Director of Mentoring

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ORGANIZATION: StandUp for Kids - DC

Director of Mentoring

Standup For Kids--DC is looking for a dedicated volunteer to coordinate its new mentoring program! StandUp for Kids is a national volunteer-driven organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness. Founded in 1990, the organization has over 40 programs in cities around the country that offer a range of services such as street outreach, mentoring, runaway prevention, advocacy, transitional housing, and drop-in centers. The DC program is looking for a new Director of Mentoring who can help the chapter realize its goal of ending the cycle of youth homelessness in the District.

The Director of Mentoring for StandUp For Kids - DC will help the organization develop its new mentoring program for homeless youth. We are starting with a pilot program of between 5 and 10 kids, and may expand to include more kids next year.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Consistently checking in with mentors to see how they are working with their mentees and providing guidance on challenges they are facing.
  • Participate in the program by maintaining a mentor relationship with one child.
  • Updating information packets about the mentoring program to incorporate any lessons learned over the course of the mentoring program.
  • Working with the Director of Training to ensure that counselor training includes relevant skills for the mentoring program.
  • Participating in monthly leadership meetings.
  • Additional related duties as necessary.


Requirements:

The ideal candidate should be an enthusiastic team player able to work effectively with both leadership and volunteers. Candidate should have:

  • Strong leadership ability
  • Previous experience working with homeless or at-risk youth
  • Superior ability to plan and manage work with minimum direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to volunteer 5 or more hours per week as needed
  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Sincere desire to help homeless and street kids
  • Must be able to pass criminal background investigation

Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume to LindsayR@standupforkids.org to the attention of Lindsay Robinson.

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About StandUp for Kids - DC

Location:

PO Box 75983, Washington, DC 20013, US

Mission Statement

The mission of StandUp for Kids is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this one life at a time. Every day, homeless youth face obstacles that most of us cannot comprehend. Where will I have my next meal? When can I shower? Where will I sleep tonight? We assist homeless youth in tackling some of their everyday obstacles and work towards a life of safety, good health, and connections off the streets.

Description

StandUp for Kids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities like ours in Washington, DC and 17 other cities across the country. Since 1990, we have cared for homeless and at-risk youth by transitioning them from crisis to connection. We give our youth a sense of safety, hope, and belonging through housing support, mentoring, drop-in centers, and street outreach. We bear the highest independent ratings for fiscal stewardship of all donations.

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Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing

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tbd by your assigned youthwashington, DC 20001

(38.91207,-77.01902)
 

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