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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools. MENTOR has developed and supports a national network of local affiliates that provide regional, state and local leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships. Together, we engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that all youth have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work.

MENTOR is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all.  We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing the need and transformative power of supportive relationships for our young people. We believe that varied perspectives, experiences, and opinions are central assets in our mission to close the mentoring gap. As we seek to build the most complementary team when it comes to skill, perspective, and experience; we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

openings at mentor

Manager of Institutional Giving

Position

The Manager of Institutional Giving will support the advancement of MENTOR’s mission by driving increased institutional giving to both MENTOR and the national mentoring movement. As a member of MENTOR’s development team, this position will manage an institutional fundraising strategy to raise over $2.5 million in support of national operations and growth and an additional $500k in consulting contracts through MENTOR’s corporate client portfolio. Additionally, this position will provide support to the Senior Director of Development in coaching MENTOR’s network of affiliates on identifying ways to increase their fundraising effectiveness, share best practices, and explore collaborative funding opportunities. This position will work collaboratively across the organization to develop tailored proposals that jointly meet MENTOR’s and partners’ (current and/or potential) goals.  The Manager of Institutional Giving reports to the Senior Director of Development.  This is an exciting opportunity for a driven, collaborative and entrepreneurial development professional to play a significant role in growing MENTOR’s impact nationwide to help expand mentoring opportunities for young people so they can thrive and strive.

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a comprehensive institutional development plan to fund national operations and growth, attracting new foundation and corporate funders, as well as increasing current funders’ support for and relationship with MENTOR.
  • Research, identify, qualify, and help cultivate new relationships with foundations and corporations, building out a pipeline of funders with the capacity to make $100K+ gifts and help secure new corporate prospects to engage with MENTOR as a consultant to develop a youth mentoring CSR strategy.
  • Conceive new and inventive ways to strategically leverage Board members and other key stakeholder’s contacts throughout the network in building institutional relationships.
  • Play a key role in the design of partnerships and proposals that support MENTOR’s mission while providing value to funders, including leading the process to conceptualize, write, present and negotiate grants, proposals and contracts to potential partners.
  • Manage long-term relationship strategy development for institutional funders and act as the liaison across all MENTOR departments.
  • Develop, manage and monitor an institutional giving calendar to ensure that proposals, renewals, and reports are submitted on time.
  • Secure corporate sponsorship for MENTOR events including the National Mentoring Summit and manage sponsorship benefit fulfillment.
  • Contribute to the design of MENTOR’s Philanthropic Partnerships Track at the National Mentoring Summit and MENTOR’s Philanthropic IMPACT Webinar Series.
  • Identify ways to raise the profile of MENTOR and our investors in the philanthropic, corporate, and mentoring communities.
  • When appropriate collaborate with the program department on corporate research projects and relevant corporate engagement benchmarking projects.

Qualifications

  • 4-5 years of professional experience preferred, with a track record of raising funds from institutional sources. Experience raising money for a national or multi-site nonprofit organization is highly desirable.
  • Ability to think strategically and implement tactically, with the ability to take an idea from concept to completion.
  • Experience serving as a representative of an organization, with a natural ability to build rapport and credibility with foundation and corporate leaders and with program officers.
  • Excellent writing skills, with demonstrated experience in crafting successful grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and other funding-related communications.
  • Strong sense of teamwork, with the ability to forge trusting relationships with and provide support to remote teams.
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and liaison skills, demonstrated tact and diplomacy in difficult or sensitive situations.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to succeed in a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic culture; willingness to “build the plane while flying it.”
  • Ability to thrive in a mission-driven environment with a strong culture; passionate commitment to MENTOR’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% time.

Compensation & Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s Development team.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Full benefits include health care, 403B, vacation, and life and short- and long-term disability insurance.

How to apply

MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. APPLY NOW  

Analytics Associate

Position

MENTOR is currently seeking a curious, mission-driven individual who is comfortable with data analysis to serve as its Analytics Associate. Reporting to the Senior Director for External Affairs, the Analytics Associate will be responsible for using data and metrics to help optimize volunteer recruitment through MENTOR’s proprietary Mentoring Connector—the only national database that matches volunteer mentors with local quality mentoring programs. The Associate will also analyze trends and identify opportunities for growth, particularly related to MENTOR’s key national partners such as the NBA, Nike, LinkedIn and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.  He/she will work collaboratively across the organization to better organize, track, and produce descriptive analytics to maximize MENTOR’s impact.

Responsibilities

Mentor Recruitment

  • Leverage existing data (location by zip code, date of search, etc.) in the Mentoring Connector to identify successes and opportunities to help guide mentor recruitment strategy
  • Source and create monthly mentor recruitment reports for key MENTOR stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Support and guide paid social media promotion strategy to maximize new interest in mentoring and drive other key deliverables (e.g. advocacy and fundraising)

Business Analytics

  • Analyze the performance of national marketing campaigns (In Real Life, Nike EQUALITY, etc.) and identify, recommend, and implement improvements to boost results
  • Evaluate email and social media analytics to help strengthen and refine Communications strategies
  • Track and provide donor email analytics, including open rates, click-through rates (general and donation page), unsubscribes, and hard bounces; inform strategy to increase effectiveness of donor communications
  • Respond in a timely fashion to ad hoc requests for data or insight from team members

Affiliate Network Support

  • Support the collection & reporting of common impact metrics across the Affiliate network for core functional areas
  • Assist MENTOR’s Affiliates in examining national campaigns and guiding mentor recruitment strategies through analytics on the state-level
  • Analyze grassroots database activations and metrics to expand advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in data analysis; 1-2 years’ experience working in communications and/or a nonprofit is a plus
  • Passion for supporting disadvantaged youth and youth programming, preferably in the field of mentoring
  • Ability to turn large amounts of data into clear and concise communication points and visuals
  • Natural problem solver who applies an analytical and critical thinking mindset to all tasks
  • Success in managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (primarily Excel); familiarity with SQL a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; advanced degree a plus

Compensation & Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s External Affairs team.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Full benefits include health care, 403B, vacation, and life and short- and long-term disability insurance.

MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply

MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

APPLY NOW

 

Affiliate Network VISTA

Position

This position is sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA, which places Corps Members for a year of service to build capacity in organizations throughout the country. The Affiliate Network VISTA will work as part of the Affiliate Network department in MENTOR’s national headquarters office in Boston, MA. This VISTA will play a key role in connecting with and supporting affiliate staff across the country. The ideal candidate would be interested in building systems and leveraging resources to provide professional development and support to those leading the national mentoring movement.  

Responsibilities

Provide organizational and development support and resources to local affiliates

  • Implement support strategies and identify professional development resources based on affiliate individual assessment reports
  • Co-facilitate learning cohorts and focus groups with affiliates
  • Collect and research organizational development and operations best practices and trainings (including topics of financial management, Board development, human resources, employee and performance management, information technology, )
  • Create profiles documenting the relationship between MENTOR and local affiliates
  • Support with onboarding of new staff at local affiliates

Assist with the implementation of national communication and database tools for local affiliates

  • Create monthly e-newsletter and other platforms for communication
  • Help build and implement an online community of practice tool for affiliates to share resources, engage in discussion, and problem-solve
  • Help build and implement an online training and support platform to increase knowledge and capacity of local affiliate staff members
  • Help build and maintain a client relationship management database to capture affiliate data and correspondence

Assist with planning and preparation of expansion and growth of local affiliates

  • Track and monitor new affiliate onboarding and documentation
  • Create and curate tools and resources for developing affiliates
  • Work with new affiliates to ensure consistent branding and onboarding

Qualifications

  • BA/BS strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, editing, and organization skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Experience with digital communications and technology (e-newsletters, databases, webinars, intranets, learning management systems a plus)
  • Comfortable communicating and presenting for diverse audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with and/or desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • A passion for national and community service
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
  • Must be available to travel to all Corps-wide trainings and events
  • Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract

Position Benefits:

  • Annual living allowance of $14,664.
  • $5,775 Education Award upon completion of service, or a $1,500 cash stipend
  • AmeriCorps childcare benefits are available to qualifying members with children under the age of 13
  • Opportunity to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance
  • Relocation travel (for those who qualify) and settling-in allowance if relocating for service
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for Corps-wide meetings and events
  • Professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector, including attending the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC
  • A built-in network of Corps members and colleagues

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to resume@mentoring.org The position is a one year commitment. Selected members must be able to attend the Pre-Service Orientation August 22-25 in Baltimore, Maryland (all expenses paid) or an approved alternative and would begin service immediately following this date.

affiliate position openings

There are no affiliate openings at this time.