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Position Description

Position Title: Mentoring Initiatives Coordinator

Purpose: Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is seeking an experienced professional to join a committed team that is serving volunteering and mentoring programs throughout Michigan. The Mentoring Initiatives Coordinator will be housed in Lansing, Michigan.

Objective: The position will play the lead role in statewide mentoring initiatives by supporting volunteer recruitment and the launch of a Quality Based Mentoring (QBM) system.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Lead key components of statewide mentor recruitment campaigns including National Mentoring Month, Coaches’ Challenge, and Volunteer Michigan Campaign. 
  • Collaborate with key staff to continue to strengthen and improve the mentor referral process and tracking in the Volunteer Referral System and the statewide volunteer portal.
  • Manage data collection and record keeping on mentoring programs in Michigan.
  • Provide outreach to new and newly identified mentoring programs; promote awareness of and access to mentoring resources.
  • Provide support for MentorPRO database.
  • Develop and oversee internal tracking of mentoring program Quality Based Mentoring (QBM) progress, QBM reporting database and reporting tools.
  • Update and review QBM resources.
  • Assist mentoring programs with accessing and completing the QBM self-assessment tool.
  • Perform on-site QBM reviews and develop work plans for mentoring programs that submit.
  • Monitor the progress of programs participating in QBM process; manage communication.
  • Supply needed resources (research, templates, trainings) to support programs’ self-assessment and continuous improvement planning.
  • Respond to technical assistance requests in a timely, thorough fashion.
  • Research current mentoring practices and program trends to identify needs for new technical assistance tools and resources.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Youth Development, Education, Social Work or related field; Master’s degree considered a plus
  • Previous experience as a mentor or working in a mentoring program a plus.
  • Outstanding organization skills and detail-orientation
  • The ability to learn quickly, work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions.
  • The ability to work effectively independently and with others at all levels of an organization, consistently displaying a high level of professionalism in all interactions 
  • Adept at navigating interactive databases and web-based technology, with strong online research skills 
  • Excellent project management skills such as developing timelines, organizing and coordinating meetings, reporting progress, and managing multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Personable and effective over the phone with customer service mentality.
  • Excellent computer skills on Microsoft office. Database experience a plus. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel, including some overnight trips. 
Although we work closely with many youth-serving organizations, this is not a direct-service organization, so we do not work directly with youth and families. Individuals seeking direct-service experience should not apply.

This position is a one-year grant-funded position. 

Interested Applicants:
Interested parties should send 1) a letter of introduction including salary expectations, 2) resume, and 3) a two-paragraph article about your interest in volunteering and mentoring to:

Kelley Kuhn, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Michigan Nonprofit Association
330 Marshall Street, Suite 200
Lansing, Michigan 48912

The deadline to apply for this position is October 31, 2013.
Metro Detroit Office
535 Griswold Street,
Suite 1300
Detroit, MI 48826
Lansing Office
330 Marshall St, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48912