AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Experience

One of our AAOMs, Ruth on deck with American flag
Ruth is a member of the current MMP AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring.

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Because every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to quality mentoring relationships, AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) spend 11 months (August 2021- June 22) building capacity of youth-serving programs across across the Commonwealth, most of them in or near the Boston area. AAOMs serve at host sites strengthening mentor recruitment, matching and training; establishing community partnerships; coordinating marketing campaigns; and improving program design.

Mass Mentoring Partnership is dedicated to the professional development of our AmeriCorps Ambassadors. We host monthly opportunities for training, team building and networking. BU partners with us in a certificate program. And, we strongly encourage additional internal and external PD that occurs on a continual basis throughout the year. This past year, members participated in training on civic reflection, anti-racism efforts, self care, food justice and virtual mentoring to name a few.

You can review all of the service positions below to learn more about the service opportunities. Some of our host sites have two member openings available and some of our host sites have only one available. The host sites who have two service opportunities available is Partners with Youth with Disabilities, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass, and Mazie. 

Interview Process

All candidates must apply through MMP's Quickbase application in order to be considered for any service position. You can review all the 23 service positions at all of our host sites below including the two opportunities located at MMP.

The second step is to go through the interview process initiated by the host site partner. If you are recommended for selection, you will have a final interview with Rosie McMahan, the MMP AmeriCorps Program Manager. She will send along a formal offer with details that you will need to officially begin your program year.

In the course of your program year, there are many benefits. Read about them below or in more detail in the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring one pager.

  • An annual stipend of $15,100
  • Healthcare and childcare benefits
  • A Segal Education Award of up to $6,195  to pay for pre-existing loans or future education 
  • A Graduate Certificate in Positive Youth Development and Social Equity from Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
  • Over 250 hours of professional training and networking in the mentoring field and nonprofit sector 
  • Valuable skills in project management, program  development, and communications
  • Access to Mass Mentoring Partnership’s network of programs and extensive resources to support your personal and professional development 
  • Membership in the national service movement and a network of nearly 75,000 AmeriCorps members committed to serving their communities

Watch the conversation between Rosie McMahan, MMP AAOM Program Manager, and Professor Detris Adelabu, Chair of Psychology and Human Development about what AmeriCorps Has to Offer at MMP in Partnership with BU.

Lastly, you can listen to some of the AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring members talk about their service year here or watch below. 

2021-2022 AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Adult Technical Academy

Boston, MA - Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA) needs a creative and energetic Mentoring Coordinator to help steer our pilot Alumni Mentoring Program to success. BATA caters to immigrant and ELL students aged 19-22 who have been underserved by previous schools and contend every day with racially and economically unjust institutions. Our mentors are alumni who have had experience navigating - and, where possible, changing - such institutions. The Mentoring Coordinator will help them engage their life wisdom for the benefit of current BATA students. The ideal candidate can think big while attending to the small; has an active imagination and excellent follow-through; and easily adjusts when an approach isn’t working. You can read about the position description and apply to the position here.
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at BBBS EMK I

Boston, MA - At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) we believe that every child deserves to have a mentor in their corner to ignite and defend their potential. That's why we are committed to promoting the healthy development of youth through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. To accomplish this we are partnering with Americorps to provide a one-year experience working at a local high school, side-by-side with agency staff. The Ambassador will be a key player in the success of our Mentor 2.0 Mentoring Program based at a local high school to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens. You can review the position description and apply to the position here
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Big Sister Association

Boston, MA - The Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) will manage the Big for a Day (BFAD) program where volunteers and corporate/community partners experience the power of mentoring and support a wide variety of Big Sister Boston’s programming and enrichment services. The BFAD program annually serves approximately 300 girls in the Greater Boston area, by matching them with Big for a Day Big Sisters for a one-day event. You can learn about the position and apply to the position here
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Boston Day & Evening Academy

Boston, MA - Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) is seeking an extraordinary Mentoring Coordinator excited to be a part of a BDEA program- BDEA 2.0- designed specifically for young men of color who have been underserved/discouraged in traditional schools, and who are disenfranchised from even the possibility of graduation. BDEA is an innovative public high school whose mission is to serve students who are overage for grade level, all of whom have experienced interruptions to their education. We are looking for a Mentoring Coordinator eager to challenge the norm, to assist a committed team in building a new pathway for the city’s most marginalized students, and to embrace with us the following mission statement and core values. You can read about the position description and apply to the position here
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Breaktime

Boston, MA - The MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Breaktime will implement a sustainable and scalable method of recruiting and training Breaktime Peer Navigators, expand our existing mentorship program to engage Breaktime's alumni network as Peer Support Specialists, and create opportunities for corporate volunteers to engage with our program.You can read about the position and apply to the position here.  
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at BUILD Boston

Boston, MA - The MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at BUILD Boston will serve as the Community Engagement Coordinator. This position will be integral in helping to build capacity in recruiting and retaining mentors for the program year. BUILD mentors volunteer two hours each week throughout the school year (October – June), helping their students develop and run small businesses, while providing personal support and development.  Their mentor program is made up of co-mentors working together with a team of four to six students. Next year, they are planning to serve 450-500 students in our six partner schools. Therefore, one of their project goals is to recruit/retain 150 mentors. You can review the position description and apply to the position here.   
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Girls Inc. of Lynn

Lynn, MA - 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. You can review the position and apply to the position here.  
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Higher Education Resource Center

Boston, MA - The Alumni Success Program's Mentoring Coordinator will manage our newly launched mentoring services for our Alumni Success Program serving our college students and recent high school graduates from our college-prep program called Passport to College. The Alumni Success Program works to ensure students persist all the way through college and into the workforce, ultimately closing the achievement gap for low-income students in Boston. Our mentoring services are an essential component to assure the success of our mission.You can read about the position and apply to the position here
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Partners for Youth with Disabilities II

Somerville, MA - 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.You can read about the position and apply to the position here
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MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Service Position at Snowden International School

Boston, MA - The Mentoring Coordinator is responsible for taking the initiative to establish our school wide mentoring program which will engage 20 -30 students in Grades 9 -12 in supportive mentoring relationships with volunteer mentors.   The Mentoring Coordinator is responsible for creating goals, policies and plans to recruit and engage potential mentors from the Back/Bay community and mentees from within the school.  The Mentoring Coordinator will plan events to support the successful program including a Kick Off event, quarterly meetings and a Closing event.  We are seeking candidates who are ready to work in a team atmosphere, culturally competent, and have experience working with a cross spectrum of students and families including English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.You can review the position description and apply to the position here
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