Job Post: Mentor Up-and-Coming Professionals

Software for Good’s apprenticeship program pairs up-and-coming professionals with organizations seeking to use technology for positive social or environmental change.

In the summer of 2021, Software for Good became one of four organizations awarded a competitive grant by the state of Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Opportunity. We are now part of the Tech Training Pilot Program, with the goal of providing tech career pathways for young adults who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

We work with paid mentors to give our apprentices extra support — making sure they can always reach out to ask questions, get feedback on their work, prepare for job searching, and more. We are now seeking paid mentors to work with our apprentices in the spring (March–May) and summer (June–August) of 2022.

Mentors are paid at a rate of $50/hour.

What skills do mentors need?

We will be working with apprentices in software development and UX/human-centered design. We would love to work with mentors who have experience in any of the following:

• Ruby on Rails development

• JavaScript development (primarily React)

• WordPress development

• User interface design

• User experience design and strategy

• Research

• DevOps


What is the commitment?

We hope to work with multiple mentors in our next two cohorts. Ideally, each mentor will be available for 10–20 hours a week, but we are open to finding an arrangement that works for you. Examples include:

• Regular office hours to pair with apprentices and answer questions

• “On call” on Slack to answer questions and help apprentices get unstuck

• One-time Q&A session to share career advice or teach a specific concept


Sound like a good fit? Email with some information about your background and availability, and thanks for supporting the next generation of tech talent!