2022 BCSSA Mentor Application

Applicants wishing to be considered for a Mentorship position must complete the form below to provide evidence of qualifications, professional learning, and/or experience that demonstrates exemplary practice and depth of knowledge in the practices of coaching/mentorship.

Each Mentorship contract will be for two years, with an optional additional year if required to complete the 2-year experience for the Mentee. Applicants wishing to continue serving in a Mentorship role will be required to re-apply after the first contract has been completed. To accommodate replenishing the Mentorship list, the Association has established contract limits of 5 years for each Mentor (these limits may be revised under special circumstances).

Preference will be given to candidates who …

  • Hold formal post-secondary credentials in coaching and/or mentorship
  • Adhere to the ICF Core Competencies in their work as coach/mentor
  • Possess and demonstrate positive coaching and listening skills
  • Have deep knowledge and understanding of the BCSSA Leadership Competencies Framework
  • Support Mentees in coming to their own solutions
  • Take a personal interest in and are committed to the Mentor/Mentee relationship
  • Appreciate diversity and different points of view
  • Focus on equity-based leadership
  • Participate in and value ongoing growth and professional learning
  • Provide guidance and constructive feedback
  • Are non-judgmental and inclusive
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation
  • Are collaborative
  • Are future-oriented
  • Maintain confidentiality

Expectations:  Successful candidates will be expected to…

  • Attend and participate in 3 New Member sessions per year (typically April, August, and November)
  • Attend a yearly orientation prior to September
  • Remain current in BC education governance, policy, and trends
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 meetings throughout the year for planning purposes
  • Maintain regular monthly contact with their Mentees
  • Be available to their Mentee when needed
  • Submit expenses and professional fees on a quarterly basis, briefly summarizing the types of issues and support provided
  • Liaise on a regular basis with the Membership Consultant
  • Be aware of, and avoid possible conflict of interest situations
  • Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement with BCSSA
  • Agree to participate in professional learning for coaching offered by BCSSA