Organization Overview: Let’s Get Ready (LGR) envisions a future when students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have the support they need to attain a college education. Through an innovative program model that stands apart from other college access and success programs, LGR serves more than 13,000 students annually from Philadelphia to Maine, and engages more than 150 college students as paid near-peer coaches, most of whom are former participants in the program. There is no nomination process or academic requirements for participation in Let’s Get Ready programs. Any student who expresses interest is eligible for services, with students from low-income backgrounds or who are first-generation-to-college given priority. Overall, 89% of LGR students are students of color, 80% are eligible for free or reduced price lunch, and 71% are the first in their family to attend college. All components of the organization’s programs are designed with this population and the requisite cultural competence in mind.
Position Overview: The Virtual Access Coach is a paid, part-time internship for current undergraduate college students (preferred) and graduate college students. Reporting to a Program Manager, Virtual Access Coaches are on the frontlines of educational justice as educators, role models, and mentors who provide support for students to navigate the math, verbal, or both sections of the SAT and are comfortable creating meaningful relationships with high school students all via virtual means. Full training and supervision provided.
Position Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Position Responsibilities: Ensure a meaningful and productive program experience for students.
- Provide accountability, class reminders and text/phone encouragement to a caseload of high school students who are navigating our SAT prep course
- Virtually lead weekly small group conversations about the college application process using our “College Choice” curriculum
- Monitor student progress on program assignment completion and engagement and encourage task completion
- Satisfactorily capture student data for program quality purposes
- Commit to providing SAT homework support throughout the program.
- Build strong mentoring relationships with students on your caseload through creative virtual relationship-building strategies
- Support content creation and delivery by synchronous and asynchronous teaching/mentoring methods.
Coaches must also attend virtual training on January 27th and January 28th, prior to program launch. In addition to carrying out coaching responsibilities, Coaches complete additional position-related tasks and meet with their Program Manager weekly to ensure all programmatic goals are being met.
Qualifications: Let’s Get Ready seeks individuals committed to supporting high school students achieve their college goals. Candidates should:
- Be comfortable building relationships virtually via phone calls, email, text messaging, live video classes, etc.
- Have exceptional communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Be comfortable working independently and with others in a virtual environment.
- Be interested in and motivated to work with high school students in underserved communities.
- Be comfortable enough with SAT math and verbal content to provide homework support.
- Be a current undergraduate student (preferred), graduate student.
- Reside in the Mid-Atlantic (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) or New England (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) regions for the Summer 2022 program term.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://letsgetready.org/college-students/