# of Hours: 4-6 hours per week
Paid/Unpaid: $150 per week (1 competition)
***Facilitators can sign up for a maximum of 6 competitions per month.
Overview of SuitUp
Founded in 2014, SuitUp is a 501c3 non-profit organization that increases college and career awareness for students in underserved communities through innovative business competitions. SuitUp does both in-person and virtual competitions in which corporate volunteers help students solve a problem for a real company, like creating a new shoe for Nike or a new product for Beats by Dre. Since inception, SuitUp has hosted over 150 competitions for organizations like Goldman Sachs, Louis Vuitton, NBCUniversal, LinkedIn and many others, organizing events for over 6,000 volunteers and impacting more than 8,000 students.
SuitUp is seeking Facilitators for our virtual “SuitUp at Home” week-long competitions. Through SuitUp at Home Zoom competitions, middle or high school students will solve a corporate challenge like creating a new product for Nike. They will be coached by corporate volunteers who will help them with the marketing, strategy, financing, and design before creating a “Shark Tank”-like pitch that will be filmed and played for judges for a cash prize.
Facilitators are responsible for the whole of the competition which includes a group of ~40 students and 20-40 corporate volunteers, along with 4 SuitUp moderators (college students). While moderators are managing smaller teams (~10 students, 5 volunteers), the Facilitator is responsible for the success of each session. Facilitators will welcome each session, ensure volunteers are prepared to coach teams, and throughout the competition ensure that each moderator’s breakout room and team is running smoothly. The SuitUp at Home virtual competition traditionally spans one week, Monday to Friday, with either a 10AM or 1PM start time in which Facilitators are responsible for leading four sessions.
The Kick Off Session (Monday—1.5 hours)
Office Hours/Feedback Session (Wednesday—1 hour)
Filming the Pitch (Thursday—45 min to an hour)
Final Presentations (Friday—30 minutes)
Facilitators are responsible for collecting pictures, quotes, and summarizing each session via Google Form to the SuitUp programs team. Summaries describe what happened during the session, screenshots of teams working together, quotes from students and volunteers, attendance, action items, areas for concern, celebrations, screen shots of working session, etc.
Applicants will be trained and certified through a 1-hour unpaid training session with SuitUp full time staff and then be eligible to sign up for upcoming competitions. This certification is a great resume builder and provide the applicant with experience in corporate facilitation.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with corporate volunteers (ages 21 to 65) and middle/high school students (ages 12 to 18) in a client-facing role
Excellent public speaking, communication and presentation skills
Self-starter with the ability to take initiatives and run with projects independently
Organized, energetic and positive with natural leadership qualities
A passion for education and increasing career awareness for students in underserved communities
Understanding of technology platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Google Forms, Gmail, etc. and comfortability using these platforms
Previous work experience in youth development, education, leading teams, etc. This is an ideal role for a current college student majoring in Educator or a current teacher!
The facilitator position allows for an opportunity to:
Network with SuitUp’s diverse client base, which includes thousands of volunteers from some of the largest companies in the world such as Deloitte, Moody’s, KPMG, Coach, NBCUniversal, and Goldman Sachs
Join the talented SuitUp team in a fast-paced start-up environment
Work remotely from the comfort of home and flexible in nature as moderators can sign up for multiple competitions or ones that fit their schedule
Learn how to facilitate groups of up to 15 through a project from start to finish in a digital setting
Make a difference in the lives of students from underserved communities across the United States
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to SuitUp Program Manager, Nicole Adams, Nicole.Adams@SuitUpNYC.com and include a short paragraph that answers the following questions:
1) Why you are interested in the facilitator position and the organization as a whole?
2) Your availability for the next 3-6 months (i.e. free mornings, free afternoons, etc.)