Vest Job Descriptions
We’re looking to hire interns for fall! General information:
  • Company: Vest - main product - Harbor
  • We are a Polsky Exchange Fintech Incubator Company at the University of Chicago (located at 2nd Floor, 1452 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615)
  • Contact: anuraag@harborhq.com and (224) 612-5704
  • Website: www.harborhq.com
  • Description: We are a full-service 401(k) provider designed for to make retirement accessible to small businesses
  • We are a part of the Metcalf Internship Program for UChicago
  • Job postings are approved by UChicago
  • We’re a startup: 
  • ROLLING APPLICATIONS - This part-time position would start immediately. Since our application process is rolling, positions may fill up. Last time we did this, 47 people applied, 30 interviewed, and 2 secured a position. Apply early 🙂
  • Accolades and Milestones:
  • We made it to the top 30 of approximately 100 teams in the 2017 New Venture Challenge
  • Vest was started one year ago and our product already has a waitlist of over 136 businesses. We’re growing at over 15% week over week. 
  • Working with 3 local companies with about 70 employees to help them maximize their retirement outcomes
  • Our co-founders worked at JP Morgan. The inspiration to start Vest came from their work with the Illinois Pension Fund
 
 
 

1) Design Associate

Who are we?

At Vest, we’re building an affordable and honest 401(k) plan. 401(k)s are a main way Americans save for retirement. However, such plans are complicated, not easily understood, and rife with expensive fees. Currently, 85% of employees at small companies do not have 401(k) plans, yet 72% of all employees would refuse a job if it didn’t have a plan. Vest is striving to bridge the gap between availability and accessibility by providing the most suitable plans to help Americans save for their future.  
 
Our clients believe in our product. Our team started working on this a few months ago, and we already have 136 Chicagoland companies who have made deposits to use our plan when it becomes available. Together we can improve our product and help employees maximize the benefit of their savings.
 
Currently, we are working out of the Polsky Exchange’s FinTech Incubator. In the past we have participated in the 2017 Booth NVC competition.  Looking to the future, we aim to make our plan available. 

How can I contribute?

Without our users, our business wouldn't exist. It is our responsibility to make savings for retirement as quick and thoughtful as possible. We believe good design is at the core of a good user experience. As our Design Associate, you will utilize your Sketch or Adobe Photoshop skills to help us design our website, mobile application, and other marketing materials. Through your design, our users will be able to understand their 401(k) plans and manage their savings quickly and interactively. We welcome print designers as well. 

What do we offer?

  • Paid internship through the Metcalf program for UChicago
  • An environment to grow your skills, learn new technologies and tools, challenge yourself, and get coached by design professionals in the real world (while having a lot of fun doing so!)
  • The chance to make a real impact in the company’s growth and history
  • An integral part in reimagining an onboarding experience makes a difference in thousands of people’s financial security after retirement

What’s the interview process like?

Submit a portfolio with your resume to anuraag@harborhq.com. Your resume can be just a few lines with your experiences. We really care about the portfolio. It doesn’t have to be fancy in presentation, but should include links to your work, your repositories (if they’re public), and a brief summary of the skills you learned from completing each project. 
 
Next, we’ll interview you in person and you can meet the team. We want to know how you’re planning to approach this position (i.e., your goals). This is also the time for you to ask us any questions and gauge a fit. 
 
We will respond to everyone that responds to us so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

2) Front-End Associate

Who are we?

At Vest, we’re building an affordable and honest 401(k) plan. 401(k)s are a main way Americans save for retirement. However, such plans are complicated, not easily understood, and rife with expensive fees. Currently, 85% of employees at small companies do not have 401(k) plans, yet 72% of all employees would refuse a job if it didn’t have a plan. Vest is striving to bridge the gap between availability and accessibility by providing the most suitable plans to help Americans save for their future.  
 
Our clients believe in our product. Our team started working on this a few months ago, and we already have 136 Chicagoland companies who have made deposits to use our plan when it becomes available. Together we can improve our product and help employees maximize the benefit of their savings.
 
Currently, we are working out of the Polsky Exchange’s FinTech Incubator. In the past we have participated in the 2017 Booth NVC competition.  Looking to the future, we aim to make our plan available.