People Matter

Community Engagement Ambassador



Customer Service
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

At Ello, our mission is to maximize the potential of all children. Our first product is an AI-powered reading coach that listens and engages with children as they read out loud from books. Founded by a team of experts in education, childhood development, and artificial intelligence, Ello is scaling the impact of 1:1 teaching using AI, starting with learning how to read. Together, we believe we can close literacy and educational gaps around the world.

About the role

We are building a team of passionate and dynamic Community Engagement Ambassadors to champion Ello throughout the Washington, D.C. region. This team, consisting of 2-3 Ambassadors, will work closely with our Chief Experience Officer to promote awareness of our innovative reading app. This role requires creativity, hustle, and engaging communication to promote Ello at family-friendly events across D.C. this summer. We are looking for outgoing, self-driven individuals who thrive on building connections and initiating meaningful conversations with both parents and children.

Ello is a public benefit corporation, and our team is motivated by the mission of helping all children succeed. An ideal candidate will feel compelled by that mission and have a passionate desire to grow Ello’s footprint and help close the literacy gap in our nation’s capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Devise creative strategies to promote Ello’s reading app at community events across D.C.

  • Engage families and children through hundreds of conversations and demonstrations

  • Foster meaningful relationships with community partners and leaders

  • Provide feedback and insights from community interactions to support marketing and product development


  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong marketing and promotional instincts

  • Availability to work during evening and weekend events

  • Experience in event planning, promotion, and community engagement is highly desirable

  • Proficiency with social media platforms is a plus, though we are also hiring for a dedicated Social Media Coordinator

We look for candidates who

  • Love talking to people and possess a natural ability to engage and inspire others

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset and pride themselves on being resourceful, scrappy, and results-oriented

  • Take initiative and full ownership of their work

  • Enjoy thinking outside the box about creative ways to engage families

  • Value teamwork, demonstrate humility, excel in giving and receiving feedback, and prioritize open, direct communication

  • Are excited to work hard on Ello’s mission to make a real impact on child literacy at scale

Here are some reasons to join us

  • Be part of a mission-driven startup that cares deeply about education and child development

  • Take on a role with creative autonomy and the opportunity to work closely with our Chief Experience Officer and be directly responsible for scaling Ello’s growth and impact in DC

  • Have fun getting paid to meet amazing families all over DC this summer!

‍About Ello

Ello is a public benefit corporation on a mission to maximize the potential of all children.

Our team has deep expertise in artificial intelligence, K-12 education, and child development across institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley, Google, Apple, and more. We were part of Y Combinator’s W20 batch and have recently closed a $15M series A led by Goodwater Capital, with major participation from Homebrew (returning investors), Reed Hastings, Common Sense Growth, and Ravensburger. This adds to existing funding led by Project A Ventures with additional investors including Reach Capital, Khosla Ventures, WndrCo, Visible Ventures, and K9 Ventures.

We’re a small, collaborative team that takes each other’s voices very seriously. Because our mission is to support all children, it is critical that our team is representative of the wider community; we place significant emphasis on ensuring diversity in our team and inclusion in our culture.

We want to create an environment in which we can all be our best selves, use our strengths to take Ello forward, and develop our own skills. We want to have fun while working hard to do impactful things that we’re proud of – and we believe it’s possible to do both.

At Ello, we view diversity as a moral imperative and a competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, skin color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience. If you need any accommodations throughout the interview process, reach out to your recruiter.