Be a Professional Mentor to a Community College Student

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Recruiting Organization: One Million Degrees

The City Colleges of Chicago and One Million Degrees are partnering to provide wraparound supports to boost graduation rates and economic mobility for thousands of community college students. As an OMD Professional Mentor at Olive-Harvey College, you will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and support to an amazing OMD Scholar!

OMD Professional Mentors 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 you submit an application, OMD staff will reach out to help you complete the following requirements to become an OMD Professional Mentor:

  • Mentors will complete roughly five hours of general mentor training, which will include the following topics:
  • Intro to OMD Coaching (January)
  • Cultural Competency & Culturally Affirming Mentorship (February)
  • How to Have Difficult Conversations (March)
  • Mentors will also be asked to complete one of the following 90-minute DEIA Workshops, which will be offered between February-May:
  • Providing Supports to Student with Disabilities
  • Providing Supports to Neurodivergent Student
  • Gender & Sexual Orientation Inclusivity
  • Understanding Race & Identity

Once you become an OMD Professional Mentor, you will be expected to:

  • Participate in one 90-minute mentoring event per month, during which you'll meet with your assigned scholar (March-May) (Dates to be Determined).
  • Be available outside of monthly mentoring 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.
  • Input scholar goals and deliverables using the OMD Mentor Portal.
  • Notify your scholar and an OMD staff member if you are unable to attend a mentor meeting.

OMD Professional Mentor benefits:

  • Build valuable relationships with scholars.
  • Grow professionally and personally as you mentor diverse and talented scholars.
  • Be inspired by scholars' stories and perseverance.
  • Expand your own professional network through connections with fellow coaches.
  • Take advantage of regularly scheduled coach breakfasts featuring continued training, networking, and sharing of best practices.

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