AAPA Mentor Application
Thank you very much for applying to become an AAPA Mentor! AAPA Mentors are successful managers, directors and executives, and diverse role models who help shape young professionals’ careers and provide critical learning and development opportunities.

Before you apply, please take just a few minutes to review the mentor roles and responsibilities below.

AAPA MEMBERSHIP
Membership of AAPA Mentoring is voluntary. Mentors are responsible to mentor, coach and support Mentees during the AAPA Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Committee is responsible for recruiting and termination of AAPA Mentors and to provide operational support of the Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Committee will determine the number of mentors needed to support the Mentoring Program.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
AAPA’s Mentoring Program activities and Mentors shall be managed by the Vice-President, Mentoring Program, under the direction of the President. The President shall appoint new Mentors in accordance to Mentor nomination and approval policy. The Board of Directors shall provide governance and oversight of the Mentoring Program.

The Mentoring Committee shall have the power and authority to:
• Appoint and remove Mentors, and to prescribe powers and duties for them as required to operate and support the Mentoring Program.
• Develop and maintain the Mentoring Program curriculum; assign mentoring duties and activities, and make policy and procedures for the Mentoring Program.

CRITERIA
Candidates for mentorship should possess qualifications that will enable them to make a significant contribution to the Mentoring Program and to the development of Mentees. Mentors will actively participate and support the activities of AAPA Mentoring Program. In recruiting and selecting candidates for Mentorship, Mentoring Committee should evaluate the each candidate’s qualifications in the following areas:

1. Commitment to the cause of promoting the advancement of Asian Americans and AAPA’s
mission. Share the values expressed by AAPA’s values and mission statement.

2. Passionate about mentoring Asian American professionals in Corporate America.

3. Participation in AAPA and other Asian American activities and programs.

4. An ability to work as a role model, coach and team player.

5. History of volunteer service to non-profit organizations.

6. Rich life experience and demonstrated leadership in the area of business management,
education or community services.

7. Of “good moral character” – maintain good ethnic and character integrity.
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8. An ability to bring other substantial resources to AAPA, such as influential connections with
potential donors, business or political leaders.

MENTORING RESPONSIBILITIES
Mentoring Meeting Attendance
• Attend regularly scheduled meetings and major AAPA events; read background information and come prepared to discuss information.

Develop Mentoring Program curriculum
• Collaborate and develop Mentoring Program workshops, presentations, training and other mentoring materials. Model personal and organizational development, and provide inspiration and leadership.

Provide Mentoring
• Mentor, coach and support Mentees to develop personal and career gools and to achieve maximum potential. Develop and manage the mentoring relationship with Mentees. (A minimum of 1 on-on-one mentoring assignment per year)
• Active participation of Mentoring Program activities and assignments.

Conduct Mentoring workshops and presentations
• Conduct Mentoring workshops and presentations. Participate in workshops and support the workshop presenter. (Attend a minimum of 5 workshops and networking sessions per year)

Networking and Recruiting
• Recruit new Mentors and Mentees.

Support AAPA
• Participate and contribute to AAPA activities.
• Participate in identifying needs and opportunities for advancing the mission of AAPA

Role Model
• Mentors serve as positive examples by virtue of their productive lives and actions.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCESS
It is important for AAPA to maintain the high quality of its Mentors. As such, this nomination process is
established to ensure a consistent and thorough review of potential Mentor candidates.

• An existing Mentor must be able to vouch for and nominate a potential Mentor candidate.

• The Nominator requests the candidate to prepare an Application (see below), a short bio,
and a resume for submission to the Mentor Committee.

• An informal interview of or meeting with the nominee is required. There needs to be fellow
mentors present, to establish clear and realistic expectations.
Note: This can be done at the Mentor Orientation or at any time prior to the start of the Program
year.

• Endorsement from two other mentors is required to approve the nomination.

• Election of Mentor candidates will be conducted at a scheduled Mentor committee meeting.
Note: A simple majority vote is required to elect new Mentors.The sponsoring mentor(s) would be responsible to provide support for the new mentor during the year.

TERM
There is no term limit on Mentorship, however active participation on the Mentoring Program is
required.

APPLICATION
[1] Please fill out the application below and [2] send your resume (PDF preferred) by email to info@aapamentoring.com. Once completed, you will be contacted by AAPA regarding your application and any other materials needed. Please expect to hear from us within 7 business days.

If you have any questions regarding the AAPA Mentoring Program or would like more information, please contact info@aapamentoring.com.

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