Opportunities with Hopscotch in NYC

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Hopscotch is an award-winning and immensely fun iPad app that uses a visual programming language to teach kids (or anyone, really) to code. Liza Conrad ’11 reached out to the PCSE about two very exciting positions at the startup, and recent grads in New York with an interest in technology education should certainly take a look:

1. Full-time intern(s) to help support both product and non-product teams. This position will receive a stipend but is unpaid.

2. Part-time operations assistant to support office operations, scheduling, and communications. This is a part-time paid position (20 hours/week at $15/hour).

Both positions offer huge potential for growth and making a tangible impact on Hopscotch’s work. These are extraordinary opportunities to be part of small, talented team in a dynamic startup that describes itself as “smart, ambitious, and a little weird.” Sounds like Wes grads will feel right at home! Check out the descriptions, qualifications, and instructions below.

Intern position: Hopscotch is searching for a creative self­-starter to support product iteration and growth of the Hopscotch user base in a fast, fun startup. This is a full­time position with the possibility of year­ or semester­-long engagement and a stipend, as well as credit for school.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in product design and development, including conducting on­going quality assurance and user testing, as well as development of Hopscotch How­Tos, Ideas of Week, and other cool projects
  • Deliver timely and appropriate customer service, including responding to user inquiries and feedback; regular reporting of responses and updating of FAQs to ensure relevancy
  • Support Hopscotch’s community management and communications efforts:
    • Actively and thoughtfully monitor and participate in Hopscotch’s in­app community
    • Contribute to Hopscotch’s broad social media channels, including development and distribution of content on Hopscotch’s blog, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms
    • Develop content for marketing communications, including activation and retention emails
  • Take on projects as assigned by staff with creativity, initiative, and self­-direction

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated abilities in problem-­solving, thriving in a fast-­paced, high­-performance startup environment, taking initiative, and executing with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in an evolving environment; exceptional attention to details a must
  • Graphic or visual design experience; familiarity with inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; video editing a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in such mediums as blogs, emails, web copy, and social media
  • Succeeds in collaboration with a diverse team, both in skill set and background
  • Integrity, maturity, credibility, and a demonstrated interest in Hopscotch’s mission

Operations Assistant position: Hopscotch is searching for a creative self­starter to help design and execute the organization’s operations, communications, and community management strategies. S/he will provide administrative support and help grow the company in a fast­paced, high­ performance environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the operations of the organization, including managing the CEO’s schedule, day-­to-­day office management, fulfilling administrative needs, and assisting staff as needed
  • Assist in the development, execution, and analysis of community management and communications strategies:
    • Support timely and appropriate customer service, including responding to user inquiries and feedback; regular reporting of responses and updating of FAQs to ensure relevancy
    • Actively and thoughtfully monitor and participate in Hopscotch’s in­app community
    • Manage Hopscotch’s broad social media channels, including development and distribution of content on Hopscotch’s blog, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms
    • Develop content for marketing communications, including activation and retention emails
  • Take on projects as assigned by staff with creativity, initiative, and self­-direction

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in such media as blogs, emails, web copy, and social media
  • Experience with inDesign, Photoshop, video editing, CRMs a plus
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem­solving, thriving in a fast­-paced, high­-performance startup environment, taking initiative, and executing with minimal supervision
  • Succeeds in collaboration with a diverse team, both in skill set and background
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in an evolving environment; exceptional attention to details a must
  • Integrity, maturity, credibility, and a demonstrated interest in Hopscotch’s mission

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to jobs (at) gethopscotch.com with the position title in the subject line. Bonus points if you include a Hopscotch project that you’re proud of!

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