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College Mentor - Leadership in Action

Position Overview

Leadership in Action College Mentor Job Description

The College Mentor is responsible for mentoring participants in the program and aiding in the cultivation of a healthy, considerate mindset of a future leader. This is a temporary three month contract position for a total of 6-10 hours paid with a $120 stipend. This position is completely remote via Zoom or Google Meet. All programming must occur after 4 pm on weekdays or during the weekends. Some dates are set by us but others are set by you.  

 

We are looking for college students with a passion for mentoring middle and high school students on leadership skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Mentors are expected to be knowledgeable with these skill sets and have involvement with student clubs/organizations/teams along with prior leadership experience. You should be enthusiastic to convey this knowledge through a prominent commitment to the group’s activities and conversations. Mentors will facilitate 1 on 1 mentorship sessions and group conversations, discussing the mentees’ goals as a leader as well as other relevant topics. You will be responsible for managing a group of student mentees for your cohort. You will also attend mandatory training prior to your start.

 

Please note that the number of College Mentors we hire depend on the number of students participating in each cohort and as a result may vary between both cohorts.

Qualities/Characteristics of the College Mentor

  • Must be a HCPSS alumni who is currently an undergraduate student in higher education 

  • Facilitator with strong public speaking and group conversation skills in a virtual environment

  • Must be comfortable working with students of many different backgrounds and ages

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and strong calendar management

  • Interest in or prior positions of mentoring students to create a supportive environment 

  • Previous experience and participation in clubs/organizations either in high school or college 

  • Specific leadership roles specifically in service activities or with student organizations is a plus 

  • All mentors are subject to a background check prior to being hired as we are working with students in middle and high school 

  • Strong comfort and familiarity with either Zoom or Google Meets to run mentorship sessions
     

Core Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serve as a mentor during individual and group meetings to help students develop skills for success through their personal and professional growth and development 

  • Draw connections between the students goals with their involvement within Howard County

  • Be the lead facilitator and mentor for virtual 1 on 1 and group mentorship virtual session

  • Ensure that your mentee cohort stays engaged and participates through the program 

  • Adhere to guidelines, skills, and program guide, which will be given through a training

  • Maintain a safe environment while encouraging students to pursue their passions as a leader

  • Coordinate with program coordinators to craft relevant check in session and program curriculum

  • Keep flow of conversations on topic with leadership, coursework, and mentee development 

  • Collaborate with Leadership in Action program coordinators to provide program feedback from your mentee group along with monitoring your mentee cohorts performance and growth 

 

College Mentor Program Dates  

  • Please see the Cohort dates below. You will host two group mentorship sessions and two 1:1 mentorship sessions. The Group Mentorship sessions will occur on the set dates. The 1:1 mentorship sessions will occur between the two set time windows. You will be able to set your own schedule for the 1 on 1’s as long as it occurs after 4 pm on weekdays or during the weekends. Each 1 on 1 will be in blocks of 20 minutes so around 2-3 hours per window. In addition you are required to attend a one hour training session. 

  • When applying please state whether you are applying for Cohort 1, 2, or both 


COHORT 1 

  • Evening availability window between 9/21-9/30

  • Tuesday 10/24 at 7 pm 

  • Evening availability window between 11/1-11/17

  • Tuesday 11/28 at 7 pm 

COHORT 2

  • Evening availability window between 11/11-11/19

  • Tuesday 12/12 at 7pm 

  • Evening availability window between 1/6-1/12 

  • Tuesday 1/30 at 7 pm 

 

How to Apply
Thank you so much for your interest in our organization and the College Mentor position. To apply for this position, please email mmonzur@oaklandmillsunited.org with the email subject First and Last Name - College Mentor - Cohort (Example: John Doe - College Mentor - Cohorts 1 and 2).  Please include a brief statement (no more than 500 words) telling us why you are interested in this position and why you are a good fit. Please also specify which cohort(s) you are applying for. In addition, please attach your resume to this email.

 

All applicants will be required to complete a virtual interview. You will be required to record a 30 second to 1 minute video answering a few questions. More information will be provided after we review your initial application email. 

 

Application Timeline

Please note that there are two different deadlines that correspond to the two cohorts. If you are applying for both cohorts, you will only need to submit this once and note that in your application. 

 

COHORT 1: Deadline to apply is 2 pm on September 20, 2023. Offer letters will be sent out by September 22. Training will occur between 9/24 - 9/30 and you will start on 9/30
 

COHORT 2: Deadline to apply is 2 pm on November 1, 2023. Offer letters will be sent out by November 4. Training will occur between 11/6-11/10 and you will start on 11/11.
 

About Oakland Mills United
Founded in 2020, Oakland Mills
United (OMU) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization on a mission to support and empower students, schools, and communities through education, enrichment, and student well-being. The living legacy of the Oakland Mills High School Class of 2020, we strive to create a more equitable community for all. Our initiatives of student leadership, student enrichment, college preparation, and community advocacy create opportunities and learning potential for all students in Oakland Mills and Howard County. To learn more about OMU, visit our website at oaklandmillsunited.org.

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