One Million Degrees Scholars are highly motivated individuals pursuing their associate's degrees. They have persisted through challenging situations and are striving to reach their full potential and become positive forces in their families and communities. As an OMD Coach, you will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and support to an OMD Scholar.
OMD Coaches broaden horizons of career aspirations and possibilities, provide professional insights, model professional norms and behaviors, and encourage scholars through challenges and setbacks. They assist scholars in thoughtful goal-setting, celebrate successes with their scholar and ensure they do not fall short of their potential.
OMD Coach Qualifications:
Have an education level of at least an Associate's degree (or equivalent work experience).
Have a passion for supporting community college students with diverse backgrounds, coaching them through challenges, and celebrating their successes.
Once an application is submitted, One Million Degrees staff will reach out with these next steps to become an OMD Coach:
Attend a coach info session (30-minute, online session or in-person at your workplace). Multiple info sessions are held throughout the application period in the spring and summer.
Attend coach training (two-hour, in-person session). Multiple coach trainings are held throughout August and September.
Agree to a criminal background check (note that a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you from participating)
Agree to abide by One Million Degrees' Coach Code of Conduct.
Once you become an OMD Coach, you will be expected to:
Participate in one 90-minute Saturday Coaching Session per month during the academic year (September - May) at Richard J. Daley College.
Be available outside of Saturday coaching sessions and commit to at least one phone or email exchange with your scholar per month.
Submit a brief monthly activity report to One Million Degrees staff.
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One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life. We provide our scholars with academic, professional, personal and financial supports, critical to their success in the classroom and beyond.
Community college students represent the fastest growing student population in America.One Million Degrees is the only organization of its kind in Illinois, and one of the few in the entire country, dedicated to serving them.
Often the first in their families to go to college, One Million Degrees'scholars face more than just financial hurdles. Our innovative, comprehensive program gives them the tools they need to succeed not just academically but in work and in life.
With help from a dedicated community of professionals, educators, donors and volunteers, One Million Degrees' scholars transform their lives, becoming role models in their families and communities. The transformative power of their success will resonate for generations.
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Richard J. Daley College7500 S Pulaski RdChicago, IL60652