Ambassador of Mentoring

Ambassador of Mentoring

Location: Boston (with virtual options during the pandemic)
Openings: 2
Hours per week: Part-Time (~26 hours/week)

Role Summary
BBBSEM’s Mentor 2.0 Mentoring Ambassador is a one year of service position, beginning in August 2021 through June 2022. The Ambassador will be a key player in the success of our Mentor 2.0 Mentoring Program working side-by-side with BBBSEM’s staff already at our partner high schools to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens in a Boston High School.

The Ambassador will:

  • Own the registration and sign-up process of new students into our Mentor 2.0 mentoring program
  • Partner with our Community Engagement Team to recruit and enroll volunteers into the program, as well as provide ongoing support and training to the match parties
  • Work with program coordinators to roll out the curriculum through weekly classes and monthly events
  • Aid in carrying out events where mentors and mentees can come together
  • Be a key contributor in the documentation of program best practices

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Prior exposure or experience to tutoring or mentoring, whether formal or informal
  • Friendly, coalition-builder with a customer focus
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • A passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • Comfortable with limited amount of project ambiguity

AmeriCorps Service Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member.
  • Complete a minimum of 850 hours (~26hrs/week) of documented service to complete host site project
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete at least 1 collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
  • Commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. (Reimbursements available for qualifying members)Responsibilities include attending pre-orientation session, orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions –
  • Meetings located in Greater Boston
  • Effectively manage time, projects, and meet competing demands
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract
  • 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
  • A passion for volunteerism and community service

Position Benefits

  • Annual stipend of $8,000
  • Half of Segal Education Award upon completion of service (see Highland Street AmeriCorps
  • Ambassadors of Mentoring page below for full details)
  • 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
  • A nation-wide Alumni network and a built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues – with the potential to make lifelong friends!

To Apply:

  • Please visit the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring webpage at and apply directly for the BBBSEM Mentor 2.0 School Associate position. All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why it interests you, either in Word / PDF format and a list of 3 references.