TITLE: Academic Mentor
LOCATION: Various locations throughout San francisco (visit www.myeep.org/locations)
COMPENSATION: DOE, 19 hours a week (Casual; non-exempt)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is a citywide collaboration of ten non-profit organizations in San Francisco and provides paid work experience to over 1000 San Francisco high school youth annually. MYEEP leverages the desire of young people to be employed to engage them in job readiness training, youth development, and educational activities.
The Academic Mentor Program, now in its fifth year, provides participants with academic enrichment. Each MYEEP location has a dedicated Academic Mentor who facilitates skill-based workshops, monitors academic success, and provides tutoring.
MYEEP is a youth workforce program of JCYC. JCYC Youth Workforce Programs provide youth employment opportunities and experiences that enhance the lifelong employability, earning potential and development of program participants. The JCYC Workforce Programs consist of the largest youth employment programs in San Francisco, and includes MYEEP, San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW), Project Pull, JCYC STEM Academy and SSIP CitiWorks Internship Program, together providing subsidized employment experiences as well as other learning activities to over 2,000 San Francisco youth annually. For more information about MYEEP or JCYC, go to or www.jcyc.org.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The MYEEP Academic Mentor will work out of one partner agency in the San Francisco community to provide high quality academic support for program participants. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working effectively with youth of color in low-income communities. This is a casual, 19 hour a week position. The Academic Mentor reports directly to the Academic Mentor Program Coordinator.
• Support youth ages 14-16 in improving overall academic performance during the academic year;
• Create and facilitate weekly academic focused workshops for MYEEP participants;
• Lead small group tutorial sessions in a variety of subjects;
• Create and maintain a supportive learning environment for participants;
• Create individual academic success plans for each youth;
• Communicate with school administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents/guardians to obtain report cards, progress reports and student updates;
• Monitor and maintain attendance from tutorial sessions and other vital records;
• Track and input participant data using Salesforce database;
• Attend MYEEP weekly workshops to provide classroom management support;
• Attend MYEEP and JCYC program wide events;
• Support program specific civic engagement activities to ensure participants understand the importance of participating in the democratic process;
• Participate in advocacy initiatives prioritized by JCYC.
• Must be a college student or recent graduate;
• Available 4-5 days/week, Monday – Friday during after school hours (approximately 2:30pm-6:30 p.m.);
• Available Fridays for bi-weekly training meetings at JCYC main office;
• Experience working with diverse populations of youth;
• Strong understanding of high school level math (algebra, geometry); English, science (biology, chemistry, physics); history, and language electives (Spanish, Japanese, Chinese);
• Effectively exercise behavior management skills;
• Provide strong mentorship and guidance;
• Demonstrate compassion, patience, reliability, and professionalism;
• Competency with Microsoft Office and Google G Suite;
• Able to commit to duration of the MYEEP program session: September 2018 - May 2019.
• Experience working with at-risk youth;
• Strong understanding of youth development;
Email a cover letter, resume, and schedule of availability to . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.
Please Note: MYEEP and JCYC actively seek to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job related conditions or disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal background investigation. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, MYEEP and JCYC will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
JCYC’s mission is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. Through a continuum of services, JCYC programs can support children and youth from the time they start pre-school until they are ready to move onto college. In addition to providing direct services, JCYC has also organized and continues to lead some of the largest and most successful youth collaborations in San Francisco.