School-Based Program Coordinator (Beyond School Walls)

  • Location

    Philadelphia, Norristown, NJ

  • Category

    Programming

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Position: School-Based Program Coordinator (Beyond School Walls)

Location: Philadelphia, PA (currently remote, work-from-home)

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Reports To: Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Effective Date:  November 4, 2021

Salary: 36K-40K

 

AGENCY OVERVIEW AND JOB DESCRIPTION
JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, while working collaboratively to strengthen the quality of the mentoring field and close the mentoring gap.

JOB DESCRIPTION

BBBSI seeks a full-time School-Based Program Coordinator to facilitate three to four Beyond School Walls programs. This position supports our Beyond School Walls (BSW) workplace mentoring program, where students from local students “Littles” meet with their mentors “Bigs” at their workplace. This position will facilitate Beyond School Walls curriculum for BSW programs and support the mentoring matches. This full-time position requires regional travel within the agency’s service area and some evening/weekend work with the majority of time spent during traditional work hours. This position requires in-person work at schools in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Child Safety & Match Support

  1. Provide match support at schools and corporate locations to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers.
  2. Meet or exceed goals in the following areas: clients interviewed, number of matches made, match support compliance, match support quality, match closure rate, average match length, survey compliance, and customer satisfaction.
  3. Effectively utilize on-line database system for recording and reviewing all child/mentor match details.

Partnership Development

  1. Build relationships with partner corporations and schools through coordination with teachers, principals, counselors and corporate liaisons. Act as liaison with site-based contacts to ensure effective implementation of program and coordination of all site-specific needs.

Little Recruitment, Interviewing & Match Making

  1. With the assistance of school liaisons, enroll children with proper paperwork and conduct volunteer and youth assessments/updates as indicated.
  2. Work with and receive input from Enrollment team to make matches according to assessments and recommendations from the Intake process.

Program Facilitation

  1. Effectively plan and implement program logistics and activities for three to four Beyond School Walls program sites.
  2. Facilitate engaging match activities twice a month at each site for mentors and mentees to enhance match relationships and develop strong partnerships at the school site and corporation.
  3. Provide friendly, approachable customer service and represent the Agency and our mission in a professional and positive manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (OR an Associate’s Degree and a minimum 4 years relevant experience OR no degree but a minimum of 8 years relevant experience OR within six months of Bachelor’s degree completion).

 

Professional Experience: Experience working with adult and youth populations and with socio-economically diverse populations is required. Spanish speaking skills are a plus. Must possess the ability to effectively utilize BBBSI’s internal database systems for tracking and recording information.

 

Additional Requirements: Must have dependable, daily access to a car, valid driver’s license, and meet state-required automobile insurance minimums for the purpose of traveling to schools and corporate partners.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Must be a self-starter with strong organizational, communication and customer service skills; have the ability to interact with and relate well to others, and possess the ability to work independently. Must be flexible; have a positive, can-do attitude; and have a strong desire to work in an industry that focuses on helping others. Our best employees 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about their choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office and school environment and include the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-15lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If interested, please apply with resume and cover letter.

Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Educators, social workers, youth workers, and recent graduates with a passion for working with youth and a desire to work for a strong mission driven organization should apply. At BBBSI, we serve more than 2,400 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. BBBSI promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor. 

 

** This position requires in-person work at schools and corporations. Office work is currently remote. However, the agency is in Phase 1 of return to work in the office on a voluntary basis. As we see changes in our partner requirements that will ensure safety for their staff, students, and communities served, the agency is required to request proof of vaccination for this role. In the event the agency decides to require vaccinations for all staff and transition back to full in office operations, staff will be given a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice.**

About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region is a donor-supported organization that enriches, encourages and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Our Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

o    Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

o    Avoidance of risky behaviors

o    Educational success

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life!

National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

o    More confident in their schoolwork performance

o    Able to get along better with their families

o    46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

o    27% less likely to begin using alcohol

o    52% less likely to skip school

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