Young Warriors Program Mentor

Position: Young Warriors Program Mentor

Position Type: Employee

Pay Rate: $16-$18, depending on experience

Work Week: Part-Time, 20-25 hours per week (weekdays and some weekends)

Location: Sylmar, CA

Language: Bilingual Preferred – English/Spanish

Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director

Posting Date: April 15, 2019
Hiring Date:  May 2019

Young Warriors Mission: Help young people develop their leadership and communication skills through the power of the arts and proper mentoring.

Job Summary: Youth Mentor needed for a non-profit youth mentorship program in Sylmar, CA. The Young Warriors Mentor will plan and facilitate weekly meetings that cover the Young Warriors seven protective factors. Oversee, guide, and mentor Young Warriors Peer Mentors. Provide one-on-one mentorship via coaching sessions to participants when needed and/or requested.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitation of onsite and offsite Young Warrior program classes.
  • Process & maintain digital and paper files for new members.
  • Complete monthly report by the 1st of each month and submit to supervisor.
  • Follow up on program matters via email, phone or in person promptly and professionally.
  • Take part in monthly mandatory staff and community meetings.
  • Take note of monthly success stories, linkages in/out of network, for monthly report purposes.
  • Communicate via email, phone or in person weekly with TC Program Coordinator regarding weekly program meeting matters.
  • Check in weekly with Young Warriors Peer Mentors regarding their assigned tasks.
  • Help organize the group to be able to participate in special TC events.
  • Organize & follow up with in/out of network guest mentors/speakers.
  • Communicate any needed changes in the program schedule, developments, and/or challenges/solutions to Tia Chucha’s Directors and Staff for approval.
  • Make program adjustments as needed after program evaluations and after approval.
  • Outreach and help with publicity and community events.  
  • Ensure careful use and storage of all supplies/materials, at the end of the program.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum of two to three years of experience in youth mentoring, facilitation, and/or youth advocacy/development work.
  • Experience with at-risk and/or formerly incarcerated youth a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Google drive.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally.  
  • Consistent and effective organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate cooperatively with staff, facilitators and volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain professional work and attitude with potential collaborators and business contacts.
  • Must have own reliable transportation.

Desired Traits:

  • Passionate about youth work and mentoring.
  • Insight and/or knowledge about ancestral/indigenous teachings and practices.
  • Initiates a course of action, develops relevant new ideas, and acts with confidence.
  • Takes a creative approach to goals and challenges to arrive at appropriate action.
  • Has a community-oriented spirit who is creative, ambitious and open-minded.
  • Is productive in an active multi-use space.
  • Committed to this position on a long-term basis.
  • Culturally aware of this community’s needs.
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours and occasional volunteer hours.

Interested candidates should email an attachment cover letter and resume with references to [email protected], with a copy to [email protected] Include subject line, “Young Warriors Program Mentor Candidate.”

We are accepting applications and doing interviews in April 2019, until the position is filled.

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