JOB TITLE: Navigator Center Volunteer
SUPERVISOR: Tracy Kyttle, Postsecondary Advising Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools
APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/s4VCvTsULv5zRoiv9
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: NavCenter@bcps.k12.md.us
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Do you want to serve and support our community members? Is your hope to empower individuals to live up to their best potential? Have you ever needed someone to walk alongside you to help you reach your goals? Becoming a volunteer for City Schools Navigator “Nav” Center will help you do that and more. The Nav Center primarily works with Baltimore City Public Schools graduates to help them apply to college, enlist in the military, find a job, and provide any additional support they may need. As a volunteer you will be trained to work with individuals one-on-one to answer their questions about these options and help them choose the next steps in their journey.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create meaningful partnerships with members of our community through conversation and mentoring.
- Complete one-on-one advising sessions to help connect recent and former City Schools graduates with one of these growth pathways: submitting college applications, college transition help, military exploration and enlistment, find careers, jobs, and workforce development programs, and post-high school transition services for individuals with disabilities.
- Promote and market the Navigator Center services to the greater community where possible.
- Be transparent with availability and commitments.
- Submit appointment summaries following support.
- Attend and participate in volunteer training.
- Collaborate with fellow volunteers to complete additional duties as requested.
- Have a computer and phone with internet access.
- At least two years of career work experience OR an associate’s degree or equivalent.
- A basic understanding of one or more of the following categories: military recruitment and enlistment, college applications and the college transition process, financial aid, support for students with disabilities, employment and job search process, and workforce training.
- Clear and effective verbal communication skills.
- Comfortable with an emphasis on collaborative skills between volunteers and outside organizations.
- An eagerness to invest in others and in our community.
EXPECTED IMPACTS OF POSITION & SKILL DEVELOPMENT
- Help reduce the amount of Baltimore City graduates who do not go to college, enlist in the military, or find well-paying and sustainable jobs.
- Form connections with the community and outside organizations.
- Gain a more in depth knowledge in the areas we have to serve individuals.
- Help create a more empowered community.
LOGISTICS OF POSITION
- 4 month position (with the opportunity of extension)
- We have 3 volunteer sessions:
- January 1 - April 31
- May 1 - August 31
- September 1 - December 31
- Minimum Hours/Week: Ability to commit to at least 4-8 hours a month, 2-4 hours per week
- This position is remote until further notice
- The Navigator Center’s Hours of Operation:
- Tuesdays: 12pm-6pm
- Wednesdays: 12pm-4pm
- Saturdays: 10am-2pm