Program Associate, AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program at Enroot

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Enroot | Cambridge, MA


Published 21 days ago

Start Date

August 5, 2019

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in mentoring programs across Massachusetts.

Organizational Description: Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts. MMP serves hundreds of program partners statewide supporting thousands of youth in quality relationships. We work with mentoring programs and youth development organizations to assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity to provide customized strategies that strengthen youth, families, and communities.

Host Site Description: Enroot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering immigrant youth to achieve academic, career and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Through Enroot, students participate in 1:1 mentoring, 1:1 tutoring, professional internships, and workshops focused on postsecondary planning, career exploration, and community engagement. Our students are English Learners at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School or Somerville High School who come from over 30 different countries. Enroot’s extensive out of school programming boosts academic achievement, increases self-confidence and self-advocacy, and helps students build professional skills to graduate from high school and successfully transition to college and career paths.

Position description: The Program Associate will play a key role in leading two student cohorts at Enroot: the Explore Cohort and the Emerge Cohort. Explore serves our students with the lowest level of English-language proficiency, all newly arrived in the community. Emerge on works with students who have left or are in the process of leaving the English Language Learner (ELL) system at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Working closely with the Program Manager and the Enroot team as a whole, they will lead the Cambridge and Somerville mentoring programs component and support the sites through data management, marketing, and co-facilitation of the weekly seminar. This position offers a meaningful opportunity to lead major program components at a growing nonprofit, build professional skills and experience with a supportive team, and work directly with immigrant high school students.

Main responsibilities include:

● Recruit and train 50-60 new volunteer mentors and tutors

● Support mentor/mentee matches to ensure positive experience and outcomes for pairs

● Implement and lead the Explore and Emerge cohorts for students, including planning group and pair mentor/mentee activities, facilitation and leadership on mentoring nights, and regular support for mentors and students

● Lead on data management, marketing, and other vital program areas for Enroot

Program Summary:

Twenty-Five AmeriCorps Ambassadors will complete a year of service from August 2019-June 2020. These members will be placed at one host site organization to build the capacity of youth mentoring programs and organizations in the areas of match support; marketing and mentor recruitment; mentor/mentee/parent training; and program development, evaluation, and startup.

All AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring will focus on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other Corps members to complete a statewide community service project that benefits the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. AmeriCorps Ambassadors will be supervised by their host organization and the Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Program Manager.

Basic Requirements:

▪ Passion for working with diverse youth and families

▪ Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

▪ Flexible schedule/ability to work occasional evenings/weekends

▪ Motivation and aptitude for networking and outreach

▪ Committed to actively recruiting, selecting, on-boarding and managing mentors

▪ Ability to plan, execute and document site-based group activities and off-site field trips

▪ Flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor!

Additional Skills:

▪ Experience/skill in effective group behavior management preferred

▪ Proficiency in Microsoft Word applications

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

▪ You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member

▪ Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project

▪ Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting

▪ Complete as a team one community service project to benefit the field of mentoring

▪ Maintain a service portfolio

▪ Commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. (Reimbursements available for qualifying members)

o Responsibilities include attending pre-orientation session, orientation, monthly corps meetings, a fall and mid-year retreat and two Program Day service planning sessions – Meetings located in Greater Boston

▪ Effectively manage time, projects, and meet competing demands

▪ Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract

General Program Qualifications

▪ BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience

▪ Experience with and/or commitment to youth development

▪ A passion for volunteerism and community service

▪ The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities

▪ Strong writing and editing skills

▪ Some experience with marketing – material design, blogging and social media preferred

▪ Public speaking

▪ Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development

▪ Excellent organization and communication skills

▪ The ability to work independently and as part of a team

▪ Proven leadership and project management abilities

▪ Flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor

▪ Positive attitude

Position Benefits:

▪ A $5920 educational award upon completion of service

▪ A Bi-weekly stipend

▪ Graduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University

▪ Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members

▪ 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector

▪ Free health care coverage

▪ Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service

▪ A nation-wide Alumni network

▪ A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues - with the potential to make lifelong friends!

To Apply: If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program

can be found on our webpage at including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required PER each organization if you are applying to more than one.

All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the

Ambassador of Mentoring position and a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador, either in Word / PDF format and a list of 2 references.

We are interested in recruiting AmeriCorps members who call Massachusetts home. MMP is committed to

building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from persons with a disability, males, and minority candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.

For more information or questions: Contact, Thomas McGee, Program Manager,

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers. Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as

well as service term. All positions acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The AmeriCorps Ambassadors of…

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Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency/proficiency in one or more of the following languages strongly preferred: Haitian Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bengali, Hindi, or Arabic

Fluency/proficiency in one or more of the following languages strongly preferred: Haitian Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bengali, Hindi, or Arabic

How To Apply

To learn more about Enroot please visit our website.

To learn more about Enroot please visit our website.


99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139