2017 Code2040 Fellows Mentor (Opportunity Closed)

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*This opportunity is now closed

About the Mentor Role

As a Mentor, you will provide career guidance and coaching, support and community to a CODE2040 Fellow during the Summer Program. This is a tremendous opportunity to influence not only the Fellow’s summer experience, but also their future in the innovation economy. This summer, we will have student cohorts in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Portland, OR. All mentors must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are thrilled to partner with MentorNet to build a customized online platform where students will have the ability to choose their mentors and engage with them on a regular basis.


You will thrive in this role if:

  • You appreciate human connection and want to make an impact on the life of a Black or Latinx student by sharing what you’ve learned as a tech professional.
  • You feel excited about engaging with young people and are able to demonstrate the maturity to gain their respect and trust.
  • You have a strong sense of ownership and will make the time to form a relationship with your Fellow despite your busy schedule.
  • You approach conversations about race, privilege, diversity of all kinds, and social justice with curiosity, openness, and compassion.
  • You are committed to achieving racial equity in the innovation economy.



  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the tech industry
  • Technical background (you know how to code)
  • You are based in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Participation in mandatory onboarding & training on Saturday, June 24th from 9am-5pm in San Francisco (breakfast and lunch will be provided and your mentee will be present during this time).
  • Weekly check-ins with your mentee (text, e-mail, Slack, google video hangout, facetime)
  • Bi-weekly meetings with your mentee (in-person, virtual)

For mentors of Portland Fellows: 2 in-person meetings over the course of the summer.  These Fellows will be in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday July 22-23 and on Saturday, August 12th. In-person meetings should occur on these dates.


Mentor Expectations

  • Provide thought partnership to your Fellow to develop near-term career goals, including serving as a resource for questions regarding tech sector and tech industry careers.
  • Open up and share your networks with your Fellow in a way that feels natural and organic to you.
  • Provide support and a listening ear on your Fellow’s adjustment to the Bay Area or Portland, OR, their work environment and team, and the Fellows Program.
  • Consider continuing the mentor relationship beyond the summer, supporting the student with resources and exposure to new networks.



  • Experience the fulfillment of playing a key role in the growth and development of a young professional.
  • Receive access to a community of like-minded mentors that support the need for diversity in the tech workforce.
  • Receive training on how to deepen your abilities as a coach and mentor.
  • Code2040 branded volunteer appreciation gift(s)