Now Hiring: College Mentors
Loyola Students: THEA Fellowship, a faith and sustainability-focused mentorship program for Chicago-area high school students, is now hiring college mentors! During the THEA Fellowship, College Mentors serve as role models, small group facilitators, and ambassadors for high school fellows. College Mentors are tasked with creating a welcoming environment that fosters the spiritual development of each participant as a member of the THEA community. The THEA Fellowship will run for the 2021-2022 school year; mentor training will be after exams in May, and the program will officially launch in August. Read the full job description below, or click here to download it. If you have any questions, please get in touch: email@example.com. For an overview of the THEA Fellowship, visit our website: www.luc.edu/thea/theafellowship
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The application is due April 15.
During the THEA Fellowship, College Mentors serve as role models, small group facilitators, and ambassadors for high school fellows. College Mentors are tasked with creating a welcoming environment that fosters the spiritual development of each participant as a member of the THEA community.
- Facilitate a faith-sharing group of 2-5 high school students
- Hold monthly 1-on-1 check-ins (via any medium you choose) with each Fellow to check in on their progress, offer direction, and inform the topics you discuss in the faith-sharing group
- Meet regularly with supervisors and other mentors
- Guide Fellows to a deeper understanding of faith, environmental sustainability, and leadership
- Be well-versed in the narrative arc of the year-long fellowship to support the reflection and learning of Fellows
- Help Fellows discover their gifts and awaken their vocational dream
- Serve as an informal Loyola ambassador, answering questions about Loyola and college life
- Be an undergraduate, degree-seeking student at Loyola University Chicago, enrolled for the full 2021-2022 academic year
- Have an LUC grade point average (cumulative) of at least 3.0 at the time of application
- Plan to study at Loyola’s Chicago campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e. no plans to study abroad)
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work as a member of a team
- Experience and passion for working with high school students
- Articulate an understanding of environmental and social relationships, Catholic Social Teaching, and Ignatian Spirituality
Background Check & Virtus
- All College Mentors must complete and pass a background check because they are working with minors.
- All College Mentors must complete Protecting God’s Children for Adults / Virtus Training, a program required by the Archdiocese of Chicago which educates participants on the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and how to prevent it.
- College Mentors are paid for all training and interactions with their Fellows.
- Approximately 16 hours: the bulk in May (after exams) with some residual work over the summer and in mid-August (before the semester begins)
- From August 2021 – May 2022, the time commitment is approximately 13 hours per month.
- College Mentors will spend approximately 10 hours per month mentoring their cohort of Fellows.
- Each month there is a THEA Team meeting lasting about 90 minutes.
- Each College Mentor will meet with a supervisor for a minimum of one hour per month. (This could be broken into two 30-minute segments)
- College Mentors are paid $15/hour
- Because THEA Institute is grant funded, Federal Work Study is not required. This position will not count toward a FWS award.
About the Theology of Healing Earth in Action Fellowship
The Theology of Healing Earth in Action (THEA) Fellowship is an outgrowth of the THEA Summer Institute which explores the sacredness of water in our sacramental and daily lives.
The THEA Fellowship is a year-long program for high school students in the Chicago area. Loyola students serve as “College Mentors” and guide the high school participants in achieving the Mission of the THEA Fellowship.
The mission of the THEA Fellowship is for participants
- to develop an integral ecology foundation for social-ecological transformation using water issues and the Great Lakes as an avenue for discussion.
- to deepen an ecological spirituality that incorporates a religious vision of God’s creation and encourages greater contact with the natural world in a spirit of wonder, praise, joy, and gratitude.
- to foster reflection on the gifts that God has given them, and then to discern how to use those gifts to live a life that integrates an ecological spirituality and integral ecology.