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Career Partnership with iMentor

City Year is proud to partner with iMentor so our alumni can continue to make a difference in the lives of first-generation students and help them succeed in high school and in college. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that all young people deserve a champion and a mentor to support their ambitions. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for iMentor’s Program Manager, College Success (PM) role.



iMentor is a national organization that builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Since 1999, iMentor has connected more than 13,000 students with mentors. In New York City, Chicago, San Francisco-Bay Area and Baltimore, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor.

iMentor’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that people of all backgrounds deserve equal access to educational opportunities. Recognizing that our country’s history of racism and systemic oppression continues to drive educational disparities for students of color, we give special focus to addressing the economic and racial divides that impact the communities we serve. We are committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of educational equity and inclusion.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at iMentor, and serving two years with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a Program Manager, College Success (PM). 

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About the iMentor Program Manager, College Success (PM) Role:

PMs will facilitate high impact relationships between ~150 mentee and mentor pairs by leveraging iMentor's programmatic model to deepen pair relationships and help mentors guide mentees toward the goal of post-secondary success.

PMs will work with mentors (adult-volunteers) to position them as a “go-to” resource for their mentee, and provide individual coaching for pairs. PMs will leverage the classroom environment to inspire personal and academic development for each mentee enrolled in the program, pivoting students to develop strong relationships with their mentors. By providing individual support for pairs, facilitating weekly classroom lessons for mentees, leading monthly events, they will help develop a strong partnership at their school site and contribute to iMentor’s impact in the college success landscape. They will join a results-oriented, collaborative team working within partner schools across our network.

The ideal candidate will have three (3) or more years of professional experience working with high-school aged youth in a school-based or large-group setting. Experience in college access programming is a plus. Candidates should display youth development knowledge, strong communication skills, effective persistence, and experience coaching individuals toward personal growth. They should believe that every student deserves a champion and a chance to graduate from college.

Watch this video to learn more about mentee and mentor relationships at iMentor. 

How will the PM role help me to develop my skills and grow as a professional?

PMs gain experience in a range of skill sets: volunteer management, lesson planning, classroom management, event planning and execution, public speaking, and communicating with diverse program stakeholders.

What are some other benefits that I can look forward to as a PM?

  • Annual competitive salary commensurate with experience that varies across regions.
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage.
  • 401K match up to 4%.
  • iMentor employees receive 18 days paid vacation to start and vacation allotments increase as your tenure at iMentor increases.
  • Professional development budget of $250 your first year and $500 each year after. PMs work with their supervisors to create an individualized professional development plan that includes both short-term and long-term goals; PMs pursue these goals through classes, webinars, networking events, reading material, mentoring, workshops and more.
  • Gain experience working in a rapidly growing, diverse, nonprofit setting.

Applying to the PM Role:

  • Applications for positions in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco-Bay Area and Baltimore are typically open from February to July. Hiring is done on a rolling basis during the recruitment window. Position start date for applications will be determined by geographic location. Open PM job openings will be posted here on our iMentor Careers page.

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Please note that all admissions decisions are made by iMentor. Corps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.