Associate Director of Programming

  • --, Remote Possible, Ohio or Indiana, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

At College Mentors, we believe that mentoring transforms lives. We connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. We currently serve elementary school kids and college students across 32 chapters in 9 states. Our vision is for all school kids to look forward sooner and be able to give back later.

Job Description

The organization is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a direct link to our campus-based mentor program and the college student volunteers at chapters in the Midwest region. The associate director of programming oversees and ensures program quality, program management, and financial sustainability at the chapter level. This includes onsite and remote chapter oversight and support, college student leadership development, volunteer training, partnership development, chapter fund development, and program management.  

Written and verbal communication skills, relationship building skills, the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people, and teamwork skills are valuable in this role. 

This position reports to the national director of programming. This position includes significant evening work and travel during the academic year. 


Candidates may be based in any community with an Ohio or Indiana chapter of College Mentors for Kids. 

The national office of College Mentors for Kids is located in Indianapolis, IN. This position is remote for candidates outside Indianapolis and is hybrid in-office and remote for candidates in the Indianapolis area.    

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all campus-related functions and aid in the creation and implementation of short- and long-term chapter plans involving recruitment, activity planning, training, partnership development, budgeting, chapter strengthening, goal setting, and leadership. 
  • Communicate with college students, partner elementary school staff, and university faculty to assist in solving problems and building relationships.  
  • Ensure volunteers equitably implement the national College Mentors for Kids program model and standards. 
  • Assist chapters with fundraising planning, execution, and financial management. 
  • Travel to each assigned chapter to provide on-site assistance to chapter staff and partners (includes evening hours and some overnight travel during the academic year). During the academic year, associate directors of programming spend approximately 35% of their time traveling/working at chapters. 
  • Collect and manage data from each assigned chapter on a weekly or monthly basis.  
  • Assist in the revision and creation of trainings, resources, and other projects to strengthen the program. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 


You would be a great fit for this role if:

  • You are energized by solving problems.
  • You can communicate effectively with a diverse group of individual stakeholders.
  • You enjoy motivating and guiding college students.
  • You like each day to be different and enjoy re-prioritizing and working through unexpected challenges.
  • You enjoy juggling a lot of tasks, details, and information at the same time.

College Mentors values diverse perspectives and experiences, and we encourage candidates from all types of educational and work backgrounds. We expect all staff to participate in ongoing training and continuous learning.

Additional Information

Salary Range and Benefits:

  • $36,000 - $38,000
  • Full time, exempt
  • Generous vacation package, including:
    • 16 days of paid vacation time per year, increasing to 25 days over time
    • 7 paid holidays plus the full week between Dec 24 – January 1
  • Paid sick time of 6 days per year for you or a dependent
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance from your first day of employment (90% of premium covered for employees by College Mentors)
  • Optional 403b retirement account
  • Hybrid office or remote options available (depending on location)
  • Laptop and cell phone for work use, with paid chapter travel expenses
  • Professional development training opportunities

The ideal candidate will be available to start in early August 2021.

College Mentors for Kids is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that honors diverse backgrounds.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by a person’s race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.  Additionally, membership and participation in College Mentors for Kids’ program are free from discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.