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Share Your Expertise with Emerging Social Justice Professionals: Join the Empowered Career Development Coaching Cadre
POSTING DATE: August 12, 2022
CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2022

About the role:

MindOpen Learning Strategies provides transformative learning experiences to help organizations, teams, and individuals reach social justice goals. MindOpen has partnered with the John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity (the Institute) to offer its Empowered Career Development program for students and alumni of the Institute’s fellowship programs.

The John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity (the Institute), part of the City University of New York (CUNY), opens doors and eliminates barriers to success for people who have been involved in the criminal legal system through a number of innovative programs. These include three fellowship programs to prepare current John Jay College and CUNY students for careers as change agents in youth justice, policy advocacy, and philanthropy. For more information about the fellowships, please visit 

The 2023 Empowered Career Development Coach Cadre members will have the opportunity to partner with civically-minded emerging professionals and ensure that first-generation and students of color are prepared to thrive in the nonprofit and government job market and/or in social impact endeavors. The coaching program is designed to be mutually beneficial, as coaches join a dynamic community of civically engaged professional peers and often build lasting fulfilling relationships with students.


This is a paid opportunity starting at a rate of $50 per hour, for up to eight hours of virtual coaching between the months of October 2022 and June 2023, at a date and time of the coach and student’s choosing. No formal career coaching experience is necessary, but applicants should have successful experience navigating the nonprofit, government, and/or social impact employment landscapes, including but not limited to New York City; and experience (professional or personal) supporting the development of young adults, including first-generation college students and/or students of color. Additional training and support will be provided. Depending on each coach’s capacity, you may be paired with one or more Fellows. Selection in the Coaching Cadre does not guarantee being paired with a Fellow.


Members of the Coaching Cadre may also have the opportunity to provide time-limited coaching to alumni of the Fellowship programs, to be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an in-person initial training session, program launch, and Coach/Fellow matching event in Manhattan, date and time to be announced soon. 

In addition to the compensated coaching hours, all coaches are invited to participate in the following voluntary activities: monthly coach check-ins (opportunities to network, discuss challenges, and exchange resources); and career development workshops with the Fellows on topics such as resumes, interviewing, and salary negotiation.

To apply:

Interested candidates are invited to complete the brief form at this LINK (also located in the Careers section of our website), where you will be asked to share about your interests and relevant experience and to provide a resume or link to your LinkedIn profile.

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