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Officers

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Deborah Treece

Deborah Treece

President

Diana Maldonado

Diana Maldonado

President-Elect

Leroy Nellis

Leroy Nellis

Treasurer

Dan Warth

Dan Warth

Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Directors

Advisory Council

John Blazier

Founder

Staff Members

Dan Leal

Dan Leal

Executive Director

Connie Howe

Connie Howe

Director of Programs

Linda Thompson

Director of Development

Bea Benson

Mentor Director

Lynn Cozart

Lynn Cozart

Mentor Director

Sabra Fugate

Sabra Fugate

Mentor Director/Trainer

Molly McIntosh

Molly McIntosh

Recruitment Coordinator

Sarah Littler

Sarah Littler

Development Associate

Amelia Paramo

Amelia Paramo

Mentor Director

Alison Preslar

Alison Preslar

Customer Relations Specialist

Juli Wiegman

Juli Wiegman

Program Coordinator

Employment Opportunities

Recruitment Coordinator

Seedling is currently seeking a Mentor Recruitment Coordinator.  The ideal candidate will have experience networking and presenting in front of groups, be detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills.  Please submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to Connie Howe, Director of Programs at chowe@seedlingmentors.org.  Resumes will be accepted until filled.

Summary:   This full-time, exempt, year-round position will contribute to the maintenance and further development of Seedling programs through development, expansion, and implementation of the annual mentor recruitment plan for Seedling programs

Responsibilities:

Recruitment:

  • Assess current mentor sources and strategies for growth potential and cultivate accordingly
  • Identify and create outreach to new mentor sources that reflect the diversity of the full community
  • Develop and nurture a positive relationship with all current and new recruitment partners (for both mentors and mentees), identifying and growing a one on one relationship with a company/agency champion
  • Revise or develop information session content and recruitment tools annually, including collaborating in the selection of promotional items
  • Schedule and present or arrange information sessions; train alternate presenters
  • Work with the Executive Director in engaging and supporting the Board of Directors in recruitment efforts
  • Develop and manage a Seedling Speaker’s Bureau
  • Coordinate appreciation and recognition events and strategies for the organization’s partners
  • Develop and monitor budgets related to recruitment and partner recognition
  • Develop and maintain tools to monitor progress and effectiveness; implement improvements
  • Partner with the Executive Director and the Director of Development for integrated recruitment/ donor development
  • Develop and execute an annual written mentor recruitment plan.
  • Network effectively in the community to create mentor recruitment opportunities.

Program Support and Advocacy:

  • Participate in a conscientious Seedling youth-mentoring relationship
  • Maintain positive, systematic partner communications and actively cultivate partner relationships with an end goal of ensuring viable, quality Seedling programs
  • Collect and manage data as needed
  • Contribute to development of mentor communications as needed
  • Assist with mentor training, mentor appreciation and resource development/fundraising activities as requested, including logistical support
  • Assume responsibilities for project initiatives as requested
  • Remain cognizant of mentors’ connections and potential connections to the organization besides their mentoring relationship
  • Represent the program in community meetings, forums, and conferences

Professional development:

  • Remain current on details of program operations that prospective mentors may need described
  • Continually develop expert knowledge through literature and web-based learning in the following areas:
    • Research on volunteer recruitment and retention, particularly of men and persons of color
    • Presentation skills
    • Best practices for mentoring programs
    • Issues related to the experiences and needs of children of prisoners and deportees
    • Positive Youth Development
    • Communication and relationship skills including counseling, negotiation, and interview skills
    • Cultural competence and sensitivity in multicultural settings

General:

  • Represent Seedling and the Mentor Program with integrity, tact, responsiveness, sensitivity, and courtesy
  • Work independently to multi-task and manage the completion of multiple projects
  • Establish collegial relationships and collaborate with peers to enhance work environment and support planning
  • Exhibit professional work habits including regular attendance, honoring schedules and deadlines, and modeling Seedling dress guidelines
  • Learn and utilize information tools to enhance job effectiveness
  • Communicate problems constructively and participate patiently in arriving at solutions
  • Adapt to and support organizational change
  • Perform other duties as assigned by any member of the management team

 Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, psychology, marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
  • Two or more years professional experience in a non-profit, preferably youth serving.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to master detailed histories in a short period of time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database programs
  • Commitment and ability to uphold high levels of accountability for self and others
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity
  • Physical stamina as required by the responsibilities of the position
  • Reliable personal transportation for frequent driving
  • Spanish-language proficiency strongly preferred
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