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Ambassador Of Mentoring, Big For A Day Coordinator — Big Sister Boston

Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring supports mentoring because every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to quality mentoring relationships –  regardless of who they are and where they live. AOMs serve youth serving organizations across the state by strengthening mentor recruitment, matching and training; establishing community partnerships; coordinating marketing campaigns; and improving program design.

MA will have a vibrant and active network of mentoring and youth serving providers sharing best practices and raising their voice to advocate for youth. MMP serves more than 370 programs statewide, supporting over 30,000 youth in quality relationships. 

Position Description:

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston ignites girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. We empower women and girls through a variety of gender-specific programs and opportunities focused on their unique needs. We serve more than 2600 girls between the ages of 7 and 15 in 69 towns and cities. If you are excited by the idea of being part of a collaborative, purpose driven team that works to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time, then join us! 

The Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) will manage the Big for a Day (BFAD) program  where volunteers and corporate/community partners experience the power of mentoring and  support a wide variety of Big Sister Boston’s programming and enrichment services. The BFAD program  annually serves approximately 300 girls in the Greater Boston area, by matching them with Big for a Day Big Sisters for a one-day event. BFAD programming provides a critical service to girls who are waiting to be matched with their long-term 1:1 Big Sister mentor by giving them the opportunity to participate in enrichment programming, including STEM (science/technology/engineering/mathematics), the arts, health and fitness, college and job readiness and civic engagement. These events are sponsored by corporate/ community partners.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and improve our Big for a Day (BFAD) program, where Big Sister Association of Greater Boston hosts 1-2 events per month that match girls on the waitlist for Community-Based Mentoring with a Big Sister for the day
  • Support the growth of our 1:1 long-term mentor community by cultivating BFAD volunteers to transition to our Community- and Site-Based programs.
  • Identify and employ best practices to engage community partners, as well as volunteers who are not eligible for our 1:1 mentoring programs, in other areas of the agency such as program and fundraising events, recruitment of volunteers at their workplace or the Diversity Board
  • Commute to monthly corps-wide trainings and even
  • Participate in monthly corps-wide trainings and events
  • Complete all required monthly AAoM documentation, including evaluation reports and timesheets

Qualifications

  • Sensitivity to and passion for working with culturally diverse populations
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and flexible in a dynamic environment
  • Passionate about Big Sister’s mission and excited to engage others in the work and vision 
  • Demonstrated skill to take initiative including problem-solving 
  • Excited about recruiting, on-boarding and managing Big for a Day (BFAD) mentors and stewarding relationships with community and event partners
  • Ability to effectively plan and facilitate programming for adolescent girls and women
  • Excited about and effective in working autonomously and within a cross-functional team    
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic about learning with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback   
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry and a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in the AAoM program is contingent on the results of this screening
  • BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience

Position Benefits

For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

  • Annual stipend of up to $15,100 (slightly more for a second year Father Monan Fellow position)
  • Free health care coverage
  • $6,195 Education Award, Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • Graduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities 
  • Travel expense reimbursement for qualifying travel expenses
  • Hybrid working model that allows staff flexibility to work remote and in office

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found online at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required PER organization if you are applying to more than one. 

All applications require a resume  and cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador, either in Word / PDF format and two (2) references. 

MMP is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people with disabilities, men*, POC, and other underrepresented candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.

*”Men” is inclusive of ALL men

For more information or questions:

Contact, Rosie McMahan, AAoM Program Manager, at [email protected]

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers. 

MMP makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term. MMP is committed to fighting racism and will continue to examine its practices and organizational culture in the process. MMP actively engages with the AmeriCorps members, host sites, and community partners to create a discourse that results in action when it comes to confronting racism.