Virtual Experience Educator

Part-time, remote

Seeking a master facilitator who enjoys supporting young people in leveling up

Description

As the Virtual Experience Educator, you will be responsible for delivering our specially designed skill-building content to students in the Virtual Experience. This curriculum serves to help students, or fellows, learn and strengthen a slew of skills to support their personal growth and development throughout the program. Skills like setting goals, creating community, time management, and building professional relationships (to name a few) will all be presented to fellows through workshops, discussions, and challenges that allow them to have as much of a hands-on approach to learning (as is possible online!). 

The Educator role will host live sessions on Zoom for student groups in three time zones: ET, CT, and PT. Daily lessons will be the same for each time zone. Educators will also host weekly virtual open office hours to support student questions and concerns, curate a weekly report on student progress, and maintain communication with the Senior Program Manager via Slack and weekly meetings. At the end of the program, the Educator will submit evaluations for each student detailing both positive and constructive feedback for fellows based on their performance throughout the semester. 

About Year On

Year On is an experiential education program that guides people to explore who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. We do this by equipping them with the clarity, self-confidence, and tools they need to bridge any gap they may encounter in their life. We are on a mission to support high school graduates learn about themselves so they are better prepared for college and beyond. We use our coaching methodology to meet students where they are so they can identify what interests them in a proactive way. Our graduates talk about how this program changed their lives, leaving them better prepared for what is ahead, even if they don’t have all of the answers.

The Virtual Experience is designed for students who want to have a big impact, build new skills, and add competencies effectively and conveniently from anywhere in the world. This 15-week program  combines practical real-world experiences and skill building with the support of a coach and community of learners.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver daily lessons in both Year On’s Wayfinding curriculum and the Professional and Foundational Skills curriculum for the Virtual Experience in three separate time zones 
  • Manage weekly open office hours via Zoom, hosted by appointment for fellows
  • Curate a succinct weekly report on student progress and maintain communication with Senior Program Manager 
  • Support and encourage student participation that adheres to Year On policies and codes of conduct 
  • Proactively identify sensitive student issues; know how to de-escalate such issues, and how and when to escalate problems and to whom
  • Provide Year On administration with feedback on curriculum and delivery, with the goal of detailing best practices in curriculum development as applicable to program model 
  • Attend larger team meetings to deliver updates on student experience as needed 

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 25 years or older 
  • Must be able to work legally in the U.S. 
  • 4+ years experience working with youth ages 18-23
  • 2+ years experience in some format of leading learning environments with students 
  • Demonstrated experience in team building and/or culture creation
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for student growth 
  • Acute attention to detail and superb organizational skills
  • Comfortable communicating constructive feedback to students that includes regular follow ups and escalation, when necessary 
  • Classroom management skills, in online learning environments a plus

About You 

  • Passionate about experiential education and relationship building 
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in new or changing environments
  • Easily and quickly builds credibility and rapport with young adults 
  • Understands and easily maintains appropriate boundaries with students at all times 
  • Enjoys being a resource for others and possesses strong problem solving skills
  • Consistently communicative and familiar with online meeting platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Google suite, etc. 
  • Knows how to create a safe and welcoming environment in 1:1 and group settings
  • Open-minded and values community, diversity, and inclusion
  • Strong public speaker

Details

  • Dates: August 24-December 22 (program dates are Sept 8-December 18) 
  • A stipend of $600/week 
  • Location: Remote 
  • Commitment: 3 instruction hours a day with 1 reporting hour, Monday-Friday; timeline includes 2 week training/prep session and 2 days of wrap up work

How We Work

We are a group of hard-working, fun-loving people who take our jobs seriously but like to laugh along the way. We are passionate about empowering young adults with the skills and know-how to succeed in the real world. Our students inspire us every day and fuel the work that we do.

We are open-minded and open-hearted. We value community, diversity, and inclusion. We live the same values as we teach our students: growth mindset, bias towards action, goal setting, and accountability. We are open to feedback and self-improvement. We continually challenge ourselves to become better as individuals, colleagues, and a team.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@yearon.com with “Virtual Experience Educator Application” as the subject line.

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