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Kaplan University Partners - Mentor for Rice University

Company: Kaplan North America, LLC
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title Kaplan University Partners - Mentor for Rice UniversityJob DescriptionPlease note:

  • Applicants are preferred to be Current Students or Alumni of Rice University
  • Although this is a remote position, the role is under Kaplan Test Prep which is a U.S. based company. Employees must be eligible to work in the U.S., and the work must be performed in the U.S.Kaplan University Partners on behalf of Rice UniversityCourse Mentor, Part-TimeAbout Kaplan University Partners & Rice UniversityRice Universityis collaborating with Kaplan University Partners to provide precollege students with exceptional, career-minded enrichment/certificate programs taught online by world-class experts from Rice University.Courses will include Physiology and Genome Engineering to start with new course development in the future. Students will also receive guidance from mentors who will provide encouragement and direction on assignments, inspire and motivate students to succeed and offer brainstorming and ideation help as students prepare for their final project. Students may range from middle school students to working professionals.Kaplan University Partners (KUP) is seeking Rice University students and alumni to act as part-time mentors to precollege students enrolled in online programs. Course mentors will engage and support students throughout the course. Mentors also provide support and encouragement at predetermined moments throughout the course, using group online video conferencing and digital messaging tools via Canvas inbox. Finally, mentors advise and guide students on course assignments.In preparation for the role, mentors will complete a paid training program (3 hours of self-paced modules and exercises as well as a live component), receive support from KUP staff, and both give and receive support as part of the course mentor team.Key Responsibilities:
    • Provide async guidance, feedback and answer questions
    • Opportunity to lead group sessions with students to review progress, ask key questions and ensure course progress
    • Review course assignments, provide direction and answer questions
    • Answer ad hoc questions throughout the course session
    • Brainstorm and ideate with students on their final project idea(s)
    • Be familiar with all course material
    • Check-in with the program staff at specified periods
    • Report back on student engagement as requestedTime Commitment:
      • Approximately 3-10+ hours per week of async engagement, feedback and small operational tasks*
      • time commitment will vary based on number of students assigned and is expected to be heavier during the summer months (May - August)Qualifications:
        • Strong passion for course related topics
        • Experience working with adolescents/teens ages 13-17 from diverse geographical and socio-economic backgrounds
        • Passion for helping others achieve their goals with an emphasis on delighting and engaging students
        • Ability to work in the absence of direct supervisory relationships
        • Demonstrated ability to learn and work in digital communications platforms such as email, Zoom, Google Hangouts or Canvas
        • Pass background check
        • Authorization to work in the United States
        • Applicants preferred to be Current Students or Alumni of Rice University
        • Although this is a remote position, the role is under Kaplan Test Prep which is a U.S. based company. Employees must be eligible to work in the U.S., and the work must be performed in the U.S.If you are enthusiastic about education, using your skills and talents to help improve people's lives, and interested in working on a team of professionals at a globally respected education organization- you've found the right place. At Kaplan, we're passionate about what we do and who we do it for.

          Unyielding determination to make a difference in people's lives through the power of education- That is Kaplan. For more than 80 years, Kaplan has been a trailblazer in education and professional advancement. We are the intersection of education and technology, providing our students and clients with an experience that not only allows them to achieve their goals, but also ignites lifelong learning. Kaplan's culture of collaboration, innovation, and creativity truly makes Kaplan a great place to work and positions us to continue to deliver a best-in-class educational experience.

          The future of education is here and we are eager to work alongside those that want to make a positive impact and inspire change in the world around them.

          #LI-RemoteLocationRemote/Nationwide, USAAdditional Locations Employee TypeEmployeeJob Functional Area TutorsBusiness Unit00072 Kaplan Test PrepKaplan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions with Kaplan are paid at least $15 per hour or$31,200 per year for full-time positions. Compensation for specific positions are based on job level, skills, years of experience, and education, among other factors. Additionally, certain positions are bonus or commission eligible. Information regarding benefits can be found here.Diversity & Inclusion Statement:
          Diversity inspires innovation and growth in the Kaplan community. Kaplan strives to be a model employer for inclusiveness. Not only does Kaplan value its employees for their professionalism and skills, but also for the unique viewpoints they bring to the Organization. Kaplan's employees bring diverse perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds that give Kaplan a competitive edge in anticipating and exceeding our students' needs in today's global market. Learn more about our culture.

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