Foster Success supports more than 24,000 teens and young adults across the state of Indiana through programs, partnership, and advocacy.

Foster Success’s mission is to ensure that teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care are educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by their 26th birthday. We are the only statewide, nonprofit organization that supports teens and young adults as they transition out of foster care toward self-sufficiency.

We seek team members who embrace change and desire to make an impact through realizing our mission.

Administrative Assistant – Part-time

Salary: $25,000 for 25 hours per week

As part of the Foster Success team, the Administrative Assistant, advances the organization’s mission by supporting the day-to-day operations of the Foster Success office, ensuring efficient and effective operations, and providing administrative support to the executive leadership team and other team members. 

This position requires the selected individual to work in an Indianapolis – based office. 

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Catalyst Graduate Mentor

Salary: $4,200 + On-Campus Room & Board (provided by Foster Success)
40 hours per week
June 13th – August 6th

Departmental Summary: The Catalyst 2022 Program is a youth-centered Summer Bridge Program that allows youth who have experienced foster care the opportunity to receive additional support when transitioning to college. Catalyst is offered through Foster Success as part of Indiana ETV. This year, Catalyst 2022 has partnered with the THRIVE Program at IUPUI to enhance this transitional support for youth. Catalyst will be a 6-week face-to-face learning program starting June 27th-August 5th, 2022. 

Position Overview: Catalyst 2022 Graduate Mentors will support the program by providing residence hall floor administrative management; Catalyst program event management (when applicable); aid in the facilitation of student development; responding to student issues; provide supervision of the Catalyst RAs; and guide peer mentors in coordinating student-related activities/programs. This will be done in collaboration with the Foster Success staff. This position is fully on-campus and roles will be fulfilled in a face-to-face environment. High levels of independence and organization, as well as proficiency in digital communication, will be key to successfully fulfilling this role’s duties.

This position will provide the hired applicant with experience working as a Hall Director within a learning community, and mentoring a diverse group of students with experience in the foster care system.   The hired person in this role will further develop their administrative, disciplinary, instructional, mentoring, communication, collaborative leadership, community building, and event planning skills.  

The position is appropriate for graduate students with an interest in student affairs, social work, education, higher education, communications, human services, or non-profit/public affairs; but not exclusive to these areas.  

The Catalyst Graduate Mentor will have some flexibility around student class schedules during the day, but the Graduate Mentor will be expected to conduct floor activities for the Catalyst participants at least once a week. Catalyst GAs are also encouraged to participate in the Catalyst Cultural Experiences throughout the program to further encourage a successful transition into college, mentorship, and team building.

Catalyst Peer Mentor

Salary: $13 an hour + On-Campus Room & Board (provided by Foster Success)
30 hours per week
June 13th – August 6th

Departmental summary: The Catalyst 2022 Program is a youth-centered Summer Bridge Program that allows youth who have experienced foster care the opportunity to receive additional support when transitioning to college. Catalyst is offered through Foster Success as part of Indiana ETV. This year, Catalyst 2022 has partnered with the THRIVE Program at IUPUI to enhance this transitional support for youth. Catalyst will be a 6-week face to face learning program starting June 27th-August 5th, 2022. 

Position overview: Catalyst 2022 Peer Leaders will support the program by providing resources and peer mentorship to independent youth participants, while supporting their learning of practices and knowledge that will ensure their successful transition to college.  Overall, Peer Leaders will be responsible for engaging a group of assigned mentees in the learning and development that will make this successful transition possible, in collaboration with Foster Success, other Peer Leaders, and the Catalyst 2022 Staff Team. This position is fully on campus and roles will be fulfilled in a face to face environment. High levels of independence and organization, as well as proficiency in digital communication, will be key to successfully fulfilling this role’s duties.

This position will provide the student with experience working as a peer leader within a learning community, mentoring a diverse group of students.   Each student in this role will develop instructional, mentoring, communication, collaborative leadership, community building, and event planning skills.

This position is appropriate for students with an interest in student affairs, social work, education, higher education, communications, human services, or non-profit/public affairs.

This position has some flexibility around student class schedules in the summer, but Peer Leaders will be expected to participate during scheduled peer mentor training, Catalyst participant onboarding, course times, team meetings, and planned cultural experience activities.

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