iMentor, Associate Director of Development

iMentor - San Francisco, California - Full time


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. In New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model.

This year, iMentor is serving over 800 mentor-mentee pairs in the Bay Area and 10,000 more

nationwide. In 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area became iMentor’s first region on the West Coast. We are currently serving schools in Oakland and San Jose with a goal to expand in the upcoming years.

iMentor has been recognized through funding from many of the leading education funders in the country, including the Ballmer Group, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, New Profit Inc., and the Kresge Foundation. As a team, we are collaborative, fun, bring passion and joy to our work, and deeply believe in human potential. iMentor was recently named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times. Read more about our work and values at:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that people of all backgrounds deserve equal access to educational opportunities.

Recognizing that our country’s history of racism and systemic oppression continues to drive educational disparities for students of color, we give special focus to addressing the economic and racial divides that impact the communities we serve. We are committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of educational equity and inclusion.

Position Overview

iMentor Bay Area is seeking an Associate Director of Development (ADoD). Reporting directly to and partnering with the Executive Director. This person will support a comprehensive development strategy to meet fundraising goals across diverse revenue streams, with a goal of raising $1.3MM in 2021-22.

Alongside the Executive Director, the Associate Director will cultivate and lead key relationships with individuals, mentors, corporations, and institutions while building new relationships for iMentor in the philanthropic landscape and funding sources. This person will manage the Young Executive Board (Junior Board), and partner with the ED in supporting the Regional Advisory Board. They will be responsible for building the pipeline for institutional and individual giving, manage corporate partnerships, apply for grants, and report on and manage grants for the region.

The Associate Director will also partner closely with development, communications, research & evaluation, and other staff across iMentor National and its various regions to fundraise for the Bay Area. This includes cross-regional grants and corporate partnerships, inputs into research and program evaluation, participating in marketing campaigns, etc.

This role will support iMentor's ability to raise critical funds that will sustain the organization and expand its impact over the long-term.


  • Support the Executive Director in Regional Advisory Board leadership by assisting in the cultivation of new members and providing guidance to existing members on fundraising strategies.
  • Manage and support the Bay Area Young Executive Board.
  • Partner with iMentor National to conduct prospect research (individual donors, corporate giving) to create new relationships in the philanthropic landscape and diversify funding sources.
  • Support corporate partnerships and corporate giving with the Director of Mentor Engagement.
  • Serve as the primary grant writer; maintain grant writing and reporting calendar.
  • Work with the National Development team and other national/regional teams to understand our best practices and extend them to the region.
  • Some travel required once safely able to do so: 10% within the Bay Area; transportation not provided.
  • Support iMentor organization-wide initiatives.


  • At least 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, including grant writing and reporting.
  • Experience identifying and cultivating relationships with leadership donors ($1000-$10,000) and making asks at that level.
  • Experience working with a board of directors and board activation around fundraising.
  • Demonstrates innovation, flexibility, adaptability and accustomed to finding new ways to pitch an organization.
  • Effectively persistent, patient, and consistent.
  • Can quickly craft pitches that are persuasive, timely, and appeal to individual funders.
  • Experience and familiarity with the Bay Area fundraising landscape is preferred.
  • Demonstrated alignment with iMentor's mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education, beliefs, and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity across the iMentor community.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Our organization works in partnership with district public schools across the country. In doing so, we must meet all compliance requirements of those districts.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The salary range for this position: $85,000 plus a signing bonus.
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage.
  • 18 days paid annual vacation and 13 paid holidays, and most iMentor functions; closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • 401K match up to 4%.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Serena Moy at

iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Mid Level


iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities. Students work with their mentors to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills.
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