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         AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program

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.

Mission Statement:

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is committed to ensuring that every young person in the state has access to quality mentoring relationships, regardless of who they are or where they live. MMP is a statewide organization that partners with corporate, public and philanthropic entities to drive critical resources to a network of more than 370 mentoring and youth-serving organizations, representing more than 50,000 young people from Boston to Pittsfield.


Program Summary:

Twenty-three AmeriCorps Ambassadors will complete a year of service from August 2021-June 2022. These members will be placed at a 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 start up.

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 with Microsoft and Google applications

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident 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 one community service project as a team 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)
  • 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

         AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$15,600 - $17,400

Benefits

Position Benefits:

  • A $6,195 educational award upon completion of service
  • A Bi-weekly living 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 and childcare benefits
  • 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!

Position Benefits:

  • A $6,195 educational award upon completion of service
  • A Bi-weekly living stipend
  • Graduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston…

Location

On-site
75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111, United States

How 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 www.massmentors.org/ambassadors 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, a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador either in Word or 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 people with disabilities, men*, POC, and other underrepresented candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.

*”Men” is inclusive of ALL men


For more information or questions:

Contact, Rosie McMahan, Program Manager, rmcmahan@massmentors.org

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. 

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 www.massmentors.org/ambassadors…

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