Program Manager, College Success (Oakland)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/28/2018

Address

400 105th Ave
Oakland
CA
94603
United States

Description

About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model.


This year, iMentor is serving over 500 mentor-mentee pairs in the Bay Area and 7,100 more nationwide. In 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area became iMentor’s first region on the West Coast. We are currently serving schools in Oakland and San Jose with a goal to expand in the upcoming years.


iMentor has been recognized through funding from many of the leading education funders in the country, including the Ballmer Group, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, New Profit Inc., and the Kresge Foundation. As a team, we are collaborative, fun, bring passion and joy to our work, and deeply believe in human potential. iMentor was recently named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times. Read more about our work and values at: http://www.imentor.org


Position Overview

Program Managers (PMs) will facilitate high-impact relationships between 130 and 150 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 Director of the Bay Area, PMs will facilitate weekly classroom sessions for mentees, lead monthly pair events, and provide individualized support for pairs in Oakland. They will help develop a strong partnership at their school site, Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Acadamy, and contribute to iMentor’s impact in the college success landscape.


The ideal candidate will have 3+ 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 ~150 mentee-mentor pairs:

  • Match mentors and mentees at the beginning of each program cycle
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ensure mentees and mentors exchange deep and meaningful correspondence on a weekly basis via iMentor’s technology platform
  • Plan and manage monthly events at school site or on a college campus
  • Promote and support mentor-facing curriculum and cultural competency training
  • Work with Program Director to develop deep partnerships with school staff and administrators to support programmatic/curricular outcomes


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 and high school graduation requirements
  • Document all support provided and maintain high quality, timely notes on progress of all pairs
  • Use class sessions and events to build college and career aspiration and help them navigate the post-secondary preparation process
  • Providing cohort-level and individual support to mentors so that pairs identify and realize post-secondary goals


Requirements

  • Three (3)+ years of professional experience in youth development, education and/or volunteer engagement
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Comfortable working at both the iMentor office and at schools
  • Available and excited to work 2-4 evenings per month
  • Able to travel throughout Bay Area (particularly Oakland and San Jose) and to staff events and trainings on some weeknights and Saturdays; transportation not provided·
  • Valid driver's license required and access to a car strongly preferred
  • 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 plus
  • College access programming or volunteer management, a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of Oakland community, school culture and state college landscape a plus


Compensation & Benefits

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



How to Apply

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest

in and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is in

candidates’ best interest to apply as soon as possible. No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will

receive a response.


iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Strong Commitment to Diversity



Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

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


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://app.trinethire.com/companies/613-imentor/jobs/11490-program-manager-college-success-oakland

How to Apply

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest

in and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is in

candidates’ best interest to apply as soon as possible. No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will

receive a response.


iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Strong Commitment to Diversity



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