Community Engagement Coordinator 

AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring

Position Description:

Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) is seeking an Ambassador of Mentoring to serve as the Community Engagement Coordinator for 2021-2022. The Ambassador’s primary goals will be to review and recommend suggestions to increase youth and family engagement and agency, towards mentee recruitment, strengthening our partnerships with teachers and schools, allowing us to better communicate our mission, and recruit more student mentees. The Ambassador will also continue to build our capacity in community outreach, mentor recruitment, and family engagement. Finally, the Ambassador will continue the work from 2020/2021 to build upon our volunteer engagement strategies and increase our match support capacity.

 

Project Responsibilities

  • Conduct and support  recruitment of volunteers to increase the number of students served, particularly in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan through a variety of  online postings, recruitment fairs, and neighborhood events
  • Helping to build a more robust system for volunteer engagement and ongoing training support throughout volunteers’ mentoring
  • Interviewing and matching new potential volunteers
  • Implementing our community outreach and mentor recruitment strategies, through maintaining our online presence and raising community awareness and connectedness
  • Research and recommend strategies for student engagement in the matching as well as match support process in order to have a higher quality of matches
  • Research and recommend strategies for family outreach for the new online Independent Learning Support program

 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience with and commitment to youth development and Boston neighborhoods preferred
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging within nonprofits and Boston Public Schools
  • A passion for volunteerism and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations, and communities
  • Flexible work schedule as outreach events may include evenings or weekends
  • Proficiency with Google G Suite applications
  • Excellent organization, research, and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien 
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry, and a fingerprint-based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in the AAoM program is contingent on the results of this screening

 

Position Benefits

For an eleven-month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

  • Annual stipend of up to $15,100 
  • Free health care coverage
  • $6,195 Education Award, Loan deferment, and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • Graduate Certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities 
  • Travel expense reimbursement for qualifying travel expenses

 

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying please submit a resume and cover letter here: https://forms.gle/1GCmuuR25HJiroyGA

If you are unable to complete this form, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Ambassador of Mentoring” and we will review your application.

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