South Coast, MA
Are you a “people person” who cares about the healthy development of youth? Are you looking to join a community-focused, performance-driven human service organization? Are you looking for varied, independent work as well as to be part of a fun, dynamic team? Then you are the right fit to join the Program Services team at Big Brothers Big Sisters!
BBBSMB matches underserved youth with adult mentors in lasting one-to-one friendships supported by trained professional staff. The agency is well respected both for its mission and for the quality of its services. Your responsibilities include assessment of potential volunteers, enrolling families and youth, and making quality new “matches.”
Through extensive and detailed interviews with both the families and volunteers, you will work to carefully to match a volunteer with a child with the focus being on changing the child’s life for the better, forever. The positions require flexible daytime, evening, and some weekend hours.
In the fall of 2017, BBBSMB absorbed the South Coast region, mainly focusing on New Bedford and Fall River. Our flagship program was a partnership with UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Housing Authority, which launched in the fall of 2018. We hope to continue our programming and work in the area to serve as many youth and families as possible. This individual would be a leader and collaborator in this work.
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years, Associate’s degree and 4 years, or 8 years of relevant work experience of social services, human resources, volunteer management, or related experience. Background in interviewing or psychology a plus. Familiarity working with both child and adult populations. Assessment, intake, and interview experience. Intermediate level Spanish communication skills preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to areas that are not accessible by public transportation and valid driver’s license. Criminal background checks are part of hiring process.
Required Skills and Abilities: Intermediate level oral and written Spanish communication and interpersonal skills preferred; familiarity with the SouthCoast region; high-level interviewing skills; excellent judgment and decision-making skills; ability to use time effectively and to focus on details; ability to work independently; performance-driven mind-set; customer service orientation; experience working with people from diverse cultures; ability to juggle tasks and set priorities; ability to effectively collaborate with other staff.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package. BBBSMB is an equal opportunity employer.
BBBSMB is an equal opportunity employer. We respect, appreciate and support diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization and believe that our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. BBBSMB does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, citizenship, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local law.