POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

VISTA Program Coordinator

Project Period: 08/29/2022 – 08/28/2023

Goal of the Overall VISTA Project:

To build capacity of Be A Mentor’s sustainable mentoring model by increasing the number of volunteers and supporting providing youth connected to the after-school program with Bay Area Community Resources to have access to a caring adult mentor. The VISTA member will build capacity by performing activities such as scaling the program through creating a sustainable template for maintaining mentoring programs. Providing mentors to youth will support breaking the cycle of poverty, as mentored youth have better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, in addition to maintaining a better attitude toward school.

Objective of the Assignment:

Implement and assess the current practices for recruiting, onboarding, supporting, and evaluating the mentoring program to improve the scalability of mentoring programming to new agencies.

Job Activities:

Utilize current resources to manage a mentoring program.

Manage a mentoring program by creating volunteer recruitment campaigns, onboarding and interviewing mentors, mentees and their families, creating matches, and supporting mentors and mentees through relationships, innovative activities, and program evaluation.

Assess management tools for effectiveness. Enhance tools by adding a step-by-step implementation manual.

Support the creation of resources and materials that can be standardized for mentoring programs. Creation of ongoing mentoring support materials. Creating ongoing training materials for key subject areas.

All applicants must apply through the AmeriCorps site.

 

VISTA Evaluation Coordinator

Project Period: 08/29/2022 – 08/28/2023

Goal of the Overall VISTA Project:

To build capacity of Be A Mentor’s sustainable mentoring model by increasing the number of volunteers and support providing youth with access to a caring adult mentor. The VISTA member will build capacity by performing activities such as scaling the program through creating a sustainable template for maintaining mentoring programs through recruitment, mentoring best practices, curricula, and program evaluation. Providing mentors to youth will support breaking the cycle of poverty, as mentored youth have better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, in addition to maintaining a better attitude toward school.

Objective of the Assignment:

Support obtaining outcomes for mentoring programs in order to enhance BAM’s ability to build sustainable funding for mentoring programs.

Job Activities:
Assess the current evaluation strategies, for mentoring programs. Research and recommend new and/or additional resources to assess outcomes.

Research evidence-based survey questions for mentoring outcomes. Develop survey templates to measure mentor and mentee satisfaction.

Utilize Be A Mentor’s tools for collecting feedback, and create reports for sharing feedback with stakeholders. Learn how to use the Volunteer Management System to create, distribute, and review surveys and their results.

Develop strategies for utilizing data findings to support applications for funding opportunities. Run reports to display survey and data results from individual and all mentoring programs. Create graphics and summarize data showing the impact of mentoring.

All applicants must apply through the AmeriCorps site.

 

VISTA Marketing Associate

Project Period: 08/29/2022 – 08/28/2023

Goal of the Overall VISTA Project:

To build capacity of Be A Mentor’s sustainable mentoring model by increasing the number of volunteers and support providing youth with access to a caring adult mentor. The VISTA member will build capacity by performing activities such as scaling the program through creating a sustainable template for maintaining mentoring programs through recruitment, mentoring best practices, curricula, and program evaluation. Providing mentors to youth will support breaking the cycle of poverty, as mentored youth have better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, in addition to maintaining a better attitude toward school.

Objective of the Assignment:

Build social media presence for engagement and effectiveness to support outreach and community support for youth mentoring programs.

Job Activities:
Create on going social media posts for each platform. Design monthly campaigns. Repost from partners and funders. Interact with other users.

Participate in mentoring social media groups. Create and schedule posts for group engagement. Interact with group members to encourage discussion.

Create video campaigns for use on various social media platforms.

Objective of the Assignment:

Build relationships with local and national media outlets to support outreach and mentor recruitment.

Job Activities:
Create and manage media list. Use CRM to track progress. Send out press releases to growing media list.

 Follow up with media contacts. Build relationships outside of press release submissions.

Support writing of press releases and PSAs. Work with Marketing Team.

Objective of the Assignment:

Support and guide volunteers to create marketing materials for recruiting mentors, highlight the need for and impact of mentoring, and create awareness about Be A Mentor’s programs.

Job Activities:

Monitor volunteers’ progress. Provide encouragement and constructive feedback. Contact volunteers weekly to view progress and answer questions. 

Utilize completed projects as a part of the marketing strategy. Format projects for use in social media. Share with supporters through various outlets.

All applicants must apply through the AmeriCorps site.