Mentors empower educators. By word and example, they help educators discover a way of working that invites youth into Christian adulthood.
Mentors are excellent discussion leaders. They capably sustain discussions without using them for didactic, manipulative, or hierarchical purposes. Rather, Mentors practice hospitality and liberation to help participants be who they are, say what they think, love one another, and talk about the same things. They help groups seek a single, unknown truth together.
Mentors enjoy humbly engaging with a wide variety of topics and experiences. They easily and attractively relate with people of various personalities and temperaments. They quickly recognize others' fears, hopes, and feelings. Christianity has clearly shaped their imagination, vocabulary, and practice. They respond to unexpected changes with flexibility and grace. Mentors are, above all else, deeply prayerful.
Term of Contract
This contract is for employment as a Wheatstone Ministries mentor at the Discussion for Transformation event at Whittier Christian High School on May 27th and May 28th, 2015, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Employment begins at hire and ends with the fulfillment of duties at the event.
- Personally connecting with and involving each educator at the event
- Facilitating 1.5 - 2 hour Socratic-style discussion
- Solving issues of group cohesion and conflict
To be eligible to be employed as a conference mentor, we require you to have completed an undergraduate degree.
Wheatstone Ministries seeks mentor applicants who are exemplars of their peer group, exhibiting exceptional interpersonal, dialogical, charismatic, and spiritual qualities.
- Committed to the Christian faith and regular attendant of a Christian church
- Experienced and confident in leading open-ended, idea-driven small group discussions
- Reputation among peers and employers or faculty members for charity and professionalism
- Capable of producing a positive first impression with a diverse group of adult Christian leaders
- Bachelor's degree, completed by the time of the conference
- Exemplary performance in an undergraduate honors program, or other awards and recognitions
- Exemplary performance in a professional field or graduate program
- Experience leading, instructing, or working with young adult students and/or other educators
- Students Mentor experience at a previous Academy conference
Mentors will be compensated $50 per day for their services, payable at the conclusion of the event or sent by mail afterwards.