Who We Are
SAGA Innovations, Inc. (www.sagainnovations.org) is a growing non-profit that provides underserved middle and high school students with high quality math tutoring during their school day, at no cost to them or their families. We are able to provide this high-dosage service because of the passion and commitment of SAGA Fellows – full-time math tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps and impacting the lives of their students every day. We currently serve around 2,500 students in Chicago and New York City.
Our Mission and Core Values
SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.
At SAGA Innovations, our commitment to our core values drives our work. We are:
Mission-Driven: Display an unwavering commitment to the success of the students we serve
Relationship-Driven: Live by the motto, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Results-Driven: Consistently use data to guide instruction
Growth-Minded: Demonstrate hunger for feedback
Relentless: Display unparalleled perseverance and resolve
Collaborative: Work jointly to find creative solutions
SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized control trials done by the University of Chicago. Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied. SAGA is committed to furthering its evidence base and to consistently and systemically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve.
The Director of Fellow Recruitment is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and selection of SAGA Fellows. This person will develop and implement a comprehensive nationwide recruitment strategy to meet SAGA’s ambitious expansion plans.
Talent Management (30%)
Fellow Recruitment & Selection (45%)
Alumni Relations (25%)
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must embrace the key values of the organization and be compelled by SAGA’s mission. Other qualifications include:
Important Personal Traits
Commensurate with experience
Submit your resume and cover letter through our application portal. NOTE: The field for you to upload your cover letter is in the section titled Resume. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, including the talking points below, as your application will not be considered without it. Please include the following in your cover letter:
To be taken to the application portal, click on "Apply for this job online" at the top of this page.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy
SAGA Innovations, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. The organization complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which SAGA has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, training, and leaves of absence. SAGA Innovations does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any of kind, including but not limited to, these protected classes. We are counting on everyone, individually and collectively, to give this policy positive and constructive support.
At a Glance
See and hear SAGA Innovations in action.