Group Mentoring Coordinator
Mission, Vision and Core Values
Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.
Our Vision is that all young people realized their full potential
Our Core Values are:
- We Champion Potential
- Every Connection Counts
- Showing Up Matters
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is a non-profit society and proud member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Federation. We are committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of: self-identified girls, non-binary, trans and Two Spirit youth. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Our organization is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and ongoing learning towards creating a more equitable society. We encourage applications from those who identify as Indigenous, a person of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, a person with a disability or a member of another community that experiences additional barriers. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community.
Why it’s great to work with us:
Big Sisters is a friendly, inclusive and committed team who offers their employees fifteen vacation days within the first year, fifteen wellbeing days as well as three personal day. We provide a generous health care and extended benefits package, including prescription drugs and dental plan. We also offer our employees a professional development allocation and various learning opportunities. Ignite your full potential with Big Sisters!
Is this you?
You are passionate about mentoring female, female-identifying, non-binary, gender fluid, transgender, and Two Spirit youth. You believe it’s your mission to create quality group programs and support our volunteer mentors so they can work towards helping participants develop a positive self-image and boost their self-esteem. You are a positive person who demonstrates self-awareness and has strong communication and presentation skills. You enjoy engaging with members of the community to build relationships that lead to potential partnerships or opportunities for client and volunteer recruitment. You understand the importance of ensuring safe and healthy mentoring relationships take place by monitoring and instilling trust between volunteer mentors and program participants.
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a group mentoring program that promotes positive self-esteem, confidence, friendships, active living, and much more. This program is intended for students in grades 4-7 and is open to self-identified girls, non-binary, trans and Two Spirit youth.
Go Girls incorporates fun, educational games and activities to stimulate relationship-building as well as self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and issues that pre-teens face. Sessions usually include: physical activity, snack break, activities related to feeling good about yourself. Additionally, this role may support in the development and implementation of new Group Mentoring Programs as the portfolio grows.
The Go Girls! team is looking for an energetic, responsible and positive person to join us, with a strong commitment to our mission, who will take a creative approach to managing the development, implementation, recruitment and screening of volunteers, program monitoring and overall program functions of the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program and other Group Mentoring Programs
What you will be doing:
- Screening potential volunteer mentors
- Delivering group pre-match training to all volunteers and children/youth involved in the program
- Maintaining confidential and accurate written case notes and program files
- Acting as a liaison between our agency, relevant school board and school personnel
- Build collaborative relationships with volunteer mentors and youth by providing continued support throughout their involvement with the agency
- Matching volunteer mentors to schools and coordinating all program logistics
- Monitoring program delivery at multiple sites and ensuring that program standards are being met
- Community outreach and partnership development, including implementing recruitment strategies for Go Girls! volunteer mentors and public presentations
- Ensuring outcome measurements and evaluation tools for the program are maintained
- Providing regular program updates and statistical program information to the team and fundraising department
- Supervising programs and providing support to mentors through the duration of the program
- Keeping track of supply inventory to ensure that volunteer mentors have the resources they need to successfully host sessions
- Transportation of items/supplies to school sessions as needed
- Facilitate volunteer training sessions and workshops as required
- Attendance at evening and weekend events that support relationship building between the client, volunteer, mentoring coordinator and agency
What you bring:
- You have a minimum 2-year post-secondary diploma with related work experience (required) or you have a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities (preferred)
- You have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a car for out-of-office appointments
- You have at least two years of experience in non-for-profit program implementation and program development
- You are skilled in group leadership and group facilitation and have experience with program coordination
- You have well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- You are a confident speaker and able to give presentations to a variety of audiences
- You are a well-organized, mature, self-starter with the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks
- You work well under high-stress situations and hard deadlines
- You are motivated by our mission to increase the confidence and self-esteem of youth in the Lower Mainland
- You are passionate about guiding and supporting mentors as they build relationships with their mentees
- You have a flexible schedule, with the ability to work some evenings and weekends
- You have experience working with a culturally diverse clients and volunteers
- You are knowledgeable about child and adolescent development and challenges facing adolescent youth
- Experience working with a case management database is an asset
- Proficiency in additional language(s) is an asset
What we offer:
- An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community
- A supportive, positive and engaging work environment
- A commitment to flexibility and work/life balance for employees
- An annual salary of $48,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package
- 15 vacation days within the first year of employment
- 15 wellbeing days
- 3 personal days
- Commitment to training and development to support employee growth through our Pro-D benefit
This is a permanent, full-time (35 hours/week) position reporting to our Vancouver office. Daytime travel and some evening and weekend work will be required which will be supported through flex / lieu time.
Candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Accommodations will be considered upon request.
If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Please use the Subject Line: Group Mentoring Coordinator
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
If your background and qualifications match the position requirements, we will contact you