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JET Mentor Program Coordinator

Journey into Education & Teaching
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JET Mentor Program Coordinator



Journey Into Education and Teaching promotes equity by mentoring aspiring educators from underrepresented groups as they obtain a Bachelor’s degree and teaching license, thereby ensuring an effective postsecondary pathway while improving economic mobility for adult learners. JET partners with urban school districts and colleges/universities to establish community-based teacher pipelines to ensure a racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teacher workforce.  

JET recruits paraeducators who have faced barriers to achieving a Bachelor’s degree, a prerequisite to teacher licensure. Paraeducators largely reflect the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of urban students, but they remain a largely untapped resource. By providing mentoring, advising, and professional development, JET supports this multi-year educational journey of adult learners to and through college, helping them navigate financial, academic, logistical, and social emotional learning in higher education. JET employs a mentoring model for teacher leadership as an integrated strategy for diversifying the educator workforce.

JET envisions an effective teacher workforce that reflects the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of K-12 public schools to help all students achieve academic success; and a world where underrepresented and diverse adult learners succeed in college, the teaching profession, and life; school districts that prioritize capacity building, mentoring, and leadership of existing personnel to develop local talent; equitable education systems in K-12 and postsecondary institutions; and thriving, economically sustainable communities.


Job Description

Journey into Education and Teaching (JET) Program is seeking a qualified, committed candidate to serve as the coordinator of the JET Mentor Program (JETMP). The Mentor Program supports and enhances the academic and professional learning journey of JET’s paraeducators/scholars by providing each of them with an experienced educator, active or retired, from the same district. The JETMP coordinator is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and management of the JETMP.


The JETMP coordinator is responsible for the development, training and support of JET mentors. The JETMP Coordinator will have a number of critical responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  1. Coordinate the work of 30-40 mentors in 10 JET partner urban school districts in MA
  2. Prepare and facilitate orientation and training for all JET mentors
  3. Ensure mentors receive ongoing professional development on effective mentoring
  4. Provide guidance and support to individual mentors on an as need basis.
  5. Ensure mentoring partnerships are meeting expectations of mentees and mentors as set forth in mentoring materials 
  6. Work closely with JET staff in aligning the needs of paraeducators/scholars and mentors.
  7. Support the Mission and Vision of the JET Program
  8. Support the paraeducator/scholar throughout the process in obtaining a teaching position

Required Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years working in urban schools/districts, or other educational institutions and non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of effective mentoring and coaching practices for adults
  • Experience in teaching and working with adult learners.
  • Experience with preparing and facilitating training sessions for mentors and mentees
  • Experience in program development, implementation and management
  • Experience with Microsoft and Google suite of applications

Role Details

  • Part-time for approximately 20hrs/week
  • Participate in weekly virtual staff meetings
  • Work from home except for occasional in-person meetings
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

JET is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We actively seek diverse staff that is reflective of the community we serve.

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Phone: 617.426.2606
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