Are you a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in leading and mentoring a team of high school leaders? Are you involved in your community and university? Do you believe in the power of positive change that young people can have on communities?
Want to be part of a generation of new youth leaders?
EnVision Leadership is looking for Leadership Coaches who are or want to become active citizen leaders that believe in positive social change and the powerful affect that youth can have on not only their communities, but our world.
Do you believe that one person can make a difference and that with the power of a team, we as a community can do so much more? The Agents of Change Team does.
If you are interested in being a Leadership Coach, click on the above links to learn more and fill out an application. Also, be sure to read the "What Is Agents of Change?" section. If you have questions and would like to speak with someone, contact Kristin Moul at 617-266-2502.
Frequently Asked Questions for Leadership Coaches
What is Agents of Change?
Agents of Change is an innovative leadership development program that empowers a diverse team of high school students with leadership skills, mentorship, an internship opportunity, and resources to lead action projects in the community.
What is the ideal candidate?
The Agents of Change Team wants to build a diverse team of college leadership coaches ranging from those involved extensively in service and leadership to those whose interest has just peaked. We want a group of coaches who are diverse on all levels and experiences.
What does the program include?
- 2-day Coach Training, Introductory Team Dinner, Ropes Course Challenge, Leadership Training Institute, and Orientation
- Three-week intensive schedule where Agents work in teams with Leadership Coaches to invent a Leadership In Action project (LIA) (community service project):
- Mondays and Fridays: Leadership Training, Community Visits, and Teambuilding Activities
- Tuesdays-Thursdays: Internships in the morning, LIA in the afternoon
- Finale: LIA Fair and Awards Ceremony at the end of July
- Optional extended internships for Agents will continue during August.
What is the compensation?
Compensation is a free combo subway pass and a modest financial stipend. The stipend amount will depend on fundraising efforts and will be paid at the end of the summer.
How does Agents of Change handle transportation?
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the Agents of Change program day. We will be giving out free subway passes and will cover logistics for transportation during the program.
What is the time commitment?
The Agents of Change program runs from 9am until 4pm Monday through Friday (excluding Monday July 5th) from June 29, 2005 until July 29, 2005. Please see the calendar on page 3 for more details. In addition, coaches will attend
- an introductory Staff and Team Dinner on June 30
- a cookout and kickball tournament the evening of July 19, and
- a Leadership In Action Fair/Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 31 from 3pm – 7pm. This is the last program day for Coaches.
Is it OK to miss a few days? Show up late? Leave early?
We understand doctor’s appointments and other family commitments, but please keep these to a minimum and reschedule if at all possible. The Agents of Change are working for a short period of the summer and thus there is little room to “make up” activities. Because the whole program is a team effort, each member of the team, from staff to College Coaches to Agents, is depending on the rest of the team to be fully committed to Agents of Change. At the beginning of the program, everyone will receive instructions on whom to call if and when you’re ill and cannot come.
When is the application due?
Applications must be postmarked by June 20, 2005 to the EnVision Leadership office at 145 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108.
What do coaches gain after completion of the program?
Agents of Change coaches will gain a foundation of leadership that will enable them to become better leaders in their communities. We will host various reunion type events in addition to Leadership Forums that will serve to continue the leadership education of our alums.
Leadership Coach Responsibilities and Commitments
- Attend a training to prepare for position as full-time leadership coach and co-lead a team of 6 participants
- Co-facilitate Leadership Training Institute
- Provide coaching for students
- Facilitate Team Building activities
- Co-manage participant relationships with internship representatives
- Help coordinate team Leadership in Action Projects
|February, 2005||University Partnership Renewed, Program Director Hired|
|March, 2005||Program Materials Reworked, Volunteer Committees Recruited|
|April, 2005||Leadership Coaches Hired, Internships Secured, Most Students Selected|
|May, 2005||Students Selected|
|June 15, 2005||Schedule and Logistics|
|June 29, 2005||Leadership Coach Training Begins|
|June 30, 2005||Staff and Team Dinner to launch the program|
|June 31, 2005||Kickball Tournament Teams Recruited|
|July 31, 2005||LIA Fair and Awards Ceremony|
|August 5, 2005||E-Newsletter to All Partners and Participants with Summer In Review|
|August 19, 2005||Extended internships end|
|9:00 AM||Arrive at Northeastern University for Leadership Training|
|10:30 AM||Take a break and begin workshops and discussions|
|12:30 PM||Lunch with my team|
|1:30 PM||Hop on the T and explore one of Boston's great neighborhoods|
|3:30 PM||Team challenges, games and activities|
|5:00 PM||Return home|
|9:00 AM||Arrive at internship and check in with advisor|
|10:30 AM||Team meeting|
|12:30 PM||Return to Northeastern for lunch|
|1:30 PM||Work on team's Leadership in Action Project|
|2:30 PM||Make phone calls, design fliers, and organize logistics for our project|
|3:30 PM||Team games and Community visits|
|5:00 PM||Return home|
|9:00 AM||Meet up at service site for a powerful day of work!|
|12:30 PM||Take a break and grab lunch|
|2:00 PM||Team Olympic Events and games|
|5:00 PM||Bring on the weekend after a great week of Agents!|