Summer Search

Summer Search is a 7-year mentorship program for promising students facing unjust obstacles. Students join the program in their sophomore year of high school and are supported through college or other post-secondary pursuits. We provide comprehensive support through one-on-one mentorship from trained staff, peer-led group mentorship, and summers of experiential learning, while also supporting young people to build a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.

Since our founding in 1990, Summer Search has reached more than 6,500 young people and currently serves more than 3,600 high school and college students in five regions across the country – San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Our alumni become the kind of leaders our country needs -- civic leaders, advocates, industry leaders, teachers, mothers and fathers. Their collective leadership ripples out into the community and future generations and contributes to a more equitable society.

May 16, 2022  
$80,206 - $87,115 yearly
While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work and life.  Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.   THE OPPORTUNITY Summer Search New York City is seeking a Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager to play an essential role in identifying and cultivating new and existing institutional partners. This position will have the opportunity to be creative and innovative while...
Summer Search New York, New York, USA Full-Time
Apr 22, 2022  
$102,820 yearly
* Note on Location:  California, Washington, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, or Colorado (see “Location” section below).     THE OPPORTUNITY Summer Search National is seeking an Accounting Manager to play an active and high touch role in ensuring our accounting processes are timely, accurate, efficient, and consistent across Summer Search’s five sites and national team. This an exciting new position offering the opportunity to play a key role on the finance team at a dynamic multi-site national non-profit. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accounting Manager will join a tenured, established, and collaborative Finance Team.     WHAT YOU'LL DO Perform monthly reconciliation of donations between development and accounting databases. Perform month end close, allocate shared expenses, and post journal entries to appropriate accounts, departments and projects. Ensure that all...
Summer Search Remote Full-Time
Apr 21, 2022  
$96,109 yearly
While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work, and life.   Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.    THE OPPORTUNITY Summer Search Bay Area is seeking an Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships (ADIP) to lead our regional institutional fundraising. As a leader on the 6-member Bay Area development team, the ADIP will advance an institutional giving strategy...
Summer Search Oakland, CA, USA Full-Time
Apr 21, 2022  
$84,009 yearly
While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work, and life.   Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.    THE OPPORTUNITY Summer Search Bay Area is seeking an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Senior Donor Relations Manager (SDRM) to manage and grow an existing portfolio of individual donors and family foundations capable of making five- to six-figure gifts. With primary...
Summer Search Oakland, CA, USA Full-Time