About the Position
We’re preparing for an exciting year ahead at Juno College and we’re looking for the right people to help us along the way! Specifically, we’re looking for Mentors who are collaborative, empathetic, and passionate about sharing their knowledge to help with for our part-time courses.
In this role, you’ll work directly with our students and part-time instructors, actively creating and promoting a comfortable and friendly learning environment. We’re dedicated to making sure that all of our students are comfortable learning, exploring, and engaging in our space. We care deeply about all of our students and we want to ensure a thoughtful, stimulating, and positive experience from their very first class with us.
As a Mentor you will be directly responsible for supporting our instructors through lessons, code-alongs, and interactive exercises. You’ll also work with students to support their projects, help them resolve issues, and coach them through any tough spots, such as code debugging and technical problem-solving.
Founded in 2012, Juno College of Technology (formerly HackerYou College of Technology) is an award-winning provider of hands-on, project-based training for people who want to learn to code or become professional developers! From our 12,000 square foot learning space in downtown Toronto, we run full-time and continuing education courses year-round. We also run workshops and corporate training events, and we rent out our space to external groups looking to gather together. With thousands of alumni and 1000+ students a year, there’s a huge community of people ready to welcome you to Juno!
Here's a sample of a Mentor’s responsibilities at Juno:
- Provide assistance, answer questions, and share your knowledge and passions with students both in-person and online.
- Quickly understand what is causing a student difficulty, whether it’s a concept or technical error, and lead them to discover a solution.
- If you’re unable to answer a student’s specific question, be comfortable asking another mentor or instructor for assistance.
- Provide supportive, positive, and encouraging written project feedback to students.
- Familiarize yourself with the notes and course content before a class so you’re prepared for questions that may arise.
- You are collaborative, energetic, empathetic, and a great technical problem solver.
- You have a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the material being covered during the course you would like to mentor.
- You work well in a team setting alongside your lead instructor and other mentors.
- You are flexible, willing, and able to respond and adapt to different learning styles and personalities as well as a student’s particular goals and objectives in taking a Juno course.
- You are able to sufficiently use and explain tools and programs that will be used during the course.
- You take initiative, deliver results, experiment, and improve.
- You’re comfortable using Git, GitHub, Google Docs, Sheets, and Drive.
- It would be great if you also have experience as a mentor, in any discipline.
- Most of all, you are enthusiastic, have a positive attitude, and a desire to help others!
Please note this is a part-time position, with hours in the evening or weekend, depending on the course. If the above sounds like you, please complete our mentor application form found here!