Current Job Openings:

Deputy Director of the Student Navigator Network

Rise’s Student Navigator Network is a unique student-led, peer-to-peer case management program that assists college students experiencing basic needs crises. Our trained Navigators (case managers) work with students to identify and apply for emergency aid, as well as affordable food, housing, school supplies, technology, transportation, child care, mental health care, and personal care items. While we initially began as a national response to COVID-19, we have begun scaling the program and are starting 18-20 SNNs at individual institutions of higher ed, as well as in partnership with student-serving organizations across the country. Our primary focus is on minority serving institutions, community colleges, and public four-year institutions.

The Deputy Director will assume multiple roles in developing, managing, and promoting the program. You will report directly to the Director of Case Management, who also leads the Student Navigator Network. The position is full-time and virtual. Some evening and weekend work is required.


  • Implement and manage all aspects of up to 20 SNNs
  • Develop & refine case management processes
  • Create & present training materials to program staff
  • Hire & train SNN staff
  • Supervise SNN Program Coordinators
  • Guide program promotion at partner campuses
  • Provide oversight of all SNN programs
  • Assist in other program development and management tasks as assigned by Director of Case Management

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or higher education/student affairs, or extensive equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of two years, full-time related work experience with college students
  • Minimum of one year experience implementing and/or managing social service or higher education programs
  • Minimum of one year of professional social work or higher education case management experience
  • Experience and sensitivity in counseling or teaching students who may be first generation, immigrants, undocumented, academically under-prepared, non-traditional, or returning students
  • Knowledge of barriers to college success for underrepresented and marginalized students
  • Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma-informed theories and practices, as they pertain to people living in conditions of poverty
  • Experience creating and presenting workshops
  • Minimum of one year professional experience providing individual/group supervision in social services or higher education/student affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously in a very fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience with taking the initiative to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Proven record of facilitating collaboration and cooperation with other organizations
  • Established record of cultural competence and working with diverse populations
  • Passion, curiosity, creative thinking, and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Flexibility and adaptable to change
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting to different audiences
  • Outstanding communication skills, along with capacity to work with diverse groups across organizational boundaries
  • Exceptional level of organization and attention to detail
  • Fully vaccinated

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • One or more years of professional experience in college/university student affairs
  • Demonstrated interest in issues of access and equity in higher education
  • Knowledge of basic needs insecurity among college/university students
  • Experience conducting basic needs assessments for high need populations

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Social Media Coordinator

Rise is a student-led organization advocating for free college and students’ basic needs. Team Rise is always looking for ways to uplift student voices, and in order to do that, we are heading over to TikTok and Snapchat! We’re looking for a Social Media Coordinator who is passionate about free college and students’ basic needs to build out our Snapchat and TikTok accounts. We will highlight student voices and stories, focusing our content on the following four pillars; student perspectives, news amplification, calls to action, and entertainment.

This job is a full-time role and will be compensated depending on experience.


  • Develop content that aligns with Rise’s four content pillars mentioned above (must be very comfortable on camera)
  • Establish and maintain professional one-on-one relationships with top student influencers and content creators, securing consistent messaging for the Rise brand
  • Take an analytical and ROI-driven approach to report on social media program progress and challenges
  • Set performance and brand-building KPIs; oversee ongoing optimization and apply a test-and-learn strategy to achieve
  • success and new learnings
  • Manage Rise’s organic social media strategy

Required Qualifications:

  • A pulse on current/emerging social media trends, specifically on Snapchat and TikTok
  • Hands-on professional experience managing successful Snapchat and TikTok accounts
  • Experience with content creation
  • Experience with TikTok and Snapchat creators/influencers
  • Fully vaccinated

We thank you in advance for your application, and look forward to reading them! The application will close on December 3rd, so please apply ASAP. Email Emelia at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

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