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Social Impact Project Lead

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MINDS MATTER

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The Social Impact Project Lead is responsible for leading senior scholars to develop and execute a Project-Based Learning module culminating in a visual and oral presentation proposing a solution to a specific social justice issue. More details below.

To apply, please submit your resume and a statement of interest to lauren.ryan@mindsmattercleveland.org


Volunteer Position Description

Position Title: Social Impact Project Lead

Reports to: Program Director

Direct Reports Include: None

Location : Virtual via Zoom; in-person in downtown Cleveland when safe TBD

General Description of Position

The Social Impact Project Lead is responsible for leading senior scholars to develop and execute a Project-Based Learning module culminating in a visual and oral presentation proposing a solution to a specific social justice issue.

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitate scheduled Saturday sessions for the senior project
  • Lead scholars through the full project in service of learning objectives
  • Build project teams based on topic interests and individual motivations
  • Work with students to define project scope and how to best execute project work plans
  • Clearly communicate project requirements and expectations
  • Deliver training on research skills, presentation skills and effective team collaboration and additional skills relevant to helping students properly execute senior project
  • Track and manage project development and individual student performance to ensure group work is evenly distributed and project tasks are completed by given deadlines
  • Determine senior project evaluators and create project evaluation form to provide feedback to students on final presentation
  • Continuously improve project methodology by ensuring any changes are documented and approved by Program Director

Critical Criteria

  • Exhibits an intimate understanding of the Minds Matter mission to include constituents served as well as the socioeconomic and cultural issues Minds Matter aims to address
  • Possesses an undergraduate degree
  • Familiarity with project management practices, principles, and tools
  • Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates skill managing groups and tracking individual performance

While this position does not require teaching experience, we are looking for a driven individual who can apply relevant skills in leading our 12th grade students in this learning experience.

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About MINDS MATTER

Location:

PO BOX 14519, CLEVELAND, OH 44114, US

Mission Statement

We provide students with the tools they need to overcome the education gap that holds back high-performing, low-income students so they can access and succeed at top colleges with little to no financial burden.

Description

We equip high school students with the tools to gain acceptance to and graduate from a four-year university with minimal to no tuition cost burden by providing them critical resources - such as mentoring, tutoring, SAT and ACT test preparation, summer academic programs, and financial aid application assistance - to ensure both college access and success. Through our efforts, we help our students develop into tomorrow's leaders. We introduce them to a world of opportunity outside their neighborhoods and comfort zones. Minds Matter believes that no student dedicated to earning a college education should be limited by socioeconomic status.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sat Feb 20, 2021 - Fri May 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 5-8 hours per week.

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