Michigan Nonprofit Association
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.
- 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:
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.
- 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.
This position is a one-year grant-funded position.
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.