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Program Manager, College Success 12th Grade

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iMentor
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Chicago, IL
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Published 23 days ago

Program Managers (PMs) will facilitate high-impact relationships between 80 to 100 mentee/mentor pairs by leveraging iMentor’s programmatic model to deepen pair relationships and help mentors guide mentees toward the goal of college entrance and graduation. PMs will work with mentors (adult-volunteers) to position them as a “go-to” resource for their mentee and provide individual coaching to ensure pair growth. Reporting to the Program Directors, College Success, PMs will facilitate weekly classroom sessions for mentees, lead monthly pair events, and provide individualized support for pairs. They will help develop a strong partnership at their school site and contribute to iMentor’s impact in the college success landscape.

The ideal candidate will have one (1) + years of professional experience. They will have experience working with high-school aged youth, and an interest in or experience working with adult volunteers. They will believe deeply in mentoring as a tool for youth success and be confident that, with the right support, a caring, committed adult can build a relationship with a student and support their post-secondary journey. The candidate most closely aligned with the iMentor vision believes that every student deserves a champion and a chance to graduate from college.


Responsibilities

Provide high-quality pair support to ~100 mentee-mentor pairs

·        Re-matching mentees (if need be) at the beginning of each program cycle (12th grade)

·        Provide cohort-level and individualized coaching for mentors to better support and build relationships with their mentees

·        Lead targeted case management support for pairs to ensure they meet programmatic outcomes and participation requirements

·        Use data to determine which pairs may need additional support or program interventions

·        Document all support provided and maintain high quality, timely notes on progress of all pairs

·        Utilize iMentor’s online platform to document pair support notes and troubleshoot struggling pairs with supervisor

·        Create and coordinate in-person meeting opportunities for pairs to increase program participation

 

Ensure high-quality curricular engagement

·        Lead multiple classroom sessions per week for mentees at partner school locations

·        PM delivers grade level iMentor class lessons and event curriculum to fidelity

·        Mentors are woven throughout instruction, centering them as catalyst for student success

·        Ensure mentees and mentors exchange deep and meaningful correspondence on a weekly basis via iMentor’s technologyplatform

·        Plan and manage monthly pair events

·        Promote and support mentortraining

·        Work with Interim Executive Director to develop deep partnerships with school staff and administrators to support programmatic/curricular outcomes

·        Promote all curricular resources to parents, mentors, and mentees and use program data to identify who is not engaging in curriculum

 

Provide robust and targeted post-secondary support

·        Work closely with partner school and internal teams to align on post-secondary goals and support strategies for students and mentors

·        Support and train mentors on post-secondary preparation process

·        Providing cohort-level and individual support to mentors so that pairs identify and realize post-secondarygoals

·        Parent engagement around the transition for life after HS

·        Parents and guardians receive program updates and outreach twice per year

·        Enroll 12th grade students into PSP

 

Use of Data to drive outcomes

·        Work closely with partner school and internal teams to align on post-secondary goals and support strategies for students and mentors

·        Track student post-secondary progress and use data to identify additional support or intervention needs for pair

·        Support pairs through the post-secondary application process and making a post-secondary decision


Other Responsibilities:

·        Document all support provided and maintain high quality, timely notes on progress of all pairs

·        Communicate weekly with mentors via email

·        Track weekly class attendance and monthly event attendance

·        Attend weekly Grade Team Meeting and monthly program team and regional team meetings

·        Attend ongoing Program Manager trainings

·        Comply with all iMentor safety policies (consent forms, safety escalation protocol, logging safety notes/incidents, monitoring pair communication)

·        Other duties as requested by supervising manager

Requirements

  • Three (3) + years of professional experience in youth development, education and/or volunteer engagement
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Post-secondary advising experience
  • Understanding or relevant regional post-secondary landscape (college access/process)
  • Comfortable working at both the iMentor office and at schools
  • Available and excited to work 3-5 evenings per month
  • Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check
  • Able to travel throughout your region to staff events and trainings on some weeknights and Saturdays; transportation not provided  
  • Alignment with iMentor’s values (http://www.imentor.org/values

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to have tough conversations
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to look at data, understand its implications, and identify next steps
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate in a team environment
  • Experience and comfort with facilitation of classroom sessions and events
  • Experience and comfort working with high school students, school staff, and adult volunteers
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a strong plus
  • College access programming or volunteer management
  • Post-secondary advising experience
  • Knowledge of community, school culture and state college landscape, strongly preferred 


Program Managers (PMs) will facilitate high-impact relationships between 80 to 100 mentee/mentor pairs by leveraging iMentor’s programmatic model to deepen pair relationships and help mentors guide mentees toward the goal of college…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 18 days paid annual vacation and 13 paid holidays, and most iMentor functions closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • 401k match up to 4%
  • Significant opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 18 days paid annual vacation and 13 paid holidays, and most iMentor…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Sorry, due to the high-volume of applicants for this and other positions here at iMentor, no phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response. 

 iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications will be considered on a…

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