Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
Position: Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring (Mentor 2.0 and On-Site Bigs)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Reports To: Manager, School-based Program
Effective Date: 11.4.2021
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 ignite the power and promise of youth and close the mentoring gap, by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships and strengthening the quality of the mentoring field.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) seeks a Team, Leader, School-Based Mentoring (Mentor 2.0 and On-site Bigs). Mentor 2.0 is a college and career readiness mentoring program for High School students that utilized curriculum from iMentor. This role will directly supervise a team of 3-5 School-based Program Coordinators and will manage a smaller caseload of programs directly. The ideal candidate will successfully balance supervision of their team with the effective performance of individual match support responsibilities, practices, and goals. This position will manage program partnerships with local elementary, middle, and high schools. The role will also strengthen relationships with existing partnerships in collaboration with the Advancement team and SB Manager and Director. Within this role, the School-based Team Leader will work with the Manager, School-based Program to advance Mentor 2.0 and College Bigs programing. This position requires weekday travel to BBBSI office locations and schools in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Leadership, Management, Accountability
Child Safety & Match Support
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; degree in social services or related field, preferred.
Professional Requirements: 2+ years functional experience in a human services environment, required. Supervisory experience, preferred. Experience working with both child and adult populations required; specific assessment and relationship development experience, and an understanding of child development and family, preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages required.
Additional Requirements: Daily access to a car, valid driver’s license, with state-required automobile insurance minimums is required for the purpose of traveling to schools.
Must demonstrate leadership, dedication, and an interpersonal savvy that helps establish effective relationships and an appropriate rapport with people; have attentive and active listening skills; take a sales/marketing approach to interaction with youth clients and volunteers; are results/outcome oriented; are approachable, organized; and demonstrate sound judgment in a leadership capacity. 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office environment and include the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If interested please apply with resume and cover letter.
Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Educators, social workers, and youth workers 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. 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.**
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.
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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