The Hiring Process

We strive to bring respect, transparency, and fairness to all aspects of the hiring process. Here’s what candidates can expect.

Recruitment


We post open positions to the Summer Search website and a breadth of job boards, membership associations, colleges and universities, and specialty groups. We share jobs and solicit referrals from our staff, board, and alumni. Our Talent Team researches and reaches out to individuals in similar jobs at similar organizations, especially those who aren’t already in our networks. Our intention is to reach a broad audience that is targeted and diverse.

Application


The application process entails submitting a resume and a cover letter. We encourage candidates to tailor their cover letter to why they are interested in Summer Search. This is a chance for candidates to demonstrate their passion and connection to our mission. Once you apply, you’ll receive an acknowledgement that we’ve received your application. For many jobs, we receive a high volume of applicants. We strive to get back to all candidates within 2-3 weeks of applying.

Interviews


The first interview is typically by phone with a member of our Talent Team. From there, candidates are advanced to the hiring team for further consideration. Typically, there are two additional interview rounds, where candidates have the opportunity to meet with the hiring manager (typically the supervisor for the position) and team members in person. To ensure fairness and mitigate bias, interviewers use interview scripts and assessment worksheets that are tailored to the particular position.

Assignments


We post open positions to the Summer Search website and a breadth of job boards, membership associations, colleges and universities, and affinity groups. We share jobs and solicit referrals from our staff, board, and alumni. Our Talent Team researches and reaches out to individuals in similar jobs at similar organizations, especially those who aren’t already in our networks. Our intention is to reach a broad audience that is targeted and diverse.

Final Stages


We post open positions to the Summer Search website and a breadth of job boards, membership associations, colleges and universities, and affinity groups. We share jobs and solicit referrals from our staff, board, and alumni. Our Talent Team researches and reaches out to individuals in similar jobs at similar organizations, especially those who aren’t already in our networks. Our intention is to reach a broad audience that is targeted and diverse.

APPLY NOW!

We're hiring and we want to meet you! If you're as passionate about partnering with young people to find their purpose and achieve financial well-being as we are, we want to hear from you. We operate from locations in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Seattle.