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!
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AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in mentoring programs across Massachusetts.
About Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP):
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. We work with mentoring programs and youth development organizations to assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity to provide customized strategies that strengthen youth, families, and communities.
Mass Mentoring Partnership’s AmeriCorps program, the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, is currently recruiting 25 Ambassadors for the 2015-2016 program year, which begins on August 3, 2015 and runs through June 30, 2016. AmeriCorps Ambassadors complete one year of service at a host organization in Massachusetts. One Ambassador is placed at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women. We are one of 340 affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organizations across the country; yet, the only one focused exclusively on girls mentoring. With our 60 plus years of experience in serving the girls of Greater Boston coupled with our innovative and dynamic programming, our outcomes for Boston's girls are exceptional.
The Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) will be focused on stewarding our volunteers through management,
planning and facilitation of monthly Big For A Day (BFAD) programming and other opportunities. Our Big for a
Day (BFAD) program offers volunteers who are in the process of becoming Big Sisters, or who are unable to
make the commitment to be a Big Sister and the Little Sisters on our waitlist the opportunity to participate in
fun activities together. This position requires someone who is able to commit to one weekend day per month
upon which program activities are held, in addition to regular work week responsibilities. The following
description outlines the goals and outcomes that this position is expected to achieve.
Goal 1: Steward Volunteers and Partners to Support Agency Goals
The AOM will work closely with the Managers of Recruitment and of Enrollment and Matching to assess Big Sister’s volunteer recruitment and engagement needs. The AOM will run BFAD programming while also working with the Recruitment and Enrollment and Matching Teams to develop new strategies to recruit, engage and steward volunteers. Additionally, the AOM will use the Big for a Day program to engage community and corporate partners that can offer additional experiences and resources to the girls served by Big Sister Association.
1.Assess strengths, challenges and opportunities in volunteer engagement, with a focus on how to leverage volunteers to accomplish Big Sister Association goals, including program support, fundraising and volunteer recruitment.
2.Develop and implement BFAD strategies, working alongside Volunteer Engagement Task Force, to ensure quarterly newsletter and individual communication with each volunteer
3.Update BFAD training to incorporate additional volunteer opportunities
4.Seventy-five percent of enrolled Big for a Day volunteer participate in one BSA event/opportunity during every 6 month period
5.Recruit 20-30 BFAD volunteers into a long term 1:1 mentoring program (Community-Based Mentoring or School-Based Mentoring), with specific priority on volunteers who can be matched in regional priority areas.
Goal 2: Engage Potential Little Sisters and Volunteers in Big for a Day Events
The AOM will work with the Community Based Mentoring and Recruitment and Community Partnerships teams to enroll and ensure participation from girls in BFAD through high level customer service to families and persistent follow up. The AOM will also be expected to plan and execute monthly events. This will give AOM the opportunity to assess programmatic strengths, areas for improvement, and make recommendations accordingly. Additionally, the AOM will work to improve processes and administrative and programmatic components of BFAD with a specific focus on developing volunteer engagement and stewardship strategies.
1.Plan and execute 10-12 BFAD events, serving 250-300 girls, note events take place on a weekend day a minimum of once a month
2.Develop agency-approved structure to BFAD workflow and programmatic details that can be used in preparation and execution of each BFAD event
3.Promote 1-2 non-BFAD events per quarter to volunteer corps
4.Recruit volunteers, as needed, into BFAD program to ensure that there are at least 30 volunteers available for each monthly event.
Essential Functions of the Position (required):
Be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to successfully complete host site project
Must be able to work flexible hours, including at least one weekend day per month in order to staff events
Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
Complete at least 2 collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring outside the host site
Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
Must be able to commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. Responsibilities include attending a three hour pre-orientation session in August, one week-long MMP orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions – Meetings located in Boston, MA
Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands
Complete all professional development requirements as part of member service agreement
BA/BS strongly preferred
Experience with and/or commitment to youth development, nonprofit organizations and their development
Comfortable with public speaking
Strong writing and editing skills - some experience with blogging and social media preferred
Excellent organization and communication skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proven leadership and project management abilities
A passion for national and community service
The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
Flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor
You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member.
Knowledge of Greater Boston and it’s neighborhoods a plus
$1250 monthly taxable living allowance
$5,730.00 Education Award upon completion of service
Load deferment and interest accrual payments available upon the successful completion of service
FREE healthcare coverage
Additional transportation reimbursement for corps-wide meetings and events for qualifying members
250+ hours of Excellent training and networking opportunities on the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector
Seminar session and Graduate certificate in non-profit organizational leadership from Wheelock College
A built in network of Corps members and colleagues
Please send cover letter and resume to: HR@bigsister.org. Please include the title of the service position as the subject of your e-mail.
Manager of Recruitment
Big Sister Association is seeking a dynamic individual to recruit girls and a diverse pool of volunteers to meet our organizational growth goals.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.
Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement
Child Recruitment and Engagement
Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Recruitment
Please send cover letter and resume with subject line Manager of Recruitment to: email@example.com
Big Sister Association is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Site Based Mentoring team. 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.
Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the co-manager of Site-Based Mentoring is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to ensure that the department achieves its annual growth and quality goals through department leadership, group facilitation, program administration, curriculum development, and intra-agency collaboration.
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Please send cover letter and resume with subject line Manager of Site-Based Mentoring to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Sister Association is seeking dynamic individuals to join our School-Based Mentoring team. School-Based Mentoring is a one-to-one mentoring program which matches elementary school girls 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 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:
Reports to: Manager of School-Based Mentoring
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
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 participants to ensure longer and stronger mentoring relationships. The Specialist also conducts introductions to launch new mentoring relationships.
Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:
Reports to: Manager of Match Support
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume with subject line Match Support Specialist, Spanish Speaking to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Development Department is responsible for raising critical funds to support Big Sister Association’s mentoring programs and increasing Big Sister’s visibility in the community in order to increase funding and awareness of our programs. We are seeking an intern to support the planning of fundraising initiatives including a campaign to increase matching gifts. Duties will include:
The Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the Development Department for approx. 30 hours per week from mid-May through Early August. The Development Assistant’s primary focus will be Big Sister’s Annual Car Raffle and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to data entry, gift processing and selling raffle tickets.
Big Sister’s Annual Car Raffle:
Process incoming ticket purchases via mail, website, and site sales
Process payments via credit card, cash, and check
Prepare and send tickets and confirmation to ticket buyers
Enter buyer information into Abila Fundraising (data management system)
Make follow-up calls to previous ticket buyers who have yet to participate
Act as a back-up for selling tickets at designated locations throughout Boston
Assist with general gift processing
Prepare and send donation confirmation receipts to donors
Strong organizational skills
Experience with database software & data entry
Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Disclaimer: Although Big Sister has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe these positions, Big Sister reserves the right to change the same, including changing, adding to or subtracting from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the organization, 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.