Mentor Coordinator, U.S. Dream Academy

Posted by U.S. Dream Academy on June 16, 2014

Mentor Coordinator, U.S. Dream Academy

Under the Direction of the Center Director, the Mentor Coordinator is responsible for managing the mentoring program on the local level. The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training and retention of mentors and volunteers. In conjunction with the Center Director, the Mentor Coordinator will network to establish strong community and school relationships and partnerships to identify resources that serve participants and their families. The Mentor Coordinator will develop and implement comprehensive recruitment strategies and outreach activities to educate the community about the US Dream Academy and the various opportunities to volunteer.


To perform this job successfully, Mentor Coordinator must be able to perform each essential duty with experience. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and education required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to skillfully communicate in a public forum, with a diverse population, as well as effectively communicate with competence and passion about the mentor/volunteer program
  • Excellent ability to write clearly and informatively, demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness
  • Understand issues surrounding incarceration and the impact on families
  • Working knowledge of “best practices” in the field of Standards of Mentoring, mentoring programs, volunteer management and youth development
  • Ability to be flexible and effectively manage competing demands, multiple tasks/projects, and meet deadlines on time and within budget
  • Ability to skillfully create and present Power Point presentations using MS Office applications, database and spreadsheet software
  • Proficient in internet navigation and social networking technology
  • Proficient in data collection, data entry and documentation

Education and Experience

BA or BS degree strongly desired; A minimum three years of successful volunteer recruitment and management experience; Experience working in a youth-serving environment; familiarity with working with elementary and middle school children in high-risk urban communities preferred.

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