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Program Coordinator Youth Mentoring

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 place where you can make a difference. The Friends Program is an equal opportunity employer.


The position is for 3 months with a potential for long term. 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 20-24 hours weekly. The ideal candidate should be prepared to work evenings and weekends where needed. Benefits include Life and AD&D Insurance. 


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 strong computer skills

  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. Ability to be creative and adaptive within community needs as well as inter- program cross training.
  13. Must be available up to two nights a week and weekends where applicable.
  14. Temporary remote work availability due to COVID.
How to Apply:

Please send a resume with cover letter to Michael Bernier, Program Director of Youth Mentoring, at

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Date Added: September 28, 2020

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