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Job Summary:

The Program Specialist will positively impact our community through supporting volunteers, parents & youth in our mentoring program. The Program Specialist is responsible for maintaining contact with matches to ensure a successful and viable relationship. The primary function of this position is to ensure youth are safe and are in healthy, positive relationships with their mentors. Evening hours are required with some weekend hours required for events and activities, or as needed to reach parents, Big and Littles.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Manages and supports caseload through entire life of the match.

· Maintains documentation to assure accountability, effectiveness, and efficiency.

· Available on evenings and weekends to support program activities and events, as well as to best reach clients.

Supporting Site- and Community-Based Matches

· Through scheduled in-person and telephone contact, ascertain that the elements of child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction are fulfilled and that potential problems and barriers are identified and addressed as early as possible.

· Document and monitor all elements of match support and supervision in a comprehensive and professional way.

· Assess individual information, training and support needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the child, and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer.

· Ensure high-level proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, as well as policies and procedures throughout all aspects of the job function.

· Conduct exit interviews, with all parties, at match closure.

· Identify match issues to prevent early closure and consult with Program Director.

Coordinating Site-Based Mentoring Program

· Communicate and coordinate with school personnel to establish mentoring program within school; work with school staff to recruit youth to participate, and assess individual match needs as necessary.

· Conduct youth enrollments including child interviews, child safety education, and enrollment processes.

· Determine matches and facilitate match meetings in accordance with the volunteer, youth, and teacher schedules. Relay match information to parent/guardian.

· Facilitate contact between youth and volunteer, particularly during summer months.

· Coordinate match events and year-end match appreciation party. Create and distribute invitations to matches, procure food items, plan appropriate activities.

· Collect data of clients enrolled to include attendance, disciplinary issues, and grades

· Maintain on-going relationship between school site and BBBS Miami Valley, including regular communication and problem-solving.

Enrollment Responsibilities

· May conduct volunteer enrollments, including: individual orientations, interviews, background checks and references.

· May conduct youth enrollments in their home including parent/guardian and child interviews, and child safety education. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services as needed.

· Review all enrollment information and assessments and make recommendations for participation in the program based on this information.

Agency Support Responsibilities

· Meet goals for new match growth, match length, support contact compliance, and satisfaction.

· Coordinate with other staff to identify possible partners and partnerships, promote agency events, and provide support for other efforts as necessary.

· Utilize educational opportunities and related resources to improve services.

· Promote and maintain cooperative working relationships with other community organizations.

· Other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs or CEO.

Job Summary:

The Program Specialist will positively impact our community through supporting volunteers, parents & youth in our mentoring program. The Program Specialist is responsible for maintaining contact with matches to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $28,500

Benefits

401(k)

Dental, medical and vision insurance

Paid time off

401(k)

Dental, medical and vision insurance

Paid time off

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking preferred.

Spanish speaking preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Dayton, OH
Associated Location
22 South Jefferson Street, Dayton, OH 45402

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Please email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Mueller, jmueller@bbbsmiamivalley.org with "Program Specialist" in the subject line.

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