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Learning Mentor Position Description

The Mentoring Center (TMC) is currently recruiting for a Learning Mentor for the EMERGE Academic Reentry Program.

The EMERGE Academic Reentry Program is an academic program for young women in Alameda County, ages 16-18, who are returning to school from a condition of confinement or incarceration. This academy serves up to 20 girls and young women. Participants in the program have dropped out or been pushed out of school, have been chronically truant, have experienced a condition of confinement (placement in a secured/locked facility; restricted mobility, monitored by court/probation in a residential/non-residential facility); and/or have not been successful in achieving academic proficiency in county and/or district schools.

The ideal candidate for the Learning Mentor position has teaching experience, or other relevant experience providing academic support (especially for high school students).

The ideal candidate also should have experience working with students, specifically girls and young women, who are involved in the foster care and/or legal systems, and who are facing significant academic challenges.


  • Provide mentoring and academic support to students.
  • Support the Lead Instructor with curriculum development and implementation.
  • Co-design non-academic, in-class curriculum.
  • Coordinate enrichment activities.
  • Assist with student assessments.
  • Work with the Lead Instructor and the Independent Studies teacher to help students meet their academic goals and to calculate student credits.
  • Participate in pilot project evaluation with the National Black Women’s Justice Institute.
  • Attend and participate in The Mentoring Center’s bi-weekly staff meetings, agency events and activities, and professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as necessary.
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