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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality mentoring for America’s young people. MENTOR’s mission is to close the mentoring gap by driving the investment of time and money into high-impact mentoring programs and promoting quality mentoring through the development of mentoring program standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools.

For 25 years, MENTOR has worked to help millions of young people find the support and guidance they need to build productive and meaningful lives. This compelling mission, coupled with MENTOR’s clear vision, engenders rewarding and challenging careers. Become part of our team and pour your heart and soul into your work.

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Director of Training & Mentoring Services

Maryland Mentoring Resource Center

The Maryland Mentoring Resource Center is the driving force in the mentoring movement; bringing together diverse individuals and organizations to support the development, growth, and sustainability of evidence based mentoring programs throughout Maryland. We do this by: building the quality and capacity of mentoring programs by providing training, technical assistance, consultation and best practice resources; advocating for mentoring by promoting awareness of the need for and benefits of quality mentoring experiences and mobilization of public, private, business and faith sectors to meet the challenge of mentoring young people in need of support; and, increasing support and funding for mentoring programs by helping to inform state and local policy initiatives to facilitate delivery of quality mentoring that ensure long-term sustainability for mentoring programs. For more information on mentoring, please visit our website at http://www.biglittle.org.

Position

The Director of Training and Mentoring Partnerships is responsible for the development and implementation of the services of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center, which supports mentoring and youth development programs and practitioners in their efforts to strengthen and start quality mentoring, programs, and initiatives. This position reports to the Senior VP of Community Engagement and Partnership/Executive Director of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center.

Responsibilities

Management of Maryland Mentoring Resource Center (MMRC)

  • Oversee the day to day delivery of core MMRC services
  • Provide vision and strategic leadership for the MMRC based on community needs and trends
  • Remain up to date on best practices for mentoring programs and research findings about the effectiveness of youth mentoring
  • Assist the ED and VP OF Finance manage the MMRC budget, including annual and quarterly revenue projection and reporting
  • Lead and manage delivery of all MMRC services, including contract and community training, consultation, and technical assistance
  • Evaluate and track outcomes for MMRC service delivery
  • Lead and supervise MMRC support staff, trainers and volunteers
  • Identify community resources and secure contracts to sustain and expand MMRC services
  • Coordinate MMRC’s services with other departments to effectively implement BBBSGC mission
  • Supervise MMRC AmeriCorps staff member

Delivery of Training Academy Services

  • Serve as lead trainer for delivery of Training Academy training.
  • Develop training materials and modules that reflect mentoring and youth development best practice.
  • Recruit, train and manage additional Training Academy trainers (as needed).
  • Hire and oversee speakers/trainers for special events and workshops.
  • Secure and manage contracts for customized training & consultation including attending meetings, service delivery, evaluation, invoicing, reporting/tracking, and follow up.
  • Manage and directly respond to requests for technical assistance.

Quality Assurance

  • Support mentoring program quality improvement efforts
  • Perform on-site QMAP reviews and develop Improvement & Innovation Plans for mentoring programs that submit Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP)
  • Develop and oversee internal tracking of mentoring program QMAP progress, QMAP reporting database and reporting tools
  • Update and review Resources section of QMAP

Partnership Development and Outreach

  • Participate in and support outreach to mentor programs and other community partners.
  • Represent the MMRC in local, regional and national events.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Youth Studies, Education, Social Work or related field; Master’s degree considered a plus
  • Significant program management experience (at least 3 to 5 years) in the field of youth mentoring, including knowledge of best practices in mentoring
  • Background in new program design and implementation.
  • Training, public speaking, and coaching/consulting experience essential
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships; savvy networking skills; persuasive personality; entrepreneurial, with experience in initiating and sustaining collaborative efforts
  • Well-organized, self-directed worker who can also thrive in a team environment
  • Able to direct and motivate assigned staff, including interns and AmeriCorps members, and facilitate Mentoring Advisory groups.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills required; able to balance multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint, with strong complimentary computer and online research skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to the MMRC and BBBSGC’s mission
  • Must have valid MD Driver’s license, be able to transport training materials and travel within Maryland, as well as work off-hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) on occasion
  • Pre-employment background check is required

How to apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and at least three professional references to hr@biglittle.org. Indicate the preferred position in the subject line. We apologize, but we are unable to accept phone calls regarding this position.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (BBBSGC) is an equal opportunity employer. BBBSGC will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, and advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, gender or sexual orientation.    

Program Manager, Americorps (Mass Mentoring Partnership)

Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring (Mass Mentoring Partnership)

Guided by our recently updated strategic plan, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to support empowering youth-adult relationships throughout the State of Massachusetts. Our vision is that every young person has the opportunity to be involved in an empowering youth-adult relationship to create more vibrant and resilient communities. MMP is working with established mentoring programs, youth serving organizations, faith-based organizations, and academic institutions to strengthen the program and organizational practices that contribute to the resiliency of youth, families and communities. We currently work with over 250 programs supporting over 33,000 youth in sustained, consistent and supported relationships by assessing programmatic needs and organizational capacity and providing customized strategies that create stronger and more effective programs and youth-adult interactions. MMP is a small staff working in a high leverage environment. Our environment is fast-paced, responsive to innovation, committed to organizational learning and promotes staff development. MMP is committed to working in a manner that celebrates and honors diversity. MMP offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits within the non-profit sector. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors are AmeriCorps members who are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide to help strengthen programs, build capacity and allow them to serve more youth with higher quality mentoring practices. Through a competitive RFP process, hosts sites are chosen to partner with MMP and twenty five AmeriCorps members are chosen and placed across the state. MMP is a scattered site model within the AmeriCorps system and we are proud to have had the opportunity to work with AmeriCorps members over the past seven years.

Position

Mass Mentoring Partnership is looking for a talented, dynamic and service minded person committed to creating and supporting a cadre of diverse AmeriCorps members. This is a full time position that reports to the Director of Program Services is an integral part of the Program Services Team. MMP is committed to building a culturally diverse staff of professionals who are experienced in and motivated to promote quality mentoring practices and build the capacity of the field. The selected candidate will be responsible for the implementation of MMP’s AmeriCorps Program by providing support, guidance and supervision for AmeriCorps Members and site partners. The Program Manager will liaison with all host-site partners to provide ongoing support, training and professional development for all Ambassadors and uphold all requirements of the grant and relationships with Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Responsibilities

Program Operation

  • Work with Program Director to lead the development of the overall service strategy and objectives for program
  • Directly manage relationships with host program sites
  • Manage the recruitment and placement of a diverse group of AmeriCorps Members
  • Manage host site Request for Proposal and selection process
  • Oversee all logistical tasks such as approving/processing member service hours through the MMP systems, coordinating member travel to and from required meetings, tracking project outputs and collecting required data
  • Support the AmeriCorps grants process

Member Development

  • Supervise (in conjunction with host mentoring program supervisors) and develop the professional growth of twenty five AmeriCorps Members, including performance management, performance improvement, mid-year and end of year reviews
  • In collaboration with Managers of Training, develop and implement professional trainings for AmeriCorps members including planning and implementing service orientation, monthly meetings and workshops, service week, and retreats
  • Seek out and collaborate with external trainers and consultants as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Managers of Training, develop and facilitate member workshops and small group trainings to develop their knowledge and skills and attitudes needed to serve and be cultural responsive
  • Manage corps members to meet standards of performance and AmeriCorps requirements
  • Review member monthly reports and journals to monitor progress towards project goals
  • Manage member and host site challenges as they arise in order to reach a resolution

Program Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in agency wide efforts to ensure effective development and implementation of evaluation tools while working to improve overall evaluation effort
  • Set benchmarks and utilize evaluation results to report on progress towards program goals and make service and program improvements
  • Ensure program compliance and adhere to all AmeriCorps reporting requirements in a timely manner

Partnership Development & Alumni Relations

  • Develop partnerships with colleges, universities, community organizations and/or businesses to provide opportunities for member development and enhance program resources
  • Implement an alumni relations strategy that creates volunteer opportunities and fosters an ongoing commitment to service and youth mentoring
  • Engage alumni to provide job search and professional development resources and support to current and past members pursuing an education in mentoring field or nonprofit/public sector
  • Work with the Director of Development to identify and solicit partnerships to sustain programming

Program Communications and Marketing

  • Work with the Marketing Team to:
    • Develop strategies to increase program visibility
    • Manage the program’s Web presence on the MMP Website and to keep promotional materials updated

Position Requirements

  • BA/BS and three years of work experience. In lieu of formal education, five – seven years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated success leading teams in community service and training initiatives
  • Experience developing and managing multi-faceted partnerships with community-based partners, especially in the context of an AmeriCorps Program
  • Ability to lead AmeriCorps members through successful implementation of program with clear roles, a high level of professionalism, and accountability
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization
  • Strong commitment to and experience developing a diverse and inclusive workforce and working effectively with people with different work styles and backgrounds
  • Ability to lead groups, large and small with excellent communication, organization, and motivation skills
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Youth development background; knowledge of mentoring and/or passion for mentoring strongly preferred
  • Experience using technology for training and knowledge sharing a plus

How to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity and why it interested you, in a Word format, Beth Fraster, Director of Program Services, at HumanResources@massmentors.org, subject line “AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program Manager”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Mass Mentoring Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

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Mentor Program Coordinator I, AmeriCorps (Grizzlies TeamUp)

Grizzlies TeamUp

Harnessing the power of sport to transform lives, the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Gap for children in underserved communities. Since 2004, the Memphis Grizzlies have invested $40 million dollars through the Foundation to support schools, community organizations and innovative youth development programs that equip students with the tools to achieve their full potential. Under the umbrella of the Grizzlies Foundation, the TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership is a local affiliate of MENTOR, The National Mentoring Partnership and has over 35 youth serving agencies in its network. The Partnership focuses its work in four key areas: Mentoring Program Capacity Building; Stakeholder Engagement; Data Collection & Knowledge Management; and Public Awareness & Advocacy.

Position

Grizzlies TEAM UP AmeriCorps VISTA Mentor Program Coordinator I will work primarily with program staff & assigned mentor Program Director at designated Mentor Program Partner to develop &/or modify existing program activities & practices aligned to The Elements of Effective Practice™. They will develop in-depth understanding of best practices in mentoring & positive youth development to develop effective programs.

Responsibilities

• Creating meaningful service opportunities for private & public sector employees
• Researching & developing material of best practices on mentor recruitment & retention that align with Quality Based Membership (QBM)
• Supporting delivery of staff & volunteer trainings
• Developing a quality assessment & improvement process

Position Requirements

  • 1-2 years of research experience (youth development, youth mentoring, education reform, community development)
  • 1- 3 years of experience in youth development & program development (can include volunteer work)
  • College graduate

How to apply

Candidate must apply online via My AmeriCorps.

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Applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. Members will be selected by June 1, 2016. Early applications are encouraged.

The position is a one year commitment. Selected members must be able to attend the Pre-Service Orientation July 18-21, 2016 in Philadelphia (all expenses paid) and would begin service immediately following this date.

Mentor Program Coordinator II, AmeriCorps (Grizzlies TeamUp)

Grizzlies TeamUp

Harnessing the power of sport to transform lives, the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Gap for children in underserved communities. Since 2004, the Memphis Grizzlies have invested $40 million dollars through the Foundation to support schools, community organizations and innovative youth development programs that equip students with the tools to achieve their full potential. Under the umbrella of the Grizzlies Foundation, the TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership is a local affiliate of MENTOR, The National Mentoring Partnership and has over 35 youth serving agencies in its network. The Partnership focuses its work in four key areas: Mentoring Program Capacity Building; Stakeholder Engagement; Data Collection & Knowledge Management; and Public Awareness & Advocacy.

Position

VISTA member will be responsible for recruiting, screening, training & matching vol. mentors for one of two programs 1) The Refugee Empowerment Program’s Kupanda [To Rise] Mentoring program. REP is a non-profit org. that aides in helping refuge children in the Memphis area better their education with tutoring in math, reading and English; or 2) The Latino Memphis’ Caminos Mentoring program-under the Abriendo Puertas [Opening Doors] program-provides youth leadership development, individualized academic support, mentoring, parental support program, college & career planning assistance, & opportunities for meaningful civic engagement for Hispanic youth. Help with the ACT & applying for college & scholarships takes place at Kingsbury HS, Cordova HS & other SCS schools, but any student can participate.

Responsibilities

• Creating meaningful service opportunities for private & public sector employees
• Researching & developing material of best practices on mentor recruitment & retention that align with Quality Based Membership (QBM)
• Supporting delivery of staff & volunteer trainings
• Developing a quality assessment & improvement process

Position Requirements

  • 1-3 years of research experience (youth dev., youth mentoring, ed. reform, community dev.)
  • 2-5 years of experience in youth dev. & program dev. (can include vol. work)
  • College graduate
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred

How to apply

Candidate must apply online via My AmeriCorps.

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Applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. Members will be selected by June 1, 2016. Early applications are encouraged.

The position is a one year commitment. Selected members must be able to attend the Pre-Service Orientation July 18-21, 2016 in Philadelphia (all expenses paid) and would begin service immediately following this date.

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