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E-0002 Educator Program - Mentor

Publication Date: 1/12/2022
Call for proposals for the MVP Wave closes at 11:59pm PT on January 26, 2022.

About this Grant

Type: Strategy, Project Management
Mentor: Crystal Marcus-Kanesaka, Project and Production Manager
Project Length:
  • 8 weeks
  • Estimated 120 hours
  • Start: February 21, 2022
  • End: April 18, 2022
Compenstation $10,000
  • Option 1: 50/50 Split USDC to BTRST
  • Option 2: 70/30 Split USDC to BTRST
  • The amount of BTRST will be determined based on the USD value of the grant (30 day trailing average USD price of token at time of grant issued). Add’l FAQs for compensation can be found here.

About the Project

1. What is the Problem or Opportunity?

Thousands of new talent are joining the Braintrust network every week. The community needs a process in which new talent can be onboarded by existing talent, guided through the job search and application process on Braintrust, receive valuable assistance in getting hired through the platform, and ultimately receive a rewarding and compelling experience as a member of the community.
Project Evaluation: Ambassador Projects Evaluation Framework
Focus Area: Community

2. Why now?

GSV in the Braintrust network surpassed $30M+ in 2021, and more enterprises and companies of all sizes are looking to hire on Braintrust. The foundations of the Educators role has been created, the community now needs to continue that work to further refine and scale the program.

3. Project Overview

This project is to continue to refine and scale the MVP Mentor role under the Educator program. Mentors are “hired” by talent to help them land jobs: review their proposals, profiles and do mock interviews. These sessions can be scheduled through group Calendly.
Mentor Activities:
  • Mentor 1:1 sessions with the talent who signs up with the mentor: profile reviews, proposal writing, mock interviews, etc.
  • Keep attendance and validate as one form of “proof of work” in Discord, under #proof-of-work (to be validated and Leveled-up by Community Mods)
  • Flag successful incoming talent to become future Community Mentors/ Onboarders

3a. High-Level Requirements

Refine and scale the existing Mentor’s role:
  1. 1.
    Update Mentor role requirements and guidelines based on existing learnings.
  2. 2.
    Build new incentive rewards for Mentors.
  3. 3.
    Continue to recruit Mentors from the community.
  4. 4.
    Update the Mentor selection process.
  5. 5.
    Update the reporting framework.
  6. 6.
    Deploy the next cohort of 10 Mentors.
  7. 7.
    Measure program effectiveness.

3b. Refining Requirements

Your proposal should expand on what is written above by listing concrete methods to achieve the aforementioned goals, propose (if needed) an appropriate timeline, and constantly make program improvements.

4. Milestones & Checkpoints

All contributors will be expected to record a 1-minute summary video to be shared with the community in the monthly Growth Reports video.
Weeks 1- 2:
  • Become familiar with the existing Mentor’s role and the Educators Program.
  • Speak with members of the community to get feedback on the existing role of the Mentor.
Week 3 - 4:
  • Develop a Stop/Start/Continue doc for the Mentor role based on findings from weeks 1-2.
  • Update the Mentor selection process as needed.
  • Update the Mentor reporting framework as needed.
Week 5: Begin recruiting the 2nd cohort of Mentors and update necessary systems and guidelines.
Week 6: Recruit, onboard and train new Mentors.
Week 7: Recruit, onboard and train new Mentors + start measuring program effectiveness.
Week 8: Conduct program evaluation and measure success, suggest and make program improvements for the second cohort.

5. What is success?

  • Get the 2nd cohort of 10+ Mentors up and running for at least 2 weeks.
  • Mentors should have little to no assistance needed from the core team to perform the Mentor role.
  • 4.5+ Star ratings & reviews of the Mentors (reviewed by the community).

The Contributor

This grant is available to any Level 1 - Level 3 Braintrust Contributor. You will be asked to submit your Discord username in your application to verify contributor status.

This project requires:

Demonstrated success in launching and refining program infrastructure and processes for a large community (10K+ members) Exceptional project management and people management skills Experience recruiting, onboarding, training teams greater than 10+ people

The best contributors to the Braintrust project:

  • Have a strong sense of commitment to the Braintrust platform and their fellow community members who will benefit from their contributions.
  • Are proactive, clear and concise communicators that keep mentors updated frequently with wins, challenges, and blockers.
  • Take ownership of their work, and embody a “figure it out” mentality that is driven by their desire to make Braintrust the best network.
  • Are strong project managers who identify challenges and communicate solutions early and often.
  • They appreciate that the mentors are there to guide their work, not manage the project.
  • Strive to raise the bar and know that quality of output is incredibly important. They will act as stewards to the Braintrust brand leveraging the brand style guidelines, tone and voice guidelines, and writing rules to uphold the brand standards.
  • Bring remarkable ideas to life, building moments and experiences that stop someone in their tracks.

About the Selection Process

Call for Submissions
January 12, 2022
Submissions Close
January 26, 2022
Last day for interviews
February 11, 2022
Selection Date
February 16, 2022
Offer Acceptance Date
February 18, 2022
Project Kickoff
February 21, 2022
Applicants will receive Y/N feedback from the Proposal Admins on moving onto the next step in the process within 2 business days of submission.

Additional Notes about Projects in the Grant Program:

  • Educator grant compensation includes both the time and materials needed to complete the project. A portion of the grant can be requested up front to cover material costs. These expenses are approved by the Grants committee.
  • All projects are completed open source for the benefit of the community. Grant contributors do not own the IP associated with their grant.
  • All grants have an expectation of thorough and public documentation that can be used by future contributors that want to enhance / improve upon past efforts, document process and how-to, FAQs.
  • Educator grants require a 1 year service agreement (up to 10 additional hours) to accommodate bug fixing, updates to libraries, etc.
  • There is a formal process by with the Grants Committee and/or Grantee can request a change to the scope/ compensation/timelines of this project. The changes must be agreed upon by both parties.
Call for proposals for the MVP Wave closes at 11:59pm PT on January 26, 2022.