Current Openings

Whether this is your first job out of college or you are a seasoned professional, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in our collaborative, driven, highly energetic environment. We believe in the power of transformative relationships for the girls we serve and the staff who work here. If you are willing to give and receive constructive feedback, are proactive, have a positive attitude and the desire to work in partnership with the community we serve, then join us!

 

We are committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. You may submit your cover letter and resumé by clicking on the email link at the bottom of the position you are interested in, and attach your cover letter and resumé as a Word document or a PDF.


Current Openings:

 
 
Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls?  Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time?  If you answered yes, and the idea of being part of a collaborative, driven, focused team excites you, then join us.  At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951.  We are the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls.

Big Sister Association is seeking a Program Events Specialist to support the mission of Big Sister by executing strategies to engage institutions and individuals in events that strengthen the Big/Little Sister relationship and promotes the development of girls in a range of domains.  These include the arts; health and fitness; civic engagement and leadership; college and work preparation and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) The Program Events Specialist plans ongoing Big/Little Sister match activities, and four large-scale annual events. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs and is required to work some weekends and week evenings.
 
 
Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:
 
  • Plans and implement 4 annual events for Big and Little Sisters. Manages  and plans smaller monthly events
  • Event planning includes management of  venue, event logistics, invitation and RSVP process, coordination of vendors,  placing follow-up calls to invitees, preparing collateral materials (i.e. nametags, registration lists) maintaining event records and data entry  
  • Manages expense tracking documentation
  • Stewards and manages relationships with vendors and in-kind donors for tickets, supplies, and services that provide opportunities for Little Sisters.
  • Solicits, coordinates and distributes donations of tickets and opportunities for Little Sisters in a tight timeframe.
  • Compiles and distributes monthly match activities and resources calendar to Big Sisters. 
  • Supervises intern(s). 
  • Serves as a liaison to designated planning committees, collaborating with volunteers to co-host matches at events and activities that take place throughout Greater Boston
  • Collects and maintains permission slips for participating Little Sisters
  • Uses agency database(s) to track and measure information for volunteers and event participants
  • Compiles reports based on data as required.
 
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in event planning and volunteer management,
  • Superb organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in deadline- driven situations, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Provide an outstanding level of customer service and care to all event partners and volunteers
  • Success in fast-paced, performance-driven environment
  • Skilled at providing customized direction, coaching, and customer service via phone, e-mail, and in person
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of issues relevant to girls and women
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including Saturdays, and evenings during the week. 
 
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
 
Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume with subject line Program Events Specialist to: hr@bigsister.org 
 
 
Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls?  Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time?  If you answered yes, and the idea of being part of a collaborative, driven, focused team excites you then join us!  At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951.  We are the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls. 
 
Big Sister Association is seeking dynamic individuals to join our School-Based Mentoring team.  The School-Based Mentoring program is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches elementary school girls with adult women mentors.  As a Big Sister staff member you will contribute to a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.  
 
The Enrollment & Match Support Specialist is responsible for conducting both Potential Little Sister and Potential Big Sister assessments and making thoughtful match decisions with the goal of creating long and strong match relationships.  The specialist will conduct assessments, manage caseload and make new match relationships.  The specialist is also responsible for conducting match introductions to launch new match relationships and providing case management support to match participants to ensure longer and stronger match relationships.
 
 
Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:
  • Conduct in-office or at worksite assessments of potential volunteer mentors. Conduct in-school assessments of potential mentees.
  • Conduct assessments according to agency standards and meet monthly goals
  • Match potential volunteer mentors on caseload with potential mentees on wait list
  • Make thoughtful match decisions based on volunteer mentor and mentee preferences and other information gathered in interview.
  • Maintain an assigned caseload of approximately 90 School-Based matches
  • Contact volunteers, parents, and children according to agency standards based on length of match, in order to:
  • Provide on-going risk management and support to keep the match strong;
  • Discuss match activities, personal safety reminders, and accomplishments;
  • Make assessments and produce comprehensive documentation related to individual training needs, information, and support needs for each match participant
  • Share information about agency activities, programs, and opportunities to donate
  • Maintain all administrative aspects of the matches including preparing, collecting and updating all forms, keeping accurate records and updating the AIM database with relevant case information
  • Write and input comprehensive documentation regarding match participant discussions within agency database according to BBBSA and agency timeframes and standards for every touch point with a match participant 
  • Administer match surveys and annual outcome evaluations with parent, child and volunteer
  • Facilitate match introductions and match closures according to agency standards
  • Re-engage volunteers, children and parents as appropriate after match closure
  • Attend match activities as assigned, seeking opportunities to make meaningful in-person contacts with matches
  • Regularly visit school sites to provide on-site support and assure program quality standards
  • Promote positive relationships and ongoing collaboration with school personnel and community
  • Become familiar with community resources for client information/referral and share knowledge and information with staff members as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in all team, staff and program meetings
  • Participate in weekly supervision to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Assist with agency special events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor
 
 
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements: 
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s degree preferred in social or human sciences, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • One year experience in a non-clinical case management environment preferred and within a role that required a heavy volume of phone work for extended periods of time
  • Access to a car strongly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and keyboard skills 
  • Prior experience working with a database helpful
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Flexibility to work with diverse populations
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency helpful, but not required
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with girls and women
 
 
 
Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls?  Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time?  At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951.  We are the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls. 
 
Whether this is your first job out of college or you are a seasoned professional, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in our collaborative, driven, highly energetic environment. We believe in the power of transformative relationships for the girls we serve and the staff who work here. If you are willing to give and receive constructive feedback, are proactive, have a positive attitude and the desire to work in partnership with the community we serve, then join us!
 
Big Sister Association is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Recruitment & Community Partnerships team as the Recruitment Specialist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to staffing Big Sister information tables and sessions to recruit volunteers and girls; working with Big Sister’s auxiliary boards and teams to recruit and engage volunteers (e.g. The Diversity Council, The Alumnae Association, Big Sister Ambassadors, etc); and assisting in the development of social media recruitment campaigns.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Recruitment – Volunteers and Girls
  • Recruit women and girls to meet agency goals.
  • Staff Big Sister Association tables at recruitment events and speak on behalf of agency at information sessions hosted by corporate and community partners. 
  • Work with Big Sister’s Diversity Council and the Vice President of Recruitment and Community Partnerships to identify, plan, and execute potential diversity recruitment events with the goal of increasing the number of Big Sisters of color. 
  • Increase the number of Latina and/or Spanish-Speaking Big Sisters through partnership cultivation, marketing, and prospect development. 
  • Assist in the development of social media recruitment campaigns: blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Maintain current Big Sister postings on volunteering web sites and researching new web sites on which to post.  
 
Administrative
  • Identify and schedule recruitment, networking, and visibility events.
  • Gather data and evaluate the success of recruitment events to identify the most effective recruitment strategies.
  • Occasionally conduct pre-screening of volunteers before moving them forward to interview stage. 
 
Community Outreach and Partnership Development
  • Identify prospective recruitment partnerships including colleges, universities, women’s associations and community/neighborhood groups.
  • Update relationship management database to ensure accurate and timely information.
  • Provide consistent follow-up to partners and prospective partners.
 
Qualifications:
 
Education/Experience:  
  • Bachelor’s degree or leadership experience in public service, community organizing,  account management, or marketing/communications
  • Spanish fluency preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to girl’s and women’s issues 
  • Strong attention to detail and proven project management skills
  • Proven ability to develop and organize new or existing systems
  • Able to work under pressure, multi-task, and respond to short notice deadlines, as well as meet existing deadlines
  • Takes initiative, proactive, and optimistic
  • Ability to give and receive feedback as a tool for growth
  • Clear vision to carry out projects
  • Technologically advanced; expert user of cutting-edge social media 
  • Must have experience using MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Skilled at providing customized guidance, direction, coaching and customer service via phone, e-mail and in person
  • An understanding of Boston neighborhoods and key community organizations
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with diverse individuals and groups.  Awareness, understanding, and appreciation of what it takes to build diversity

Car or access to a car required.
 
Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@bigsister.org
Aug 1, 2014- Nov 30, 2014

Big Sister Association is seeking a dynamic individual to join our School-Based Mentoring team.  The School-Based Mentoring program is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches elementary school girls with adult women mentors.  As a Big Sister staff member you will contribute to a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.

Responsibilities:
The School-Based Mentoring Temporary Part-Time Enrollment and Match Support Specialist provides a range of clinical and administrative tasks to help the department reach its service delivery goals.  Direct service responsibilities involve assessment and enrollment of Potential Big Sisters.

Enrollment and Matching:
  • Conduct in-office potential mentor assessments according to agency standards and meet monthly goals
  • Utilize school-based mentoring orientation and training materials to prepare potential mentors
  • Maintain all administrative aspects of the enrollment process, including completion of all forms, assessments and outcome evaluations in a timely and accurate manner
  • Communicate effectively with School-Based Mentoring staff to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in social services, human services or related fields
  • 1-2 years of experience in social services or related fields
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with multicultural populations
  • Knowledge of child development theory
  • Knowledge of positive youth development principles
  • Passion for and commitment to gender-specific mission
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills in multicultural environments
  • Skilled at providing customized guidance, direction, coaching and customer service via phone, e-mail and in person
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills focused on customer service, child safety and goodness of fit for enduring match relationships
  • Highly organized, flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • This position is part-time and will require 20 hours per week

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with school systems
  • Mentoring experience and knowledge of best practices
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with girls and women

Reports to:  Manager of School-Based Mentoring

Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@bigsister.org

Disclaimer:  Although the Agency has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the Agency reserves the right to change the same, including changing, adding to or subtracting from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Agency, at any time, with or without advance notice.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  The employment relationship remains “at-will.”  The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.


 
Do you believe in the power of transformative relationships for girls?  Are you ready to impact the Greater Boston community one girl at a time?  If you answered yes, and the idea of being part of a collaborative, driven, focused team excites you then join us!  At Big Sister Association of Greater Boston we have been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women since 1951.  We are the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls. 
 
Big Sister Association is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Community-Based Mentoring team.  The Community-Based Mentoring program is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches girls, age 7-15, with adult women mentors.  As a Big Sister staff member you will contribute to a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.  
 
The Match Support Specialist provides case management support to match participants to ensure longer and stronger match relationships.  The Specialist also conducts match introductions to launch new match relationships.
 
Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:
  • Maintain an assigned caseload of approximately 90 Community-Based matches 
  • Contact volunteers, parents and children according to agency standards based on length of match, in order to:
  • Provide both on-going risk management and support to keep the match strong;
  • Discuss match activity, personal safety reminders, and accomplishments;
  • Make assessments and produce comprehensive documentation related to individual training needs, information, and support needs for each match participant
  • Share information about agency activities, programs, and opportunities to donate
  • Conduct match introductions and match closures according to agency standards
  • Re-engage volunteers, children and parents as appropriate after match closure
  • Conduct match surveys and annual outcome evaluations with parent, child and volunteer
  • Attend match activities as assigned, seeking opportunities to make meaningful in-person contacts with matches
  • Become familiar with community resources for client information/referral and sharing knowledge and information with staff members as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in all team, staff and program meetings
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Assist with agency special events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor
 
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s degree preferred in social or human sciences, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • Fluent in Spanish (writing, reading & speaking)
  • One year experience in a case management environment that required a heavy volume of phone work preferred
  • Access to a car strongly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Prior experience working with a database helpful
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Flexibility to work with diverse populations
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with girls and women
Reports to: Manager of Match Support
 
Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@bigsister.org
 
Disclaimer:  Although the Agency has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the Agency reserves the right to change the same, including changing, adding to or subtracting from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Agency, at any time, with or without advance notice.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  The employment relationship remains “at-will.”  The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  
 

Match Support Specialist
 
Big Sister Association is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Community-Based Mentoring team.  Community-Based Mentoring is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches girls, age 7-15, with women mentors.  As a Big Sister staff member you will contribute to a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.  
 
The Match Support Specialist provides case management support to Sisters to ensure longer and stronger mentoring relationships.  The Specialist also conducts introductions to launch new mentoring relationships.
 
Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:
  • Maintain an assigned caseload of approximately 100-110 Community-Based matches 
  • Contact volunteers, parents and children according to agency standards based on length of match, in order to:
  • Provide both on-going risk management and support to keep the match strong;
  • Discuss match activity, personal safety reminders, and accomplishments;
  • Make assessments and produce comprehensive documentation related to individual training needs, information, and support needs for each match participant
  • Share information about agency activities, programs, and opportunities to donate
  • Conduct match introductions and match closures according to agency standards
  • Re-engage volunteers, children and parents as appropriate after match closure
  • Conduct match surveys and annual outcome evaluations with parent, child and volunteer
  • Attend match activities as assigned, seeking opportunities to make meaningful in-person contacts with matches
  • Become familiar with community resources for client information/referral and sharing knowledge and information with staff members as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in all team, staff and program meetings
  • Participate in weekly supervisor meeting to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Assist with agency special events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor
 
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s degree preferred in social or human sciences, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • One year experience in a case management environment that required a heavy volume of phone work preferred
  • Access to a car strongly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Prior experience working with a database helpful
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Flexibility to work with diverse populations
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency helpful, but not required
  • Sensitivity to and experience in working with girls and women
 
Reports to: Manager of Match Support
 
Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in working at a well-established, fast-paced and supportive organization committed to serving girls, please apply. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@bigsister.org
 
Disclaimer:  Although the Agency has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the Agency reserves the right to change it, including adding to or subtracting from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Agency, at any time, with or without advance notice.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  The employment relationship remains “at-will.”  The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.