Job Purpose

The program specialist oversees and facilitates all mentoring and lifeskill-related activities at the designated location. This position ensures that all proposed outcomes and expectations for the mentoring and lifeskills program are met through managing the evaluation and assessment process. You manage all respective communication amongst site staff, volunteers and clients relevant to mentoring/lifeskills education.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administration (30%)


  • Assist with continued training and development of volunteer mentors
  • Plan, delegate and oversee duties and responsibilities of all mentoring-related interns
  • Review and report out student information (student profiles, volunteer feedback, etc.)


  • Communicate with volunteers weekly to ensure they are updated on mentoring and lifeskills workshops
  • Communicate with families (phone, email, newsletter) on a weekly, monthly or periodic basis to discuss topics pertaining to child’s personal improvement

Program Coordination (70%)

Program Supervision

  • Supervise all mentoring/lifeskills related activities on site
  • Provide support as necessary to volunteer mentors on site

Program Planning

  • Develop plan of action to support personal development of student
  • Maintain and update student profiles
  • Assist with the development of lesson plans for mentoring

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Track, monitor and evaluate student social-emotional development
  • Assess and evaluate volunteer performance and development


Bachelors degree required; graduate degree preferred

At least 1-2 years minimum experience working in an educational or human services environment required; leading, teaching or coordinating a youth program and/or classroom. Prior experience working with diverse populations preferred. Prior management experience preferred.

Candidate should be able to illustrate strength in the following areas: Written and verbal communication skills, critical reasoning and analytical skills, organization and time management

Candidates should be creative thinkers, passionate about youth, culturally responsive, show initiative and be adaptive to the work and program environment

Other information (i.e. personal background, characteristics, professional certification/endorsements) will be taken into consideration

Working conditions

In addition to normal working hours, this position requires you to work outside of normal work hours during evenings and ocassionally weekends. Will travel to and from program location and various meetings within 25 mile radius of program main office


EEO Statement

Mentor2Youth is an equal opportunity employer

Position Type

Part-Time position

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