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Become a Virtual Braven Volunteer Leadership Coach!

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  • 5 people are interested
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Leadership Coaches lead teams of students through an experiential leadership and career course. Braven partners each Leadership Coach with 5-8 first-generation and low-income college students. Coaches teach students how to navigate the professional world while participating in a rigorous, 15-week virtual professional development experience in which they get hands-on practice managing diverse, millennial teams.

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION:

  • You’re hungry for professional development that deepens your facilitation, coaching, and management skills
  • You believe in the leadership potential of young people no matter where they’re from
  • You understand the power of social capital and are eager to open your networks to Fellows
  • Contributing to the struggle to close our country's talent gap excites you.
  • You are working or retired professional with at least two years of work experience


VOLUNTEER ROLE:

COACH PROMISING YOUNG PEOPLE TO REACH THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL

  • Work directly with a team of 5-8 college students
  • Give real-world application to leadership concepts by sharing your experiences and career knowledge
  • Support each student to design her personal career vision and goals - and a roadmap to get there
  • Expose students to your network and other unique opportunities
  • Provide feedback to help students build high-quality portfolios

GROW AS A TEAM LEADER AND CULTURE BUILDER:

Build upon and apply the skills that help you succeed in your career:

  • Managing and motivating a diverse team towards a shared goal
  • Applying problem-solving frameworks (e.g., design thinking)
  • Giving feedback to individuals & teams
  • Storytelling as an evidence-based, leadership practice

COMMITMENT:

Required dates for Spring 2021 Leadership Coaches:

  • Saturday, January 9: Leadership Coach Training & Onboarding
  • Wednesdays, January 13 - April 28 4:30-6:30pm CT: Weekly Learning Labs

LOCATION:

We are currently recruiting volunteer Leadership Coaches for our program in Chicago (Virtually)

MORE INFORMATION:

https://bebraven.org/volunteer

APPLICATION:

https://bebraven.org/volunteerapplication (Select Chicago - NLU as your preferred region)

OUR MISSION:

The mission of Braven is to empower promising, underrepresented young people-first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color-with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.

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About Braven

Location:

171 N. Aberdeen St., Suite 400, CHICAGO, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

Braven empowers promising underrepresented young people -- first-generation college students, students on Pell grants and/or from low-income communities, and students of color -- on their path to college graduation and strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.

Description

Braven empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation and strong first jobs. We believe that our next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere, so we take a particular interest in ensuring our talent network is filled with people from underrepresented backgrounds. To do so, Braven partners with educational institutions, volunteer professionals, and employers to offer a rigorous and relevant career readiness course, that is followed by robust campus-based alumni programming. The course is targeted as a part of the sophomore or transfer junior experience.

The Braven Accelerator is a rigorous course that builds Fellows’ leadership mindsets and confidence while they build, practice, and apply hard and soft skills. Fellows, with the guidance of their volunteer Leadership Coach and cohort of 5-7 peers, build a personalized roadmap towards success and the self-motivation to realize their vision. After the course, Fellows receive specialized engagements, such as networking events and connections to career-accelerating experiences, through which they continue to build a strong network and access critical information and experiences to support their career trajectory.

Education & Literacy
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • Wedendays, 4:30-6:30pm CT, virtually on Zoom.

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