Marketing and Communications; AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters
BBBSMB will engage an Ambassador who will increase the capacity of our Recruitment and Marketing team to promote mentoring and effectively communicate with multiple constituencies across eastern Massachusetts. Years of experience and thousands of matches have taught us that one of the most effective methods of recruitment is to tell our real match stories to potential volunteers. Through personalized outreach we can motivate and inspire people to commit time and resources to our cause, and our Ambassador will serve as the “prime mover” in this area – conducting outreach activities and promoting our agency through match success stories. The Ambassador will connect with and interview dozens of matches, chronicling the challenges overcome and positive outcomes attained. The Ambassador will work with the agency’s Recruitment and Marketing team to develop effective story templates and powerful visual collateral (including photos and video) that will be used in print or online outreach materials. The Ambassador will also be part of the agency’s Social Media team, integrating stories and updates into the agency’s new website (planned to launch within 12 months) as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed. The overarching goal for the Ambassador will be to create a portfolio of materials and systems that will support the recruitment of volunteers, build affinity between our agency and our constituents, and increase our visibility in the communities we serve.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications and publishing software
- Be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
- Monthly reporting to Mass Mentoring Partnership
- Must be able to work collaboratively and within groups in order to complete group projects to benefit the field of mentoring
- Must be able to attend all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders, including a week-long orientation, bi-monthly corp meetings, a mid-year retreat and two service-week sessions
- Maintain a service Portfolio
- Must be able to effectively manage time and meet competing demands.
- Complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract.
- BA/BS strongly preferred
- Multi-lingual (English and Spanish) candidates strongly encouraged to apply
- Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
- Interest in non profit organizations and their development
- Excellent organization and communication skills
- Proven leadership and project management abilities
- A passion for national and community service
- The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
- Flexibility and a good sense of humor
- Comfortable with limited amount of project ambiguity
- US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
- Approx. $590.00/bi-monthly taxable living allowance
- Fully paid health insurance
- Transportation stipend of $59.00/month
- Additional transportation reimbursement for corps-wide meetings, training, and events
- Excellent training and networking opportunities on the mentoring field and the non profit sector
- $5,350 Education Award upon completion of service
- Additional education award benefits
- A built in network of corps members and colleagues
Please send resume and cover letter to Ambassador Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place Ambassador and IDEALIST in the e-mail header. No phone calls, please. We will contact candidates selected for further review.