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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.

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Corporate Engagement 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.

Position Summary:

MENTOR seeks a proactive individual with experience collaborating across diverse sets of stakeholders to serve as its Corporate Engagement Project Manager in Boston, MA.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, the Manager will execute on deliverables associated with corporate partners, assist with training and technical assistance for corporate mentoring initiatives, and coordinate the IMPACT webinar series which highlights philanthropic investments and engagement in mentoring. The Manager will play a lead role in the planning and implementation of the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll, the Corporate Excellence in Youth Mentoring Award, and the Philanthropic Partnerships Track at the National Mentoring Summit. This is a dynamic opportunity for a driven and entrepreneurial professional to fuel the mentoring movement by amplifying and recognizing corporate support for the youth mentoring field.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Develop project plans for deliverables associated with corporate partnerships
  • Support logistics for corporate programming including trainings and regional events
  • Facilitate cross-team collaboration in the successful implementation of project plans
  • Maintain clear documentation of progress, obstacles, and lessons learned
  • Facilitate internal evaluations of projects upon completion
  • Play a leading role in the preparation of grant reports for corporate partners

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Coordinate training and technical assistance requests from corporate partners; leveraging existing curriculum and materials where possible
  • Manage a network of external facilitators specializing in delivering trainings to corporate audiences
  • Coordinate with MENTOR’s network of Affiliates to leverage existing corporate partnerships and cultivate new relationships

IMPACT Webinar Series

  • Coordinate with existing and potential corporate partners to develop webinar topics and content, invite and support presenters, structure the webinar sessions, and promote the webinars
  • Manage logistics including registration, moderating the live cast, and ensure archive webinar recording and materials are created and available to the public
  • Compile feedback reports to increase registration, improve quality ratings and inform future topics / session format

Philanthropic Partnerships Track – National Mentoring Summit

  • Partner with MENTOR’s development team to solicit and curate workshops featuring corporations and foundations
  • Promote the Philanthropic Partnerships Track through MENTOR’s communications channels, philanthropic networks, and publications
  • Manage relations with speakers in the Philanthropic Partnerships Track leading up to and during the National Mentoring Summit
  • Support the planning and implementation of two special events at the Summit for corporations, foundations, and individual donors

Awards and Recognition

  • Manage the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll including promotions, corporate registration, troubleshooting and recognition via MENTOR’s communications channels
  • Manage the Corporate Excellence in Youth Mentoring Award including the call for nominations, recruiting and engaging the selection team, scoring all nominations, final selection and communications with all nominees
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to recognize corporations supporting the mentoring field via blog posts, articles, speaking opportunities and awards

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of professional experience; preferably within a nonprofit, relationship management, or CSR role
  • Experience developing and implementing project plans
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse set of stakeholders, including external corporate partners
  • Strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities
  • Passion for supporting youth facing barriers to success academically, professionally and in life; preferably in the field of mentoring
  • BA/BS strongly preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s Program team.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Full benefits include health, dental, 403B, 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.

APPLY NOW

Program Associate

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.

Position Summary:

MENTOR is seeking a proactive, collaborative and detail-oriented Program Associate to join our growing national team in Boston, MA.  Reporting to the Director of Program and Training Delivery, the Program Associate will help facilitate and support the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC), the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series (CMWS), and the National Mentoring Summit; while providing general administrative support to MENTOR’s program team to ensure the quality and accuracy of our work. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, comfortable engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, and passionate about youth development and mentoring. They will have strong writing, communication, and organizational skills, and demonstrate the ability to plan, adapt, and juggle multiple priorities when needed.

Principal Responsibilities:

National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC)

  • Enter data from Technical Assistance (TA) requests into the NMRC portal system
  • Provide timely responses to troubleshooting/customer service requests from programs and TA Providers
  • Create and analyze reports (monthly, semi-annually and as needed) to monitor the completion of key documentation, the quality of delivered services, and the spenddown of TA hours
  • Manage and update NMRC materials and direct MENTOR staff and TA Providers to these materials as needed
  • Complete outreach to mentoring organizations to coordinate/produce content for the NMRC Blog
  • Provide logistical support for NMRC trainings, webinars, online modules, and meetings, including developing communications, managing outreach, and compiling materials and slides
  • Coordinate the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) New Grantee Orientation, which provides an overview of grants management, performance assessment and resources for OJJDP grantees

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series (CMWS)

  • Coordinate the planning and delivery of the CMWS for a national audience of mentoring practitioners, researchers, mentors and others
  • Manage the planning process, selection of topics, and development of content in partnership with a planning committee
  • Develop and deliver communications and outreach to promote webinars, and complete webinar follow-up

National Mentoring Summit

  • In partnership with the Chief Program Officer, coordinate the selection of 80+ National Mentoring Summit workshops
  • Collaborate with events consultants to manage event communications, logistics and supplies to prepare for the 3 day event

General Administrative Support

  • Respond to general inquiries about MENTOR’s services and provide information about relevant opportunities to engage in and support MENTOR’s work
  • Provide other general administrative and programmatic support as needed

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ professional experience; experience in customer service or the youth development field a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, meticulous attention to details
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders, including external partners, vendors and contractors
  • Experience in project management, preferably with complex systems involving many stakeholders a plus
  • Experience working with Salesforce a plus
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
  • Passion for supporting youth, preferably in the field of mentoring
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s Program team.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Full benefits include health, dental, 403B, 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.

APPLY NOW

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Program Partner Specialist, MENTOR Central Ohio

MENTOR Central Ohio

MENTOR Central Ohio is an Affiliate of MENTOR, a unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring across the U.S., and a division of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. We provide quality benchmarks, resources, training and technical assistance to agencies and their staff so they may increase and improve their program’s capacity, sustainability, safety and impact on youth.

Currently we are looking for a Program Partner Specialist who will be primarily responsible for consulting with prospective mentoring program clients to assess their current needs, then to offer development solutions and services to meet those needs and enable those agencies to improve their capacity and sustainability over time. This position also carries out the contracting process and scheduling of service delivery. In addition, this position provides coordination of Mentor Central Ohio’s training courses, including contracted and grant funded sessions, approximately 200 per year. There are no direct reports for this position.

If you have experience in program relationship management and meet the following requirements, please send resume to apeacock@bbbscentralohio.org.

Requirements

  • Must have 3 – 5 years experience in the non-profit sector creating and managing sustainable programs, assessing needs and/ or consulting with organizations to improve results
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (business development or public administration)
  • Knowledge of youth mentoring and it’s benefits a plus
  • Must be willing to work 40 hours / week or more as needed including daytime, evening and weekends
  • Must be willing and comfortable working with diverse populations and in diverse areas of the city / state
  • Must have road-worthy transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance to meet job responsibilities
  • Must be willing to periodically travel throughout the state of Ohio (which could occasionally result in an overnight stay) to fulfill out-of-town contract services
  • Must have intermediate skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook / email
    Experience with a Customer Relations Management tracking system like Salesforce and GoToMeeting / virtual meeting tools a plus

Marketing Specialist VISTA, Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership

About the Organization:

Become a part of shaping the youth mentoring movement in Vermont!

Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership is currently seeking a full-time Marketing Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA member to help support and expand adult-to-youth mentoring initiatives across the state, beginning in August 2018. The Marketing Specialist will work with Mobius staff to raise public awareness of the need for mentoring, and develop and expand resources for youth mentoring programs. The VISTA position is a one year commitment.

Mobius is a statewide non-profit that provides support for more than 140 mentoring program sites and 2,300 adult-to-youth mentor matches (adult volunteers and youth mentees) throughout Vermont. For more information about our work, visit www.mobiusmentors.org.

The VISTA will be a member of the Vermont Youth Tomorrow VISTA program, which focuses on serving low-income youth across Vermont. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national, federally funded program that places volunteers in one-year service positions at organizations that focus on alleviating poverty.

Responsibilities:

Specific projects will include:

  • Expanding and managing the Mentor Discount Card
  • Assisting in the implementation of a Vermont-specific National Mentoring Month campaign
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of a year-round PR plan, including  the organization’s rebranding to match MENTOR’s (The National Mentoring Partnership) national branding
  • Working with Mobius staff to secure business sponsorships for the organization’s two statewide events (the National Mentoring Month Celebration and the Vermont Mentoring Symposium), the monthly newsletter, and the Mentor Discount Card
  • Managing and enhancing Mobius’ online presence, including the statewide online events calendar, and web and social media content
  • Working with Mobius staff and partners to plan and implement regional and statewide events
  • Developing new organizational systems and marketing materials

 

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree required (degree in marketing, communications, or related field, or 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in resource development and securing in-kind donations
  • Experience with graphic design programs
  • A driver’s license, and willingness to travel around the state (car not required)
  • A strong belief in the benefits of mentoring

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please submit your materials as soon as possible. Mobius intends to have the position filled no later than August 30. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to hope@mobiusmentors.org.

For a full position description go to: www.mobiusmentors.org/jobsinmentoring

For more information about Vermont Youth Tomorrow and AmeriCorps VISTA, go to:

www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

Executive Director, MENTOR Colorado

MENTOR Colorado

MENTOR Colorado was founded in April 2014 by the passion and vision of a number of grassroots organizations implementing formalized mentoring programs. These organizations established the partnership to improve their ability to strengthen communities through mentoring. To amplify the impact of mentoring, MENTOR Colorado supports the growth and development of over 65 organizations throughout the state resulting in greater collaboration, more high-quality mentoring programs, better use of resources, and most importantly, more young people matched in quality mentoring relationships.

MENTOR Colorado has served the mentoring field in Colorado by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools.  Together with its 65 affiliates, MENTOR Colorado engages 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.

Findings confirm that mentoring helps youth academically and socially, builds leadership skills, and prepares them for healthy transitions into adulthood. In addition, adult mentors report a strong feeling of not only benefiting the individual they are mentoring, but also about building a better and stronger society.  If you are called to “make a difference” in the lives of young people, and in our society overall, this may be the opportunity for you.

Position

The Executive Director is the key staff leader of MENTOR Colorado, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

A successful candidate will have

  • a passion for youth mentoring
  • inspiring leadership skills
  • the ability to listen, connect and collaborate with different stakeholders
  • a proven ability to develop successful and creative fundraising programs
  • demonstrated creativity in working with limited budget (use of volunteers, interns, etc.)

Responsibilities

Leadership & Management

Leads both MENTOR Colorado and the mentoring movement in Colorado through the following activities:

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation to measure successes that will achieve the mission of the organization and can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents
  • Responsible for the enhancement of MENTOR Colorado’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Responsible for leading MENTOR Colorado in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and strategic plan as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate and interact with the Board Committees to execute the strategic plan.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Engage, support and collaborate with mentoring agencies, government entities, foundations, board members, committees and community members
  • Oversee the development and refinement of all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for the organization including messaging, campaigns, events, public relations, and social media.

Fundraising, Development & Management

  • Develops and manages resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support MENTOR Colorado’s mission.
  • Identify and cultivate corporate, individual and foundation sponsors, with the goal of expanding financial contributions in these categories
  • Working with the appropriate Board members, develop and submit a proposed annual budget for review and approval by the Board
  • Works in collaboration with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors to provide monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity and fiscal management of MENTOR Colorado that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

Organizational Operations

  • Oversees staff and organizational policies and procedures to ensure that the operations of the organization are effectively administered.
  • Responsible for effective administration of MENTOR Colorado’s operations.
  • Responsible for the hiring, support and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other contractual instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations across the organization
  • Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization
  • Work with the Board of Directors, staff and Board committees ensuring the effective development and delivery of MENTOR Colorado initiatives

Qualifications: Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience working successfully with diverse groups of people
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Demonstrated success in fund development
  • Skilled in working with and motivating staff, board members and other volunteers
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree,
  • 5 years minimum experience in nonprofit leadership

 

Qualifications: Personal Attributes

  • Passion for the mission of MENTOR Colorado is of utmost importance!
  • A “self-starter” who is goal driven to achieve success
  • Highly organized, with strong “follow through” on tasks and goals
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability
  • Ability to convey a vision of MENTOR Colorado’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors

 

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation
  • Must be willing to work varied hours, including occasional weekends and evenings
  • Must have independent transportation and ability to travel around Colorado

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

  • The opportunity to be a part of significant, positive community impact, making a difference in the lives of young people. The opportunity to be at the forefront of advancing the quality of youth mentoring. The opportunity to help Colorado become the leader in the nation in youth mentoring.
  • Partnering with a committed and dedicated board
  • Leading a competent professional staff that is passionate about the work and devoted to the cause
  • Collaborating with mentoring organizations around Colorado, working together to achieve shared outcomes
  • A competitive salary and benefits package

How to apply

By midnight, September 21, 2018, please forward, via email, your resume and cover letter.  In your cover letter, address how you meet Qualifications of Experience/Knowledge/Skills, Personal Attributes, and include your salary requirement. Email materials to the MENTOR Colorado ED Search committee at: mentorcoloradosearch@gmail.com

Apply Now

All application information must be received via email with “ED MENTOR Colorado” in the subject line. No hard copies or phone calls, please.

For more information about our organization, go to http://comentoring.org/

MENTOR Colorado is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees.