ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP
As a High School or College Access Mentor you will guide the success of BTNY High School students by supporting them through a year of high school, helping them to prepare for success in a 4-year college.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE...
- Mentor a core group of 12-15 1high school students in a specific grade level. Ensure that your students meet organizational expectations, including:
- 85% or above in each academic class
- Participation in at least two extracurricular activities
- Attendance to all six Super Saturdays (and Seminars if in 9 th or 10 th grades)
- College Access Mentors only: Apply to at least 12 best fit colleges (including at least 1 SUNY and 1 CUNY school)
- College Access Mentors only: Submit all financial aid applications
- College Access Mentors only: Apply to at least 5 scholarships
- Conduct monthly check-ins by phone or video chat with a core group of 12-15 students, and report the information gathered during those meetings in a timely fashion
- Work onsite during six Saturdays throughout the academic year with other HSMs, High School Coordinators and High School Director
- Plan and co-teach grade level college readiness workshops for a small class of high school students with another Mentor
- Complete 24+ hours of training and at least four hours of professional development during the year
- Receiving feedback constructively in order to improve performance
- Tracking and reporting student data
- Other duties based on the grade level you are assigned
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO...
- Can demonstrate experience and results with similar responsibilities to those listed above
- Is passionate about forming mentoring relationships with students
- Is passionate about supporting low-income, high-achieving students to earn admission to selective 4-year colleges
- Is a current college student, graduate student, or recent college graduate based in the New York City area during the academic year
- Maintains / maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
- Will respond to email, phone calls, and texts from students and staff within 24 hours
- Can commit to the entire 2018-19 academic year
- Is confident with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular), Google Suite, and comfortable learning new systems. Experience with Salesforce or other databases a plus.
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE ACCESS MENTOR TENTATIVE CALENDAR...
- Late August/ Early September - three full days of High School Mentor Training. Mentors can choose either August 17-19 or August 24-26.
- High School Curriculum Night: August 29.
- Tentative Professional Development Dates (Mentors should choose at least two to attend)
- September 12/13
- October 16/17
- February 20/21
- April 23/24
- Tentative Super Saturday Dates:
- September 22
- November 10
- December 15
- February 9
- March 23
- May 11
- Between Super Saturdays:
- Remotely check in with each of your 12-15 students
- Plan your lesson for the upcoming Super Saturday
- Check-in Meeting with assigned High School Coordinator
- Attend Professional Development Meeting with all HSMs and High School Coordinators
- June - Complete Mentorship
ANTICIPATED TIME COMMITMENT...
- This mentorship requires approximately 145-160 hours throughout the academic year, including:
- 24 hours of internship training - August/ September
- 50 hours of Saturday Programming -6 Saturdays throughout the academic year, 7am-4pm
- 100 hours of student check-ins - 30 minute check-ins with each student within your cohort of 12-13 following each of the 6 Saturday programs, plus a half hour to report data gathered from each series of check-in’s
- 12 hours of pre-Saturday lesson planning - About 2 hours of lesson planning per Saturday program
- 10 hours of professional development support - 1 hour meeting with assigned High School Coordinator between each Saturday program, plus two two-hour sessions chosen by the HSM
- 2 hours to attend the Fall Curriculum Night
- 2 hours to attend one night of Seminar (only 9th and 10th grade mentors)
BTNY is strongly believes in selecting the top, qualified candidates. As a part of your offer you can expect to receive the following:
- A base stipend of $1,750 (High School Mentors - 9th to 11th grade) or $2,250 (College Access Mentors - 12th grade)
- Candidates can also choose to volunteer their time
- A pre-paid MetroCard card to cover internship related travel expenses
- Ongoing professional development support, including PD focused meetings and letters of recommendation
Complete the High School Mentor application online (https://tinyurl.com/BTNYMentor2018) by Sunday,July 22 nd at 11:59PM and indicate your interest in CAM where prompted. This application also includes:
- Current or Most Recent College Transcript (if available)
- Recommendation Form (link shared through application, can be completed through August 5 th)
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org