Position Description: The mentor serves as a caring adult in the youths’ life and is available to listen, validate, and coach their mentee about navigating life and negotiating relationships as a young adult.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Co-develop mentorship plan with mentee which includes goals, actions activities can include exploring opportunities for learning, meeting educational or employment goals, defining needed resources etc.
Work with matched youth in mentoring clusters
Encourage and support youth to set and meet educational, employment, and community engagement goals
Engage, encourage and conduct goal setting with mentee to successfully complete mentorship plan
Complete program surveys, evaluations, and other relevant administrative tasks
Work collaboratively, and in consultation with the Program Coordinator to best inform ongoing engagement with the mentee
Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
Check-in with the Program Coordinator, as requested
Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested
Complete appropriate logs and forms provided
Complete evaluation surveys as requested
Recognize role as a mandated reporter and report any problematic issues
Be patient and understand the mentoring relationship is a process that takes work and time
Honor, all commitments made to the mentee and SHIELD Mentor Program
MUST be available for the Awards Ceremony in late-April
May perform other duties as assigned
Be 18 years of age or older
Have earned a high school diploma
Be able to commit to spending at least one year in a relationship with a mentee in an ongoing, mentoring relationship
Build the relationship by planning and participating in planned activities together engaged in a mutually agreed-upon mentoring activities with their mentee/s
Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors-e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening
Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee and his or her family
Be encouraging and supportive of the mentee
Strive for mutual respect
Build self-esteem and motivation
Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
Be willing to communicate regularly, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback
Not use illicit drugs
Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
Not be currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years
Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
Mentee/mentor group activities
Participate in recognition events
Application and Screening Process:
Copy of driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
Criminal history check: state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
Provide three personal references
Attend two-hour mentor training
Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
How to Apply:
Applicants may email a resume, cover letter, and three personal reference letters with the subject line Mentor to Precious McKoy at firstname.lastname@example.org . Only complete applications will be reviewed.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SHIELD Mentor Program
122 N Elm St. Suite 502, Greensboro, NC 27401, US
To Strengthen, Help, Inspire and Encourage Leadership Development by delivering structured mentoring activities and programs for young people.
The SHIELD Mentor Program is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that provides a full range of mentoring programs and services, providing the skills for success in leadership development. The structure of the mentoring programs creates an atmosphere that is designed to decrease the limitations in the lives of youth to help them become more likely to fulfill their highest potential.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.