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Title: Mente Hermano Program Mentor                     Reports To: Mente Hermano Program Coordinator

 

Job Summary:  

Mente, an Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is seeking a seasonal part-time Mente Hermano Program (MHP) Mentor to lead and facilitate group sessions at participating high schools. This position is a grant funded, limited duration position. This position will operate in Washington County schools. As part of the Mente team,  this position is a creative, hands-on collaborator in the growth and further development of the MHP. The MHP is intended to address the existing achievement gap for Latinx males throughout the state of Oregon using a culturally specific mentoring curriculum that will support students during their high school education and encourage them to pursue a technical, vocational, or undergraduate education. 

The Mentor will support Mente’ mission by facilitating intentionally designed mentoring sessions that offer active and experiential learning opportunities while focusing on healthy relationship building for students. Other responsibilities include attending events and activities on behalf of the Organization, contributing to a collegial and productive work environment. The Mentor will be fully committed to the Mente vision and mission. 

*The work period of this position will be dependent on the schedule of participating schools

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate up to four in-person weekly mentoring sessions lasting 90 minutes

  • Collect data related to programming

  • Schedule 1:1 check-ins with mentees via phone or zoom 

  • Commit to fostering relationships with mentees

  • Supervise, and mentor mentees

  • Provide encouragement and assist mentees in identifying professional development activities

  • Collaborate with the Mente Board and MHP Coordinator 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in social work, education, or related field; OR two years of group facilitation experience

  • Two years’ experience as a program participant in an education or community based program that included mentoring

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 

  • Proficiency in use of all MS Office functions 

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)  

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience leading or co-leading mentoring programs with an established history of success. Two years’ experience in mentoring, youth development or volunteer management preferred

  • Deep understanding of gender specific education inequities and disparities 

  • Lived experience in alignment with the population being served.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Complete Criminal Background check 

  • Possess current driver's license and auto insurance coverage

  • Hybrid work responsibilities (some remote work and on school site work expected)

 

Compensation

  • Salary range: $22-25 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience

  • Classification: Part-time (FTE .5), working approximately 15-20 hours per week

  • Opportunity for broad and impactful work with a visionary, growing organization

  • This position does not qualify for benefits

 

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in an office environment and is sedentary in nature. Constant seeing, hearing, sitting and talking. Frequent repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and fingers, walking, climbing stairs, and standing. Remote work is expected and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The ability to travel locally to meet with school partners will be expected on a weekly basis.

 

To Apply

 

Please submit the following material electronically (PDF preferred) to alex@mentesummit.com

 

A one-page cover letter outlining your qualifications, experience and interest in the position.

  • A resume detailing relevant experience, qualifications, work history, education and accomplishments

  • Three professional references may be requested later in the hiring process


 

                                                 -------------------------- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -------------------------- 

Mente is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or any related medical condition, physical or mental disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Mente is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and is committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify alex@mentesummit.com and we will work to accommodate your needs. 

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