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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.

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  1. Submit a brief application.
  2. Interview with a staff member.
  3. Commit to a semester that works for you.
  4. Train with other Leadership Coaches.
  5. Begin coaching.

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The Leadership Coach role may be right for you if:

LOCATION:

You are located near Chicago, Newark, New York or the Bay Area (San José/South Bay preferred).

CAREER:

You’ve completed 2+ years of professional work experience.

TIME:

You can give at least 3 hours per week over the course of a semester, including a regular 2-hour meeting in-person in the evenings of:

  • Tuesday or Wednesday (Bay, Newark)
  • Tuesday or Thursday (New York)
  • Thursday (Chicago)
  • INTERESTS:

    • 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.

    SKILLS:

    • 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

    NYC area

    Lehman College (Bronx, New York) Course takes place Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Apply by: December 9, 2019 for spring semester (January 28 – May 14) Leadership Coach Training:  January 11, 2020 Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 8, 9 am – 4 pm

    Lehman College (Bronx, New York)
    Course takes place Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Apply by: December 9, 2019 for spring semester (January 28 – May 14)
    Leadership Coach Training:  January 11, 2020
    Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 8, 9 am – 4 pm

    The Bay Area

    San José State University (San Jose, CA) Course takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6-8 PM Apply By: December 6, 2019 for Spring 2020 semester (Jan 28 to May 29) Leadership Coach Training: Sunday, January 12, 11 am – 4 pm Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 15, 9 am – 4 pm

    San José State University (San Jose, CA)
    Course takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6-8 PM
    Apply By: December 6, 2019 for Spring 2020 semester (Jan 28 to May 29)
    Leadership Coach Training: Sunday, January 12, 11 am – 4 pm
    Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 15, 9 am – 4 pm

    NJ Area

    Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ) Course takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6-8 PM Apply by: November 30 for Spring 2020 semester (Jan 21 – May 13) Leadership Coach Training: Saturday, January 11 Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 8

    Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ)
    Course takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6-8 PM
    Apply by: November 30 for Spring 2020 semester (Jan 21 – May 13)
    Leadership Coach Training: Saturday, January 11
    Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 8

    Chicago Area

    National Louis University (Chicago, IL) Course takes place Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 PM Apply by: December 6, 2019 for Spring 2020 semester (January 15 – June 4) Leadership Coach Training:  Saturday, January 11 Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 1, 9 am – 3 pm

    National Louis University (Chicago, IL)
    Course takes place Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
    Apply by: December 6, 2019 for Spring 2020 semester (January 15 – June 4)
    Leadership Coach Training:  Saturday, January 11
    Storytelling As Leadership: Saturday, February 1, 9 am – 3 pm

    Other volunteer opportunities

    Can’t coach, but interested in lending your time or talent? We have several other opportunities to get involved.

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    “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.”

    Keith Smoak,
    Leadership Coach ’15

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