Peer Coach for Virtual Leadership Institute (virtual experience)

Atlas Corps seeks Peer Coach volunteers for Virtual Leadership Institute 

Want to meet the world's rising social change leaders and improve your facilitation skills right from the comfort of your own home? 

Overview: Atlas Corps is looking for virtual volunteers to facilitate monthly video calls, provide guidance, and review e-learning assignments as part of the Virtual Leadership Institute (VLI) – an online learning community for social change leaders between the ages of 22-35, based on the established Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. This 6-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. By engaging Peer Coaches in the VLI, Atlas Corps aims to provide Scholars with a space for peer support, project brainstorming, and discussions on questions related to the overall learning curriculum.

Impact: Designed for mission-driven individuals seeking social change, the VLI helps Scholars obtain additional professional development skills and drive an even greater impact in communities around the world. The result is a global society ecosystem that is strengthened with knowledge, inspired by a shared passion for positive social impact, and empowered with the tools to achieve results.

As a Peer Coach, you will create a productive environment for co-learning, help the participants develop their leadership or policy projects, and guide Scholars through discussions about leadership development and social impact.

Time Commitment: 4–5 hours per month during a 6-month period. You can now apply to become a Peer Coach for one of the following VLI cohorts:

  • Cohort 11 (Scholars from Pakistan) | February 13 – August 6, 2023

  • Cohort 12 (Scholars from Bolivia, Nicaragua, Spain, India & more) | March 6 – September 6, 2023

  • Cohort 13 (Scholars from Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Organizations) | May 29 – November 19, 2023

Expectations: Throughout the course of the program, Peer Coaches will:

  • help the Atlas Corps VLI Team facilitate monthly Project Calls;

  • conduct a monthly review and grading of Scholars’ assignments;

  • lead 1-on-1 or small group Virtual Office Hours consultations.

Before taking on the role of a Peer Coach, you will be provided with a virtual training and additional materials necessary to prepare you for the role.

Eligibility: To become a Peer Coach you must:

  • be able to commit to an initial training of up to 2 hours and 4–5 hours per month for co-facilitation of video calls, assignment grading, consultations, and pre-reading preparation;
  • have experience in facilitating virtual meetings, and knowledge of Zoom and Google Meet for video conferencing;

  • have strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and a proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds;

  • have at least 4 years of full-time professional experience (experience in supporting programs/projects in the nonprofit or social impact sector is a plus);

  • demonstrate a positive attitude and an open mind to contribute to a future cohort of VLI Scholars;

  • be fluent in English.

Benefits: 

  • practice your facilitation and peer coaching skills;

  • access all content, resources, and live sessions of the Virtual Leadership Institute;

  • interact with and learn from social change leaders from around the world;

  • $250 honorarium;

  • certificate of completion.

About Atlas Corps 

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12- to 18-month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. For more information on our current programming, please visit https://atlascorps.org/programs/