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Director of Mentor Engagement

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iMentor
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Chicago, IL
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Published 5 days ago

iMentor is seeking a proven leader and volunteer recruitment expert to serve as the Director of Mentor Engagement of the Chicago region. The Director of Mentor Engagement will lead a talented team of mentor engagement professionals in forming and deepening corporate and community partnerships throughout Chicago and curating a dedicated mentor community. Reporting to the Chicago ED, the Director of Mentor Engagement will develop, support, and oversee all strategies that will mobilize and engage a pool of high-quality, well-prepared mentors to drive postsecondary success outcomes for our mentees. The Director of Mentor Engagement will be responsible for sourcing and developing leads for potential partners, assist in securing corporate sponsorships, managing relationships with corporate and community-based partners, and for meeting ambitious mentor recruitment, satisfaction, and retention targets.

The ideal candidate will have extensive multi-sector experience (public, private, non-profit and/or philanthropic) with direct experience in volunteer recruitment and management and business development within a high-growth, high-impact organization. They will have a proven ability to think entrepreneurially and engage and persuade senior executives in order to meet ambitious growth and impact targets. The Director of Mentor Engagement will be results driven with significant relationship management experience, excellent executive presence, and client building skills, with focus on details and follow through. The Director of Mentor Engagement has two direct reports: Manager of Mentor Community and Manager of Corporate Engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute iMentor Chicago’s volunteer recruitment strategy with the goal of recruiting 600+ mentors annually that are representative of the gender, racial/ethnic, and professional diversity of our mentee community, ensuring a high-quality execution of the iMentor program
  • Manage a significant portion of iMentor Chicago’s portfolio of corporate partners
  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with the private, public, and community-based organizations and civic groups that will support iMentor’s Chicago’s recruitment efforts
  • Identify and steward relationships with key external stakeholders in collaboration with the Executive Director and Chicago Leadership Team (Senior Director of Program and Senior Director of Development)
  • Co-develop and execute on Mentor Community strategies in collaboration with the Program and Development teams to activate current mentors in service of Mentor Community fundraising, recruitment, and education goals
  • Manage, inspire, and encourage a team in the implementation of new strategies and initiatives critical to meeting recruitment goals and building a strong mentor community
  • Identify and pursue potential recruitment opportunities, which include attending speaking engagements and networking events
  • Oversee info sessions and orientation for new mentors and deliver trainings. Ensure that team members are delivering high quality, engaging, and accurate trainings to applicants, preparing mentors to be effective college success advocates for their mentees
  • In coordination with iMentor national teammates, ensure screening practices are best in class, reflect national best practices and current policies, are cost effective and efficient, and provide excellent customer service experience for mentors
  • Collaborate with Development and Communication teams to identify and execute volunteer appreciation initiatives, with a focus on increasing retention and the number of mentors who are actively promoting iMentor
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as required by the Chicago Executive Director
  • Some travel required, mostly during summer/early fall recruitment high season: 15-20% within Chicago; transportation not provided. Note: iMentor is operating 100% virtually until at least June 30, 2021 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7+ years of work experience in a high-growth organization including at least 3 years of staff management experience and expertise in the following areas: partnership development and management, business development, volunteer recruitment and engagement, community organizing, and fundraising
  • Proven success meeting ambitious performance targets
  • Prior experience working with corporations in the fields of healthcare, financial services, technology, and/or professional services
  • Strong networker who has the natural ability to connect people with causes and engage them to take action
  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, and persistent with strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze data, recognize trends, and drive strategic recommendations
  • Strong public speaking, writing and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate a variety of people; intuitive, empathic communicator who can build rapport, trust, and credibility
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
  • Excellent tech skills (Salesforce, MS Office, etc.); Experience with database management
  • Able to travel throughout Chicago and to staff events and trainings on some weeknights and Saturdays
  • Places high-value on customer service and impressive follow-through
  • Demonstrated alignment with iMentor's mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education, beliefs, and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity across the iMentor community
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Our organization works in partnership with district public schools across the country. In doing so we must meet all compliance requirements of those districts

iMentor is seeking a proven leader and volunteer recruitment expert to serve as the Director of Mentor Engagement of the Chicago region. The Director of Mentor Engagement will lead a talented team of mentor engagement professionals in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 18 days paid annual vacation and 13 paid holidays, and most iMentor functions closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • 401k with employer match up to 4%
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Up to 100% employer funded comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 18 days paid annual vacation and 13 paid holidays, and most iMentor…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL

How to Apply

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Sorry, due to the high-volume of applicants for this and other positions here at iMentor, no phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response. 

iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit www.imentor.org/jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications will be considered on a…

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