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Program Coordinator

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Silver Lining Mentoring | Boston, MA
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Silver Lining Mentoring


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Published 13 days ago

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.


Organization: Silver Lining Mentoring

Position Title: Program Coordinator

To apply: Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to HR@silverliningmentoring.org.

Job Search Ends: July 1, 2019

Organizational Overview:

Silver Lining Mentoring empowers youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. For over ten years, Silver Lining Mentoring has enjoyed continuous growth and success in matching youth in the child welfare system with highly committed volunteer mentors. Silver Lining Mentoring works with young people who are preparing to age out of the child welfare system by teaching critical life skills to help teens successfully transition to adulthood. Silver Lining continues to be among only a few mentoring organizations in the United States, and the only mentoring organization in Massachusetts, that exclusively serves the unique needs of youth in the foster care system.

Silver Lining offers three core services to youth impacted by the child welfare system, Community Based Mentoring, which provides one-to-one volunteer mentorships to youth ages seven and older, Learn and Earn which provides life skills development and leadership opportunities to young people ages 16 and older and Young Adult Services which provides critical and urgent resources, such as housing support, to youth who have aged out of the child welfare system. All programs promote social skills, cultivate positive relationships and a sense of community, build self-esteem, and equip youth with skills and relationships critical to their healthy development and successful transition into adulthood.

For more information on our work, our supporters and the incredible young people we serve, please visit www.silverliningmentoring.org.

Position:

The Program Coordinator is the cornerstone of our strong match relationships. Through leveraging clinical training, skills and knowledge the Program Coordinator helps ensure long term mentor/mentee relationships. The Program Coordinator, reporting to the Program Supervisor, is responsible for assessing progress of the match relationship, screening and training mentors, providing clinical support and insight to a caseload of mentors/matches, recruiting new mentee referrals, supporting the implementation of community enrichment opportunities such as group events and SLM’s annual camping trip, and participating in program evaluation efforts. This position requires local travel and attendance at events/activities on occasional evenings and/or weekends. Silver Lining Mentoring is in an exciting period of growth and is actively finessing its programs and services. Aspects of the job description are subject to change as the details are finalized within the upcoming months.

Responsibilities:

Match & Youth Support

  • Develop expert knowledge of the Silver Lining Mentoring services, policies and procedures, in order to effectively manage a caseload of mentee-mentor matches.
  • Ensure program quality related to matching, monitoring, supporting, closing, or transitioning the relationship between the mentor and mentee to uphold or exceed average match length of 55 months.
  • Proactively communicate with the key stake holders, including but not limited to the mentor, mentee, social worker, parent/guardian, caregiver, clinician, and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and FamilyNetwork.
  • Serve as a strengths-based and trauma-informed resource-broker for youth and mentors in need of additional services.
  • Resolve and mediate challenges within mentoring relationship.

Mentor Recruitment, Screening and Training

  • Work collaboratively with Volunteer Manager and Outreach Coordinator to recruit mentors whose identities reflect those of the young people we serve, including people of color, men, and people with foster care experience.
  • Ensure program quality related to screening of mentor candidates, facilitate mentor trainings and interviews.

Workshop Facilitation, Event Planning, Program Design and Support

  • Support the implementation of community enrichment activities to build community, including youth/mentor group events and Silver Lining’s annual camping trip.
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of workshop curriculum, workshop facilitation, ongoing and consistent communication with youth and volunteers, cultivation of provider partnerships, and program evaluation.
  • Devise new, and help to support existing, on-going programs and cohorts such Mentor-to-Mentor support group, Build-A-Match and Learn and Earn cohorts.

Youth Recruitment and Partnership Development

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Supervisor to build strong relationships with DCF offices and FamilyNetworks.
  • Conduct outreach to DCF offices and local partner agencies to obtain mentee referrals.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with area providers and agencies.

Administrative/Outcomes Tracking

  • Collect and enter ongoing evaluation data on matches into Salesforce database.
  • Collect and enter efforts to support mentors, mentees, and matches into Salesforce database.
  • Collect, upload and update files into Box cloud database.

Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Silver Lining is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color and people with foster care experience
  • Strong belief in the mission, vision and values of Silver Lining Mentoring
  • Commitment to social justice and cultural responsiveness
  • Experience working with youth with out of home experience, young people of color, and/or youth who identify as LGBQ and/or TGNC preferred
  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), or equivalent degree or experience required
  • LCSW, LICSW, or equivalent licensure preferred
  • Valid drivers license required. Access to a vehicle preferred
  • Ability to facilitate individual and group work
  • Commitment to taking a strengths-based, youth-focused, and trauma-informed approach
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and be flexible
  • Effective planning, organizational, and time management skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple stake holders and work collaboratively with different departments.
  • Possess a strong level of self-awareness, accountability, and adaptability
  • Ability to multi-task and to respond flexibly to a fluid and evolving program environment

Silver Lining Mentoring offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, and accessible office location in downtown Boston. This position will require some weekend and evening hours on occasion. Salary commensurate with experience. Silver Lining is able to provide a relocation stipend if applicable. Silver Lining Mentoring is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.silverliningmentoring.org

Organization: Silver Lining Mentoring

Position Title: Program Coordinator

To apply: Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to HR@silverliningmentoring.org.

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Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Silver Lining Mentoring offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, accessible office location in downtown Boston, and an excellent benefit package with generous vacation. Silver Lining is able to provide a relocation stipend if applicable.

Silver Lining Mentoring offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, accessible office location in downtown Boston, and an excellent benefit…

How To Apply

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to HR@silverliningmentoring.org.

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to HR@silverliningmentoring.org.

Location

727 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02111
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