Join Jumpstart!

We are hiring Jumpstart Members for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Jumpstart’s success depends upon the ability of our passionate and driven staff to perform to their full potential and uphold the inspiring vision that unifies us. To do this, our culture is defined by our core values and reflects our mission.

To better define our shared efforts, we strive to make our organization reflect a classroom environment where we challenge each other to: learn, play, and build relationships.

Jumpstart Corps Member

Corps Members complete an intensive commitment, of 300 hours over the course of 2 semesters. They make a substantial impact in the life of a young child by engaging in the following activities: 

  • *During session, deliver the Jumpstart curriculum to preschoolers twice weekly, for 2 hours each 
  • *Participate in weekly virtual Team planning Meetings (3 hours per week total)
  • Prepare individually for virtual Session activities
  • *Assist pre-k classrooms 4 hours per week during individual classroom service.
  • *Attend comprehensive training sessions
  • Earn academic course credit (if qualified)
  • Earn Federal work-study (if qualified)
  • Gain valuable leadership training and connect with awesome people!
  • Serve 300 hours and receive an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,175

Members dedicate 10-15 hours per week to Jumpstart related activities.

Complete Corps member position description

Team Leader

Team Leaders complete an intensive commitment, of 300 hours over the course of 2 semesters. They make a substantial impact in the life of a young child by engaging in the following activities:

  • *Lead a team of Claremont College students who provide educational activities for preschoolers
    • Facilitate virtual team planning meetings
    • Coach corps members to use developmentally appropriate practices with preschoolers
    • Build community amongst your team members as well as the Team Leader community
  • *Attend full day training sessions
  • Attend weekly virtual team leader meetings
  • *Implement effective virtual Jumpstart Sessions
  • *Collaborate with teachers, staff, families and Pitzer site manager
  • Prepare individually for session activities
  • Lead a group of 4-6 Corps Members and shape the identity of your team
  • Gain valuable leadership training and connect with awesome people!
  • Serve 300 hours and receive an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,175

Complete Team Leader position description

Program Assistant

  • Work with the Jumpstart staff to support team’s work in the classroom, assist with trainings, and complete administrative tasks
  • Work 10-15 hours a week in the Jumpstart office
  • Gain non-profit administration skills
  • Learn how to design and run a community engagement program
  • Must be eligible for work-study

Complete Program Assistant position description

Apply here: https://application.jstart.org


Jumpstart is available to all, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or other legally protected status as recognized by federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. Please contact Jenessa Flores at jumpstart@pitzer.edu for more information.

*These activities will look different this year. Fall Semester onboarding and training will all be virtual this year due to COVID-19. We are currently working with preschools on a safe service year. This may look different for each site.