Posted: Jan 6, 2022

Academic Mentorship Coordinator

The Launch Pad - Prescott, AZ
Salary: $15.75 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A

Academic Mentorship Coordinator

Hours: 15-20

The Academic Mentorship Coordinator is responsible to oversee our Academic Mentorship program at The Launch Pad Teen Center.  The Academic Mentorship Program matches teens in need of academic support with mentors who support the teen, communicate with the parents, and act as a liaison between the teen and the school.  Academic Mentors also help connect teens to tutors who can assist teens with cognitive or skills based challenges in academic topics.


Academic Mentors are responsible for helping teens identify their challenges, explore their strengths, and define their goals in utilizing their strengths to overcome their challenges.  Academic Mentors play an instrumental role in a teen’s support network.  The Mentorship role centers primarily around social emotional development as it relates to the challenges teens face academically.  


The Academic Mentorship Coordinator (AMP Coordinator) recruits Academic Mentors and tutors, conducts community outreach for The Academic Mentorship Program, registers teens in the program, and markets the program opportunities to local schools and parent groups.  The AMP Coordinator is also responsible for the successful completion of the Kolbe Youth Advocacy Training so they can help mentors assess the Conative strengths (problem solving strengths) for teens in the Academic Mentorship Program. 


This job requires a passion for helping youth develop a sense of confidence and self-worth in relation to education.  This position is for someone who is highly motivated, self-directed, energetic, committed to the “Kids at Hope” philosophy, and excited to learn about the unique practices The Launch Pad uses in helping youth become more fully themselves.  


The responsibilities for this position include the following:


Recruitment of volunteer tutors and mentors

Management of tutors and mentors

Training of tutors and mentors

Marketing of the Academic Mentorship Program

Regular communications with school administrators, parents, and youth advocates at partner agencies

Regular meetings with parents and teens to onboard new youth to the program

Registration and documentation of youth in the program

Written reports on the success and challenges of the program

Communication with other Program Coordinators and the Program Director at The Launch Pad Teen Center

Attendance in program staff meetings

Attendance at least twice weekly in After school Drop-In Programming Circle

Occasional weekend hours for parent meetings

Kolbe Youth Advocacy Training


Experience required for this position include:

Current pursuit or completion of a 2 or 4 year college degree

Experience working with adolescents and ideally experience in coaching/mentoring/tutoring adolescents

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

A Finger Print Clearance Card

A Background Check (conducted through The Launch Pad Teen Center)

Kolbe MO Assessment (provided by The Launch Pad Teen Center)