Student Mentoring and Program Facilitation (60%)

1:1 Mentoring
Mentor a caseload of approximately 30 high school students, building relationships and conducting regular mentoring at school, in our office or by phone.
Utilize a unique mentoring methodology based upon adolescent social-emotional development, cultural relevance, and critical consciousness. Enable conversations that allow students to reflect upon the impact of identities and social/cultural context on their lives.
Hold students accountable to year-round program participation, as well as demonstrating a personal commitment to students that results in a high level of engagement throughout their Summer Search experience.
Monitor and promote students’ academic and extracurricular participation and performance, as well as post-secondary readiness requirements.
Communicate with students’ families, especially regarding details about summer experiences and career opportunities.
Group Mentoring
Before each session, prepare by reviewing group mentoring curriculum, gathering materials and sending student reminders.
Create a safe community where students can be honest with each other by ensuring each student has the space to be heard and challenged respectfully and setting-up physical space that is conducive to achieving the objectives of each session.
Recognize a student safety situation and how to respond and care for both the individual student and the group.
Observe and respond to group needs and adapt facilitation style accordingly.
School Engagement and Relationship Building (15%)
With School and Community Engagement staff’s guidance, lead outreach presentations and application workshops for prospective students, and provide 1:1 follow up as needed.
With School and Community Engagement staff, establish and nurture relationships with staff partners at your partner high school(s).
Know the resources and people available at your partner high school(s) and how these resources intersect with Summer Search.
With School and Community Engagement staff, engage school partners proactively in supporting students and coordinating logistics.
Respond promptly and thoughtfully to requests from school partners.
Administration and Project Management (25%)
Enter and track program data accurately and daily in Salesforce database to assess student progress and drive organizational learning, to ensure high levels of program quality and professional development.
Perform duties that support student engagement in program elements, including summer experience and post-secondary workshops and preparation.
Provide curriculum feedback to inform iterative curriculum development.
Participate in regular meetings with direct supervisor and fellow mentors to share experiences, problem solve collaboratively, support and learn and build self-awareness of own mentoring.
Participate in elements of an evaluation plan designed to assess program quality, fidelity and outcomes and

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


Program Associates exemplify curiosity, empathy, teamwork, flexibility, critical consciousness, and a commitment to learning. Specifically, strong candidates will bring: Required experience/ knowledge here.
EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of professional experience working with student populations served by Summer Search (e.g. low-income families, students of color, LGBTQIA+, English Language Learners, and diverse religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Group facilitation experien

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About Summer Search

At Summer Search, we believe in 'No Ceilings' and envision a world in which young people, regardless of circumstances, can chart their own destiny. In the United States, students from underserved communities – disproportionately BIPOC and first-generation – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life. Nevertheless, these young people possess unique strengths, resilience, and limitless potential.

Since 1990, Summer Search has partnered with young people during their transition from adolescence into adulthood by connecting them to expansive opportunities, professional mentoring, and a community of support. Summer Searchers recognize their potential and build a toolkit to navigate and challenge systemic barriers, break new ground for their families and communities, and achieve economic equity and a life of purpose.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY Follow the link below to submit a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed to Isabella Rogovin, Program Manager, that answers the question, “Why are you interested in the Program Associate role at Summer Search?” https://summersearch.org/job-openings/?gnk=apply&gni=8a78859f8a48e55e018a8a7900f9743a&gns=NOLS+Alumni