Braven Grader

Job Title: Braven Grader

Location: Remote (must reside in one of the following states: CA, D.C, DE, GA, IL, MA, NY, NJ, OH)

Employment Type: Part-Time, Temporary

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Start Date: August 5, 2024

Duration: August-December 2024; Opportunity to continue to Spring 2024 semester

Hours: 3-15 hours/week, depending on grading cycle; Synchronous virtual meetings on Mondays from 2:30–3:30 PM CT

About Braven

Braven partners with colleges and universities to accelerate the career and leadership journeys of students across the country. We empower college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact. One of the primary ways we do this work is through the Accelerator course, a vibrant learning experience that gives students the roadmap and tools to channel their ambition and hard work.

About the Role

As a Grader, you would play a central role in supporting students (known in Braven as Fellows) toward success during the Accelerator. A Grader is the first line of support to a caseload of students in their academic mastery in the Braven Accelerator. The primary goal of Graders is to ensure their students are engaged and succeeding academically in the course.

What You’ll Do

  • Grade assignments for an assigned group of students using rubrics and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Support students who are flagged because of their grades, engagement, and/or other personal issues.
  • Communicate to the Braven team, group facilitators (known in Braven as Leadership Coaches, or LCs), and students about students’ mastery, engagement, and upcoming deadlines.
  • Attend one class (known in Braven as ‘Learning Labs’) night per week (e.g., only Tuesdays) to build relationships with students, provide support and answer questions about upcoming assignments, observe cohorts, and potentially substitute for absent group facilitators/LCs (dependent on the region).
  • Attend weekly Grader meetings and check in 1:1 with the Grader Manager
  • Hold one hour of virtual office hours per week.
    • Support students who come with questions
    • Proactively reach out to students who need more support
  • Support students outside of office hours as needed.
  • Deeply internalize Braven’s instructional content, such as modules, slide decks, assignments, and rubrics.
  • Attend all live trainings and complete additional asynchronous trainings.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Skills

  • Hold high expectations and provide high support to students 
  • Manage time well and juggle multiple priorities 
  • Provide both positive and constructive feedback with care and clarity
  • Build relationships with students to provide effective support
  • Pay attention to the small details that matter  
  • Communicate effectively via emails and text messages
  • Strategically problem-solve to support students of concern effectively
  • Comfortability learning to navigate new tools such as Canvas, Speedgrader, and, if applicable, different systems used by our higher education partners
  • Proficiency in another language is a plus

Preferred Experiences

  • Prior experience teaching or serving as a Teaching Assistant or similar role 
  • Prior experience coaching students or adults 
  • Prior experience using Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets), Zoom, and LinkedIn is highly preferred.
  • Professional work experience  

Tech Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop computer and access to a webcam to participate in training sessions, attend Learning Labs, and grade all assignments. 

Time Commitment

The time commitment includes time spent in training and meetings, working directly with students, and time problem-solving and communicating. We are hiring Graders for two programs, BravenX and Delaware State University, and the exact time commitments for each program vary slightly.

You can see the specific breakdown of time commitments for each program below:

In your application, you will have the opportunity to indicate any preferences.

Additional Requirements

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.



This is a part-time temporary, non-exempt, position paid at an hourly rate. The hourly rate for this position, which depends on which state you will work from and your prior work experience, will be between $15-21 per hour.


Remote from one of our current Braven operating states: GA, IL, DE, MA, NY, NJ, DC, OH

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.  

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.