OPPORTUNITY: HAF-5 DETAIL VIEW
Volunteer Role: iHub Coach-Mentor
Posting City: Cape Town, Johannesburg
—- Country: South Africa
—– Region: Africa
Reports to: Jonathan, Kaija
————— Coaches Coordinator
Career & Leadership Development
Working Language: English
Duration: 3 phases, 12 weeks each
Prof. Skills Pri.: Bus./Tech. Professional
—– Skills Sec.: DIgital Marketing,
T&L (funding) Estimate: $4,000-6,000 CAD
Every $10 raised supports a family of 5 with food for a week!
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Detailed Role, Responsibilities & Outcomes
As an HFI business or technical professional volunteer, you will provide coaching support and mentorship to one Innovation Hub adult learner.
As a Stay & Serve opportunity, all coaching will take place remotely over a video zoom call. Sessions will generally last 30-45 minutes and occur once every two weeks throughout each of three 12-week phases.
The students reside in either Cape Town or Johannesburg which are in Central African Time zone (+8 hrs to MDT, +6 hrs to EDT). Scheduling coaching sessions will be personalized with each coach and student but most likely will take place 2-3pm CAT Mon-Sat.
During the first phase, where fundamental digital hard skills and business soft skills are built, coaches will focus on building a relationship with their student and ensuring that the learner is progressively developing their hard and soft skills to the program’s standards. The second phase focuses on advanced hard and soft skills development, therefore a mix of coaching and mentoring to support the learner’s building maturity as a leader and their developing ongoing business acumen while attaining the program standards for each advanced digital skill on their learning plan. During the third phase, students will be specializing in becoming proficient in technical toolsets that complement the roles being targeted for employment internships or agency freelancing, and therefore the mentorship focus shifts predominantly to support their readiness to operate effectively in professional settings and in particular with international clients and work teams.
While coaches having strengths and deeper experience in digital marketing, digital visual arts (graphics design), ecommerce and FinTech will be an added bonus, they are not a must have in order to provide valuable general professional business and technical development coaching, support and mentorship that will move the learner to a place of readiness for a commercial internship or freelancing opportunity with an iHub employment partner.
As there is a good split of ladies and men in the 2021 cohort, each volunteer coach should be able to select their gender preference. To better understand the Innovation Hub project, its programs, vision and outcomes, please see the project detail page here.
The HFI Coach-Mentor will volunteer their services in collaboration with a locally assigned business coach and social worker to bring together a support system team covering the student’s personal life journey as well as their professional readiness for job placement, including working with and supporting internationally-based clients.