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Boston Public Schools STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Transformative Mentor in Boston, Massachusetts

POSITION OVERVIEW: Transformative Mentoring is an initiative of the Office of Strategy & Innovation within the Division of Equity, Strategy & Opportunity Gaps. Launched in February 2021, Transformative Mentoring is a school-based mentoring initiative that uses an anti-racist approach to college, career & life readiness designed specifically to support students in the middle grades (although the approach has relevance for all grade levels). Through culturally responsive curriculum and professional learning opportunities, Transformative Mentoring cultivates student- and equity-centered spaces where students can articulate who they are now, reflect on what they want for their future selves, and have access to adults who will support and guide them toward the futures they define, desire and deserve. Interested applicants should also complete the Application/Interest Form to be considered for the position. RESPONSIBILITIES: Attend a 90-minute orientation and participate in monthly 1-hour Professional Learning Community sessions (November through June) Meet at least once a week with your mentee group Meet individually (1:1) with each mentee once a month for at least 15 minutes Create connections and build relationships with mentees that foster growth Co-create a plan with mentees to support their wellbeing and success Provide direct support aligned with your experience and strengths to address mentee-identified needs and connect your mentee to additional resources as needed Complete program assessments and encourage student participation in assessments up to three times a year (i.e., pre/post and midyear) Important Logistics Transformative Mentoring is a group mentoring initiative that takes place within an existing school-based activity, such as advisory or double block, affinity spaces, lunch groups, or out-of-school time programming. The stipend for Transformative Mentoring is meant to cover approximately 6-7 additional hours of work per month (e.g., planning, PD, and 1:1 meetings outside of school hours) for participating school-based staff. QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Current BPS employee Current authorization to work in the United States An understanding of and commitment to gain greater understanding of what is necessary for an urban school system to enjoy continuous improvement in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. A deeply held and unyielding belief in the overarching mission of public education. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Experience working with young people to provide academic tutoring and/or mentoring support. Familiarity with Boston and Boston Public Schools UNION/MANAGERIAL/RESIDENCY REQUIRED: Position available for all current BPS employees. COMPENSATION RANGE: The total annualized stipend (September-June) will be $3,300-$3,850. Stipends will be prorated based on the start month. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Transformative Mentor

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