Position: Trainer Corps Induction Program Mentor 
Term Dates: Recruitment in February, Onboarding in March/April, Working at NAFSA's Annual Conference

The Trainer Corps Induction Program Mentor has three main points of contact with new Trainer Corps inductees, two of which happen at the NAFSA Annual Conference. The goal of the mentor is to provide positive insight and personal experience to the multitude of questions a new inductee has as they begin their Trainer Corps experience. The mentor plays a critical role in creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere to the inductees on behalf of the entire Trainer Corps community.

As a Trainer Induction Program Mentor you will:

  • Meet and welcome the new class of Trainer Corps inductees into the Trainer Corps community 
  • Provide guidance and share experience to new Trainer Corps inductees
  • Foster conversations and connections among new and renewing Trainer Corps members

Position updated December 2019

Applications are not currently being accepted.
Major Functions and Responsibilities
  • Virtual participation in Induction Program Mentor Preparation Program is required
  • Commit to attending (in-person) the ‘lunch and learn’ on either or both Sunday and Monday Induction Workshop during the NAFSA Annual Conference
  • Commit to attending the Trainer Corps Reception at the NAFSA Annual Conference
  • Connect with select inductees virtually following the NAFSA Annual Conference as a check-in and provide ‘next steps’ advice as appropriate

All NAFSA leaders are expected to foster an inclusive environment and seek to learn and understand the multicultural perspectives of the committee/team, our constituents, and stakeholders to align with the NAFSA Diversity and Inclusion Statement. An expression of leadership in this area includes:

  • Engaging the committee/team to identify and implement strategies for increased personal outreach, recruitment, and onboarding for all, especially diversity-focused and underrepresented groups
  • Increasing accessibility and participation from underrepresented groups, individuals, and institutions
  • Expanding educational content within the committees’ purview through intentional outreach and recruitment of diverse presenters and institutional types in partnership with various NAFSA groups

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a professional association driven by its Strategic Plan as established by the Board of Directors.  The success of the association depends on the productive engagement of three key constituencies: the Board, member-leaders, and staff.  Member-leaders are advocates for the association’s mission, vision, values, diversity and inclusion, and ethical principles. They align their work closely with the Board through its vice presidents and with staff to carry out the Strategic Plan. Member-leader roles are guided by objectives assigned by the Strategic Plan, by outcome accountabilities outlined in the Standing Rules, and by position descriptions for specific roles.

  • Virtual Preparation Program: approximately 2 hours of time before the Annual Conference 
  • Each lunch-and-learn session a mentor participates in will last approximately 90 minutes. 
  • The Trainer Corps reception is approximately two hours. 
  • The follow-up with inductees is individualized by each mentor but estimated to be approximately 1-2 hours of post Annual Conference commitment. 
How to Get Involved

The Trainer Corps leadership selects and appoints the Induction Program Mentors each year.

Mark Your Calendar

A call for Induction Program Mentors will be sent to the entire Trainer Corps community in February or March. Trainer Corps Induction Program Mentors must attend the NAFSA Annual Conference, be available over the lunch hour on either/both Sunday and Monday of preconference and attend the Trainer Corps Reception on Sunday evening of preconference.