Fellowship Program Coordinator
One-Year Position; Full-time; Non-exempt; Remote (US-based)

About Cortico

Cortico is a non-profit committed to fostering deep conversations and raising up under-heard voices. We don’t think we can solve these difficult problems with technology, but we do think we can make them easier to tackle.

Our Fora platform brings people together in recorded small-group conversations. Through a powerful combination of AI and human listening, this platform enables organizations to make sense of the conversations they collect, and surfaces community voices into public dialogue and decision making.

Communities have used our platform to lift up voices and perspectives in the selection of Madison, WI’s police chief and the election of Boston’s mayor. Local newsrooms have used our Fora platform to understand citizen agendas and include underheard voices directly in their reporting. Global nonprofits are using our Fora platform to elevate conversations on climate from around the world. Local non-profits have used our Fora platform to surface experiences of people in the margins and amplify their voices through artist collaborations.

Our platform continues to grow as we leverage new technology to better understand conversations with less work. We also want to better meet people where they are, whether that be in person, on their laptops, or on their phones as we build out a mobile app.

Cortico’s unique human/machine system is the product of an effort led by Cortico in cooperation with MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication (MIT CCC).

About this role

Cortico is looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to fill the role of Fellowship Program Coordinator. Reporting to our Manager of Programs and Partnerships (Youth), you will play a pivotal role in developing, managing, and guiding our brand new fellowship program that is set to launch in August 2024. The fellowship program will be created with the goal of intentionally building a network of educators who are passionate about elevating youth voices, while supporting them in incorporating meaningful conversation-based projects within their classrooms. This role will coordinate projects with teaching fellows as they use cutting edge MIT-developed technology to record, understand, and summarize small-group conversations with their students on the issues that matter most.  

With guidance and support, you will be a thought leader in designing the program and will collaborate closely with Cortico and MIT CCC staff throughout the design and implementation of the program. This position is best suited for someone early in their career who is passionate about and has a background in organizing, has experience working with educators and youth, and possesses a deep commitment to fostering community and elevating youth voice. 

The compensation range for this role is $20 – $25 per hour and we have competitive benefits which can be found here. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time. Our team members must be based in the U.S.

About our culture

Cortico’s team is kind, collaborative, inquisitive and inclusive. We have high standards for quality and ethics, and help each other learn in order to reach our objectives. We think technology is best built by teams with a diversity of background, thought and experience. Every team member is a human first, and we strive to create a culture and environment that supports your career goals and respects all of the hats you wear in life, not just the ones that earn you a paycheck.

About you


Minimum qualifications

Next steps

Please apply here and include the following information:

This is an early career level position. If you are unsure if you are qualified, please consider applying anyway.

The process

We aim to review and respond to all applicants within two weeks of submission. Applicants who move forward to the interview process will go through the following steps: 

Cortico maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.