High School Guide
$100,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($50 USD/hour)

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

Seeking English enthusiasts to inspire high schoolers at Alpha!

Alpha is rewriting the rules of education. Say goodbye to stuffy lectures and rigid lesson plans. At Alpha, we've built an innovative learning environment where students can thrive at their own pace, free from the constraints of traditional educational systems.

We're not looking for teachers at Alpha. Instead, we're searching for individuals like you who have a genuine passion for English, literature, and writing. You'll be responsible for inspiring and motivating high school students, helping them develop a love for these subjects.

Apply now if ...

  • Your ability to connect with students on a peer level is unparalleled.
  • You have experience in roles such as camp counseling, athletic coaching, or similar non-teaching positions.
  • You are a role model who holds yourself to high standards, setting an example for your students.

Why choose Alpha?

  • Competitive pay - we believe you shouldn't take a pay cut to work in education
  • Generous benefits and time off - we value our team and offer a comprehensive benefits package and paid time off
  • Growth and learning culture - we model the growth & learning we expect our students to embrace, so you'll receive coaching, training, and opportunities for leadership

At Alpha, we believe in the profound impact of the high school experience on students' lives. If you've never considered working in education before but recognize the potential to shape young minds, we want you on our team!

What you will be doing

  • Leading Workshops: Providing compelling content and coaching students on essential life skills such as public speaking, focus, and the art of giving and receiving feedback.
  • Holding daily Motivation Sessions: Empower students to develop a positive mindset and set the tone for their daily learning as they progress.
  • Cultivate student success: Utilize our proven playbooks to ensure that all students achieve their academic goals and master core life skills.
  • Exploring the latest tech tools: From adaptive learning apps to ChatGPT, you'll embrace Alpha's spirit of innovation and experiment to find ways to develop a love of writing and literature.

What you will NOT be doing

  • Teaching or tutoring. Students learn solely from self-guided, adaptive learning apps.
  • Leading traditional lectures that students find boring or lack interaction.
  • Pushing kids to the point of burnout or disengagement.

Key responsibilities

Follow our time-tested playbooks to ensure that:

  • 100% of students achieve their academic goals
  • 100% of students master core life skills, as measured by real-world challenges

Candidate requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English, creative writing, literature, or a related field.
  • Experience performing at an elite level (Division 1 sports, Presidential Scholar, etc.)
  • A desire to connect, inspire, and motivate high school students
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Willingness to work in-person in Austin, TX
How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.

Accept Job Offer.



Frequently asked questions

About the role

About Crossover

What you will learn

Your experience at Alpha will be unlike any other! You will become an expert in motivating kids, cutting-edge learning software, designing great workshops, and delivering workshops that kids can't wait to participate in. Along the way, you will build lifelong bonds with kids and their families.

Why Crossover

Recruitment sucks. So we’re fixing it.

We only hire the top 1%

We only hire the top 1%

Our super high quality bar means it’s not easy to qualify—but every single team member is a rockstar.

Premium pay for premium talent

Premium pay for premium talent

Over 50% of new hires double or triple their previous pay. Why? Because that’s what the best person in the world is worth.

Shortlist by skills, not bias

Shortlist by skills, not bias

We don’t care where you went to school, what color your hair is, or whether we can pronounce your name. Just prove you’ve got the skills.