Ambassador of Mentoring

Location: Boston (with virtual options during the pandemic)
Openings: 2
Hours per week: Full-Time

To Apply
Please visit the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring webpage to view our current open positions and apply directly to the organizations that interest you from the link provided on the page. Note that 1 application is required PER each organization if you are applying to more than one.
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.

Agency Description
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) is partnering with AmeriCorps and Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring program operated by Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) to fuel the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts.

Role Summary
BBBSEM’s Mentor 2.0 Mentoring Ambassador is a one year of service position, beginning in August 2020 through June 2021. 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:

  • 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
    Be a key contributor in the documentation of program best practices

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • 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
  • US Citizen or Permanent US Resident

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 1,700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete at least 2 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

Position Benefits

  • A $5,775 educational award upon completion of service
  • $1,250 pre-taxed stipend per month
  • Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector
  • Free health care coverage
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • A nation-wide Alumni network
  • A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues – with the potential to make lifelong friends!