Mentor Expectations and Responsibilities

The success of the Jumpstart Program is dependent 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/or commercial real estate development experience. We are seeking experienced developers who have developed at least 10 properties.
  • Understand most or all of the development process applications outlined in the Jumpstart Wilmington 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 best form(s) of communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality with 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 Wilmington 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.
  • Provide guidance on career development.
  • Be respectful and supportive of your mentee.
  • Be available by phone, email and/or in person.
  • Be sincere. Praise efforts as well as accomplishments.
  • Help mentees identify problems and solutions.
  • Be aware of 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.
  • Be helpful in expanding your mentee’s relationship base.
  • Respect confidentiality.

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

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