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Cape & Islands Community Engagement Ambassador

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
Job Description

The BBBSCCI Community Engagement Ambassador will create and sustain Community Partnerships, engaging for-profit businesses, community-based organizations, and key constituents who can expand our volunteer recruitment capacity and contribute to positive experiences for our mentees on Cape Cod that will enable BBBSCCI to serve more children more throughout Cape Cod.

The Ambassador will serve as the agency's "point" person for Community Engagement and volunteer and youth recruitment through community partnerships. The Ambassador will be responsible to research, recruit and create formal community partnerships that will produce an increased number of volunteer inquiries and child referrals. Other duties will include, but not limited to, neighborhood research and "feet on the street", identify local community opportunities and events for BBBSMB attendance, represent the agency in the community, at events, with businesses and within schools and other human service agencies to expand our agency involvement and awareness.

Program Summary:

Twenty-Five AmeriCorps Ambassadors will complete a year of service from August 2016-June 2017. These members will be placed at one host site location to build the capacity of youth mentoring programs and organizations in the areas of match support; marketing and mentor recruitment; mentor/mentee/parent training; and program development, evaluation and start up.

All Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring will work on volunteer mentor recruitment efforts in their host organization as well as work with other Corps members to complete statewide community service projects that benefit the field of mentoring in Massachusetts. AmeriCorps Ambassadors will be supervised by their host organization and the Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Program Manager.

Basic Requirements:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills- some experience with blogging and social media preferred
  • Comfortable with public speaking with different size groups and engaging in conversation with the public
  • Strong time management, project management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to reach goals
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, ability to generate simple brochures using established templates
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and within groups in order to complete group projects to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Satisfactorily complete host site service project
  • Complete at least 2 Corps projects to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands.
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract.

Additional Skills:

  • BA/BS strongly preferred
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development, 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
  • A passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor
  • Positive attitude
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. to be an AmeriCorps member.
  • You must have a valid driver's license and have regular access to a car that you can use to commute to and from work location

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 all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete at least 2 collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
  • Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
  • 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
  • Effectively manage time, projects, and meet competing demands
  • Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract

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

Position Benefits:

  • 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!

Host Site Description:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands (BBBSCCI) serves over 200 children each year through long-term, one-to-one matches between children facing adversity and caring adult volunteers, with plans to increase its service to more children in the region. BBBSCCI is a regional office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB), based in Boston and a member of Mass Mentoring Partnership.

To Apply:

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 organizations that interest you from the link provided on the page. Note that 1 application is required PER each organization if you are applying to more than one.

All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why it interests you, either in Word / PDF format and a list of 3 references.

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.

For more information or questions:

Contact, Thomas McGee, Program Manager, tmcgee@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.

All positions acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check.

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