Project Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Up to 19.50 DOE - Hourly

Published

09/21/2018

Application Deadline

10/20/2018

Address

Bellevue
Washington
United States

Description

MENTOR Washington promotes, supports and expands quality mentoring that leads to positive youth development and academic success in Washington State.


MENTOR Washington (MW) provides support to more than 90 local community mentoring organizations in Washington to increase the number of children they serve and improve the quality of their programs to, in turn, increase the impact of mentoring for youth. To achieve the expansion and quality of programming goals, MW provides training, technical assistance, resource development, and public policy advocacy; directs statewide quality assurance and continuous improvement; and conducts research to advance the field of youth mentoring. MW both drives to ensure rigorous quality in formal youth mentoring and designs and tests innovations in widely varied forms of youth mentoring. Emerging initiatives include: workforce development mentoring, chronic absenteeism reduction, program evaluation, critical mentoring, youth voice and engagement, "Everyday Mentoring", mentoring students of military, and supporting Tribes in developing kinship mentoring.


MW maintains strong alliances with corporations, private foundations, and State agencies including the Department of Social and Health Services, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Juvenile Rehabilitation. Through these partnerships, MW connects some of the state's most vulnerable youth with mentoring programs in their communities that are best equipped to address the youth's individual needs. This includes youth in the foster care system, youth in or in danger of entering the juvenile justice system, and youth in some of the state's poorest performing schools.


Since 1999, MW has been connected with The National Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR, and its network of 27 other statewide and regional Affiliates. MENTOR and the Affiliate network provide deep and extensive resources and expertise in non-profit operations, youth mentoring programs, and cutting edge practice based on rigorous research.


The Project Coordinator is responsible for expanding and coordinating program activities for MENTOR Washington (MW), related to dropout prevention and workforce/career-building mentoring. The goal of the dropout prevention work is to build relationships with school districts who will implement the Check & Connect model using school staff as mentors: five new school sites and 150 youth-adult mentoring matches. The goal of the workforce/career-building mentoring work is to engage 150 youth in mentoring and internships in workplaces by creating partnerships with area businesses and corporations. Marginalized youth are the key youth populations for both endeavors.


Qualifications Include: 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • Three years of related experience preferred, in the fields of education and/or career-building/workforce development


MENTOR Washington is an EEO/AA/Disabled/Veteran employer and maintains a drug and alcohol free work environment.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/881469-74735


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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