Whole Life Mentors work with learners (max ratio 10:1) to develop Learning Plans based on their inspirations and academic goals. Mentors support each learner in setting his/her goals, working towards them, fulfilling them, and reflecting on the whole process. Mentors contribute to the reflective process by compiling their learning observations in Seasonal and Annual Reviews, which are shared with learners and their parents. Mentors also offer special enrichment classes where the students inspirations meet academics.
Whole Life Mentors have a radical respect for the child, recognizing his or her whole being – body, mind, heart, and spirit – and supporting growth in each of these realms. Whole Life Mentors are willing and able to look at their own process, engaging in self-inquiry, speaking and acting with self-awareness, and developing and living their own Learning Plans. Mentors are expected to develop curriculum, plan projects, and continuously create an enriching environment through collaboration with staff and students.
Team trainings will take place in August to support Mentors on this path. WLLC hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, September through May, with morning check-ins each day at 8:30am and debriefs from 3:30 – 4:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 3:30 – 4:30pm on Thursdays, along with seasonal planning meetings in August, November, and February (approx. 3hrs).
Pre-requisites for hiring include: experience with alternative educational sites, team teaching, project based learning, multi-age classrooms, non-graded/authentic narrative assessments, and positive behavior support. Content area training in language arts and math, as well as experience/training in working with special needs students is preferred.
There are also opportunities to earn additional income as a Mentor in our other programs, Mother Earth Mondays, Freedom Fridays, and the Teen Mentorship Program. Please let us know if you are interested in applying for any of those positions.
Being a Whole Life Mentor is more than a job, it is a calling. Are you feeling called?
If so, please send your letter of interest, your resume, and letter of references to: