AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring
Mass Mentoring Partnership
Twenty-three AmeriCorps Ambassadors will complete a year of service from August 2021-June 2022. These members will be placed at a host site organization to build the capacity of youth mentoring programs and organizations in the areas of match support; marketing and mentor recruitment; mentor/mentee/parent training; and program development, evaluation and start up.
All AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring will focus on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other Corps members to complete a statewide community service project that benefits the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. AmeriCorps Ambassadors will be supervised by their host organization and the Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Program Manager.
- Passion for working with diverse youth and families
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Flexible schedule/Ability to work occasional evenings/weekends
- Motivation and aptitude for networking and outreach
- Committed to actively recruiting, selecting, on-boarding and managing mentors
- Ability to plan, execute and document site-based group activities and off-site field trips
- Flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor!
- Experience/skill in effective group behavior management preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft and Google applications
AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member
- Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
- Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
- Complete as a team one community service project to benefit the field of mentoring
- Maintain a service portfolio
- 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 Fall and mid-year retreat, and two Program Day 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
General Program Qualifications
- BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience
- Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
- A passion for volunteerism and community service
- The desire to work with diverse people, organizations, and communities
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Some experience with marketing – material design, blogging, and social media preferred
- Public speaking
- Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proven leadership and project management abilities
- Flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor
- Positive attitude
- An annual stipend of $15,100
- A $6,195 educational award upon completion of service
- Graduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University
- Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
- 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector
- Healthcare and childcare benefits
- Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
- A nationwide Alumni network
- A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues - with the potential to make lifelong friends!
If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found on our webpage at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required for 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 Ambassador of Mentoring position, a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador (either in Word or PDF format), and a list of 2 references.
MMP is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people with disabilities, men*, POC, and other underrepresented candidates. Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.
*”Men” is inclusive of ALL men
For more information or questions:
Contact Rosie McMahan, AAoM Program Manager, at email@example.com
Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
MMP makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interviews as well as service terms. MMP is committed to fighting racism and will continue to examine its practices and organizational culture in the process. MMP actively engages with the AmeriCorps members, host sites, and community partners to create a discourse that results in action when it comes to confronting racism.
All positions acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.