

Posted 3 months ago

Operations Intern

UP Academy DorchesterMiddle

About UP Education Network

UP Education Network manages and operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve more than 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.

Working at UP Education Network

We know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students. At UP, your career is shaped by:

  • Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students

  • Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do "whatever it takes" to put every student on the path to college

  • Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice

  • Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support and the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August


The Operations Intern will work directly with the Office Manager and Director of Operations at UP Academy Dorchester to support the management of school-wide systems and administrative needs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage in the Main Office as needed

  • Regularly interact with and assist students and families in the Main Office

  • Accurately enter data into various student information systems (SchoolMint, DeansList, ASPEN, etc.)

  • Maintain office bulletin boards

  • Provide administrative and operational support as needed, e.g., organize supplies, make copies, coordinate family communication, etc.


  • Available to work 10 to 15 hours a week, including every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Proficiency in Excel and Google Docs

  • A customer-service mindset

  • A passionate belief in UP Education Network's mission, values, and educational model

  • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them

  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills

  • A sense of humility in the face of success

  • Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment


The Operations Intern will receive a stipend based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our online application system.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.

UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

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