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Mentor Expectations And Responsibilities

The Jumpstart Program’s success depends on seasoned real estate professionals volunteering their time and providing their experience and insights to rookie developers who enter the program.

Mentor Qualifications

  • Residential and commercial real estate development experience. We are seeking experienced developers who have developed at least ten properties.
  • Understand most development process applications outlined in the Jumpstart Pottstown’s Workbook.

Mentor Expectations

  • Establish communication with your mentee within the first week after the mentoring session ends to introduce yourself.
  • Determine realistic and attainable expectations for mentee and mentor and determine the best form(s) of communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality with a mentee.
  • Complete and return annual program evaluation for each mentee.

Mentor Requirements

  • Minimum 1-year commitment to the program.
  • Seasoned Leadership capabilities.
  • High personal moral and ethical standards.
  • Share and support Jumpstart Pottstown’s mission.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Be positive, honest, and approachable by developing a positive counseling relationship and a climate of open communication.
  • Get to know the person you are mentoring on both a personal and professional level.
  • Guide real estate development.
  • Be respectful and supportive of your mentee.
  • Be available by phone, email, and in person.
  • Be sincere. Praise efforts as well as accomplishments.
  • Help mentees identify problems and solutions.
  • Be aware of the mentee’s progress.
  • Provide feedback and advice.
  • Be aware of the mentee’s strengths and areas of development.
  • Share stories, including mistakes.
  • Refer mentees to other business associates.
  • Help expand your mentee’s relationship base.
  • Respect confidentiality.

If this sounds exciting to you and you want to be a part of this program in Pottstown, please complete this form, and we will contact you with the next steps.

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