$500.00 Paid to Intern for successful completion of the assignment
Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization that transforms the lives of struggling learners by delivering proven literacy solutions that help students reach their potential. Its mission is to radically change education, transforming the lives of children by providing reading interventions and solutions to help them succeed academically, build self-confidence, and thrive in school and beyond.
65% of fourth graders read below proficiency and are 400% more likely to drop-out of high school. And, for “most at risk” students (students of color, low income, English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities) the problem is even more acute.
Learning Ally seeks to break this cycle. With early student assessment, intervention and accommodation and professional development for educators, Learning Ally can identify and prevent learning issues by working with schools and educators to support new and struggling readers. Its solutions build a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally, and academically, regardless of background or learning difference.
Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, to help soldiers who lost their sight in combat continue their education with audiobook products, Learning Ally has evolved to help individuals understand the unique ways they learn and match them to the solutions that enable personal achievement.
Today, Learning Ally reaches over 1,000,000 students, 100,000 educators and 18,500 schools across the country and continues to expand its reach. With a continued commitment to supporting students who learn differently, Learning Ally has joined researchers and neuroscientists from renowned institutions including UCSF and MIT, to better understand and address learning issues.
Learning Ally Partnerships Intern
Location: Remote or Princeton, NJ
Reports to: Controller
Position provides the opportunity to work with a Finance team during a very critical period (July through August). Will be exposed to all significant aspects of Finance. Will be given specific projects to assist with the preparation of the fiscal audit, next year’s budget and monthly management reporting process. Will be asked, for the most part, to work independently on assigned projects. Controller will mentor intern providing an overall view of the functions of a Financial group, and how such a group contributes to an organization achieving its goals and objectives.
- Determine the dollar amount of volunteer’s contribution to Learning Ally based on hours worked. Complete the related footnote that will be included in Learning Ally’s Audited Financial Statements.
- Prepare the monthly management report distributed to Learning Ally’s Leadership Team.
- Manage the process of uploading next year’s budget to Learning Ally’s financial system.
Who You Are:
- Mission-Driven. You’re passionate about education and care deeply about solving the literacy problem in our Country.
- An outstanding project manager. You can break complex projects down into small pieces, and stay on top of all the moving parts, whether executing the work or collaborating with other colleagues on the team to get it done.
- Detail-oriented and organized. You sweat the small things, always triple check your work, and are two steps ahead of your colleagues.
- Results-oriented and data-driven. You set goals and strive to exceed them by setting, communicating, measuring short- and long-term goals. You’re able to independently analyze your progress to solve for roadblocks and get input from your team.
- Tech-savvy. You have demonstrated ability in spreadsheets and can quickly learn new tools.
- A lifelong learner. You believe in continuous improvement and are committed to growing professionally.
- A high-capacity do-er and team player. You thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, all-hands-on-deck work environment, with aggressive growth plans.