The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors are AmeriCorps members who are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide to help strengthen programs in the areas of match support, program development, marketing strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. Our 2013-2014 AmeriCorps members completed 38,200 hours of service at 22 host sites and recruited 523 new mentors to serve youth across Massachusetts.
"We're proud to support the Ambassadors of Mentoring program and view it as a win-win scenario," says Executive Director Blake Jordan of the Highland Street Foundation. "In addition to providing well-trained, motivated individuals to maximize the quality, quantity, and impact of mentoring relationships, we are also creating a new talent pipeline of young leaders, who will effect change in their communities well beyond their year of service.
The 2016-2017 Request for Proposals is now open! Click here for information on how to apply to become a host site and to begin the application process.
Why become an Ambassador?
- Learn skills to build their lives and the lives of others
- Develop project management and program development skills
- Learn capacity building, organizational and communication skills
- Become leaders by heading their own projects
- Build their passion for national and community service
- Learn skills that will prepare them for the real world or future employment
- Build systems to help youth in need
As compensation, Ambassadors receive:
- A $5,775 educational award upon completion of service
- $1,250 pre-taxed stipend per month
- Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
- 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector
- FREE health care coverage
- Childcare vouchers
- Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
- Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
- A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues
Note: Half year positions are from January 2016 through July 2016 and must complete a minimum of 950 service hours. Half year AmeriCorps members will receive half of the education award on completion of service and all full benefits as listed above.
For more information about AmeriCorps, go to this link.
AMERICORPS SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:
- Be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of documented service to complete host site project
- Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
- Satisfactorily complete host site service project
- Complete at least 2 collaborative community service projects to benefit the field of mentoring
- Maintain a service portfolio and blog posts
- Must be able to commute to all corps-wide trainings and events to cultivate future non-profit leaders. Responsibilities include attending a four hour pre-orientation session in July, one week-long orientation, monthly corps meetings, a mid-year retreat and two week-long community service planning sessions – Meetings located in Boston, MA
- 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
2015-2016 Host Sites and Position Descriptions
Please view the open positions and apply directly to the organizations that interest you. All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why it interests you, both in Word / PDF format. MMP is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from persons with a disability, males, and minority candidates.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonal Dhingra, Program Manager, email@example.com.
Mass Mentoring Partnership and its site partners are equal opportunity employers.
Mass Mentoring Partnership makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.