Become a Leadership Coach
Our Leadership Coaches play an instrumental role in the Braven Accelerator. Ninety eight percent of our coaches said that the role helped them develop and practice skills transferable to their own professional development and goals.
Leadership Coach Position Details
Create a semester of impact
Facilitate weekly in-person workshops for 5-8 college students using Braven’s curriculum. Coach each student individually to design their career vision, goals, and roadmap.
Get a return on your commitment
As you lead your students, you’ll grow your own leadership ability. You’ll get real-world practice managing a diverse team of up and coming talent, and learn strong group facilitation and one-on-one coaching skills.
Receive robust training and support
As a coach, you will go through a full-day training, access pre-created online curriculum and lesson plans, and receive observation and feedback.
Advocate for your students
Put your real-world experience and connections into action and become a powerful advocate for your students.
- Submit a brief application.
- Interview with a staff member.
- Commit to a semester that works for you.
- Train with other Leadership Coaches.
- Begin coaching.
The Leadership Coach role may be right for you if:
You are located near Chicago, Newark/New York City, or the Bay Area (San José/South Bay preferred).
You’ve completed 2+ years of professional work experience.
You can give at least 3 hours per week over the course of a semester, including a regular 2-hour meeting Tuesday or Wednesday evenings of in-person time with your team.
- You’re hungry for professional development that deepens your facilitation, coaching, and management skills.
- You believe in the leadership potential of young people no matter where they’re from.
- You understand the power of social capital and are eager to open your networks to Fellows.
- You see feedback as a gift and are eager to give and receive it.
- You have strong group facilitation skills, including clear and energetic communication, active listening, and powerful questioning.
- You lead through an asset-based lens and can build strong relationships with young people.
Location dates and details
The Bay Area
San José State University (San Jose, CA) Apply By: July 31 for fall semester (August 21 – December 5) Leadership Coach Training: Sunday, August 12, 11 am – 4 pm Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, September 8, 9 am – 4 pm
San José State University (San Jose, CA)
Apply By: July 31 for fall semester (August 21 – December 5)
Leadership Coach Training: Sunday, August 12, 11 am – 4 pm
Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, September 8, 9 am – 4 pm
Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ) Apply by: July 27 for fall semester (September 4 – December 19) Leadership Coach Training: Saturday, August 25 Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, September 22
Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ)
Apply by: July 27 for fall semester (September 4 – December 19)
Leadership Coach Training: Saturday, August 25
Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, September 22
National Louis University (122 S. Michigan Ave) Coach Onboarding: Summer 2018 (date TBD)
National Louis University (122 S. Michigan Ave)
Coach Onboarding: Summer 2018 (date TBD)
Other volunteer opportunities
Can’t coach, but interested in lending your time or talent? We have several other opportunities to get involved.
“Serving as a Leadership Coach is an incredibly rewarding experience and an opportunity to pay it forward and help strengthen the workforce. It is energizing to work with such young, intelligent future professionals.”
Leadership Coach ’15
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