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Mentor at SEO Scholars San Francisco

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Recruiting Organization: SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity)

SEO Scholars San Francisco is looking for 45 Mentors from the San Francisco area to support dedicated and hardworking Scholars throughout their 11th-grade year. Our project-based mentoring model supports the development of critical life skills, encourages relationship-building, allows mentors to share their own experiences, and provides students with the tools they will need to navigate both college and their future careers.

Mentors attend 12 Saturday sessions for two hours each in the afternoon. Each session mentors are given a goal to complete with their mentee. Topics include: researching and applying to summer enrichment programs, beginning the college application process (crafting personal narratives, researching colleges, etc.), and building professional skills (interview training, resume-building, networking). Currently, all mentor sessions take place in-person in downtown San Francisco.

What is the role of an SEO Scholars Mentor?

  • Model Professional Relationships: Cultivate trust and understanding, set goals together, provide perspective.
  • Assist with Projects: Scholarship and summer Enrichment Program applications, resume building, and college research.
  • Support Scholars’ Academics: Discuss grades and test scores, provide strategies to improve performance, and help motivate them through their rigorous junior year.
  • Job Shadow: Take Scholar(s) on a day on the job.
  • Communication with PM/Scholar: communicate on a weekly/daily basis via phone or email

What are the expectations of SEO Scholars mentors?

  • Professional demeanor (appearance, attitude, etc.).
  • Consistent attendance (no more than 1 absence/semester).
  • Weekly communication with program manager and mentee.
  • Update tracker.

What is the commitment?

  • 12 in-person sessions between September and May on Saturday afternoons in a San Francisco location.
  • 2 hour sessions which include a skill-building Mentor Opening Circle and Mentor Session with Scholars.
  • Weekly communication via email, text, etc.
  • Optional: Job Shadow- Mentors host their mentee for a day at their place of work

What is the application process?

  • Complete application by September 1st
  • Participate in a 30 minute Zoom interview with the 11th Grade Program Manager
  • Complete a background check that includes fingerprinting and DOJ processing
Note on COVID-19

Every mentor is required to be fully vaccinated (booster shots are not mandatory but strongly recommended). Mentors must submit proof of vaccination. Currently, mentors are required to take weekly COVID tests to ensure the health and safety of our community.

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Fee Amount: None

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