Our Making Waves Community

Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit committed to equity – with students from 5th grade to college and career.

We partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable.​ Our Wave-Makers graduate from college and land jobs at twice the rate of their peers, and 85% earn their degrees debt-free.

Doris in the middle smiling with coaches next to her and confetti falling with balloons in background

Our Commitment

We provide competitive salaries, along with a comprehensive benefits plan for eligible employees and their domestic spouse/domestic partners and/or dependents.

  • 51 total days off per fiscal year (a combination of company-paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time).
  • 100% employer paid medical (Kaiser HMO Platinum), vision, and dental benefits for the full-time staff member and a spouse/domestic partner or dependent child(ren).
  • An array of well-rounded benefits, including monthly staff lunches, retirement match, mental health benefits (HSA), FSA for medical and childcare expenses, and a professional development stipend.
  • A hybrid work environment where staff work from the office on specific days and have flexibility to work remotely otherwise. We provide a monthly wi-fi reimbursement and a home set-up stipend to set staff up to successfully work remotely.

At Making Waves Education Foundation, you’ll find a great community of people and a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding work environment.

Jennifer with her college coach on CSU East Bay campus

We value recruiting top talent, treating them equitably and fairly, investing in their growth and development, and supporting their career progression at Making Waves and beyond. If you feel impassioned to help make a difference in the lives of our Wave-Makers, today and well into the future, consider joining our team.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Making Waves Education Foundation is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, neurodiversity/mental health, learning style, physical ability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, parental/family/caregiver status, socioeconomic status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Making Waves Academy Careers

For more information about careers at Making Waves Academy, please visit the Making Waves Academy careers webpage.