About the opportunity
Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Full Stack Developer. The Full Stack Developer will be responsible for internal and outsourced technical product development and sustaining. A successful candidate will be proactive, have good attention to detail and strong analytical skills, be flexible/adaptable, be calm under pressure and be able to think strategically.
The Full Stack Developer will report to the VP of Engineering, Systems and Products and work as part of the Engineering, Systems and Products Team team at Springboard. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.
Who we’re looking for:
While this description is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the Full Stack Developer, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.
Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:
This is a full-time position offering benefits and a salary within the range of $120,000 to $130,000, commensurate with Springboard Collaborative’s Director-level compensation band.
Springboard Collaborative’s headquarter office is in Philadelphia, PA. Although applications are welcome from any location, preference will be given to candidates who live in or are able to commute to Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Springboard Collaborative offices are closed till further notice.
Children typically spend 75% of their waking hours outside of the classroom, yet our education system does shockingly little to capture instructional value from that time. Parents’ love for their children is the single greatest—and most underutilized—natural resource in education.
Springboard Collaborative has cracked the code on activating and equipping low-income parents to teach at home. Since launching 10 years ago, we have grown Springboard’s reach from 40 to nearly 15,000 students across 22 cities and 700+ schools. Amidst rapid growth, Springboard consistently delivers best-in-class results. Students average a 3-4-month reading gain during each 5- or 10-week cycle, closing the gap to grade-level performance by more than half. Weekly family workshops average 91% attendance. Springboard’s work has recently been featured by Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times (twice).Apply Now
Picture a child’s time as an orange. Their classroom experience is a wedge from which the education field is fixated on squeezing more juice. Springboard helps schools juice the rest of the orange, dramatically improving outcomes by harnessing the untapped potential in family engagement.
Low-income parents—often perceived as liabilities rather than as assets—have been left out of the teaching process. With limited access to learning time, their children make slow academic progress during the school year, and they experience chronic regressions over the summer.
Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We envision a world in which all children have the literacy skills to access life opportunities. Springboard offers summer, afterschool, and in-school programs that combine personalized instruction for Pre-K through 3rd graders, workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and professional development for teachers.
Since launching 6 years ago, Springboard has scaled from 40 students to over 8,000. Our programs consistently deliver best-in-class results - weekly parent training workshops average 90%+ attendance and were featured in the New York Times, PBS, and Forbes. We are out ahead of the field proving a simple but powerful truth: parents’ love for their children is the single greatest and most underutilized natural resource in education.
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