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About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 13,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving 269 mentor-mentee pairs in the Bay Area at 2 schools, and 6,500 more nationwide through our direct service programs and in partnership with local nonprofits in over 16 cities. We will be growing to serve 600 pairs in the next year.

iMentor is one of the nation’s most innovative and quickly growing mentoring organizations. As a team, we are mission-focused, results-oriented, passionate and fun, and were named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times.


Position Overview

iMentor seeks a resourceful individual with clear communication skills, interest in customer service, attention to detail and a “can-do” attitude to provide event logistics support, ultimately ensuring high quality orientations and training for potential mentors in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Oakland, and San Francisco. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement and working closely with Volunteer Managers, Event Assistants must have a sincere commitment to professionalism and be excited by working in a fast-paced environment. Event Assistants will join a high energy and hardworking iMentor staff team, passionate about helping more first-generation college students graduate high school college-ready and succeed in college. Upon application, candidates will be asked to indicate their geographic location preference for either the San Jose/Sunnyvale OR San Francisco/Oakland area in their application materials. Final Event Assistant hires will be placed per their preference. 



Event Assistants may have the following roles and responsibilities. Training will be provided for all duties listed:

  • Prepare resource materials for events and transport light equipment/materials to event sites
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of small to large scale iMentor events at various venues throughout the San Jose/Sunnyvale OR San Francisco/Oakland areas
  • Assist with ordering and serving food to event participants
  • Document event activities with camera equipment
  • Support iMentor staff in facilitating portions of event activities



  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams; knowledge of customer service
  • Resourceful, self-motivated, and able to work independently yet know when to ask for help
  • Must be responsible, trustworthy, and detail oriented
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift and transport light supplies
  • Able to commit to regular evening schedule
  • Familiarity with South Bay, San Francisco, and Oakland areas a plus
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a car
  • High school degree required


Additional Details

  • Compensation: $13/hour. Travel by car throughout San Jose/Sunnyvale areas OR San Francisco/Oakland sites is required.
  • Work schedule: Part-time, up to 16 hours per week, starting in April 2017 and going through September 2017. Event Assistants must be available Monday-Thursday from 4-8:00 PM, and will be scheduled for 2-3 evenings per week.
  • Location Placement: Positions will open for either the San Jose/Sunnyvale OR San Francisco/Oakland location.
  • Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check, conducted by our vendor, GlobalHR.

How to Apply

Visit to submit a resume and cover letter that includes your weekday schedule availability and geographic location preference (San Jose/Sunnyvale OR San Francisco/Oakland). Preference will be given to candidates who can work more than three evenings per week. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is in candidates’ best interest to apply as soon as possible.  No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response. 

iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity 

  Metro Area San Jose CA
  Job Location City San Jose
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 95127
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: 13.00 To: 13.00
  Job Category Administration, Education and Training, Event planning
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Part time
  Job Posting Date Apr. 18, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name iMentor
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia
  Contact Person Kelli Doss
  Contact Phone (212) 461-4430
  Contact Fax (212) 461-4430
  Contact Email
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