Post Graduate Support Mentor Corps Fellow
JOB TITLE: Post Graduate Support Mentor Corps Fellow
REPORTS TO: Manager of Community-Based Match Support and Engagement
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No
FLSA STATUS: Part-time, non-exempt
LOCATION: Metro Nashville/Davidson
For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has served young people in the Middle TN region. Our work supports our belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and youth (Littles). Through our commitment to quality, innovation, and the passion we have for our work, we develop and sustain positive, life-changing relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of our youth and the adults who mentor them.
Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As noted by our Vision, we are driven by a future in which all youth achieve their full potential.
WE ARE AN AGENCY THAT CELEBRATES DIFFERENCES
We show each other dignity through our partnerships, decisions, and language. We intentionally engage, represent, and partner with our diverse communities. We demonstrate our values by learning together with staff, board, volunteers, youth, families, and investors to think and act with sensitivity and intentionality. Driven by the voice of our stakeholders, our agency develops responsive and respectful programming and builds strategic and thoughtful alliances.
We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. We know that teams perform at their highest when they feel supported and that they belong. Each of our team members brings unique perspectives and skills, and we are committed to building a culture where voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN, you will be inspired by talented, passionate colleagues who will motivate you to do and be your best. We are bigger and better together!
About the Role
As a youth serving agency, we work at the request of the young people enrolled in our programs to find them the mentors that they want and need – mentors that can ignite their potential and have lived experience that youth can identify with. To meet the needs of our clients – the youth we serve, we have launched a new initiative: The MentorCorps Fellowship. The MentorCorps Fellowship is a paid fellowship that seeks to expand the impact of mentorship by matching highly-sought-after mentors with multiple youth in our programs while also completing a capacity-building project that will allow our agency to better serve our participants in the future.
Day to day:
Serve as a 1:1 mentor to up to 10 High School Students in our E-Mentoring program.
Support youth’s attendance, academic performance, and behavior in school.
Engage with each Little in a 1:1 match weekly in person or via virtual mentoring platforms.
Be a supportive, positive role model.
Exhibit open and affirming behavior and active listening.
Apply best practices for child safety, interaction, and engagement with Littles
Acknowledge Littles strengths, talents, and gifts and encourage them to find ways to use them.
Display enthusiasm, patience, and understanding of Littles
Participate in monthly match support with BBBS staff and accept coaching, feedback and training as needed
Research post H.S. opportunities for youth and create flyers and/or digital content to share with program participants.
Create a resource guide with relevant contacts at state colleges/universities that our youth frequently attend
Engage in professional development according to growth areas identified by BBBSMT staff and self-evaluation.
Participate in monthly mentoring with BBBSMT staff
Coordinate workshops for participants that review skills that will be relevant for college or career readiness
Create informational materials to educate participants about relevant post-H.S. resources
Facilitate focus groups to learn about the needs of HS mentees
Gather feedback for and evaluate our “Big for a Day” job shadowing initiative
This Job May Be For You…
Previous experience mentoring in some capacity, e.g. school setting, neighborhood, sports team, younger family member
Basic knowledge or interest in higher education
Knowledge or interest in TN Promise, ACT/SAT prep, and/or career counseling
Willingness to provide emotional, social, and practical support within limits
Are familiar with principles of trauma-informed care and strengths-based youth work
Collaborative workstyle with strong interpersonal skills
Comfortable with or experience with facilitating or speaking in front of groups
Knowledge of boundaries and ability to set limits with others
Seeking professional development
Are familiar with Canva or similar design tools
A commitment to the BBBS mission and core values
You enjoy empowering youth and young adults to achieve success in their chosen path
Energized by collecting and organizing data
Interest in working with young adults in a period of transition
Excel in project driven work
At least 21 years old
Completed background check and training provided by BBBSMT (criminal background will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Criminal record will not automatically disqualify applicants.)
Some post H.S education required
Organized and detail oriented
Commitment to serve for 12 months after date of hire
Ability to allocate 20 hours to program requirements
Professional training & development programs
Flexible work schedule with a hybrid (remote work/in-office work) work environment
Professional resume, LinkedIn profile and headshot
Americans with Disabilities Act
Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities, and competencies necessary to perform the job's essential duties and responsibilities. They should not be regarded as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSMT may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the organization's needs.
To see more of the impact we are making: http://www.mentorakid.org
If this sounds like the position and organization for you, please submit a resume to email@example.com with “Your Name – Mentor Corps Fellow: Post Graduate Support” in the subject line. Please include in the email your response to the following question: Why is mentoring important?
No phone calls, please. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Big Brothers Big sisters of Middle Tennessee celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, color, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, nationality, disability, marital status, or military status.