Recruitment and Retention Specialist
AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring
Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring supports mentoring because every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to quality mentoring relationships – regardless of who they are and where they live. AOMs serve youth serving organizations across the state by strengthening mentor recruitment, matching and training; establishing community partnerships; coordinating marketing campaigns; and improving program design.
MA will have a vibrant and active network of mentoring and youth serving providers sharing best practices and raising their voice to advocate for youth. MMP serves more than 370 programs statewide, supporting over 30,000 youth in quality relationships.
The main components of this project include supporting the recruitment of a diverse pool of mentors and enhancing match support. Specifically, the AoM will increase the number of youth involved in PYD’s one to one and group mentoring programs. They will orchestrate match events (e.g. Mentor Appreciation Night) and create/distribute resources for matches. The role will also involve supporting a caseload of matches. The AoM would lead mentor recruitment efforts which includes attending recruitment fairs, developing recruitment materials and analyzing results. The AoM will support PYD’s Quality Base Mentoring renewal process through which they will assess best practices in mentoring. All of the above will enhance the quality and quantity of youth served.
● Recruit targeted volunteer mentors through outreach, attending fairs, and creating/modifying recruitment materials
● Oversee monthly newsletter and social media content
● Plan Mentor Appreciation Night
● Support the development and delivery of resources to support youth
● Recruit participants for one-to-one and group mentoring programs
● Assist with planning and implementation of the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum
● Support the process of PYD’s quality based mentoring renewal
● Attend team meetings, staff meetings, and supervision meetings
● Support a caseload of matches and document match support
● Enhance engagement in online mentoring
● Participate in monthly corps-wide trainings and events
● Complete required monthly AAoM documentation, including evaluation reports and timesheets
▪ Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
▪ Passion for working with diverse youth and families
▪ A passion for working with youth with disabilities, and an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of PYD
▪ Commitment to diversity and inclusion
▪ 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
▪ Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
▪ Ability to effectively manage time, multitask, and meet competing demands
▪ Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently
▪ Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
▪ 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
▪ BA/BS degree is strongly preferred, or equivalent experience
▪ A passion for volunteerism and community service
For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:
▪ Annual stipend of up to $15,100 (slightly more for a second year Father Monan Fellow position)
▪ Free health care coverage
▪ $6,195 Education Award, 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
If you are interested in applying please submit on our online portal here. More information about the program can be found online at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors including our full list of current open positions. Note that 1 application is required PER organization if you are applying to more than one.
All applications require a resume and cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why you are interested in serving as an Ambassador, either in Word / PDF format and two (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 interview as well as service term. 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