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Title: MENTE Hermano Program Coordinator                                     Reports To: MENTE President 


Job Summary:  

Mente, an Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is seeking a Coordinator of the Mente Hermano Program (MHP). The MHP seeks to address the existing achievement gap for Latinx males throughout the state of Oregon by implementing a culturally specific mentoring program that will support them during their high school education and encourage them to pursue a technical, vocational, or undergraduate education. 

This position serves to launch and oversee the MHP placed in high schools throughout the state of Oregon. The ideal candidate must be equipped to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, support the Mente Summit, and oversee the MHP. Reporting directly to the Mente President, the Coordinator must have the ability to focus on identifying the needs and enhanced goals of each mentorship program (Chapters) and monitor progress and conduct evaluation. The Coordinator will support MHP chapters and collaborate with multiple stakeholders to recruit mentees and mentors who reflect the ethnic makeup of the Latinx males that will successfully engage with students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Mente Hermano Program through engaging in each high school and serving the organization. 

  • Collaborate with the Mente Board and support Chapter staff. 

  • Support management of mentor and mentee recruitment, including communication to prospective schools and build towards cultivating community.

  • Recruit and train mentors and provide ongoing regularly scheduled training 

  • Staff or arrange for staffing of community events, fairs and festivals.

  • Manage performance outcomes and submit reports as needed 


  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in social work, education, or related field; OR  two year’s experience leading or managing components of a mentoring program (volunteer management, matching, supporting, etc.).

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

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to manage shifting responsibilities. 

  • Proficiency in use of all MS Office functions and Google Workplace, web management platform and social media.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

  • Deep understanding of gender specific education inequities and disparities and working knowledge of best practices to serve Latinx males. 

  • Experience implementing, managing, and updating curriculum.  

  • Comprehensive understanding of Oregon’s K-16 higher education landscape.


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

  • Lived experience in alignment with the population being served.

  • Graduate degree with emphasis in social work, education, or related field; volunteer management, and/or education.

Pay and Benefits:
This is a full-time exempt position that is not eligible for overtime/non-exempt position eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours in a workweek. We are offering you a starting base wage of $43k-45k/year.

In addition, the compensation package includes the following:

  • Eligibility for reimbursable health and dental plans not to exceed $5,000/year, or have the option to opt-out of health and dental plan and apply the monthly premium cost to your salary based on a “good health” yearly cost.

  • Paid time off (PTO) earned on an accrual basis.

  • Company-paid holidays.

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.

About Mente: 

Mente’s mission is to promote higher education and nurture healthy masculinity through mentorship, leadership, and scholarship. Mente is working to eliminate educational gender disparities for Latinx males. Mente currently runs three programs, Mente Summit, Mente Scholarship, and Mente Hermano Program which is scheduled to launch in Spring of 2022. Mente values the dignity and worth of all people. All race, ethnic, gender, sexual orientations, and religious identities are welcome.

Next Steps: 

Interested candidates complete the application below. Position open until filled.

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