The Peer Mentor will assist P2R program staff with weekly meetings and attendance. The program includes a Rites of Passage event, 12 Green Life Healing circles that incorporate character development, healing and resiliency practices, and social analysis and media arts production with industry professionals, a 72 hour permaculture design certification, 6-10 workforce and entrepreneurial workshops and a graduation.

Additionally, the peer mentor will work closely with the program’s Case Manager, actively engaging with participants, helping to ensure full participation and attendance.

  • The Peer Mentor duties will include the following:
  • Give feedback on program material and outreach activities
  • Relationship building including telephone calls and field and site visits
  • One on one meetings with a case manager and at times co-director to support program
  • Assist with Participant orientation and retention
  • Assist with coordinating the attendance and logistical preparation for program meetings and trainings
  • Assist with coordinating the attendance of weekly trainings
  • Conduct 1-on-1 or small group check-ins with participants in coordination with the Case Manager (as needed / ongoing)
  • Conduct preliminary check-ins
  • Conduct two-way evaluations with participants and help them set goals
  • Report results of weekly contact to Case Manager
  • Make a subsequent referral to appropriate agencies if necessary
  • Participate in general activities of the P2R program (between weekly sessions / as needed / ongoing)
  • Attend staff development and training sessions
  • Participate in larger strategy sessions for people in re-entry
  • Represent Pathways to Resilience at community events, meetings, etc.
  • Participate in program planning and evaluation
  • Perform other duties as identified by Program Directors (as needed / ongoing)


  • Show up to work on time, and if unable to make it to work due to illness or emergency, will contact Component Director and provide as much notice as possible.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Follow guidance from the Case Manager and Co-directors
  • Ask questions and for help when unsure how to handle a task
  • Learn new skills and share existing skills with others
  • Be a role model with other participants through good example, good work ethic, and good communication

Experience needed

  • Must have completed P2R (or similar) program in good standing.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to re-entry success and violence prevention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and/or restorative justice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and values of the Pathways to Resilience program & United Roots.
  • Familiarity with or experience with “healing”, stress-reduction, or conflict resolution practices such as meditation or mindfulness practice.
  • Multicultural awareness and community resilience
  • Experience with community organizing and/or activism.
  • Experience working with groups
  • Relationships in and knowledge of the Oakland community and/or inner-city environments.
  • Knowledge of / familiarity with urban culture.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, specifically as it relates to effectively working with diverse ranges of traditional and non-traditional stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work professionally and ethically in a multi-cultural team setting, including the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and work independently.
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to take direction and assist in the implementation of a program that has already been developed.

Length of Position: September 2014 to April 2015

This is NOT a permanent position

Rate of Pay / # of Hours: $17.50/hour x 80 hours total through length of program

= $1400 total take home pay

Schedule to be determined by Supervisor:

Position does not include health benefits


Submission Package: Resume and Cover Letter Please submit materials that detail your interest, unique qualifications and other relevant information.