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DIRECTOR, VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

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Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) is a community-based organization in Yonkers, NY whose mission is to partner with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of a low-income, urban school district by providing families with equitable access to the critical tools and services necessary for college success.

Job Mission:

To oversee YPIE’s three volunteer coaching options that include mentoring, college essay writing and career coaching. The Director, Volunteer Engagement will report to the YPIE Senior Director of Program and be responsible for:

  • Volunteer/Student Outcomes 
  • Coach Training, Onboarding and Placement 
  • Coach Communication and Recognition 
  • Strategic Fit and Growth 

Volunteer/Student Outcomes (60%): To achieve successful outcomes for students and satisfactory experiences for volunteer coaches

  • Work with YPIE program directors to ensure YPIE’s volunteer coaching program is impactful for students
  • College Readiness: to ensure mentoring relationships are on track
  • College Access: to ensure that students complete the personal statement (college essay) by assisting coaches with essay content and editing
  • College Success: to ensure coaches are meeting college student career exploration/preparation needs
  • Create a system for tracking and managing interactions between volunteer coaches and students
  • Troubleshoot! Serve as a liaison between students and the coaches they work with
  • Identify the specific cohort of students and coaches requiring more attentive interventions using Exit Ticket data; self-identifying volunteer coaches concerned about students; and program staff feedback
  • Follow up directly with this cohort of coaches and students (approx. 10% of each program team member’s caseload), providing interventions that result in improved student outcomes and coach satisfaction
  • Build rapport with YPIE students to ease interventions necessary for positive coach/student relationships 
  • Manage after school coach meetings at the College Zone

Coach Training, Onboarding and Placement (25%): To ensure there is an effective volunteer pool of coaches for students, work with the Readiness, Access and Success teams to determine which students require a Graduation, Essay or College Career Coach. 

  • Identify the interests and strengths of each coach to effectively pair them with YPIE students and/or opportunities
  • Identify and communicate YPIE’s core Listen, Connect, Coach expectations for coaches
  • Support and coach volunteers on how to work with students in a trauma-informed and equitable manner
  • Maintain a curriculum, including policies and procedures, an Exit Ticket system and relevant activities for effective coach/student interaction
  • Execute the following training/events that communicate expectations and receive 90% satisfaction on training evaluations:
  • New Graduation Coach Training; New Essay Coach Training; New College Career Coach Training; Coffee & Brews; FAFSA and other specialty trainings
  • Execute in partnership with Strategic Partnerships Team (SPT) the following volunteer events:
  • Annual Volunteer Kickoff Event; Annual Gala; Volunteer Gratitude Reception/Legacy Award

Coach Communication and Recognition (10%): To communicate regularly with and recognize volunteers:

  • Send a monthly newsletter to all volunteer coaches about upcoming events and activities
  • Ensure the YPIE website contains the most up to date information for volunteers
  • Execute and follow up on an annual volunteer survey
  • Oversee student thank you note/gratitude efforts
  • Highlight volunteer success stories using social media, YPIE website and traditional media
  • Nominate deserving volunteer coaches for external recognition

Strategic Fit and Growth (5%): Solicit feedback from key stakeholders to shape the direction and vision for YPIE’s volunteer program.

YPIE Volunteer Advisory Board: Manage the YPIE Volunteer Advisory Board of approximately 15 members:

  • Review and update the VAB charter as needed
  • Create a scope and sequence for VAB activities
  • Create agendas for and facilitate 4 VAB meetings per year
  • Manage VAB work between meetings
  • Recruit new members as needed
  • Utilize VAB members to research best practices of other coaching models (ie, iMentor, The Coach Effect)


Strong Applicants will possess:

  • A focus on improving systems, coordinating efforts, using data to drive decision making and an unwavering commitment to reaching goals
  • Ability for bringing together different teams within an organization to work together toward a shared vision and goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of YPIE, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and communities
  • Experience with Google platform and comfort with other tracking and reporting systems  
  • A car and a willingness to travel to program site(s)
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours  
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Spanish fluency is a plus
  • Salary open to negotiation during the interview process

*This is an in-person, year-round, full-time salaried position with benefits

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) is a community-based organization in Yonkers, NY whose mission is to partner with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of a low-income, urban…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    22 de novembro de 2021
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    19 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional
Salário
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Salary open to negotiation during the interview process

Benefícios

Health Insurance and Other Standard Benefits.

Health Insurance and Other Standard Benefits.

Localização

Presencial
92 Main St, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA
Suite 101

Como se inscrever

Please submit the following application materials by email to Ellen Cutler-Levy at ecutler@ypie.org: cover letter, resume and references

Please submit the following application materials by email to Ellen Cutler-Levy at ecutler@ypie.org: cover letter, resume and references

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