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Volunteer Coach - Braven Leadership Coach Program!

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Become a Braven Leadership Coach!

Braven is recruiting Leadership Coaches for a semester-long social impact opportunity. Leadership Coaches are volunteers who lead a diverse team of 5-8 college students from NYC, Newark, Chicago and the Bay Area through a career accelerating course. This experience will build your own leadership and management skills as you ensure the next generation of leaders emerges from everywhere.

About the coaches: https://bebraven.org/volunteer/#what-it-means-to-be-a-braven-leadership-coach


Interested? Submit a Leadership Coach application to be considered. Program runs January - May. The time commitment is 3-4 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Application link: https://bebraven.org/volunteerapplication/


Only 25% of low-income or first-generation college students graduate and attain a strong job. At the same time, local companies struggle to hire and retain local, diverse talent. Braven seeks to close this talent gap by partnering with colleges and companies to equip underrepresented young people with the skills, networks, and experiences they need to succeed professionally.


To date, Braven is proud to report that 95% of their Fellows are still persisting in or completed college, and 71% of their graduates have landed a strong first job or grad school admission (compared to 49% of their peers nationally). Additionally, 99% of Leadership Coaches say the program helped them develop and practice skills that apply directly to their job performance and leadership growth, and 86% of coaches said Braven was the most rewarding volunteer experience they’ve ever had. Learn more about their impact here .


Leadership Coaches lead teams of 5-8 diverse college students through a semester-long leadership and career course. Specifically, Leadership Coaches:

  • Facilitate weekly, 2-hour experiential learning sessions
  • Sharpen their own leadership, facilitation, and management skills
  • Build a strong team culture
  • Give feedback and coach students 1:1

Braven provides all content and curriculum and trains and supports Coaches throughout the experience.


Ideal coaches can have anywhere between 2-20 years of work experience and come from diverse personal, academic, and professional backgrounds. It's a great opportunity for promising, early-stage employees to practice leading diverse teams. It's also a great opportunity for more experienced employees to pay it forward in a meaningful way.

Ideal coaches have demonstrated the below skills and mindsets:

  • Believe in the leadership potential of young people no matter where they’re from
  • Are hungry for professional development that deepens their facilitation, coaching, and management skills
  • Understand the power of social capital and are eager to open networks to students
  • See feedback as a gift and are eager to give and receive it
  • Have strong group facilitation skills, including clear and energetic communication, active listening, and powerful questioning
  • Lead through an asset-based lens and can build strong relationships with young people

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About Braven


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.


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.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


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

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