College Readiness Lead

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Looking to take on a leadership role and build your people management and leadership skills while making a significant difference in the lives of young people and having an impact in our community? This is a meaningful opportunity to check all of those boxes!

Expected Time Commitment: 3 hours/week; 12 weeks/year + regular programming team meetings

General Description of Position:

The College Readiness Lead is responsible for facilitating sessions for their assigned cohort of students to support their transition from high school to college. The College Readiness Lead will collaborate with the Program Director and other members of the leadership team to support student growth.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate scheduled Saturday sessions for college readiness topics

  • Build relationships with scholars to support their transition to college

  • Clearly communicate session expectations and individual goals

  • Deliver pre-developed lessons and activities with assigned students, topics include:

    • Sophomores: common college & college application vocabulary, types of colleges, elements of college applications (6-9 lessons/year)

    • Juniors: introduction to college research, comparing colleges, types of degrees, academic & career paths (6-8 lessons/year)

    • Seniors: adjusting to campus, using campus resources, living with roommates, financial literacy, sexual and reproductive health, (8-10 lessons/year)

  • Collaborate with Program Director and external partners to develop and deliver additional content based on student needs and individual motivations

  • Meeting regularly with the programming team to review needs and areas for improvement (month/quarterly).

  • Track student engagement and areas for growth

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

  • The College Readiness Lead should be aware of the systemic inequities facing students from low-income households throughout the college- going process.

  • 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 with groups of students (20-25 students).

1 Shift

  • 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM EST - Spots available: 1

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101 Prospect Avenue, CLEVELAND, OH 44115, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter connects driven and determined high school students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.


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
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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101 Prospect AvenueCleveland, OH 44115



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours/week; 12 weeks/year + biweekly programming team meetings

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