Mentor - Data Driven Strategic Thinking (Part-time/Remote)

Job Description

Posted on: 
October 2, 2022

The Company

At Springboard, we’re on a mission to bridge the world’s skills gap, offering transformative online education in data science, UI/UX design, machine learning, and coding. Our courses may be tech-enabled, but we're ultimately human-centric: each student taps into a vast community throughout their time with us, engaging with fellow students, industry-expert mentors, student advisors, and career coaches, the goal of which is to successfully transition students into their dream job. Through this hybrid approach, we’ve helped thousands of learners revamp their careers and, by extension, their lives, with hundreds of top-notch job offers received every year and a near-perfect placement rate for our program graduates.

The Opportunity

Springboard runs an online Strategic Thinking & Communications workshop in which students learn data-driven thinking and problem solving methodologies with the help of a project-based curriculum and 1-1 guidance from an expert mentor.

As part of the program we partner students with a personal 1-1 expert mentor. Our mentor community - the biggest strength of our programs - comprises experts from the best organizations in the world. Our mentors are management consultants, strategy leaders, and roll-up-your-sleeves operations powerhouses at both Fortune 500 companies and top-notch startups (e.g. McKinsey, Bain, Capital One, Lyft, Square).

If you are as passionate about mentoring as you are about structured, data-driven business thinking, and can give a minimum of 1 hour per week in return for an honorarium, we would love to hear from you.

Questions? Please send a note to mentorrecruiting@springboard.com


The Program

  • Completely online
  • 8-week course in which students complete both a case study and an individual tailored project
  • Students are working professionals
  • Students learn about strategic and data-driven thinking with the help of an online curriculum and a personal mentor
  • Students go through the curriculum on their own
  • Students have a weekly 30-minute video call with their mentor to discuss questions, project work, and career advice!

Job Requirements

  • Passionate about teaching strategic thinking and strategic thinking itself (thinking like a consultant)
  • Know how to think about problems in a business context and use data to back up claims
  • Proficient in the topics covered in our curriculum, including problem framing, structuring with issue trees, Excel analysis, data visualization, scoping, synthesis, and top-down communication
  • Available for weekly, 30-minute video check-ins with students to help them set and achieve learning goals, answer subject matter questions, provide feedback on projects, and career advice
  • Have 2+ years of experience working at a top management consulting firm, or 2+ years of equivalent experience solving real-life, ambiguous business problems using structured thinking and analytics (eg. in finance)
  • Empathetic and have excellent communication skills
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