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Student 5.0 Peer Mentor

ReadyCT
Connecticut
Temporarily remote
$15 an hour - Temporary, Part-time, Full-time, Contract

Location

Connecticut

Benefits
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  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Overview of Student 5.0 @ReadyCT

Student 5.0 @ReadyCT is an initiative developed and managed by ReadyCT -- a nonprofit organization advancing academic excellence and career-connected learning through programming and policy advocacy. Student 5.0 is a peer mentor-based, postsecondary planning program designed to work with current high school seniors who are undecided about their post-graduation plans.

Student 5.0 began in June of 2020 and attracted over 460 applicants in the first seven months. ReadyCT is pleased to announce that the program will continue in 2021, and we are currently hiring peer mentors to support Class of ‘21 high school graduates!

The success of Student 5.0 is highly dependent on the relationship between the peer mentor and the mentee. Peer mentors will engage with Class of ‘21 graduates from public high schools across the state. Under the supervision of a peer mentor supervisor, each peer mentor will be matched to mentees, develop trusting and authentic relationships, and support mentees in developing short- and long-term postsecondary plans.

Student 5.0 values continuous improvement and learning in both our program design/delivery and in relation to the development of our team members. Peer mentors receive a paid, week-long orientation and will participate in weekly meetings and professional development throughout the duration of the program. Ongoing professional development is conducted in both a team setting and in individualized sessions.

The Opportunity. As a Student 5.0 peer mentor you will:

  • Work with a team that is passionate about the work and supportive of each other;
  • Be dedicated to continually engaging your mentees as they design and implement a postsecondary plan that aligns with their skills, interests, and goals;
  • Support your mentees with postsecondary education enrollment and financial aid, career research and planning, creating resumes and LinkedIn profiles, and other similarly related activities and learning opportunities;
  • Communicate on a weekly basis with each of your mentees using video platforms, text, email, and/or phone calls;
  • Have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite with the willingness to learn new platforms, as needed;
  • Consistently and accurately record the interactions you have with your mentees;
  • Be an active participant in internal and external trainings and meetings;
  • Meet weekly with the Student 5.0 peer mentor supervisor; and
  • Work up to 30 hours a week with a flexible schedule that meets the needs of your mentees.

Qualifications. We are looking for individuals who:

  • Are passionate about supporting young adults in developing and implementing a successful postsecondary career and learning plan.
  • Have successfully completed 2 years or have recently graduated from a postsecondary learning opportunity (college, technical training, etc.) OR who have found success in pursuing other postsecondary opportunities directly after high school graduation including full-time employment, entrepreneurship, or military service.
  • Have one or more personal experiences in common with the majority of our mentee population. Examples include but are not limited to: first-generation college students; English language learners; graduates from a CT Alliance District high school.
  • Have experience working with young adults as a mentor, tutor, coach, or counselor.
  • Have basic knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and a willingness to learn and use additional online platforms, as needed.
  • Can work independently, assess individual needs, and develop creative solutions.
  • Are willing to work irregular and flexible hours to best support the students.

Note: Successful applicants must pass a background check to complete the hiring process.

How to Apply

Enthusiastic candidates should apply by providing their resume and their responses to each of the following questions, in lieu of a cover letter.

  • What brings you to ReadyCT and how does the Peer Mentor role fit within your short-term career goals?
  • Tell us about what mentoring means to you. Why do you want to be a mentor? What do you hope to gain from this experience?
  • Tell us about a time when you faced a challenge in your career or college journey? How did you overcome this challenge? What did you learn?
  • Student 5.0 works with a diverse group of students from a variety of backgrounds? How do you work effectively with people from communities and backgrounds that differ from yours?

Answers to these questions should be succinct (no more than 1-2 short paragraphs per question).

Applications are currently being accepted/reviewed on a rolling basis.

Visit readyCT.org to learn more.

ReadyCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • mentoring, tutoring, coaching, or counseling: 1 year (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 5 - 6 months

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

This Job Is:

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Company's website:

  • ReadyCT.org

Company's Facebook page:

  • @ReadyCTED

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings