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Ambassador of Mentoring (AmeriCorps Position)

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Steps to Success Inc.
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Brookline, MA
New
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Published 20 days ago

Position Description:

1.) Support the recruitment and training of sufficient volunteer mentors to meet student need and demand

  • Actively participate in recruitment fairs, maintain volunteer postings, conduct outreach
  • Assist in the creation of recruitment materials and social media postings

2.) Assist in the effort to develop impactful mentor/mentee matches

  • Participate in pre-mentor interviews and orientation of new mentors and mentees to ensure they are prepared
  • Support the creation of mentor/mentee matches
  • Monitor mentors/mentee matches through periodic check-ins
  • Provide mentor/mentee opportunities for networking and appreciation

3.) Coordinate the creation of needed forms, written policies, a volunteer handbook, and a volunteer manual

  • With staff, identify literature gaps and needs for a cohesive volunteer experience
  • Draft and edit forms, policies, handbook, and manual

4.) Have the data to inform program improvement year to year

  • Ensure the mentor log and notes on matches are kept up to date
  • Conduct informal check-ins, formal check-in, and end of year survey with mentors/mentees to obtain program feedback

5.) Assist the Director of Afterschool Programs with Elementary aged students with homework, extracurricular activities and special events

6.) Support the launch of the STS Alumni Association though meetings, mentor training and making greater connections between Alumni and STS

Project Responsibilities:

  • Attend August STS programs, including Work Connections graduation and Stepping Back to School event
  • Post mentor position online and track responses in volunteer database
  • Draft marketing materials, including mentoring flyer and social media posts
  • Send monthly match newsletters with updates from the mentoring program
  • Coordinate creation of needed forms and written policies
  • With staff input, draft a Mentorship Program Manual
  • Host mentor/mentee socials, trainings, and end of year celebration
  • Commute to monthly corps-wide trainings and events
  • Complete all required monthly AAoM documentation, including evaluation reports and timesheets

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry and a fingerprint-based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in the AAoM program is contingent on the results of this screening
  • BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience
  • A passion for volunteerism and community service

Position Description:

1.) Support the recruitment and training of sufficient volunteer mentors to meet student need and demand

  • Actively participate in recruitment fairs, maintain volunteer postings, conduct outreach
  • Assist in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 2, 2021

Salary

Up to $15,000Stipend to be finalized at a later date

Benefits

For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

  • Annual stipend of up to $15,000
  • Free health care coverage
  • $6,195 Education Award, Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • Graduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities

For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

  • Annual stipend of up to $15,000
  • Free health care coverage
  • $6,195 Education Award, Loan…

Location

On-site
Brookline, MA, USA

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found online at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required PER organization if you are applying to more than one.

All applications require a resume and 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 two (2) references.

If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found online at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our…

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