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 hear, support, and empower teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care on their journey to self-sufficiency.

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

Catalyst Peer Mentor

Pay: $15 Hourly 30 – 40 hours per week + on-campus room & board covered

4 positions open

Catalyst 2024 Peer Mentors (PM) 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, PMs 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 PMs, and the Catalyst 2024 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, psychology/counseling, human services, or non- profit/public affairs. This position has some flexibility around student class schedules in the summer, but PMs will be expected to participate during scheduled PM training, Catalyst participant onboarding, course

times, team meetings, and planned cultural experience activities.

Catalyst Graduate Mentor

Pay: $20 Hourly 35 – 40 hours per week + on-campus room & board 

2 positions open. 

Catalyst 2024 Graduate Mentor (GM) 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 Peer Mentors (PM); and guide PMs 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 in a Hall Director capacity 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, psychology/counseling, human services, or non-profit/public affairs; but not exclusive to these areas.

The Catalyst GMs will have some flexibility around student class schedules during the day, but GMs will be expected to conduct floor activities for the Catalyst participants at least once a week. Catalyst GMs 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.

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