Do you have a sincere and deep commitment to the fundamental belief that every child deserves a college education? Do you believe college closes the opportunity gap and the desire to assume responsibility for the success of mentor-mentee pairs and partner sites? If you answered yes then Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is looking for you to staff our exciting Mentor2.0 program.
As a Program Coordinator in Boston, you will play a truly unique role in launching and shaping the growth of our new Mentor2.0 program model as we expand into our fourth year. You will be responsible for teaching a class with students in your assigned grade. You will also be responsible for matching all students in your assigned grade with a mentor, and providing the mentee/mentor pairs with ongoing support and coaching. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience or facilitation experience, exceptional public speaking and interpersonal skills, will thrive in a rapidly changing startup environment, and must be willing to commit to a minimum of two years in the role.
- Lead weekly Mentor2.0 class for mentees at participating schools, including discussion of weekly curriculum
- Facilitate high impact relationships between ~ 100 mentee/mentor pairs, including monitoring participation; providing individualized attention; case management; proactively assisting relationships through regular communication, support, and advice; and identifying pairs who need additional support and implementing strategies to improve relationships
- Facilitate group and individual trainings for teachers and mentees
- Organize and staff multiple large scale and multi-faceted mentor-mentee events (i.e. career workshops, museum visits, end-of-year events), overseeing all logistics, content, and budgets, including evening and weekend commitments
- Develop and manage relationships with teachers and administration
- Track program participation, conduct pre-, mid-, and post-program evaluations
Support all aspects of program implementation and improvement and iMentor’s overall mission
- Bachelor’s degree with one or more years of work experience, preferably in education, youth development, volunteer or program management, with high school students;
- Demonstrated comfort and ability to work with and motivate a wide variety of people, including high school students and professional adults, with a preference for candidates with experience in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban and/or recent immigrant communities
- Ability to communicate with professionalism, assertiveness, and empathy to large groups and individuals verbally and in writing
- Proven organization and time management skills to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast paced setting
- Excellent strategic problem-solving ability with a positive, “can do” attitude
Able to travel throughout Boston and to staff mentor-mentee events from 6-8 pm on any weeknight
Bilingual Spanish-English skills preferred
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package. BBBSMB is an equal opportunity employer.