This Project Coordinator position requires an engaging, detail-oriented, and self-directed individual who will be responsible for the hands-on operation of a community-based mentoring program for Mentor Richmond, including both virtual and in-person facilitation.


  • The Project Coordinator is fully responsible for overseeing the Mentoring Program with Be A Mentor’s partner agencies.
  • Recruit, screen, train, and interview mentors, facilitate the mentee/mentor matches, and serve as liaison between the partner agency and Be A Mentor
  • Contribute to program evaluation efforts
  • Collaborate with supervisor to implement the mentoring program
  • Integrate into the partner agency, and communicate regularly with the partner agency staff, as well as with Be A Mentor to communicate about mentee referrals and the status of current matches, and to facilitate ongoing investment in the mentoring program by the partnering agency
  • Lead marketing campaign to recruit mentors


Oversee and assist with mentor screening, training, matching, support, supervision, recognition, and closure activities for mentors and mentees, including but not limited to the following activities:

  • Utilize the company-proprietary database platform to track match information, complete notes, and update requirements throughout the mentor clearance process
  • Maintain records of attendance, contact, and outcomes for mentors and mentees participating in program activities
  • Interview mentees and mentors
  • Administer surveys to mentees and mentors, and report program outcomes
  • Regularly check in with and provide support and intervention when needed to mentor/mentee matches
  • Conduct program evaluation as required
  • Fully coordinate and manage ongoing training and team-building opportunities (best practices, mentor/mentee activities)


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work sociology, psychology, or related field or equivalent experience or equivalent combination of school and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communication, public speaking, networking, and negotiation (conflict management and resolution) skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate events effectively, as well as manage and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, and organizational skills with the ability to multitask and discipline to follow through
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to take initiative
  • Reliable transportation for off-site meetings and supporting mentor/mentee matches
  • Experience with and knowledge of program evaluation, data tracking systems (e.g., databases), word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience with conducting and evaluating interviews
  • Experience with facilitating meetings and delivering trainings
  • Prior experience with youth-focused programs (e.g., mentoring, after school programs, tutoring, social work, foster youth support, case management)
  • Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings and weekends)
  • Ability to sometimes travel to project sites to support mentors and mentees
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Background clearance required.

Annual Salary: $55,000 – $60,000



Send a resume and cover letter to: Karen Goetsch at kgoetsch@beamentor.org – No phone calls, please.




The Grant Writer will identify grants and other funding opportunities. This part-time position, requiring requiring 15-20 hours per week, calls for an enthusiastic and skilled writer, ideally a driven, social-service professional with proposal-writing experience, who shares Be A Mentor’s mission and values. The ability to understand, integrate and relay information to a variety of audiences through writing is an essential skill of this position.


  • Manage the grant/proposal-writing required for a successful grant
  • Write content for grants, proposals, letters, reports, and other materials related to grants, RFP and/or RFQ from government, foundation, and corporate sources. Edit, compile, and submit as needed and required
  • Assist in developing budgets for proposals; review budgets to ensure they adhere to grant and/or bid requirements
  • Create and/or review collateral materials for grant/bid packages, and ensure they meet all requirements
  • Create project timelines and support relevant business partners to meet project timelines
  • Partner with staff to develop grant responses based on agency need


  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in fund development, or related field Grant writing experience related to securing government and non-government grants
  • Excellent written communication skills demonstrating a command of technical and storytelling language; includes the ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely and to blend information from multiple sources into a single, effective document
  • Demonstrate existing strong relationships with companies, foundations, and others that have a history of providing funding for bettering the lives of at-risk youth.
  • Excellence in grant-writing and other fund development strategies for non-profits
  • Demonstrable knowledge of grant writing requirements and fund-raising strategies (corporate, foundation, government, private, individual) required
  • Excels at articulating programmatic and agency goals, outcomes, objectives, and evaluation strategies to and for potential funders
  • Comfortable learning and working with a wide range of program content including Children, TAY, Foster Youth, and Re-entry Youth
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and time-management skills, ability to interpret data found in reports relevant to programs or projects
  • Self-directed and highly organized; can work effectively within a team and independently,
  • Strong proficiency in MS 365, relationship-management systems and data management platforms

Remote or In-Person


Send a resume and cover letter to: Arlo Bushnell at abushnell@beamentor.org – No phone calls, please.