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AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring

About AmeriCorps:

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 AmeriCorps Advocates of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve mentoring programs across Massachusetts to strengthen their capacity to run robust mentorship programs.

Mission Statement:

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is committed to ensuring that every young person in the state has access to quality mentoring relationships, regardless of who they are or where they live. MMP is a statewide organization that partners with corporate, public and philanthropic entities to drive critical resources to a network of more than 370 mentoring and youth-serving organizations, representing more than 50,000 young people from Boston to Pittsfield.

Position Description:

The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring (AMA) will create and facilitate programming for 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 AMA will have the unique opportunity work on a variety of capacity building projects for the Big for a Day program including but not limited to: creating pathways for Little Sisters to become Big for a Day volunteers, supporting the recruitment of youth to participate in Big for a Day programming, improve event processes, build our network of community partners and more!

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, the arts, health and fitness, college and job readiness and civic engagement. These events are most often sponsored by corporate/ community partners.

 Project Responsibilities

  • Partner with Big for a Day coordinator to create and facilitate programming for 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
  • Identify and employ best practices to engage community partners, as well as volunteers who are not eligible for our 1:1 mentoring programs
  • Partner with the Recruitment team to support the recruitment of youth to participate in the Big for a Day program
  • Support efforts to grow our numbers of mentees who later become mentors in our program
  • Support the growth of our 1:1 long-term mentor community by cultivating BFAD volunteers to transition to our Community- and Site-Based programs
  • Commute to monthly corps-wide training and events when applicable

AmeriCorps Service Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member
  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete as a team one community service project to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Commute to all Corps-wide training and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. (Reimbursements available for qualifying members)
  • Effectively manage time, projects, and meet competing demands
  • Complete all professional development requirements

Qualifications:

  • Sensitivity to and passion for working with culturally diverse populations
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • 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 volunteers and youth
  • Ability to effectively 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
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus
  • 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
  • A passion for volunteerism and community service
  • BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience

 

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying please express your interest on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found on our webpage at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including a list of past partners and/or members.

Full Applications will require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Ambassador of Mentoring position, and a cover letter or a video stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador (either in Word, PDF format, or short video and a list of 2 references.

MMP is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment which prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons.  MMP affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the organization benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. MMP will not be tolerant of conduct which violates rights guaranteed by the law and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law. Furthermore, MMP includes prohibitions of harassment of employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.

 

All acceptances are contingent upon CNCS funding appropriation and a successful background check.

For more information or questions:

Contact Rosie McMahan, AAoM Program Manager, at rmcmahan@massmentors.org