Guide, Alpha - an EDU Startup (Austin or Brownsville, United States) - $100,000/year USD

Job ID: 4415

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role located at our campuses in Austin & Brownsville, Texas.

If you’re a high achiever with a deep love of learning, an entertaining personality, and a healthy disdain for antiquated educational structures that stopped working around the time electricity was discovered, then Alpha is the place for you.

Alpha is a new kind of school. You won’t find stuffy lectures or rigid lesson plans here. Instead, we’ve built a place where students can learn at the right speed for them, rather than having to wait for their peers to catch up.

In place of traditional learning tools, Alpha offers students adaptive apps and unique motivational strategies, all rooted in scientifically proven learning principles like mastery and spaced repetition. Our students learn twice as much as they would in a “regular” school — discovering their strengths, fostering their interests, and picking up valuable life skills along the way.

Instead of teachers, Alpha hires entertaining, energetic, and inspiring individuals like you who connect with students on a peer level. You will be responsible for motivating and encouraging students to achieve challenging academic goals… while actually enjoying school.

Please apply if…

  1. You’re a gifted, relatable motivator who can connect with kids on a peer level
  2. You have experience as a camp counselor, athletic coach, or similar non-teaching role
  3. You’re a role model who holds yourself to the same high standards you expect from your students

If you've never really considered working in education, but you believe the K-12 experience can shape kids’ lives, we want you at Alpha.

What you will be doing
  • Leading live Workshops: You’ll teach live workshops to students ranging in age from K-12th grade. Along with offering material that sparks the desire to explore and learn more, you’ll coach students on valuable life skills like public speaking, focus, and giving and receiving feedback.
  • Holding daily Motivation Sessions: Because so much of personal success comes down to mindset, you’ll help students set a positive tone for their own daily learning as they advance.
  • Cultivating student success: Following our playbooks, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that 100% of students achieve their academic goals and master core life skills.
What you will NOT be doing
  • Traditional teaching: At Alpha, students learn solely from self-guided, adaptive learning apps. You’ll be there to help them connect the dots, apply their new skills, and problem-solve along the way — no lectures required.
  • Disciplining: The old-school learning model of pushing kids to the point of burnout or disengagement doesn’t apply here. Instead of punishments, you will share behavioral corrections and respectful reasoning that gets results.
Candidate Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • Experience performing at an elite level (Division 1 sports, Presidential Scholar, etc.)
  • High level of energy and a desire to boost others up 
  • A desire to connect, inspire, and motivate 5-8th grade students
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Willingness to relocate to Austin or Brownsville, TX
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$100k/year ($50/hour)


Austin or Brownsville, United States

full-time Job

40 hours/week

Employment Type

Long-term role

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