anybody want to work as a GMAT support coach?


I know that this is an unlikely place to see a GMAT job posting, but I’m a big fan of the hiring organization, and… well, you never know who might stumble across this blog post.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is one of my favorite MBA-related organizations, and they’re looking for somebody to help their annual cohort of 270+ fellows connect with the best GMAT test-prep resources. See below for the full GMAT Support Coach job posting, or click here to go straight to the MLT website.

If you have questions about MLT, feel free to send me an email, and I’ll put you in touch with one of my favorite GMAT students who have been successful MLT fellows.


The Organization

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is the premier career development institution that equips high potential African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with the key ingredients—skills, coaching and door-opening relationships—that unlock their potential.  By cracking the code on career potential, MLT is developing the next generation of minority leaders for the corporate and non-profit sectors, who will in turn have transformational impact on our communities.   MLT delivers programming that puts minorities on the fast-track to success at every stage of their careers: from College through MBA and the Executive levels.

In partnership with 100 top-tier corporations such as Citi, Google, Deloitte, and PepsiCo, along with 30 top business schools, MLT has achieved breakthrough results; MLT has been featured on the cover of Fortune and in CNN’s Black In America 2.

Position Description

One of MLT’s flagship programs, “MBA Prep,” is expanding its offering to include coaching and expert guidance for high-potential young professionals to achieve strong results on the GMAT.

MLT is seeking an inaugural coach for this program who will provide participants with advice about the right type of GMAT prep for each participant’s unique needs and act as an accountability partner in an effort to maximize the participants’ performance on the GMAT. In this unique program, the coach will not be tutoring GMAT students directly, but rather will help participants select and leverage resources and a strong support network to achieve stellar results. The coach will help frame the initial cohort and provide insights about year 1 learnings, with the ultimate goal of honing and scaling this offering the following year. The role will start in January 2017 and the program runs from May 2017 through January 2018.

This is a great opportunity for someone with proven results in tutoring students to beat the GMAT; experience generating insights/learnings as a result of launching a new offering; a deep affinity for coaching and mentoring young professionals; and a passion for MLT’s mission. The preferred location for the coach will be DC (in the proximity of the MLT DC office), but remote candidates will be considered for the role. The role reports to the Director of the MBA Prep program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coach and guide MLT participants through a multi-month program designed to prepare them for each aspect of the GMAT
  • Provide guidance on the types of support and resources that are best suited to the participant’s profile
  • Hold participants accountable to individual and group activities and commitments in pursuit of goals
  • Track and report on progress against individual and collective objectives, success measures, and outcomes at the individual and cohort level
  • Stay abreast of the test prep ecosystem (e.g. test prep providers, techniques, and schools of thought about prep) as well as the socio-emotional component of the experience (e.g. new behavior adoption, positive visualization, etc.)
  • Develop and manage relationships with recommended test prep and tutor services providers
  • Read and evaluate applications for the GMAT Support program

Competencies, Experience, and Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent degree required, plus 5 years of post-college experience
  • 700 GMAT score, taken within the last 3 years
  • 2+ years of teaching GMAT prep and tutoring experience with a national test prep provider and/or formal tutoring GMAT component subject matter for 50+ students; proven success coaching students to improve scores in foundational math and with overall score of <500
  • Coaching or advising experience at the college or professional level; we are seeking an empathetic coach who is also comfortable providing constructive feedback and holding participants accountable

To apply: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to ASAP; include GMAT Support Coach in the subject line.

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