Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program at JA of Northern New England!
AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in mentoring programs across Massachusetts.
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 200 mentoring programs statewide supporting 30,000 youth in mentoring relationships. We provide services including training and technical assistance; networking and professional development; mentor recruitment campaigns; advocacy; resource development & recognition; and mentor-mentee match activities.
Position Summary with JA of Northern New England:
The AmeriCorps Ambassador will assist JA Program Managers in recruiting volunteers and placing them in classrooms to teach our vital curriculum, which focuses on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness. The Ambassador will also be tasked with ensuring that the “Volunteer Life Cycle” – a cycle of recruitment, training, recognizing, and retaining volunteers – is established at JA. In addition, the Ambassador will conduct Volunteer Trainings on a bi-monthly or as needed basis, both virtually and in-person. Such a project will be meaningful and challenging for the Ambassador as they will help JA set a process that continues after the Ambassador’s term of service is complete, leaving a legacy at JA. The Ambassador will be communicating and forming relationships with global organizations and individuals from the communities we serve allowing for networking and relationship-building for the Ambassador, in addition to the relationship and capacity-building they are doing on behalf of JA.
General Program Qualifications
- BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent experience
- Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
- A passion for volunteerism and community service
- The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Some experience with marketing – material design, blogging and social media preferred
- Public speaking
- Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
- Excellent organization and communication skills
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proven leadership and project management abilities
- Flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor
- Positive attitude
- A $5,775 educational award upon completion of service
- $1,250 pre-taxed stipend per month
- Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
- Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
- 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector
- Free health care coverage
- Childcare vouchers
- Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
- A nation-wide Alumni network
- A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues - with the potential to make lifelong friends!
AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member.
- Complete a minimum of 1,700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
- Complete at least 2 collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
- Commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. (Reimbursements available for qualifying members)
- Responsibilities include attending pre-orientation session, orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions – Meetings located in Greater Boston
- Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract
Please visit the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring webpage at www.massmentors.org/ambassadors to view our current open positions and apply directly to the JA of Northern New England position. You can reach out to Thomas McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deirdre O’Connor Mitchell at email@example.com with specific questions.
We are interested in recruiting AmeriCorps members who call Massachusetts home. 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.