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Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator

The Friends Program

The Friends Program strengthens communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit. Our four primary programs connect individual volunteers with others in their community who need help or support. We serve communities throughout New Hampshire.  See for more information. The Friends Program offers competitive benefits and generous holiday and paid leave policies. This is a positive, friendly office environment where you can make a difference. 

Primary functions are to recruit and screen volunteers, match approved volunteers with identified children ages 6-17, and provide support for each of these 1:1 matches to facilitate enduring healthy relationships and successful outcomes.  The Program Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with daily program operations.  This is a part-time, non-exempt position at 24 hours weekly.  The ideal candidate should be prepared to work at least two evenings per week.  Benefits include Life and AD&D Insurance. 


Qualifications and Experience:  Bachelor's degree or equivalent of education and experience in youth mentoring, human services, counseling, social work, or related fields.  Prior experience working with youth is required.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.  Strong sense of initiative and self-motivation to bring tasks through to fruition.  Ability to work successfully with a team.  Ability to work competently with community partners.  Strong sense of commitment and dependability with the flexibility to work some evenings and occasional weekends.  Must possess basic computer skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Good visual acuity.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds and ability to push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceed these minimum requirements.
  • Able to travel locally with some regularity.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Pleasant phone manner and the ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to follow directions, coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail oriented manner.
  • Ability to pick up new concepts quickly.
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Appropriately skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working with various other applications.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Recruit, screen, train, and match prospective volunteer mentors with children in need.
  2. Process and interview children referred for this preventive program.
  3. Supervise, support and maintain a caseload of 1:1 mentorships.
  4. Lead recruitment efforts through public presentations and other strategies.
  5. Collaborate with other community agencies, organizations, and schools as integral partners.
  6. Conduct additional group training sessions for active, established volunteer mentors.
  7. Complete timely and accurate documentation on matches.
  8. Assist with planning and implementing relevant program sponsored activities; including recreational activities for matches and periodic fundraising activities.
  9. Work as a team member with other program and agency staff members and volunteers to help achieve program and agency goals.
  10. Demonstrate flexibility in the role by accepting other duties as assigned.
  11. Actively pursue professional development that supports expertise in the field of youth mentoring.
  12. Actively participate in team/staff meetings facilitated by the Youth Mentoring Program Director or the agency Executive Director.
How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, your resume, and 3 references to: by May 31, 2019.

The Friends Program is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Range:

$16 per hour

Job Location:


Date Added: March 29, 2019

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