Part Time Program Officer for Hugo Mentors

Position Overview

Hugo Mentors is an innovative start-up that provides ambitious high school students with mentors from universities and non-profits who can help them take their interests to the next level. Students work with mentors to create a personalized academic plan that allows them to delve deeper into their areas of interest, produce original college-level work or an independent project and develop a relationship with an expert who can both open up new intellectual opportunities and guide them on their journey.

Our expanding organization seeks a Program Officer to oversee mentorship experiences.  Specifically, the Program Officer will be responsible for:

  • Introducing mentors and mentees to Hugo systems and processes
  • Helping to match students to mentors
  • Participating in the introductory meeting and facilitating the selection of mentorship projects
  • Monitoring mentorships through check-ins and reviewing mentor notes
  • Managing any issues, troubleshooting with all stakeholders if needed, and ensuring the completion of all mentorships
  • Identifying and cataloging best practices and processes for the mentorships
  • Developing programmatic resources, including outlets for publications and presentations so that students can share their work

To be a successful candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in high-touch customer service, preferably in an educational setting where you have worked with parents and faculty members
  • Experience with starting or managing a mentor-based or similar type program
  • Knowledge of best practices for developing program curriculum
  • Familiarity with academic research, data collection and research methodology
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A love of learning, curiosity about academic research and an ability to brainstorm independent projects with students
  • An ability and desire to work remotely and independently

Bonus points if you have:

  • Familiarity with the academic and social demands of high-achieving high school culture and the competitive college admissions process
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from a selective university
  • Mentoring experience in an educational setting
  • Knowledge or experience with the college admissions process

The position will begin as a part-time contract role with the possibility of turning into full-time employment. We also provide competitive compensation and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an education start-up with tremendous potential.

Interested? Contact:

Joie Jager-Hyman, Ed.D.
Founder and President
College Prep 360 or call 516-852-0523