Career Prep Coach: Software Engineering

Management Leadership For Tomorrow, Remote

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Duration: Part-Time

Management Leadership for Tomorrow prepares men and women of color to secure high trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities.  Spanning college through mid-career, MLT’s programs have driven breakthrough results for more than 8,000 underrepresented minorities and 130+ partner organizations including leading corporations, social-sector organizations and universities.
The mission of MLT’s Career Prep Program is to prepare high-achieving minority college juniors for success in leading, business-related internships and jobs. 

The Career Prep Coach focusing on Software Engineering (SWE) is primarily responsible to guide Fellows interested in this industry through the 18-month personal and career development curriculum. The Coach also consults on the development of SWE-specific curriculum and seminar content, engages with corporate partners to learn more about their job opportunities and assists with program execution and evaluation. You will also learn about and assess the qualities required of successful candidates for top internship and career programs in this area and bear the responsibility for ensuring the program delivers a class of highly qualified candidates to present to corporate partner organizations. To this end, you will develop a keen understanding of the success profile sought by companies looking for SWE and related majors and hone the ability to nurture and guide Fellows through their development until they exhibit these traits.
The ideal candidate has a background in software engineering in a major tech corporation, with a strong understanding of how to prepare Fellows effectively for the recruitment and interview process for both internships and full-time roles in the field, as well as for on-the-job success. To excel in this role, you should also possess excellent interpersonal and motivational skills in order to initiate strong relationships and build rapport with program Fellows, corporate partners, and MLT staff.
This role is a part-time position with remote work arrangements available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and coach a portfolio of Fellows through our career management curriculum and through the development of and adherence to a personalized career roadmap
  • Track, manage and record fellow data and behavioral management in our database
  • Develop, revise and deliver content for Career Prep seminars and webinars, often in conjunction with corporate partners
  • Collaborate with College Programs team, Partnerships team and corporate partners to understand the career opportunities available to undergraduates; identify, educate and prepare Fellows for best potential opportunities
  • Collaborate with and assist Fellow Recruitment team to develop and deploy recruitment strategies for each new class of fellows
  • Read and evaluate applications and make recommendations for program admission


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience in a professional setting, including 2-3 years’ experience in software engineering, and a strong professional success profile
  • Demonstrated understanding of the bar for success in top organizations and how to coach Fellows to meet that bar
  • Experience tracking and reporting data (ideally utilizing Salesforce)
  • Passion for and track record of coaching college students and/or professionals
  • Ability to travel 3 weekends a year to program seminars/events (hosted in various locations nationally)

About Management Leadership For Tomorrow

John Rice at CitiAs a Harvard MBA student in the early 1990’s, John Rice began delving into the reasons why there were few other students there who looked like him. He developed a thesis for a nonprofit organization that would provide the training, coaching and networks that traditionally have been unavailable to minorities. In 2002, after a successful career at Disney and the National Basketball Association, John left the private sector to found the organization he first envisioned in business school: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). Transforming Lives Today, MLT has transformed the careers and life trajectories of more than 6,000 Black, Hispanic and Native American women and men – from college students to seasoned executives. MLT partners with more than 100 leading companies, social sector organizations and universities to strengthen their recruitment and retention of diverse talent. Know-How. Navigation. Network. MLT’s distinctive model provides the know-how, navigation systems and network to ensure talented underrepresented minorities are able to get on and stay on the path to senior leadership. MLT’s Rising Leaders benefit from exceptional coaching, skills training, and a powerful, professional network unlike any other – peers, mentors and senior leaders who share experience, trust and a commitment to helping each other advance. MLT’s experience and expertise are influencing national conversations about opportunity, race, workforce diversity and economic mobility, and proving that these vexing gaps and inequities can be overcome.

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