Meet Our People
"At Per Scholas, our entire staff can end each work day knowing that we’ve made an impact. We’ve opened a door that once looked like a brick wall. We’ve diversified the halls of tech offices around the country. We’ve made possible what once seemed impossible. We are #PerScholasStrong."
Montreece A. Smith
Who is Per Scholas?
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are in our DNA. We are a group of dynamic professionals deeply committed to our mission and to the communities in which we live and work. While at the same time, we are real people with diverse interests, passions and lifestyles. After work you can find us playing in a band, playing with a pet, or designing custom knitting patterns. We are real people with the skills to recruit, teach, empower, and lead. Did I mention, we like ice cream?
Our dynamic staff includes representation from many different dimensions of diversity which makes for an enriching experience, working among some of the most talented & interesting people you will meet.
63% of Per Scholas staff identify as BIPOC
Most staff members say they feel they belong at Per Scholas.
81% of staff say they feel they can be their authentic self at work
Grow With Us
Per Scholas is a place where you can build your career. Because we are growing, Per Scholas staff members have opportunities for advancement.
24% of Per Scholas staff received promotions in the last 12 months
You’ll Find Us From Coast to Coast
Founded in the South Bronx in 1995, Per Scholas has grown from a local resource to a national leader in workforce development. With campuses in 19 U.S. cities and more opening every year, we offer employment opportunities nationwide. Openings range from in-person to hybrid and remote positions. Wherever you are, we want to hear from you.
In Our Own Words
Per Scholas has been the shining gateway between the opportunities our communities need, and the creative outlet that directs and molds the raw potential our communities already posses. As a product of these communities, I share a deeper appreciation for Per Scholas' willingness to support the needs of the people they work with. I am eternally grateful, and am committed to continue the incredible example Per Scholas has set.
I love working at Per Scholas because I love contributing to a mission-driven organization! Everyone is passionate and hard-working and really cares about what they do. Everyone is friendly and helpful to work with. It's a wonderful feeling to recruit instructors and other individuals and see first-hand the impact that they are making on the students all across the nation!
Per Scholas has elevated my purpose, given me and so many others the chance to become proficient in every aspect of our lives. I love working for Per Scholas because I get to witness and be a part of transformations that have a positive impact on our society.
There are many nonprofits where I've done good work. I joined Per Scholas because I was looking for an organization where I could do GREAT work. I'm collaborating with the highest caliber team I've ever worked with, and that requires a lot - I need to bring my A game every day to keep up with my colleagues. If you're ready to work at a company that will challenge you to be your best self, Per Scholas is a great place to be.
The people-first approach to IT education taken by Per Scholas is a great fit for my own values and educational philosophy. Having the opportunity to help effect so many lives in such a meaningful way is an absolute privilege.
- How do I reach someone if I have a question about a posted role?
Email [email protected] and a member of our People Team will get back to you.
- How long should I wait before hearing back from someone after applying for a role?
This can vary depending on the volume of applications received. Two weeks is a good timeframe to wait before reaching out to Per Scholas at [email protected]
- What if I see multiple roles that I am interested in on the website? Can I apply to all?
Yes, but we recommend a bit of caution. If the roles are very different, requiring various skillsets and different tiers (i.e. Associate, Manager, SVP) it could send the message that you are unclear of your career direction
- What other requirements does Per Scholas have to qualify for employment?
Every external candidate must satisfactorily complete a background check and drug test (within compliance to state and local laws with regard to drug legalization). We also require the COVID-Vaccine for both onsite and remote roles, with accommodations considered for documented medical and religious reasons
- Do you provide employment sponsorship?
No, we do not provide employment sponsorship.
- For remote roles, do you consider candidates outside of the United States?
No, we only consider candidates that reside within the United States.
- Do you offer part-time or evening roles?
Yes, there are limited roles that meet these criteria. Check out our career openings or reach out to the team for any openings at [email protected]
- Do you offer benefits?
All full-time employees enjoy a competitive benefits package with 37+ days off during the first year of employment, medical premiums starting below $20 per paycheck, $1 for $1 matching on 401k – up to 6%, and much more! Limited-term employees are not eligible for benefits except for a limited number of prorated sick days.
Want to apply? Here's how it works:
Explore the open positions below and find roles that fit your skills and experience. Would you bring something to a role that would add value to Per Scholas? If so, you should apply!
We will review your skillset to see if it aligns with the open role. Qualified candidates will receive an invitation via email for an exploratory conversation to learn more about each other.
The next step is a hiring manager interview. Top candidates will be invited to complete a Teach-Back (for technical roles) or a thought exercise.
Our People Team will extend a verbal offer to the candidate of choice, and the onboarding process begins. Welcome to the team!
Join Our Team
Explore open roles at Per Scholas, and become a part of our growing team.