High School Business Innovation Advisor Staff
What to Expect
Interact with a diverse population of high-achieving scholars and fellow staff from around the US and abroad
Travel by air or motor coach to program sites across the Connecticut / New York area
As residential positions , housing and most meals are provided in dorms or conference centers
Anticipate being on call / available 24 / 7 , though working hours will typically be from approximately 7am-11pm
National Youth Leadership Forum : Business Innovation 7 Days to Startup is specifically designed to provide high school students with a foundation in business, while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution.
Students discover their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation by competing in an exciting startup-style simulation that takes them from ideation to product launch, and challenges them to make the critical decisions of an entrepreneur! Help students gain hands-on business experience while residing at one of the most prestigious universities in the country : Yale University.
Advisors are responsible for providing the best experience possible for all scholars through facilitation of all educational curricula.
They work with a team of 10-20 other Advisors and program staff and are responsible for working directly with 20-30 scholars.
Advisors must be able to interact with and supervise scholars and ensure their safety. Advisors report to the Education Lead.
It is useful to think of the Advisor role in terms of the acronym CARE : Chaperone, Administrator, Role Model and Educator.
Chaperone : Accompany scholars to all group meetings and field excursions. Ensure scholars are following the code of conduct at all times.
Account for scholars during group meetings, speaking events, site visits, excursions and at room check (if applicable).
Administrator : Complete paperwork, distribute and collect materials from scholars, and follow the program schedule.
Role Model : Set a positive and enthusiastic example for scholars for the duration of the program. Model appropriate behavior, language, and enthusiasm.
Educator : Implement all program curricula, facilitate engaging scholar-led discussions, generate intellectual curiosity, and ensure that all educational goals are met during each phase of the program.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all scholars
Prepare scholars for each day’s activities
Effectively deliver 8 10 hours of curriculum according to lesson plans provided daily
Serve as a positive leader, mentor, and role model for all program participants
Be knowledgeable of all policies and procedures and assist in their enforcement
Efficiently manage the safe transportation of scholars on-site and off-site
Attend daily staff meetings
Conduct regular attendance checks and a nightly room check ensuring that scholars are safe and accounted for
Submit completed paperwork and program materials in a timely fashion
Assist support staff with program logistics as needed (i.e. check-in on Arrival Day, unpacking supplies, loading and unloading supplies at program sites)
Work closely, cooperatively, and amicably with all staff members
Perform other duties as designated by the program leadership
Health & Safety Job Responsibilities
Clean and sanitize equipment and spaces
Perform temperature checks
Be around large groups
Wear a face mask and any other PPE as required while performing all duties throughout your assigned workday
Model best practices for staying healthy throughout the program
Enforce health and safety guidelines among scholars and staff
Responsibilities and Requirements for this role may adapt and adjust with any new Local / State / Federal / Venue guidelines as well as recommendations and requirements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for General Health & Safety.
If there are any changes to the responsibilities or requirements of this position, you will be informed prior to your start date.
Education Support Qualifications
Knowledge and experience within the field of business and entrepreneurship
Bachelor’s level education; Master’s or higher is preferred (undergraduates will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Experience and / or interest in working with high school aged students
Prior teaching or facilitation experience desired
Strong logistical and organization skills
Must be able to bend and lift boxes up to 50 lbs and walk various distances on college campuses
Ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems
Maturity and professionalism
Excellent customer service skills
Strong leadership skills
Ability to set expectations for and enforce appropriate student behavior
Compensation & Benefits
Seasonal Team members enjoy the experience of working with like-minded professionals, passionate about helping every student realize their career and life aspirations.
Accredited pre-program training on curriculum, instructional methodologies, operational excellence, and scholar safety
Continuing Education Certificates for educators, leads, administrative, and support staff for eligible staff who attend training
Compensation paid bi-weekly in addition to housing, meals during program sessions, and between program session travel
Are high energy, flexible, and have the ability to work extended days and hours
Can reside at the program site
Can complete a mandatory training program prior to working first session
Can pass a mandatory background check
Are eligible to work in the United States
Envision’s programs are held on college campuses and at conference centers across the United States. Positions could be based at any program location.
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