Become an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring
The AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) are AmeriCorps members who are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide to help strengthen programs in the areas of match support, program development, marketing, strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. AAOMs work on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other corps members to complete statewide community service projects that benefit the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. Since 2008, 175 AAOMs have served through 64 mentoring agencies with an average of 1,500 volunteer inquiries that resulted in an average of 379 mentors matched each year. AAOMs have reached more than 10,000 youth through nearly 35,000 hours of service.
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AmeriCorps Service Requirements - Ambassadors must:
- Be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
- Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
- Satisfactorily complete host site service project
- Complete at least two collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
- Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
- Must be able to commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. Responsibilities include attending a four hour pre-orientation session in July, one week-long orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions – Meetings located in Boston, MA
- Maintain a service portfolio
- Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands
- Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract
As compensation, Ambassadors receive:
- A $5,935 educational award upon completion of service
- A bi-weekly pre-taxed stipend every 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 built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues - with the potential to make lifelong friends!
Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
We are now recruiting for the 2019-2020 service year!
2019 - 2020 Open Host Site Full Year Positions:
Boston Youth Wrestling - Capacity Building Ambassador
The proposed capacity building project will task the Ambassador with implementing and maintaining the M.A.T Program. This project will require the Ambassador to develop the organizational systems for outreach of potential recruits, developing the orientation and intake of approved volunteers, and creating the systems for matching mentors and mentees, as well as ongoing support for matches. This type of work will require taking on a leadership role in the design and implementation of these systems. Although this will be challenging work, we believe our organization’s mission and the passion our staff have for serving our students will motivate the Ambassador to reach their full potential to accomplish the goals of the program scope and outcomes.
Boston Partners in Education - Branding and Engagement Coordinator
Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) is seeking an Ambassador of Mentoring to serve as the Branding and Engagement Coordinator for 2019-2020.The Ambassador’s primary goals will be to review and recommend suggestions for our teacher marketing, towards mentee recruitment, strengthening our partnerships with teachers and schools, allowing us to better communicate what we do and recruit more student mentees. The Ambassador will also continue to build our capacity in community outreach and mentor recruitment. Finally, the Ambassador will continue the work from 2018/2019 to build upon our volunteer engagement strategies and increase our match support capacity.
BUILD - Community Engagement Coordinator
BUILD relies heavily on the support of its team of dedicated mentors. These are the adults who have the most contact with and the greatest impact on our students. BUILD Boston partners with seven of Boston’s Public Schools. As such, capacity building around our mentoring program is vital to the growth and success of our operation. BUILD mentors volunteer two hours each week throughout the school year (October – June), helping our students develop and run small businesses, while providing personal support and development. Our mentor program is made up of co-mentors working together with a team of four to six students. Next year, we are planning to serve 450-500 students in our seven partner schools. Therefore, one of our project goals is to recruit/retain 170 mentors.
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
The Ambassador of Mentoring will oversee the Bold Futures middle school group mentoring program for girls in grades six through eight. The mentoring program is a component of the larger after-school program, Odyssey. The purpose of the middle school group mentoring program is to improve girls’ attitude towards school, to increase girls’ social and emotional competencies and to provide the mentees with support from positive role models. Responsibilities will include mentor recruitment, orientation and training, providing daily match support as well as improving current match support systems, acquiring and maintaining program supplies, planning and carrying out mentoring events, delivering structured enrichment programming, and assisting in the daily implementation of the Odyssey after-school program.
Mill City Mentors
The Mill City Mentors AmeriCorps Ambassador should have strong communication skills, the ability to be flexible and creative, and be energetic about promoting and growing the Mill City Mentors Program. The Mill City Mentors AmeriCorps Ambassador will be focusing on the following areas: Support the marketing and recruitment of volunteer mentors to meet mentee demand by actively participate in community events to promote and recruit diverse mentors, maintain volunteer postings, conduct outreach, and assist in the creation of recruitment materials and social media postings; Coordinate the creation of needed marketing materials for distribution and social media; Assist in the effort to increase diversity within our volunteer applicants, participate in the strategic planning for recruiting a more diverse volunteer base, assist with the implementation of strategic marketing and outreach.
Sociedad Latina - Mentores en Acción Coordinator
The goal of our Mentores en Acción program is to support Latino youth through high school and prepare them for college and workplace success. We achieve this goal by pairing youth with Success Mentors who provide personal, academic, and career exploration support in 9th-12th grades and in the first year of college. In 2019-20, the Ambassador of Mentoring will capitalize on these efforts by maintaining current matches and recruiting a greater number of young professional mentors of color to support our Escalera college and career readiness programming. The AAOM will also be responsible for training mentors around best practices for supporting English Learners and providing support in college and career readiness; and creating opportunities for mentoring matches to build relationships outside of the classroom and explore their cultural identity, such as field trips to cultural institutions, and higher education and career exploration activities.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell - Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator
Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator will: Review and assess the existing Mentoring Program plan; Research effective mentoring programs and strategies and propose changes based on the Elements of Effective Practices of Mentoring; Assess and revise current training materials for mentors and mentees; Create an onboarding and orientation system and supplemental materials for training new mentors; Create a sign-up sheet for youth interested in the Mentoring Program; Plan and implement recruitment events for both mentors and mentees at the Club; Research and implement a matching system to help pair mentors with mentees and improve the longevity of the relationship; Provide ongoing training and support for all mentors; Supervise and observe mentor-mentee meetings which will take place at the Club; Create mentor recruitment materials to be distributed throughout the Greater Lowell community; Utilize the Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Technical Assistance Project; Develop a well-documented and concrete plan to be instilled at the organization for years to come; Attend weekly Youth Services meetings at the Club; Collaborate closely with the Volunteer Manager and Youth Services Manager
St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP)
The Ambassador of Mentoring at SSYP will expand the current mentoring program and create supports to bring mentoring to all of our involved youth. By Coordinating the 150+ volunteer base, the AAOM will increase the number of trained mentors in each program area (elementary school, middle school, teen employment, and alumni). They will create program activities to foster the circle of care, increasing the number of caring adults in the life of each young person, and help young people build essential leadership skills that will prepare them to succeed in high school and imagine themselves (and take action) as civic activists. The AAOM will provide individual and group supports to help mentors and mentees build relationship skills, understand the Boston Public School system, and prepare youth for their college and career futures. The AAOM will lead SSYP’s efforts to ensure that all youth have access to age- and developmentally- appropriate mentorship that supports their develop of academic, professional, and organizational skills and builds the hope and imagination that will lead to full and successful lives. They will build relationships with young people in our program to ensure they are able to successfully match and support the mentoring pairs.
Mass Mentoring Partnership - Community Engagement Associate
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is seeking an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring to serve as the Community Engagement Associate for 2019-2020. The Ambassador’s primary responsibility will be to support the management of Mayor’s Mentoring Movement (MMM) Initiative as well as My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) related activities.
Ready for an amazing year? Apply today.
For more information, contact Tom McGee, AAOM Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.695.2473.
Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers. Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term. All position acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.