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|Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded, youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment by supporting the creation of youth-generated activities that promote self-worth, responsibility and intergenerational respect and communication. At RSYP youth take the lead. The Mentoring Coordinator (MC) is expected to embody this mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to program implementation, development, and problem solving. |
The MC is responsible for mentor and mentee recruitment, facilitating and co-facilitating trainings and supporting a case-load of 25 matches. RSYP’s Mentoring programs match young people with adult mentors in interest based, one-on-one mentoring matches. At the core of each is the goal of fostering self-worth, responsibility and empowerment through intergenerational relationships with adult mentors and improved academic performance.
The MC is a full time, grant funded position. This position reports directly to the Apprenticeship and Mentor Director.
Specific duties include:
Supporting of Mentoring Program: including, develop and manage recruitment strategies and campaigns; schedule events; conduct mentor/mentee trainings, trips and activities; make and support mentor/mentee matches.
Training for Mentors : 2-6 hour basic training (may increase), 6 group sessions for mentors throughout calendar year on specific challenges and issues faced by mentors.
Training for Mentees: Two 2-hour basic orientation, and 6 group sessions throughout the calendar year based on need.
Match Support: includes introducing matches and facilitating the first meeting, supporting coordination of first 3 meetings and ongoing weekly support, including phone calls weekly during first months of match and monthly after first 3 months.
Outreach and recruitment of mentees, including: outreach in schools, soliciting referrals from guidance counselors, RSYP staff, and youth through Drop-in and all programs, including mentoring
Outreach and recruitment of mentors, including: designing and implementing an advertising and outreach campaign to reach potential mentor candidates in South County.
Track and report on program evaluation, including maintaining up-to-date evaluation records for constituents in ImProve database.
Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.
BA/BS degree strongly desired, preferably in a related field such as psychology, sociology, social work, education or social justice related field.
Experience in community or youth development programming & the desire to empower young people!
Experience/skills to work across social differences including, age, race, socio-economic, gender, sexuality and ability. Experience working in rural communities a plus.
Ability to self-motivate and initiate tasks
Capabilities and skills to network and recruit mentees and mentors.
Experience with volunteer management preferred
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar.
Proficient with social media
Must have a hard-working ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to deal with unexpected issues that come up.
Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and dependable transportation.
Ability to work occasional nights & weekends.
To apply please email cover letter, 3 references and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Railroad Street Youth Project|
|60 Bridge St. |
Great Barrington, MA 01230
|email only. No phone calls please|
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