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Program Leaders (19 - 24yrs), OYEO Partnership

Job Requirements & Logistics  

Applicants must be residents of the city of Boston  

Language Skills: Written and oral fluency in English; candidates who also have proficiency or fluency in a second language, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Start Date/End Date: This position is an 8-week summer role where youth will work a maximum of 30 hours a week. Youth will be employed from Monday June 26, 2023 – Friday August 25, 2023. 2 

Location: Big Sister Association Offices, 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. This role will involve both in-person work at our offices, work in the communities we serve and remote work. 

Compensation: This position offers an hourly rate of $17/hr. 


Organization Overview  

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. Our mission is to ignite girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Ultimately, our vision is to create 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. We are a national model for gender intentional mentoring for girls which can be replicated in other mentoring programs. 

Job Overview & Responsibilities 

Big Sister Boston is seeking individuals aged 19-24 to join us this summer as our Program Leaders of Youth Ambassadors. Our Program Leaders will help to lead and manage our summer Youth Ambassadors program which is comprised of youth aged 14-18. These individuals will work with our staff to develop workshops in workforce readiness, co-build partner relationships for internship opportunities, and support creating end-of-summer projects with our Youth Ambassadors. The responsibilities of this role will also include:  

  • Supervising up to 5 Youth Ambassadors and providing coaching and mentoring 
  • Engaging with and understanding the behind the scenes of non-profit operations and people management  
  • Working within a team to create a comprehensive summer learning experience for our Youth Ambassadors including;  
  • Workforce readiness workshops 
  • Skill development workshops 
  • Stewardship of partners to create internships and site visits for Youth Ambassadors 
  • Embracing the role as a Program Leader to be a representative of Big Sister Boston within the communities we serve   
  • Supporting to build relationships with community and corporate partners  

This is a great opportunity for young leaders interested in learning and deepening their skills as people and program managers in the non-profit world. Program Leaders will have the opportunity to engage beyond the summer and support programming during the school year as well as potentially our Big for a Day programming.  

Key Qualifications & Candidate Traits   

We are looking for a three awesome Program Leaders that bring a range of skills and character traits to the role. If you identify as any of the following, please apply!  

  • Collaborative; you enjoy working with others to solve a problem or complete a project  
  • Curious; you are eager to learn  
  • Determined; when life gives you a roadblock, you use the resources at hand to get past it 
  • Flexible; when things change, you are able to shift to still achieve your goals 
  • Independent; while you love working on a team, you are also able to work effectively on your own  
  • Open-minded; you’re open to hearing feedback as you recognize this will help you continue to grow 
  • Organized; you enjoy planning and creating structures for yourself to handle multiple tasks  
  • Passionate; you are excited about the mission of Big Sister Boston and helping to be a representative of our organization  
  • Punctual; you’re eager to grow your time management skills 
  • Relationship Builder; you enjoy working with people and developing strong bonds to support their growth and success  
  • Tech savvy; you are familiar with working on a computer and using programs such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word  

Additionally, all applicants must be residents of Boston and able to commit to working up to 30 hours a week for the 8-week period.