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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.

AmeriCorps VISTA Openings

Affiliate Operations VISTA

About:

MENTOR’s vision is that all young people have access to the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. For more than 28 years, MENTOR has unified and led the mentoring field in expanding both the quality and quantity of youth mentoring relationships in the United States. We do this by:

  • Increasing public awareness about the power and impact of mentoring
  • Developing and delivering resources and training to mentoring programs nationwide and
  • Raising the quality of mentoring through evidence-based standards and research

MENTOR works in partnership with regional Affiliates that provide the local leadership and infrastructure necessary to meet the demands of young people and communities across the country. MENTOR currently has 25 Affiliates and is continuing to expand nationwide.

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:

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 Operations VISTA will join the dynamic 3-person Affiliate team at MENTOR’s national headquarters office in Boston, MA. This VISTA will work with 25+ MENTOR Affiliates/non-profits around the country helping with organizational development and communications. This VISTA will help build and implement new technology solutions and data management systems to improve collaboration with Affiliates. This VISTA will also help meet Affiliate needs related to organizational and professional development through the creation and delivery of resources (including toolkits, webinars, templates, etc). This VISTA will gain exposure to a variety of skills related to marketing and communications, resource development, government relations, data management, and non-profit operations and leadership. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and organized and possess skills related to technology, research, and interpersonal communications.

Responsibilities

Provide organizational and professional development support and resources to 25+ Affiliates around the country

  • Support the implementation of the Affiliate Assessment (online tool that helps Affiliates measure and report out on key activities) and create individual Affiliate and aggregate reports (infographics and presentations) on findings and recommendations
  • Identify and create tools and resources to address specific Affiliate organizational needs (May include resources in the following areas: human resources, data management, leadership development, financial planning, board of director governance and engagement, etc.)
  • Partner with Affiliates to create a plan to engage Affiliates’ Boards of Directors

Create and utilize technology tools to support Affiliates and disseminate resources through an online community platform

  • Identify and curate resources for the Affiliate online community to improve ease and access to best practices to foster networking and engagement across Affiliates
  • Help develop and maintain a new client relationship management (CRM) database
  • Compile and distribute annual reports to each Affiliate detailing financial and other resources MENTOR has provided to each Affiliate

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation
  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Position Benefits:

  • $500 stipend to be used for personal professional development opportunities
  • Professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector, including attending the National Mentoring Summit and MENTOR Con for Affiliates
  • Local metro travel expense reimbursement
  • Time off to mentor in the field
  • Professional one-on-one mentor within the organization

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Approximate Annual living allowance of $20,584.50
  • $6,095 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
  • A built-in network of Corps members and colleagues

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps website.

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Development VISTA

About:

MENTOR’s vision is that all young people have access to the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. For more than 28 years, MENTOR has unified and led the mentoring field in expanding both the quality and quantity of youth mentoring relationships in the United States. We do this by:

  • Increasing public awareness about the power and impact of mentoring
  • Developing and delivering resources and training to mentoring programs nationwide and
  • Raising the quality of mentoring through evidence-based standards and research

MENTOR works in partnership with regional Affiliates that provide the local leadership and infrastructure necessary to meet the demands of young people and communities across the country. MENTOR currently has 25 Affiliates and is continuing to expand nationwide.

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:

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 Development VISTA will join the 4-person Development team in MENTOR’s national headquarters office in Boston, MA. This VISTA will play a key role in supporting MENTOR and its Affiliates to achieve their fundraising goals. Affiliates usually have limited staff capacity (1-5 full time employees on average) and like many small nonprofit organizations, most of MENTOR’s Affiliates have shared that fundraising is one of their biggest challenges. The VISTA will help MENTOR’s Affiliates meet their revenue goals to ensure a healthy organization, continuation of key programs and initiatives, and future sustainability. This VISTA will also have the opportunity to leverage a variety of other skills such as research, design, data collection and analysis, writing and copyediting, and group facilitation and coordination. The ideal candidate is energetic, flexible, organized, and eager to learn about fundraising, nonprofit management, and leadership.

Responsibilities

Provide current and new MENTOR Affiliates with development and fundraising support

  • Identify training opportunities and resources for Affiliate staff to increase their fundraising knowledge or capacity
  • Create tools, templates, and trainings for Affiliates on topics such as grants management, donor communications, events, and stakeholder engagement
  • Manage the Affiliate Fundraising Committee by hosting regular meetings, identifying topics and areas of need for meetings, and delivering feedback surveys
  • Organize Learning Calls on fundraising topics to encourage peer sharing between Affiliates
  • Research corporate and foundation funders to support MENTOR Affiliates or to serve on current or future MENTOR Affiliate Board of Directors
  • Generate landscape profiles for new expansion markets
  • Support Affiliates in implementing development strategies based on assessment and fundraising planning process

Implement key projects on MENTOR’s Development team to support overall health of the organization (projects will be based on skills, interest, and needs of team)

  • Regularly gather data and stories from Affiliates to use throughout MENTOR’s donor communications
  • Research funding opportunities to support new MENTOR initiatives

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong writing, editing and research skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills
  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Interest in or eagerness to learn about nonprofit fundraising
  • Ability to work both 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
  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation
  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Position Benefits:

  • $500 stipend to be used for personal professional development opportunities
  • Professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector, including attending the National Mentoring Summit and MENTOR Con for Affiliates
  • Local metro travel expense reimbursement
  • Time off to mentor in the field
  • Professional one-on-one mentor within the organization

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Approximate Annual living allowance of $20,584.50
  • $6,095 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
  • A built-in network of Corps members and colleagues

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps website.

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Marketing and Communications VISTA

About:

MENTOR’s vision is that all young people have access to the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. For more than 28 years, MENTOR has unified and led the mentoring field in expanding both the quality and quantity of youth mentoring relationships in the United States. We do this by:

  • Increasing public awareness about the power and impact of mentoring
  • Developing and delivering resources and training to mentoring programs nationwide and
  • Raising the quality of mentoring through evidence-based standards and research

MENTOR works in partnership with regional Affiliates that provide the local leadership and infrastructure necessary to meet the demands of young people and communities across the country. MENTOR currently has 25 Affiliates and is continuing to expand nationwide.

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 Placement:

VISTAs will serve for one year in MENTOR’s national headquarters office in Boston, MA. This position is sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA, which places Corps Members for a year of service to build capacity in organizations throughout the country. Corps Members will play a critical role in strengthening the scope and reach of the national mentoring movement by providing support from a national level to increase the capacity of and resources for local Affiliates who in turn provide training and support to mentoring programs.

About the Position:

The Marketing and Communications VISTA will play a key role in promoting the mentoring field and encouraging more adults to commit to engaging in the mentoring movement as mentors and supporters. The ideal candidate will be a high energy individual who is passionate about social justice and mobilizing individuals to take action through various communications channels. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the non-profit sector with a special interest and skill set in Marketing and Communications.

Responsibilities

Amplify the reach of MENTOR’s brand through Affiliates and national partners

  • Assist in the implementation of MENTOR’s strategic plan to support national brand alignment
  • Provide technical assistance and resources to help Affiliates implement new branding and marketing initiatives
  • Work with new Affiliates to ensure consistent branding and messaging
  • Assist the Marketing & Communications team in creation of promotional assets including videos, graphics, and other collateral

Source, create and amplify content as part of MENTOR’s national public awareness campaign and for the mentoring field

  • Solicit and develop written content for blog posts from Affiliates and partners across the country
  • Provide assistance on implementing social media campaigns, website content, partnership highlights and public elevation of MENTOR, its Affiliates, and the mentoring field overall
  • Create and distribute social media guides for Affiliates and national partners to amplify In Real Life messaging and activations
  • Maintain an up-to-date content calendar for MENTOR and corresponding Affiliates
  • Curate and create content for the online community platform for Affiliates to share resources, engage in discussion, and problem-solve
  • Input stories, photos, and videos in digital asset management system shared by MENTOR and Affiliates
  • Manage the intake, permissions, and tagging processes for MENTOR’s Storytelling Repository
  • Create toolkits, templates, guides, and online tutorials to enhance the organizational capacity of Affiliates

Provide organizational and developmental support to MENTOR and local Affiliates

  • Facilitate Affiliate learning opportunities, including online and in-person webinars, trainings, peer cohorts, and focus groups
  • Coordinate and facilitate Leadership Committees between MENTOR and Affiliates
  • Correspond with and train new staff at Affiliates in Marketing & Communications best practices

Key Marketing & Communications initiatives include:

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred
  • Interest in understanding how non-profit organizations function
  • Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Experience with social media and digital communications
  • Comfortable with public speaking and facilitation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility, initiative, creativity, and a good sense of humor
  • Experience with and/or desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development and mentoring in particular
  • A passion for national and community service

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation
  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Position Benefits:

  • $500 stipend to be used for personal professional development opportunities
  • Professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector, including attending the National Mentoring Summit and MENTOR Con for Affiliates
  • Local metro travel expense reimbursement
  • Time off to mentor in the field
  • Professional one-on-one mentor within the organization

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Approximate Annual living allowance of $20,584.50
  • $6,095 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
  • A built-in network of Corps members and colleagues

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps website.

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Training Design & Development VISTA

About:

MENTOR’s vision is that all young people have access to the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. For more than 28 years, MENTOR has unified and led the mentoring field in expanding both the quality and quantity of youth mentoring relationships in the United States. We do this by:

  • Increasing public awareness about the power and impact of mentoring
  • Developing and delivering resources and training to mentoring programs nationwide and
  • Raising the quality of mentoring through evidence-based standards and research

MENTOR works in partnership with regional Affiliates that provide the local leadership and infrastructure necessary to meet the demands of young people and communities across the country. MENTOR currently has 25 Affiliates and is continuing to expand nationwide.

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 Placement:

VISTAs will serve for one year in MENTOR’s national headquarters office in Boston, MA. This position is sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA, which places Corps Members for a year of service to build capacity in organizations throughout the country. Corps Members will play a critical role in strengthening the scope and reach of the national mentoring movement by providing support from a national level to increase the capacity of and resources for local Affiliates who in turn provide training and support to mentoring programs.

About the Position:

The Training Design & Development VISTA creates and curates training materials and resources for Affiliates and mentoring programs, focusing especially on how to incorporate adult learning theory into trainings. This person coordinates learning opportunities and eventually co-leads training sessions. The ideal candidate would be a skilled communicator, with experience and/or interest in training, and a proactive, strategic thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate would also have a consistent commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through programs and services and consider intersectionality as a foundation for their work on resources and offerings.

Responsibilities

Instructional and Content Design

  • Research and identify best practices for adult learning theory and online and face-to-face training delivery
  • Curate resources for Affiliates on instructional design/adult learning theory/interactive training design for dissemination through online repository
  • Support follow-up training on instructional design by developing resources and tools for internal trainers
  • Support the development and implementation of online practices for our new learning management system; develop manuals and training resources for internal users and Affiliates
  • Support the development of trainings which incorporate best practices from MENTOR’s existing trainings including the Mentor Mindset curriculum.

Create training and technical assistance resources for Affiliates to support mentoring and youth program development

  • Coordinate, create, and eventually, co-lead various in-person and online trainings, webinars, and tools for Affiliates and mentoring programs
  • Create a standardized library to house resources for mentoring programs
  • Work with Program Team to create a technical assistance manual for Affiliates on best practices for coaching and capacity building of programs
  • Support the creation of resources, training material, and implementation guides relating to important mentoring topics, such as social and emotional learning, quality in mentoring, school-based mentoring, and workforce development

Respond to General Inquiries

  • Connect mentoring programs with MENTOR resources over the phone and through email and develop a system for referring programs to Affiliates

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS strongly preferred
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills
  • Experience and/or comfort with training and teaching new skills to small and large groups
  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities
  • Experience and comfort with technology and database work
  • Strong customer service skills
  • 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
  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Position Benefits:

  • $500 stipend to be used for personal professional development opportunities
  • Professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector, including attending the National Mentoring Summit and MENTOR Con for Affiliates
  • Local metro travel expense reimbursement
  • Time off to mentor in the field
  • Professional one-on-one mentor within the organization

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Approximate Annual living allowance of $20,584.50
  • $6,095 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
  • A built-in network of Corps members and colleagues

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps website.

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AFFILIATE POSITION OPENINGS

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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