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Student Life Mentor (Upper Math/Science) - Virtual  

About the Organization Fusion Education Group with HomeBase offices in Grand Rapids MI manages multiple school programs focused on providing life-changing educational experiences for students in grades 6-12. Each model, Futures Academy, Fusion Academy, and Fusion Global Academy, offers fully accredited courses, 1:1 learning, and an individualized and flexible educational plan to accommodate each student's unique needs.

Our largest network, Fusion Academy, is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at our schools is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, the model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full-time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career growth.  
Pay Range $26.00/hr starting  
Location FGA Remote  

About the Student Life Department

Fusion Global Academy has an opening for a Student Life Mentor with a high-level Math/Science focus to facilitate homework completion, help develop executive functioning skills, and build Global community in our Global Homework Cafe (GHC) for grades 6-12. Candidates must have excellent instructional skills in their area of focus, positive energy, ability to function in a high-paced virtual environment, and self-motivation. They must respect the personhood of the student, creating connective relationships while maintaining authority, boundaries, and discipline. Student Life Mentors, when not working with students on academic assignments, will participate in community events, clubs, social meetups, student meetings, and academic performance tracking.

Direct Supervisor: Justin Talkington, Director of Global Community 

Anticipated Shift/Hours: 10:30 AM ET to 3:30 PM ET (M-Th) 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and facilitate students' progress in completion of daily homework in area of content focus.
  • Work with students to develop executive functioning skills.
  • Communicate with teachers and Student Life supervisor(s) on student progress.
  • Promote a positive social environment for students.
  • Develop and maintain genuine, positive and consistent communication with FGA social/emotional and academic leadership.
  • Contribute to the campus community.
  • Practice professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Perform required weekly 1:1 Student Connections with high need students (specified by Assistant Director of Student Life).
  • Significant student mentoring.
  • Participate in and co-lead campus clubs, events, mini-series’, and media initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Student Life and/or Director of Global Community.
Position Requirements
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in area of content focus.
  • Experience with Special Education and Youth Mental Health background a plus.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, a great communicator and self-starter.
  • Our ideal candidate has exceptional classroom and small group management skills, creative programming experience, and is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic virtual setting.
  • Experience with Canvas, Salesforce, and other education technology platforms.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to manage group dynamics and mediate conflict.
  • Broad content knowledge in area of focus.
  • Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.
  • Ability to mentor as a positive role model.
  • Understand and support each student's behavioral and academic plan as designed by the Director of Global Community and FGA academic leadership.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.
  • Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate during chaos and crisis, consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

Number of Openings 1  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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