24/7 Learning Academy Mentors

COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELOR

24/7 Learning Academy is the school of the future, designed to prepare students to be thriving entrepreneurs, college graduates, and global leaders of innovation and social justice. We are dedicated to ensuring that all students, regardless of race, location, and income, have access to a quality education. With the combination of project-based and personalized learning, real-world experiences, leadership development, and extensive use of technology, we are working tirelessly to be a transformative experience for Future Leaders (students), families, and our communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help Future Leaders understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through individual and group counseling

  • Provide individual and small group counseling based on student needs

  • Work with Future Leaders  to develop skills, such as organization, time management, and effective study habits

  • Help Future Leaders  set realistic academic and career goals and develop a plan to achieve them

  • Evaluate Future Leaders ’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning

  • Collaborate with educational team, and parents to help Future Leaders succeed

  • Deliver classroom guidance lessons on topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation

  • Identify and report possible cases of neglect or abuse

  • Refer Future Leaders and parents to resources outside the school for additional support

 INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS:

  • Developing and managing an internship, apprenticeship, and work study program for future leaders
  • Identifying organizations to host interns and apprentices
  • Maintaining program materials to provide hosts, students and parents
  • Organizing an application process for interns and apprentices
  • Monitoring  future leader participation and quality of placements
  • Providing a training for future leaders selected for internships to support them with resume writing, interview skills and workplace skills and habits
  • Meeting with future leaders in a group weekly during the internship placement

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in high school classrooms or equivalent experience in inspiring students or young adults to reach their potential
  • Experience in non traditional teaching, ie. Montessori Method, PBL,   (i.e. comfortable with role of a guide)

    • Skilled Observer:

    • Creative Facilitator:

    • Character Builder:

  • A passion for project based learning and connecting curriculum with life experience

What WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

    • A self starter who is looking to break the mold of traditional classroom teaching by creating a community of passionate lifelong learners

    • A futurist who is committed to blending technology, entrepreneurialism, service learning, and student generate learning plans into the classroom of tomorrow.

    • A successful role model for young adults who is striving to engage deeply with life’s challenges and be a force for change in the world

    • A collaborator who is excited to work in a small startup company with a big vision, a commitment to innovation and change, and a dream of creating a new model of education that can transform the lives of young people everywhere.

    • A community engager who is excited about the possibility about forging partnerships with families and local businesses to help bring learning to life for your students

    • A risk-taking innovator who will help create the vision for the 24/7 Learning Academy

    • An advocate for educational technology, with a strong understanding of Google Apps for Education, video distance learning strategies, and mastery-based assessment methods