Career Readiness Lead

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We're looking for someone interested in flexing their people skills and helping young people build the skills they'll need to be success in their future careers after college.

Expected Time Commitment: 3 hours/week; 12 weeks/year + special events

General Description of Position:

The Career Readiness Lead is responsible for facilitating sessions and leveraging the support of other volunteers to assist with the career development of Minds Matter students. The Career 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 career readiness topics with pre-developed lesson plans, including

    • Academic & career exploration activities (2-3 lessons/year)

    • Developing a personal pitch/elevator pitch (1-2 lessons/year)

    • Interviewing skills (2-3 lessons/year)

  • Build relationships with scholars to support their career development and understanding of different career paths

  • Clearly communicate session expectations and individual goals

  • Collaborate with Program Director, mentors, and corporate partners to improve upon existing lesson plans and deliver additional content based on student needs and individual motivations, including

    • Career conversations or roundtables

    • Personal Pitch practice sessions

    • Mock Interviews sessions

  • Track student engagement and areas for growth

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

Critical Criteria:

  • Experience in HR, recruiting, or college career services

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

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


101 Prospect AvenueCleveland, OH 44115



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours/week; 12 weeks/year

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