City Year is proud to partner with iMentor, so our alums can continue to make a difference in the lives of first-generation students and help them succeed in high school and college.
iMentor offers City Year alums
iMentor’s College Success, Program Managers gain experience in a wide range of skill sets: volunteer management, lesson planning, classroom management, event planning and execution, public speaking and communicating with diverse program stakeholders. As a College Success, Program Manager, you will work with your supervisor to create an individualized professional development plan that includes both short-term and long-term goals; you will pursue these goals through classes, webinars, networking events, reading material, mentoring, workshops and more.
College Success, Program Managers will also receive the following benefits:
- $60,000 annual salary
- up to 100% employer-funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- 401K match up to four percent
- paid time off: summer vacation benefit (multiple weeks of program shutdown during which Program Managers do not report to work); Spring Break week off; 13 paid holidays, your birthday and one floating holiday; iMentor closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day; six-seven sick days annually and 12 days of accrued vacation annually
- significant opportunities for professional development and growth, including a $250 personal professional development budget in your first year that increases to $500 in each subsequent year
- flexible home/office/school working arrangement
- pre-tax commuter benefits
- dependent care and health care flexible spending plans
- one hour of wellness time off per week for wellness activities of your choosing
- TriNet marketplace where employees can access discounts on various goods and services
- Program Managers receive a company-sponsored iPhone and service plan as part of your core set-up
Why City Year loves iMentor
iMentor believes that all students deserve an equitable chance to pursue their ambitions. Its program builds authentic mentoring relationships to bring greater equity to students’ educational journeys. Through these long-term relationships, first-generation students of color from underserved communities increase their access to the knowledge, experiences and resources required to succeed in college or their postsecondary pathway of choice and to pursue their career ambitions.
By partnering with public schools serving primarily first-generation college students and providing every student in the school with a mentor, iMentor supports students’ postsecondary journeys with a level of depth and personalization that cannot be matched by traditional advising models. iMentor’s students are 37% more likely to enroll in college and graduate college at double the rates of their peers. Since its inception, iMentor has created and supported 38,000 mentoring relationships. iMentor partners with public schools in New York City, Chicago, Bay Area and Baltimore to ensure every student receives a mentor.
College Success, Program Managers facilitate high-impact relationships between 80-100 mentee/mentor pairs by leveraging iMentor’s programmatic model to deepen pair relationships and help mentors guide mentees toward the goal of developing a robust postsecondary plan by high school graduation and supporting a successful transition into a postsecondary pathway. Program Managers work with mentors to position them as a “go-to” resource for their mentee and provide individual coaching to ensure pair growth. Program Managers facilitate weekly classroom sessions for mentees, lead monthly pair events and provide individualized support for pairs. They help develop a strong partnership at their school site and contribute to iMentor’s impact in the postsecondary success landscape.
The ideal candidate will have two or more years of professional experience working with high-school aged youth, understanding or interest in the postsecondary landscape and 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 postsecondary journey. The candidate most closely aligned with iMentor’s vision believes that every student deserves a champion and a chance to have a fulfilling postsecondary experience that leads to a financially stable career. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at iMentor, and serving two years with City Year strengthens an applicant’s chances for being selected as a College Success, Program Manager.
Learn more about mentee and mentor relationships at iMentor.
Program manager job openings will be posted on iMentor’s careers page.
Applications for positions in New York City, Chicago, Bay Area and Baltimore are typically open from February to July. Hiring is done on a rolling basis during the recruitment window. The position start date for applicants will be determined by geographic location.
To identify your City Year affiliation
City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumé as part of their application materials.
For more information
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about career opportunities.
Please note that all admissions decisions are made by iMentor. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in the program must complete the full application process.