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Part-Time Driver/Youth Mentor

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Students Run Philly Style
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 15 days ago

Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) is a 501(c)3 with a mission to transform lives through mentorship and long-distance running. Since 2004, Students Run Philly Style has supported youth in 6th - 12th grade as they train with mentors to meet an often unimaginable challenge: running a long-distance race.  

MileUp is a SRPS program in partnership with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (PDAO). The first Youth Diversion program of its kind, MileUp gives young people facing delinquency charges a chance to remain outside of the traditional court system, and holds youth accountable while giving them a chance to build a healthy future. The goals of MileUp are to:

  • Help youth build skills to overcome adversity and manage stress through exercise on the way to positive achievement across all aspects of their lives
  • Provide a strengths-based option to increase positive outcomes in youth diverted away from juvenile system involvement
  • Build in restitution support to reduce potential debt and continued system involvement 
  • Provide youth with long-term sustainable support
  • Increase family/guardian engagement for youth enrolled in the program to address the protective role of families in supporting youth in the juvenile justice system.

With support from Youth Advocates, volunteer mentors, peer mentors, and drivers/mentors, MileUp students train to run the Philadelphia Half Marathon. Students have the opportunity to earn shoes, team shirts, and other gear as they reach milestones throughout the season, and those who successfully complete the season will have their restitution fees paid, charges dropped, and records expunged. 


Position Description:

The Driver/Youth Mentor is essential to the success of the MileUp program and will transport youth to and from the program site(s) in the Philadelphia area in their personal vehicle on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Driver/Youth Mentor is encouraged to participate in running practices with students, but is not required to do so. Running experience not needed! 

We are seeking to fill 3 Driver/Youth Mentor positions to work together with a team of Youth Advocates who provide ongoing case management to youth and discusses any student concerns or needs for additional support with youth advocates. The program season runs from August 17th to November 23rd, and the Driver/Youth Mentor is expected to commit to the full season. 


Duties Include:

  • Transport 2-3 students to program site 3 times per week in your personal vehicle
  • Communicate with students prior to each practice to confirm attendance 
  • Participate in practice set-up/warm-up activities, and support students during programming
  • Optional: run alongside youth during practice. Drivers/Mentors who opt out of running shall remain on site while the team is practicing
  • Establish positive mentoring relationships with program youth;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Students Run Philly Style staff, Youth Advocates, and volunteer mentors


Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age 
  • Must have own vehicle, current driver’s license, and valid car insurance
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the program season (at least 2 weeks post second Pfizer/Moderna vaccine or single Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
  • Must be available Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm and Saturdays 8am-11am
  • Must obtain the following clearances: Driving Record; FBI Clearance; State Criminal Background Check; Child Abuse Clearance
  • Must be professional, timely, and possess excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; good judgment; maturity; initiative; tact; courtesy; 
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience working with at-risk youth and trauma-informed practices preferred


Position Type:

  • Part-Time (9-15 hours weekly)
  • Pay: $20/hr
  • All mileage is reimbursed at the current federal rate 


To apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Mariana Folco at: diversion@studentsrunphilly.org

For more information about the MileUp Program: https://studentsrunphilly.org/mile-up/

Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) is a 501(c)3 with a mission to transform lives through mentorship and long-distance running. Since 2004, Students Run Philly Style has supported youth in 6th - 12th grade as they train with mentors to meet an often…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 2, 2021

Salary

$20/hours; mileage reimbursement

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA, USA

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Mariana Folco at diversion@studentsrunphilly.org.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Mariana Folco at diversion@studentsrunphilly.org.

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