Mentor Your Community Members as they Launch Digital Careers

Published

03/23/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

OVERVIEW: 

  • Do you want to help change the lives of underserved Americans in your community? There are approximately 2 million adults in the D.C. metro area who do not have Bachelor’s degrees, many of whom are stuck in low-wage work that does not offer upward mobility 
  • Level Up America is a new non-profit program focused on building a pathway from low wage work into upwardly mobile careers. We do this by 1) partnering with employers, 2) operating learning programs aligned to employer needs that combine online learning + wraparound support, and 3) serving Americans without college degrees through our programs 
  • We are launching a small pilot program in the D.C. area in order to test and improve our model, and need mentors to support learners by helping them prepare for digital job interviews and giving them insights into life in digital careers


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mentoring Learners

  • Meeting with learners in groups to provide professional insights and guidance 
  • Example activities: Describing what your job is like and what successful performance looks like at your organization, participating in mock interviews
  • Supporting learners remotely when they reach out to you 
  • Example activities: Reviewing and providing feedback on resumes, answering technical questions in areas where you have expertise 

Building Level Up

  • As this is a pilot program, we are looking for individuals to help shape our program. As such, we will regularly ask you to provide honest and thoughtful feedback to us on the mentor program


WHO YOU ARE:

  • 1+ years of work experience in tech, IT or a related digital career 
  • Empathetic and committed to improving the lives of our learners 
  • Living within 50 miles of D.C., with access to reliable transportation 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


VALUE FOR YOU:

  • Change the lives of underserved Americas by helping them attain jobs with upward mobility
  • Practice communication, facilitation, and coaching skills 
  • Gain recognition for your work in building future digital talent and serving your community (we can verify your work with us on LinkedIn and would be happy to provide references and quotes regarding your contribution!)

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

http://www.americaachieves.org

TO APPLY:  Please fill out this brief form: https://goo.gl/forms/LjdARJjcZGe6ogsv2


QUESTIONS; Please send an email to: coaches@levelupamerica.org


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