Based on best practices in the mentoring field, the Girls/Boyz First Mentoring Program Director promotes and coordinates Girls/Boyz First Mentoring — a program that supports youth in need of an extra caring and motivating adult. The GBF Program Director matches these youth with a mentor, an adult in the community, nurtures the relationship between the mentor and the youth (and their families), plans group events, and arranges enrichment opportunities for the youth.
● Recruits, screens, trains, matches, supervises and provides on-going support for all mentors including but not limited to quarterly group support meetings, phone/e-mail support and face to face meetings. The program coordinator regularly maintains the on-line mentor tracking system. She/he conducts a yearly mentor appreciation event to honor the program’s volunteer mentors.
● Recruits and screens children and youth who might benefit from the mentor relationship, orients the mentee and their family to the program and maintains ongoing contact with the mentee and family during the mentoring relationship.
● Develops, refines and evaluates programmatic content and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, group recreational and educational needs, community volunteer opportunities, in-service trainings for mentors, mentees and families, and program evaluation.
● Leads fundraising for the Mentoring Program: Coordinates and completes grant applications and reports, communicates with major funders, maintains fundraising/application calendar, and collaborates with the Mentoring Advisory Board. Solicits community wide in-kind contributions.
● Promotes mentoring throughout Montpelier and the Washington Central Supervisory Union through public speaking, print, radio and social networking venues. The Mentoring Program Director participates in broader community, regional and state wide mentoring networks and initiatives, including Mentor Vermont. Collaborates with local schools and other community organizations that are working directly with youth.
● Reports to and is evaluated by WCFE Executive Director and Mentoring Advisory Board.
The Mentoring Program Director position is 0.75 FTE with flexibility and benefits. Position to begin August/September 2021. Interviews to begin in July. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience: $22-$25/hour, negotiable. Benefits: prorated contribution to Health Savings Account.
Paid employee leave time: holidays, vacation, sick days, personal days.
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Girls/Boyz First provides opportunities to strengthen the Central Vermont community by building and supporting relationships between youth (and their families) and adult mentors. We provide our mentees with high-quality, long-term mentoring relationships that inspire, support and enable them to realize their full potential. In so doing, we prepare them for successful futures as productive, responsible and caring individuals. Since 1998, Girls/Boyz First has provided over 200 mentors to Central Vermont youth, ages 8-18. Our youth come from Montpelier, Middlesex, Worcester, Berlin, Calais and East Montpelier. Many GBF mentees are from families struggling with economic well-being as measured by their enrollment in school free lunch programs.