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Title: IgniteU Academic Mentor

Work Area/Department: Youth and Family Empowerment

Reports to: IgniteU Supervisor

Exempt Status: Non-exempt, full-time

  • Purpose: To lead, monitor, and evaluate IgniteU participants while providing in-school support, after-school programming, and summer day camp programming to provide youth with career exploration, work readiness, academic and social-emotional enrichment.

  • Essential Responsibilities To provide in-school and out-of-school programming that supports the career exploration, academic, social, and emotional development of program participants. This includes: Representing IgniteU programming at program site including attending educational team meetings, offering tutoring and/or academic interventions, and classroom support as assigned.

  • Providing IgniteU after school programming including supervision of students, providing career exploration, academic, social, and emotional enrichment activities (includes physical activity and emotional regulation), supporting with homework help, meal program as assigned.

  • Assisting with program module design with direction from YFE Director and IgniteU-SYEP Supervisor.

  • Facilitating assigned program modules, field trips and special events, family events and parent meetings as assigned.

  • Using data to inform instruction and assess participant development, which includes tracking assigned student attendance, academic progress and facilitating assessments.

  • Providing summer day camp programming (SYEP) with direct supervision of an assigned campers including creating and implementing age-appropriate, trauma-sensitive modules in the areas of nature education, academic enrichment, career exploration, work readiness, social, and emotional enrichment, and arts and crafts as well as supporting with the meal program, swim lessons, field trips, field games and special events as assigned.

  • Documenting program activity, individual participant attendance, progress, and assessments; completing reports as required.

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and guidance to interns, work study students, volunteers, and contract employees as directed.

  • Accompany participants in agency vehicles to remote program site or on field trips.

  • Recruit and enroll participants for program and/or agency/community events as needed.

  • Participate in professional development and training as required.

  • Be a registered professional with OCCRRA Ohio Professional Registry.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Consistency: Maintain the same high standards for each assignment as the last.

  • Works as part of a team: Share resources, responds to requests from other team members, and work aligns with agency/program strategic plan, mission and vision.

  • Time Management/Multi-tasking: Accomplish goals by establishing priorities and organizing your workload to meet deadlines.

Experience and Education

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Some college or equivalent experience, is required.

  • Experience facilitating group work with school age youth in out of school time settings or nontraditional educational environments.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.

  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Diseases, Recognizing Child Abuse or ability to complete these trainings withing 90 days.

  • Requires the ability to work independently and remotely.

  • Requires intermediate computer skills and experience using office equipment.

  • The ability to work non-traditional hours. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

  • The ability to speak other languages preferred.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal and child abuse background check.

Physical, Mental, and Other Requirements The ability to carry up to 50 pounds. The ability to spend 75% of work time lifting, bending, standing, and walking.

  • The ability to work independently to complete remote work assignments.

  • Access to reliable transportation to travel to assigned program site daily.

  • Demonstrate patience and understanding with clients.

  • Must have access to a working phone or cell phone.

  • Must have access to reliable WIFI or internet connection other than at Guild offices or program sites.

  • Requires ability to work in environmental conditions that vary in climate, noise level, and terrain: activities occur inside and outside for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to positively represent the agency and form productive relationships with school employees, youth, and families while maintaining professional boundaries.

Work will primarily be in person, although some remote work may be available at times

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.50 - $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbus, OH: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • what are your goals working with youth?


  • youth education and mentoring: 2 years (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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