SchermCo Foundation – Associate, Family Empowerment

We are looking for a dynamic individual to serve as an Associate to join our growing work to support family empowerment efforts across Charlotte, North Carolina, and the country. Please read below and apply if you align with our values and are passionate about improving educational outcomes across the country.

The ideal candidate:

  • Must believe all kids and families deserve access to a high-quality education
  • Must believe in racial equity
  • Must have a growth mindset 
  • Must have meticulous attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude and be kind to all humans
  • Humble, Hungry, and Smart approach to work
  • Ability to plan and handle key logistics related to client needs
  • Ability to communicate professionally
  • Ability to submit work in a timely fashion and meet deadlines
  • Communicate clearly and be receptive to frequent feedback
  • Must have access to a computer and smartphone
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to the ever-changing needs and demands of a rapidly growing business
  • Proficient in Canva or similar design software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Google Suite: Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Drive, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spanish fluency preferred

Why SchermCo?

  • Fun work environment focused on improving educational equity and social impact across the country
  • Opportunity to serve stakeholders and network in the business, non-profit, education, and academic fields
  • Opportunities for continuing education, networking, and professional growth/development
  • Opportunities to explore each facet of the business, build new technical skills, and gain knowledge of the national education and social-impact landscape
  • Ability to create a body of work and drive growth within an organization that is focused on driving change in public education and social impact
  • We are laser-focused on getting the job done, but we also approach our work with large amounts of humility

The specs:

  • We will be supporting 20+ schools/programs and 16,000+ families through our family empowerment initiatives in the 2023-24 school year
  • This position will work directly with our Family Empowerment Team to support our schools, families, and community partners with key aspects of our family empowerment model
  • This person will report to the Director of Family Empowerment 
  • Utilize data to drive the planning of family-focused events and empowerment series that also provides resources for scholar achievement and economic mobility
  • Support with data collection and analysis aligned with the goals of the program
  • Facilitate meetings with school partners, families, and community partners
  • Document key learnings, processes, and data for reports
  • Build and facilitate professional development sessions based on the family empowerment model 
  • Provide business development support to earn partnerships with additional schools, districts, charter networks, and/or family-focused organizations
  • Contribute creative input and ideas in brainstorming sessions in an open and fun team environment. We are not a corporate office and do not operate as one. We want to hear your ideas and questions. Bring it!
  • Participate in frequent check-ins with SchermCo team members to gauge progress
  • Additional project and program support, as needed
  • This is a full-time position with some evening/weekend responsibilities as needed in support of our school partners
  • This position is based in Charlotte, North Carolina

Experience / Results:

  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and/or additional degrees preferred but not a requirement
  • Experience working directly with schools and families via schools or other organizations preferred
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Regardless of years of experience, candidates should be able to display quantifiable evidence of results from previous positions

Physical Demands:

  • The employee must be able to actively lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. on occasion


  • Estimated base salary range: $45,000 – $50,000 based on proven results and experience
  • Schermco offers a unique compensation and bonus package in addition to salaries + benefits, including uncapped monthly, quarterly, and annual bonus opportunities

We’ve built this FAQ sheet about this position to provide as much clarity as possible about the position, our work, and our organization. Please review this information carefully before applying for this role.