Academic Mentor

Job Title    Academic Mentor

Pay Rate      $10.10-$10.85/hour

Organization      Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP)

Location      Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (53 Vernon Street)

Last Modified      8/14/2019

Work Period      Academic Year

Hours      2:30-5:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday; one Saturday/month 
:     Beatrice Alicea, Assistant Director, Community Service and Civic Engagement

Contact Ext.      x2160


Mission Statement    Since September 2001, J-Z A.M.P., the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program, has provided after-school mentoring, tutoring and enrichment activities twice a week, after-school and one Saturday a month for middle school students from the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. J-Z A.M.P is part of a larger mentoring community in the state, with sister programs at Sacred Heart University (Bridgeport) and Yale University (New Haven), which are all funded with the generous support of the Marie & John Zimmermann Foundation. All three college sites share the same program model: recruit approximately 30 6th grade students who would benefit from more personal attention and enroll them for 3 consecutive years of programming. Throughout their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years, every student is matched with a mentor and one other middle school student. The mentees and mentors engage in the "triangle model" (one mentor-to-two mentees) to strengthen a mentee's reading, math, and writing levels.


  • Meet with students from 2:30-5:00 PM every Tuesday and Thursday at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
  • Participate and help plan extracurricular activities, which may take place outside of weekly requirements
  • Collaborate with other mentors to facilitate after-school enrichment activity
  • Attend all required training sessions and orientations as indicated and meetings as needed with Program Coordinator
  • Communicate as needed with students' teachers and parents/guardians
  • Maintain log documentation of homework, activities, and concerns that take place during tutoring sessions, and submit a monthly Mentor Summary to Program Coordinator
  • Attend monthly Saturday field trips with students

Qualifications (*previous experience is a plus, but not required)

  • Desire to work with middle school youth and develop a relationship with two mentees in an after-school environment
  • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average at Trinity College
  • Dependable and committed to upholding the program rules, obligation, and schedule
  • Commitment for the academic school year is strongly preferred

Benefits of the Position

  • Develop a relationship of mutual growth with two HMTCA students
  • Paid training, workshops, and monthly field trips
  • Work site conveniently located at HMTCA, 53 Vernon Street (across from Trinfo Café)
  • The opportunity to develop leadership skills by planning activities and contributing feedback about the program structure
  • The chance to explore the field of education and gain experience in the Hartford community