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, performance-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 and an award-winning affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, age, gender identity or gender expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Big Sister is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of color, multilingual and multicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in working at a well-established, dynamic 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring support mentoring across the Commonwealth to improve positive outcomes for youth by building capacity in key program areas such as mentor recruitment, screening, and training. Projects focus on developing new or strengthening current mentoring programming to serve youth ages 7-24.
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 370 programs statewide, supporting over 30,000 youth in quality relationships.
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.
For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:
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 persons with a disability, males, and minority candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.
For more information or questions:
Contact, Rosie McMahan, AAoM Program Manager, at email@example.com
Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term.
Our High School Mentoring program partners with Boston public high schools to provide mentoring and leadership opportunities for high school-aged girls as Big Sisters and matches them with Little Sisters from a local public elementary or middle school. Big and Little Sisters meet once a week during the school day or their after-school program, and commit to at least two academic years together, excluding summer break and school holidays. During their visits, matches participate in group activities, work on projects, or engage in physical activities. Little Sisters in this program gain the guidance of a caring, youth mentor, and the benefit of shared experiences as a youth in Boston during a critical time in their development. Big Sisters in this program have the opportunity to build leadership skills and participate in the Girls Leadership Program (GLP) to help them continue to facilitate their strengths as role models, advocates, and young women.
The Coordinator of High School Mentoring (HSM) is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to support the success of this site-based program. The Coordinator interviews potential Big and Little Sisters, supports matches between them, collaborates with other staff to provide excellent programming and customer service to program partners, and facilitates group activities to deliver HSM curriculum. In collaboration with staff, the Coordinator of HSM supervises up to three interns and supports team members’ skills and growth within the social work field. This is a great opportunity for someone who is excited to and passionate about leading and supporting girls of all ages through mentoring, facilitating youth curriculum, and managing a team of interns to success.
Produce weekly on-site program at Boston public high schools; facilitate group activities and curriculum to promote girls’ development for audiences including girls ages 7-to-20, volunteers, parents/guardians and agency staff
Conduct assessments of and make matches between potential volunteer mentors (Big Sisters) and mentees (Little Sisters) according to agency standards and goals
Support a caseload of approximately 50 Site-Based matches (Big and Little Sister mentor/mentee pairings)
Conduct regular phone and email check-ins with Big Sisters, Little Sisters, and families, in order to:
Provide on-going risk management and support to keep the match strong;
Provide comprehensive documentation related to strength of match relationship and support needs for each match participant
Share information about community resources, agency activities, and programs
Conduct match surveys and annual outcome evaluations with Big and Little Sisters
Administer all aspects of match support including updating the agency database with relevant case information
Collaborate with Manager of Site-Based Mentoring to develop and implement High School mentoring programming, ensuring quality standards
Collaborate with colleagues to develop and sustain new and existing relationships with prospective partners
Develop and facilitate trainings for high school aged Big Sisters
Onboard and supervise interns
Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of experience in direct service, youth development, social work, or a related area
At least one year of experience as a team leader or supervisor with demonstrated ability to build and lead a healthy and high performing team
Excellent project management and organizational skills with ability to consistently meet deadlines
Sensitivity to and experience in working with culturally diverse populations and with girls and women and with the ability to build strong, healthy and productive relationships
Ability to effectively facilitate programming for adolescent girls
Passion and a proven track record of success in developing and managing productive partner relationships
Excited about and effective in working autonomously and within a cross-functional team
Enthusiastic about learning with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback
Facility with Microsoft Office Suite and comfort with data management systems (Big Sister uses a Salesforce database platform)
Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends, as well as travel to varying local venues
Reports to: Manager of Site-Based Mentoring
Language Skills: Written and oral fluency in English; candidates who also have proficiency or fluency in other languages, especially Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply
Start date: Immediately
Location: Big Sister Association Offices, 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Compensation: $40,000 - $43,000. Full-time, exempt position. Comprehensive benefits package including paid time off and health benefits.
Please send cover letter and resume with subject line Coordinator of High School Mentoring to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please attach your cover letter and resumé as a Word document or a PDF.