Director of Mentorship for a Leading Charter School Organization

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description :

Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They’re launching a program that will provide a mentor for every student in every one of their schools in the next three years, and are seeking a Director of Mentorship to oversee the initiative. The Director of Mentorship will both oversee the day operations of the mentorship program and be responsible for development and partnership opportunities with outside vendors, clients, and partners. This person should be deeply committed to the organization’s vision of providing top-tier education to students in historically under-served areas, and will ideally have worked at a nonprofit in the startup phase.


- Liaise with corporations and community organizations to secure commitment for the mentorship program, developing an outside partnership strategy that will allow for scalable growth as the program expands in following years

- Own the business development activities for the program from initial pitching to ongoing support for program partners, maintaining a close eye on outcome benchmarks

- Hire, train, and oversee the mentorship program team, including Operations and External Relations management, Program Coordinators, and school level Site Coordinators

- Work closely with Program Developers in creating a scope and sequence of activities and prompts to encourage meaningful relationships and discussion between mentors and student mentees

- Collaborate with an outside vendor to ensure the successful launch of a virtual mentorship platform

- Supervise the creation of communication and training materials for necessary stakeholders; adding, revising, and removing information and protocols as needed

- Alongside the Human Resources team, verify that all mentors meet the screening or administrative requirements to be in contact with students as mandated by school authorizer frameworks

- Establish relationships with leaders in the education and mentorship sectors in the interest of continued partnership and the mutual learning of best practices

- Contribute to budgetary discussions with Finance and Accounting teams



- 10+ years leadership experience in a nonprofit, startup experience strongly preferred

- Bachelor’s degree, required; M.Ed or similar a plus

- 5+ years in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the private sector strongly preferred

- Proven leadership abilities with a demonstrated track record of overseeing a diverse team in a mission-driven environment

- Demonstrated success in creating an environment of inclusion, respect, and forward thinking

- Fundraising, development, and relationship-building skills, required

- Deep knowledge of and experience working with voluntary advisory Boards

- Experience managing budgets in the nonprofit world, with a particular emphasis on grant-funded initiatives

Published : Oct 22, 2020

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