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Passport to College Alumni Mentoring Coordinator (Americorps Ambassador)

July 28, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Passport to College Alumni Mentoring Coordinator
AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring

Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring support mentoring across the Commonwealth to improve positive outcomes for youth by building capacity in key program areas such as mentor recruitment, screening, and training. Projects focus on developing new or strengthening current mentoring programming to serve youth ages 7-24.
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 370 programs statewide, supporting over 30,000 youth in quality relationships.

Host Site Description:
Boston HERC is a community based non-profit organization, founded in 1999, working to equip
first-generation youth of color to obtain a higher education, break the cycle of poverty, and become agents of change in their communities. Our Passport to College Program is a Latino-led,
culturally-sensitive, college readiness program focused on failure-proofing 1st-generation students of color throughout their journey through college. Passport meets this mission via our After-school Program and School-Based Programming during the school day hosted at non-exam BPS high schools. As of SY2019-20, eight Boston HERC Passport Coaches are serving nine BPS non-exam high schools –nearly 600, 9th to 12th-grade students. Currently, over 150 alumni remain engaged in the program and are in touch with a caring HERC adult. Our recently launched Passport Alumni Program serves to support all our high school Passport students while they are in college.

Position Description:
1. Support in the strategic planning/creating of the structure of the mentoring program
● Create a clear plan/timeline for the year to assure the program is sustainable, student
support is provided and goals are met.
2. Recruit 1st-year students to receive peer mentoring
● Create advertising materials for recruiting mentees throughout the year.
3. Recruit and train sufficient volunteer mentors to meet student need and demand
● Actively participate in recruitment fairs, maintain volunteer postings, conduct outreach
● Assist in the creation of recruitment materials
● Assist in the effort to develop impactful mentor/mentee matches
4. Coordinate the creation of needed forms, written policies, a mentor handbook, and a mentoring
● With staff, identify literature gaps and needs for a cohesive volunteer experience
● Draft and edit forms, policies, handbook, and manual

Project Responsibilities
● Attend Organizational Orientation/Trainings/Team meetings/Program-wide Events
● Post and recruit mentors and mentees
● Draft marketing materials, including mentoring flyer and social media posts
● Coordinate creation of needed forms and written policies
● With staff input, draft a Mentorship Program Manual and Curriculum Book
● With staff input, create and host mentor trainings and end of year celebration
● Commute to monthly corps-wide trainings and events
● Complete all required monthly AAoM documentation, including evaluation reports and

▪ Passion for working with diverse youth and families
▪ Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
▪ 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
▪ Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien
▪ 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 strongly preferred or equivalent experience
▪ A passion for volunteerism and community service
▪ Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively collaborate with team members.

Preferred Experience:
▪ Candidates who are 1st generation college graduates
▪ Candidates who are Bilingual (fluent and literate in Spanish)
▪ Candidates with experience working with or having attended Boston Public Schools or
another urban school district
▪ Candidates with experience working with low-income, urban students
▪ Candidates with experience providing support to college students (social-emotional,
academic, college and career, etc)

Position Benefits
For an eleven month, full-time commitment and 1,700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows
▪ Annual stipend of up to $16,000 (for second year senior AmeriCorps Ambassador of
▪ 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

To Apply:
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 persons with a disability, males, and minority candidates.

Note: Positions are contingent upon continued CNCS grant funding.

For more information or questions:

Contact, Rosie McMahan, AAoM Program Manager, at rmcmahan@massmentors.org
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.

Boston HERC : Neisha Gonzalez, ngonzalez@bostonherc.org


July 28, 2020
August 16, 2020
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BOSTON, MA 02118 United States
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