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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 Affiliates at the national level 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.

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Information Technology Project Manager 💻

About:

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.

Commitment to Diversity:

MENTOR is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all.  We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing awareness of the need for 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.

About the Position:

MENTOR seeks a collaborative, systems thinking Information Technology Project Manager to join its team in Boston, MA. Reporting to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, the manager will fuel MENTOR’s impact and ensure the organization achieves its plans for growth in alignment with its mission, vision and values by leading ongoing and future IT projects that support MENTOR’s technology road map. The Information Technology Project Manager will be responsible for managing the deployment, and continued administration, of technology solutions aimed at improving organizational and programmatic efficiencies. Initial projects include the adoption and rollout of a new Project Management tool, an Online Community of Practice for its Affiliates and Partners, a Learning Management System and CRM. In addition, the Information Technology Project Manager will manage and collaborate with MENTOR’s outsourced IT vendor to proactively prevent and efficiently troubleshoot hardware and technical infrastructure issues. The successful candidate will be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively within a small, close-knit team, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Principal Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Strategize, prioritize and execute on projects to achieve MENTOR’s short term and long term technology goals
  • Lead internal Technology committee to assess and make recommendations for organization-wide technology improvements
  • Provide direction and technical expertise in design and understand and support development and systems integration
  • Make decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation
  • Support staff in following correct procedures, policies, and documentation requirements across projects
  • Manage change and effectively communicate necessary information across the organization
  • Delegate and allocate internal responsibilities to efficiently manage projects end to end; identifying and selecting external vendors when appropriate

Process Management

  • Support departments in mapping operational processes and identifying solutions to more efficiently support these processes
  • Integrate internal project management software by training new users, troubleshooting issues, and documenting best practices
  • Help various departments leverage technology to better track strategic activities
  • Oversee MENTOR’s file storage in Dropbox, ensuring efficient data management and structure

Operations

  • Act as lead administrator for MENTOR’s technology and information systems, by overseeing system administration, providing ongoing training and user support, and performing systems upgrades
  • Manage MENTOR’s outsourced IT support to proactively prevent and efficiently troubleshoot technical issues
  • Ensure that MENTOR’s data is protected by proactively monitoring security protocols and procedures

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in a technical project management role; non-profit experience a plus
  • Demonstrated project management experience, with undergraduate degree in a related field, such as Computer Science or Information Systems, OR equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of leading and/or facilitating technology implementations
  • Ability to assess and identify technologies for potential solutions
  • Experience successfully deploying technology solutions
  • Salesforce administration experience a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively across department and translate program requirements to data needs
  • Demonstrated history of superior communication skills, verbal and written, with diverse personalities and technical competency
  • Commitment to accomplishing goals within the defined timelines and meet project schedule deadlines
  • Passion for youth mentoring

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Full benefits include health, dental, 403B, pre-tax transit, generous vacation, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, and paid professional development.

MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key asset.

How to Apply:

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

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Mentoring Outreach Coordinator (United Way of Palm Beach County)

About:

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 works with a national network of twenty-four affiliates, the federal government, national foundations, researchers, the private sector, and the media to enhance the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for young people nationwide to provide pathways to successful adulthood.

United Way of Palm Beach County is MENTOR’s Florida Affiliate.  The main purpose of this position is to assist with the activities of the Mentoring Initiative committed to the advancement of quality mentoring programs within Palm Beach County and south Florida area for youth.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the appropriate networks of stakeholders within the community in order to develop relationships necessary to collaboratively identify and develop recruitment strategies to overcome barriers to effective mentor recruitment within targeted geographic regions and among demographically diverse populations
  • Establish and maintain databases and appropriate documentation to help inform the development of appropriate strategies and program implementation
  • Work closely with Senior Director of Mentoring Initiative to ensure grant compliance for all subgrantee contracts and collect/compile all required reporting data on a quarterly basis
  • Develop written documents as needed as it relates to marketing, recruitment, grants, and/or other related areas as well as social media materials. Work closely with UWPBC Marketing to coordinate an ongoing community-wide public relations and mentor recruitment campaign and develop tools and resources for effective recruitment of targeted populations of mentors in identified communities, designed for partnership program use
  • Identify informal mentoring programs within targeted geographic regions, and develop a networking forum to share best practices
  • Work closely with Senior Director of Mentoring Initiative and Training Coordinator to identify training needs of the mentoring network and/or programs looking to gain entrance into the network
  • Provide technical assistance and training for mentor program professional staff, to share best practices and lessons learned
  • Identify Technical Assistance Providers that could help with targeted technical assistance at a local and state wide level
  • Act as liaison among child and family service agencies to coordinate and assess mentors/mentees related needs and facilitate cross-agency referrals
  • Respond promptly to community inquiries on mentoring programs and support families in identifying mentoring opportunities for their young person(s).
  • Respond promptly to volunteer inquiries and refer volunteers to appropriate mentoring agencies within the Mentor Center network
  • Work closely with the Palm Beach County Youth Services Division to host My Brother’s Keeper recruitment events for mentors and mentoring programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities – working in conjunction with United Way’s volunteer department on opportunities for mentor/mentee participation
  • Assist with the United Way of Palm Beach County’s disaster response efforts
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned

Standards:

  • Ability to provide superior customer service to agencies, volunteers, staff and community members
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, implementing and completing projects within stated timelines
  • Demonstrate initiative in following through independently with projects and tasks
  • Demonstrate support of organizational objectives/initiatives, assisting as needed
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal and organizational development

Core Competencies:

  • Client Focus
  • Information Gathering and Processing
  • Initiative
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Results Management

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Science or closely related field
  • A minimum of three years experience in program development, project management (preferred)
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, data collection/analysis, and social media (preferred)

Physical Requirements:

  • Some off-site travel visiting agencies and meetings throughout the community
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to perform the above responsibilities

How to Apply:

Interested applications should email their cover letter and resume to:  hr@unitedwaypbc.org  by May 21 and reference code 1UW5A2019.

Executive Director (Newark Mentoring Movement)

About:

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 works with a national network of twenty-four affiliates, the federal government, national foundations, researchers, the private sector, and the media to enhance the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for young people nationwide to provide pathways to successful adulthood.

Newark Mentoring Movement (NMM) was launched in 2011 as MENTOR’S New Jersey Affiliate.  NMM has established itself as an experienced leader in Newark’s mentoring community, bringing together diverse mentoring programs and promoting a shared commitment to the youth development field.  NMM consults with youth mentoring organizations to ensure that their programs meet national best practices and have access to resources, network and tools as part of MENTOR’s affiliate network. NMM’s goal is to improve the collective impact of mentoring programs for Newark’s youth, provide effective mentoring opportunities and establish a pathway across programs so youth have access to powerful mentoring relationships throughout their lives.

Position Summary:

Together with the Board of Directors, NMM is thrilled to launch a search for its next Executive Director.  NMM seeks a visionary leader who understands Newark’s youth mentoring landscape to lead as the Executive Director.  The Executive Director will play a critical role in continuing to build a sustainable, effective organization, including building and strengthening networks and partnerships, developing capacity building services, leading fundraising efforts, managing a small staff, and expand on financial and operational efficiencies. Successful candidates will balance “big picture” strategic thinking with the administrative know-how of a results-oriented manager and a track record of building partnerships and community collaborations.

We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, NMM is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team across our network. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

Principal Responsibilities:

Strategy and Leadership

  • Spearhead the strategic planning and growth efforts of NMM in partnership with local stakeholders including philanthropy, non-profit organizations, corporate executives and government agencies to guide the organizational plan, benchmarks, and outcomes
  • Support and expand a strong Board of Directors
  • Develop, support and grow an Advisory Council– a representative group of leaders from best-practice programs that address shared challenges with collective solutions and promote the broader work of NMM
  • Implement initiatives and projects that galvanize key stakeholders including mentoring program providers, corporations, government agencies, schools, institutions of higher education, and faith-based organizations and develop the appropriate services, trainings, or technical assistance needed by various sectors

Fiscal and Operational Management

  • Develop an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversee the management of all funds
  • Provide the vision and execution to grow a data analytics function for NMM to provide outcomes-based reports for programmatic, community and philanthropic stakeholders
  • Provide funders and partners with data, reports, and information so that they are confident their contributions are being deployed in a cost-effective and results-driven manner
  • Hire, supervise, and support staff to deliver on strategic outcomes and maintain a positive climate that attracts and motivates a diverse staff
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of day to day operations, including financial management, office administration, facilities management, human resources, compliance, and insurance
  • Actively participate in MENTOR’s Affiliate Network and engage in building competencies related to core functions of a MENTOR Affiliate

Qualifications & Experience:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter; capable of self-management in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven fundraising experience that can be leveraged to raise monies from corporations, foundations and individual contributors
  • Knowledge of the Newark philanthropic community as demonstrated by a well-developed professional network that stretches into community-based organizations and the youth development space
  • Progressive leadership experience; at least ten years of managing a team to reach challenging objectives.  Experience working with or within the private sector a plus.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a board of directors and volunteer committees
  • Excellent presentation/public speaking, verbal and written communication skills that can be adapted based on audience
  • Strong strategic thinking and organizational development skills with an ability to use data to make decisions and to translate strategy into action
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; relevant advanced degree preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Newark Mentoring Movement offers a comprehensive compensation package.

Newark Mentoring Movement is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key asset.

How to Apply:

Newark Mentoring Movement is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Newark Mentoring Movement is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify afarber@positivelypartners.org and will work to accommodate your needs.

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