Mentor Youth with a Small Non-Profit

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Minimum: $3,000
Maximum: $3,000
Details: Paid as $250/month

Published

08/31/2018

Start Date

09/23/2018

Application Deadline

09/17/2018

Address

Richmond
CA
United States

Description

The Stepping Stones Project's mission is to guide and support youth through long term

mentoring and contemporary rites of passage. We share a vision of raising up generations of

authentic, integrated human beings committed to healthy, heartfelt relationships with self,

friends, family, community and nature. SSP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and a collection of

families, staff, leaders/mentors, elders, board members and volunteers. For more information

about Stepping Stones, please visit our website at: www.steppingstonesproject.org


We are seeking Leaders – mentors – to work with the youth in our groups beginning September 2018. There is currently a waitlist for female applicants and an immediate need for male applicants. Groups are located in the East Bay and Marin.


HOW TO APPLY:

1) Review our website in depth and read the qualifications below as well as the additional information on the logistics of the position here: https://www.steppingstonesproject.org/leader-application.html

2) Apply on our website (at the above link).

3) Email your cover letter & resume (Subject: 'Leader Application')

4) We keep all applications on file for the following hiring period, or in case substitutes are needed.


QUALIFICATIONS

·        Experience working with youth

·        Commitment to 2-3 years of mentoring

·        General availability on weekends


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

·        Planning and leading wilderness trips

·        Group facilitation with youth and/or parents

·        Personal vision quest

·        Psychology or counseling training

·        Council training (e.g. at the Ojai Foundation)

·        Creating ritual & ceremony

·        Experience with Rites of Passage

·        Passion for nature

·        Wilderness First Aid Certification or greater

·        Planning and leading games and activities with youth

·        Commitment to personal growth & development

·        Knowledge of and training in diversity & social justice work



QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR:

·        That hard to pin down quality of being able to relate to middle school age youth, you know it if you’ve got it

·        Self-awareness and maturity

·        Leadership and authority with both youth and parents

·        Creative, sensitive, compassionate, energized and motivated

·        The right mix of wildness and playfulness with vulnerability and connection

·        Likes collaboration and can work independently

·        Deep listening, powerful mirroring abilities

·        Interest in being part of a community and participating in a 'village' model organization


We are committed to pursuing the creation of a diverse leadership team with regards to age, race, ethnicity, class, background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and work experience.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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