Mentor Coordinator


Posted: October 5, 2021
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Mentor Coordinator

Wayfinders’ Mission is to ignite students’ potential by expanding their confidence, connections, and horizons. We achieve this through summer camp experiences, year-round enrichment programs, and mentor relationships for self-motivated, underserved students.
Our Vision is that every child, regardless of zip code, has access to transformative life experiences through camp, mentorship, and educational opportunities. In 2021, we served 150 4th – 12th grade students in Mecklenburg County, and we had 125 mentors supporting our scholars.

Position Summary:
Wayfinders’ Mentor Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of mentor relations – recruiting, training, supporting, and measuring impact.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Mentor Recruitment – recruit a diverse, committed pool of mentors through community and corporate partnerships and board/mentor networks; manage thorough background check process; match new mentors with scholars.
2. Mentor Training — lead mentor training efforts to equip mentors to support mentees ranging from 4th – 12th grade, focusing on concepts of resilience, social capital, racial equity, and cultural humility; update mentor training resources annually to match current best practices; expand and maintain Mentor Handbook.
3. Mentor Support — provide resources to assist mentors throughout their relationship with mentees (help with communication, ideas of ways to engage with mentees, training on the particular needs of college-bound scholars, etc.); monitor mentor contact through periodic check-ins to provide accountability, assess needs, and receive feedback; facilitate quarterly mentor events to increase support and connection among mentors.
4. Mentor Impact — use best practices in volunteer stewardship to help mentors realize how valuable their service is; administer and report on annual mentor survey which gathers data about the mentoring program.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of this job. Other duties may be assigned. This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.
This position can be performed remotely most of the time, but there will be occasions requiring in-person work. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to starting the position. This position reports to the Executive Director, who will conduct an annual performance review.

Experience and Skills Necessary:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Experience as a volunteer coordinator preferred
• Experience as a volunteer mentor preferred
• Excellent organizational skills
• Passion for the work of Wayfinders
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Ability to demonstrate empathy toward others
• Strong analytical skills
• Appreciation for and understanding of the work of racial justice
• Ability to represent Wayfinders to the public

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a part-time, 20 hours/week position. Salary range is $20,000 – $25,000, depending on experience, qualifications, and skills. Wayfinders offers paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and this position is eligible for an annual bonus.
Wayfinders provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender-identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, or political belief or activity.

To apply, please send your resume and a tweet-length (140 characters) introduction to Mollie James,