Curtis Scholarship Mentor

United Kingdom Allows remote

Job Title: Curtis Scholarship Mentor

Contractor

Approx 1st May 2018 to 28th Feb 2019

Salary: Competitive

Programme Overview

The Curtis Scholarship, conceived and funded by Global Citizen Ambassador and Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, is an annual award to mentor and empower youth from around the US and U.K.  Our mission is to foster global citizenship through empowering youth between the ages of 16 and 20, from underrepresented and underserved communities with the skills and opportunities to become active global citizens.

The Curtis Scholarship will provide an eight month mentorship programme, from June 2018 to February 2019, for 6 carefully selected Curtis Scholars from the UK. The will take part in  a ‘global engagement’ trip to South Africa in August and an ‘advocacy’ trip to New York City for the Global Citizen Festival in September 2018.

Position Overview

We are seeking a dynamic mentor and facilitator to lead in-person mentorship sessions and to accompany Curtis Scholars on two trips abroad, to South Africa and the US, as part of the Curtis Scholar programme in the U.K.

The mentor will lead the preparation and delivery of a series of mentorship sessions in line with a curriculum provided by Global Citizen. The mentorship sessions will take place before, during and after the trips abroad, and will focus on leadership, professional development, global to local activism, engaged citizenship and advocacy. The mentorship sessions will take place in a variety of locations in the UK and abroad.

The mentor will be required to accompany the students on both trips to South Africa and the US. During the trips, they will be supported by Global Citizen staff and joined by six Curtis Scholars from the US scholarship programme. The mentor will be required to support with the planning and follow up of both trips.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and Facilitate 20 hours of mentorship from a curriculum provided by Global Citizen
  • Assist in organising and running a pre-trip orientation day in London with participants
  • With the support of Global Citizen staff, lead and support the UK scholars during the learning trip to South Africa and the advocacy trip to the US
  • Meet and communicate regularly with logistics and other Global Citizen staff to ensure effective trip implementation
  • Assist in ensuring safety procedures during the trip
  • Facilitate reflection and leadership activities during the trip
  • Implement best practices for youth leadership and civic engagement
  • Engage participants in programme activities that support Global Citizen’s mission
  • Assist in programme promotion on social media
  • Support a monitoring and evaluation plan for the scholarship

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience working with young people, including those from underrepresented or underserved communities, and/or teaching;
  • Expert ability to manage time, work autonomously, and handle multiple tasks;
  • Proficient computer skills with some knowledge of current technological applications for educational purposes;
  • Experience in youth programming and development;
  • Cross-cultural competency; experience working in another country or in a cross-cultural environment strongly preferred;
  • Experience with social media tools for content creation and analytics;
  • Experience with programme logistics management;
  • Exceptional drive and passion for youth empowerment; mission driven with a positive attitude;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; ability to listen and engage a wide range of partners;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside primary job description;
  • An appreciation of and eagerness to work with an innovative and trailblazing international youth community.
  • DBS checked

 

Availability required:

  • 20 hours of mentorship sessions from June 2018 to February 2019, to be held outside of school hours, potentially on weekends.
  • 1 day of orientation in London on 1st August
  • 2nd to 12th August learning trip to South Africa
  • 24th to 30th September advocacy trip to New York City, USA
  • Roughly 10 hours to prepare for and follow up from mentorship sessions and trips abroad, and carry out necessary administration required by the role.