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Youth Ambassadors (14-18 yrs), 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 25 hours a week. Youth will be employed from Monday June 26, 2023 – Friday August 25, 2023.  

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 $15/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 

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 for this exciting summer opportunity! 

Big Sister Boston is seeking youth aged 14-18 to join us this summer as our Youth Ambassadors. Youth Ambassadors will engage in a comprehensive training program that prepares them to take on the role as story tellers for our organization and become representatives of Big Sister Boston to further the success of our mission of providing youth thoughtful mentoring opportunities. The responsibilities of this role will include:  

  • Engaging with and understanding the behind the scenes of non-profit operations 
  • Learning and effectively communicating mission driven stories tied to support recruitment and programming for High School Mentoring and Sister Leaders   
  • Public speaking at Big Sister Boston events 
  • Embracing the role of the Youth Ambassador to be a representative of Big Sister Boston within the communities we serve 
  • Collaborating with current staff and other Youth Ambassadors in an end of summer project 
  • Interacting with community and corporate partners to build relationships and learn further develop your professional skills 

This is a great opportunity for youth interested in the non-profit world and looking to grow their skills and knowledge in advocating for important community programming such as Big Sister Boston’s. Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to engage further in our programs beyond the summer and have the chance to become a High School mentor or Sister Leader in the Fall of 2023.  

Key Qualifications & Candidate Traits   

We are looking for a diverse cohort of Youth Ambassadors 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 
  • Open-minded; you’re open to hearing feedback as you recognize this will help you continue to grow 
  • 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 
  • 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 25 hours a week for the 8-week period.