Work with us as a College Student
Access Coaches are on the frontlines of educational justice as teachers, role models, and mentors. As a Coach, you will impart vital skills and techniques that high school students from disadvantaged circumstances will use to conquer the SAT and college application process. You may concentrate on the SAT’s math section, verbal sections, or both, and will directly instruct groups of approximately 5 students for at least three hours per week (plus one hour of prep). Becoming a Coach is a great way to “pay it forward” and help students in whose shoes you once walked.
College Access Site Director
College Access Site Directors recruit and manage coaches, execute high-quality events, and ensure a meaningful and productive experience for motivated high school students. They manage a small group of Access Coaches that provide direct mentorship, while coordinating lesson plans and logistics, tracking budgets, organizing data and as reporting directly to a Program Manager. As a College Access Site Director, you will gain invaluable leadership experience while helping high school students reach their college aspirations.
We are currently recruiting for our spring programs starting in January/February 2018.
Student Success Coach
Student Success Coaches work on-campus, providing mentorship and support to students in their first two years of college. Responsibilities include connecting students with campus resources, building a positive campus community, and providing responsive student support. This position is ideal for upperclassmen passionate about mentoring younger students through social and career challenges.
A Transition Coach works remotely to provide email, phone, and social media support to approximately 200 recent high school graduates as they transition to the beginning of college. Transition Coaches report to a Program Manager and are responsible for reporting and maintaining accurate data. The fully trained position also involves coordinating and attending events, and arranging in-person meetings with students.
Coaches are expected to commit to:
- At least one night a week (3 hours) of direct tutoring and mentoring with a group of 5-7 high school students
- 1.5 hours a week to prepare for each week’s lesson and to communicate with students about homework questions, attendance reminders, and other support.
Let’s Get Ready provides training and ongoing support for all of its Coaches. Initial training is based around the SAT, its structure, and how to effectively engage a classroom of high school students. Secondary trainings are conducted by Let’s Get Ready Site Directors and focus on how to improve and give Coaches a chance to highlight some aspects of their role that are going really well. Throughout programming, Let’s Get Ready staff supports Coaches with a variety of resources and professional development opportunities as well as in-person observations and feedback.
Let’s Get Ready also provides lesson plans for each week of programming. We encourage coaches to be innovative and creative when implementing lesson plans and tailoring classes to the skill level of the students.
Classroom Management and SAT Preparation
- Provide SAT preparation (either Math or Writing and Language) to a group of 5 to 7 high school students from low-income families
- Use classroom management techniques to keep students engaged in each lesson
- Prepare lessons for each class night, taking into account student needs and areas of growth
Communication and Relationship Building
- Consistently communicate with students outside of class to help with homework completion and overall engagement in the program
- Work effectively with Site Directors and fellow Coaches throughout the program to build a strong network of leadership for your students
- Engage with all students throughout programming to not only build, but maintain strong relationships
- Help foster a college success culture through Let’s Get Ready’s College Choice curriculum
College Admission Support
- Engage students in conversations centered around college by guiding them through the College Choice Checklist
- Encourage a college-going culture in the classroom
- Lead weekly activities and discussion about the college admissions process
- Support the initial phases of developing a college essay
Who we look for: Let’s Get Ready seeks passionate individuals who are committed to the mission of providing educational resources and support to all students. Our Coaches are team players, focused on doing whatever it takes to help students gain the confidence that is needed to begin the college-going process.
Student Success Coach
Let’s Get Ready seeks driven and energetic student leaders to serve as peer mentors and support students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation-to-college students on their path to graduation!
Are you passionate about helping others? Do you enjoy working with like-minded students? Is building a supportive, inclusive campus community important to you? If you answered yes to these questions, Let’s Get Ready invites you to join our team and become a mentor at one of our Peer Success Sites!
About Let’s Get Ready: Let’s Get Ready provides peer-led support from high school through college to enable students from low-income backgrounds, many of them in the first generation of their family to pursue higher education, to get to and through college. Serving over 4,000 students nationwide, we support the college aspirations of high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to college. Our support for students continues through peer led coaching on various campuses and through virtual support, including texting. Our services are provided by college students who also serve as role models and mentors with the guidance, leadership, and resources of Let’s Get Ready’s staff.
The Role: Student Success Coaches are dynamic and motivated upperclassmen undergraduates who provide mentoring and support to underclassmen – recent Let’s Get Ready high school participants who are now freshmen or sophomores at one of our Peer Success Sites.
Student Success Coaches work directly with students and provide 1:1 peer mentoring to a group of students. Student Success Coaches work to increase access of campus resources and build support for students in the following areas:
- Academic Commitment and Performance
- Campus Engagement
- Social and Emotional Skill Development
- Career Growth
- Financial Aid
Student Success Coaches report to a Let’s Get Ready Program Manager. Student Success Coaches should plan to commit approximately 8-10 hours per week to the role. Peer Success Sites operate at colleges throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.
- Caseload Support
- Assume responsibility for a caseload of students to increase engagement and to develop relationships. Outreach to students via phone, email, and social media and conduct regular in-person meetings
- Provide responsive support for students based on individual needs, including but not limited to: Academic Support, Financial Aid Troubleshooting, and School-Work-Life Balance
- Community Building
- Serve as a referral resource and advocate to various campus offices to resolve student issues
- Facilitate peer connection through campus event attendance and community building activities
- Partnership Collaboration and Support
- With support from the LGR team, establish and strengthen relationships with campus liaisons in order to increase visibility and support for Success students and Coaches
- Data Management
- Maintain up-to-date student records for tracking communicating with mentees and resource referrals. Collect student information to share with LGR, including student schedules and transcripts
- Communicate regularly with LGR staff about progress towards role goals
- Career Growth (NYC-based Coaches only)
- Engage in LGR’s career development opportunities and promote these opportunities with students including, but not limited to: Career Workshops, Executive Tours, and Internship Placements
Students are also required to attend a beginning of semester training held by LGR staff, as well as any additional trainings throughout the semester.
Students must be currently enrolled at one of partner colleges in their junior or senior year, be in good academic standing, and on track for graduation (>2.5 GPA). Students must have demonstrated leadership skills, strong organizational skills, and an extensive knowledge of campus resources. Students must be able to commit to the position for the full academic year.
- Dedicated and passionate about Let’s Get Ready mission and students; Let’s Get Ready Alumni are encouraged to apply!
- Strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills
- Able to communicate clearly and effectively via multiple media with LGR staff, Site Directors, and students
- Persistent in student outreach and diligent in recording student interactions
$1250 per semester
College Access Site Director
The Let’s Get Ready Access Site Director is a paid internship for current undergraduate college students interested in education, non-profit management, and community building. Access Site Directors oversee the programs in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and directly manage a group of college student volunteers (Coaches), who provide SAT preparation and college admission support to high school students from low-income backgrounds.
Let’s Get Ready classes occur two nights a week, one focused on the math section of the SAT and one that is focused on the verbal section of the SAT. Both nights include College Choice curriculum that prepares students for the college application process. Access Site Directors are responsible for being on-site each class night to oversee the volunteer Coaches and students and to build a positive and engaging learning environment. Site Directors much also attend trainings and occasional professional development events. In addition to carrying out on-site responsibilities, management, and logistics, Site Directors spend additional hours each week completing position-related administrative tasks.
Ensuring a meaningful and productive program for students
- Work with LGR Program Manager and Site Partner to manage all on-site logistics
- Create and run group activities to ensure student engagement and participation.
- Foster strong relationships between students and coaches.
- Attend all Let’s Get Ready events and regional leadership trainings.
- Schedule weekly check-in calls with Co-Site Director and LGR Program Manager to ensure all programmatic goals are being met
Effectively recruiting and managing Coaches
- Represent Let’s Get Ready on college campuses and occasional networking events
- Engage peers through group recruitment events and individual outreach including: tabling, phone calls, emails, and in-person outreach on a variety of college campuses
- Ensure coach recruitment goals are met before the start of the program
- Responsible for direct supervision, engagement and evaluation of volunteer Coaches in lesson plan preparation and execution, and overall classroom management to support SAT score increase for students
Executing high quality events and activities
- Responsible for creating, executing, attending and communicating all events such as diagnostic exam, Coach Training, college trips, and SAT completion celebration
- Design effective incentive systems to ensure student and coach retention
- Manage a budget for the program and maintain records of all purchases and receipts
- Meet all program-specific deadline
Communication and reporting
- Responsible for ensuring all program data is up-to-date, including attendance, student diagnostic scores, Coach classroom evaluations and other data as assigned
- Maintain open and professional communication with Co-Site Director, Let’s Get Ready Program Manager, and Site Partner
- Communicate all program events and updates to students, Coaches, family members, Let’s Get Ready staff, and Site Partners
- Respond to program inquiries in a timely manner
- Serve as a point person for all student and coach outreach
- Collect and submit all program information and paperwork to the central LGR office at the end of the program
Who We Look For: Let’s Get Ready seeks individuals who have leadership experience or are looking to gain more leadership skills. Our Access Site Directors have exceptional communication, time management, and problem solving skills. Because our Access Site Directors work directly alongside a co-Site Director, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and have a strong network to recruit volunteer Coaches.
INTERESTED: Please no calls. We will follow up with candidates who will be interviewed.
We are currently recruiting for our Spring Programs starting in January/February 2018
Are you passionate about helping others? Do you wish you had a mentor to help you throughout the college application and transition process? Are you looking for an opportunity to impact HS students? If you answered yes to these questions, Let’s Get Ready invites you to join our team and become a Transition Coach!
About Let’s Get Ready:
Let’s Get Ready provides peer-led support from high school through college to enable first-generation-to-college students and students from low-income backgrounds to get to and through college. Serving over 4,000 students nationwide, we support the college aspirations of high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to college. Our support for students continues through peer led coaching on various campuses and through virtual support, including texting. Our services are provided by college students who also serve as role models and mentors with the guidance, leadership and resources of Let’s Get Ready’s
Let’s Get Ready is hiring current college or graduate students to help coordinate a remote texting program. The Let’s Get Ready Transition Program is a near-peer coaching program which connects high school seniors to current college students and recent college graduates who will use their personal experience to inspire and support high school seniors’ successful applications and transition to college.
A Transition Coach is responsible for a caseload of 40-50 high school seniors. Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Caseload support:
o Assume responsibility for a caseload of 40-50 students to increase engagement and
to develop relationships
o Assist students as they apply to college, apply for financial aid, and navigate their
senior year of high school
o Outreach weekly to students via phone, email, and social media, as well as conduct
o Data Management
o Maintain up-to- date student records for tracking communicating with mentees
o Meet once a week with Program Manager to discuss progress towards role goals
o Email, call, and/or text high school seniors to invite them to College Decision Day
(date pending, April 2018)
Transition Coaches must also attend a training held by Program Manager in January.
Students must be currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of college or in graduate school, be in good academic standing and on track for graduation (>2.5 GPA). Students must have demonstrated leadership skills, strong organizational skills, and an extensive knowledge of the college application process.
o Dedicated and passionate about Let’s Get Ready mission and students; Let’s Get Ready
Alumni are encouraged to apply!
o Enjoys email, text, and phone outreach
o Entrepreneurial spirit and a go-getter attitude to motivate students and consistently outreach
o Strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills
o Able to communicate clearly and effectively via multiple mediums with fellow coaches, LGR
staff, and students
This position is compensated with a semester-long stipend of $1,250.
Overall, the position will require 8-10 hours of work per week as flexible/remote time. The week
preceding the April event will require up to 20 hours. This position will run from January through mid-
Preference will be given to students who can commit to the Spring and Summer terms.
Contact Natalie Jung with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 345-0090.