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We’re on a mission to solve the loneliness crisis and reinvent mentoring for a new generation. We’ve created over 3,000 mentoring relationships and we’re just getting started. Want to join us? Explore our open positions below.

Honored as One of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal

SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 1, 2024) – Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce that it has been named one of the 2024 Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal. This prestigious award marks the second consecutive year the agency has received this designation.

OPEN POSITIONS

Please send resume, cover letters and other required application materials as stated in the job description to careers@ocbigs.org. No phone calls, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Currently, we don’t have any open positions, but we are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are passionate about mentorship. We believe that great talent is the foundation of our success, and we encourage you to check back regularly for updates on new opportunities. In the meantime, feel free to connect with us on social to stay informed about company news and updates.

JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Executive

REPORTS TO: Chief of Staff

FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Salary

MISSION & VISION: Our mission is to provide children and youth facing adversity with a strong and enduring, professionally supported 1:1 mentoring relationship that creates pathways for the future and a mentor for a lifetime. Our Vision is to create caring and connected communities where young people thrive and experience upward social and economic mobility.

JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently. This person thrives at being mindful of details in an energetic, fast-paced environment with a diverse group of people, at all levels. Must be extremely well organized, flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality/discretion is crucial for this role. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong decision-making ability is important. Punctuality is essential. The Administrative Assistant must have the skills and competency to communicate with people at all levels of the organization, clients and external agencies.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Anticipate needs for maximum efficiency and impact with all communications, tasks, meetings & projects.
• Support CEO by screening/managing incoming calls and mail, assistance with correspondence, filing, scheduling calls/meetings/ and keep calendar up to date.
• Maintain CEO’s appointment schedule by scheduling and confirming meetings, conferences, teleconferences, restaurant reservations, and travel.
• Maintain expense management and budget tracking as necessary for project-based initiatives.
• Work under general supervision; certain degree of latitude, strategic planning and creativity is required.
• Coordinate, organize and/or assist in the planning and execution of Board Meetings, Board Committee meetings, Staff Meetings and Holiday parties.
• Maintain Board and organizational information with strict confidentiality.
• Provide administrative support for all Board Meetings, including the preparation of agendas, documents for Board review, follow-up materials subsequent to and after meetings, as well as overall coordination and scheduling of group, committee and individual meetings.
• Maintain individual Board member files to keep them up-to-date and in accordance with compliance.
• Coordinate all Board Committee Meetings and materials as well as Governance and maintain contact with Board members to solidify meeting dates and handle all preparation and logistics.
• Coordinate monthly Executive Committee Meetings with designated members to solidify meeting dates and handle all preparation and logistics.
• Attend Board of Directors meetings to take and transcribe meeting minutes and submit to CEO for approval within one (1) week of meeting adjournment.
• Assists with philanthropic events, including preparation, day of event responsibilities, and reconciliation
• Maintain tracking of Board member/major donor birthdates or special life events for gifting on behalf of the CEO.
• Assist with Data Entry and pulling reports in preparation for meetings/events and analyzing data.
• Assist with scheduling meetings as assigned by Chief of Staff and/or CEO.
• Manages and completes special projects assigned by Chief of Staff and/or CEO.
• Personal Assistant duties when required.

The above listing of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive but rather serve as a description of the range.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Communication, Language Arts, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
• Minimum 3 years of experience working in an Administrative Assistant role preferably in a Non-Profit environment.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and database management.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with keen eye for detail.
• Strong ability to listen actively and be able to effectively communicate their thoughts to others.
• Superior time management skills to accomplish projects and tasks and solve problems.
• Superior verbal/written skills and presentation skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills essential.
• Communication skills including strong interpersonal skills, and ability to speak, read and write effectively.
• Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
• Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and reach logical, practical decisions.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
• Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, resourcefulness.
• Knowledge of standard office practices.
• Sound knowledge of basic mathematical skills.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Stakeholder Focus
Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; gets first-hand stakeholder information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with stakeholders in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with stakeholders and gains their trust and respect; ensures stakeholders feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Result Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress.

Promotes Vision and Mission
Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.

Innovative Management
Has the ability to bring forward creative ideas and suggestions; always looking for better/more efficient ways to improve process and systems; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate and participate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace; is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market.

Perseverance
Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before a project is complete; especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Managing Vision and Purpose
Creates and communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; sees beyond today; sees possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.

Ability to Prioritize
Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; identifies and acts on critical issues; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates or navigates around roadblocks, creates focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Moderate independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOCIE is “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOCIE may end your employment at any time and with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Workplace Mentoring Program Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Adult Site Based Programs

REPORTS TO: College & Career Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities, changing the lives of children for the better, forever.

Adult SITE BASED PROGRAMS: Students are matched with Workplace Mentors and meet once a month in a group setting. Sessions are facilitated by the program specialist. This program provides youth and young adults the opportunity to explore post-high school and college experiences they may not have even known were possibilities. A tailored social emotional learning curriculum focuses on college and career readiness, relationship building and youth advocacy fostered through the mentorship experience.

JOB SUMMARY: We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven individual to join our team as a Program Specialist specializing in facilitation, curriculum building and college and career knowledge. The successful candidate will serve as an influential expert in relationship building, possess cultural sensitivity, excel in program and project management, and have a deep understanding of corporate dynamics. This role will involve engaging with corporate and educational partners, facilitating group sessions, and guiding a cohort of a minimum of 30 individuals in each cohort through topics related to college and career preparation.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management and Execution
• Oversee the effective implementation and management of the Workplace Mentoring cohorts assigned to your slate.
• Develop and execute project plans to achieve program goals.
• Facilitate and supervise mentorship site sessions and pre-program orientations. This may also include chaperoning high school students during organized transportation from their high school to the corporate partner’s office and back to the school.
• Lead engaging and informative group sessions with a cohort of a minimum of 30 individuals.
• Deliver content on college and career readiness with expertise and impact.
• Works collaboratively with the enrollment team for a smooth transition between enrollment process and program launch.
• Support enrollment team by conducting enrollment responsibilities including interviewing, assessing, and fingerprinting for potential mentors and mentees as needed.
• Complete appropriate trainings as directed by supervisor and attend agency staff and departmental meetings.

Program Evaluation
• Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making data-driven improvements.
• Collect and analyze feedback from participants and partners for continuous enhancement.
• Support funding and grants by adhering to data collection with surveys and match stories.
• Effectively communicate with the BBBS Marketing/PR team on press-worthy activities, volunteer highlights and program successes to enhance visibility of the program.

Mentorship Coordination and Support
• Provide guidance and support to mentors and mentees during facilitated sessions and/or match support.
• Ensure positive and impactful mentor-mentee relationships within the program.
• Promotes open communication amongst all participants.
• Maintain a caseload of 75 mentor-mentee matches at any given time.
• Ensure positive match development and safety of both mentor and mentees, and the mentees’ parents/guardians by conducting monthly match support check-ins that are accomplished through in-person or telephone contact. This also includes submitting the match support notes in accordance to the due date in the database each month.
• Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function. Foster long-term caring relationships between matches while focusing on positive outcomes for youth.
• Provide ongoing support of engagement for the assigned matches to achieve length of match, closure and outcome evaluation goals. Provide recommendations for mentor appreciation and participation in events.
• Maintain accurate file documentation for each match according to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) standards and agency policies in addition to providing accurate and timely program statistics.

Stewarding Corporate and School Partners
• Responsible for the stewardship and ultimate retention of all workplace mentoring program partners as well as mentors and mentees.
• Navigate corporate environments with a nuanced understanding of organizational dynamics.
• Collaborate effectively with corporate partners to align program objectives.
• Work in partnership with assigned partner schools and corporate partners to schedule and plan out sessions, meetings, and transportation for participating students.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism in representing the agency when communicating and collaborating with corporate partners.
• Develop and cultivate strong relationships with corporate and educational partners.
• Leverage influence to enhance program offerings and support.

Curriculum Development
• Design and implement a comprehensive curriculum aligned with the mentee’s goals and corporate objectives.
• Integrate diverse perspectives and experiences into the program content.
• Demonstrate a keen understanding of cultural nuances in program design and delivery.
• Ensure inclusivity and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of the program.
• Experience working with diverse populations and socio-economic regions (i.e. a variety of school districts, learning styles, charter schools, Title I schools, Universities,etc)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• 1-2 years preferred experience coordinating or facilitating corporate volunteer programs
• Experience with at-risk/high-risk youth and young adults (volunteer and/or paid) preferred
• Familiar with Google Suite
• High level of customer service with significant experience working with external stakeholders/clients (specifically corporate accounts with ability to build strong relationships for greater agency initiatives of stewardship)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in-person and via the telephone
• Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills with ability to engage a variety of audiences (including both corporate volunteers and youth)
• Strong organizational and time management skills in a fast-paced work environment with strong attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and work both independently and in a team setting in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload while exercising good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
• Maintains confidentiality throughout daily operations
• Must have access to a reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

COMPETENCIES

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first- hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Active Listening
Is actively able to process information, listen to understand, and listen to learn; to listen and meet the needs of internal and external customers; handles and utilizes feedback effectively; listens with depth and thoughtfulness.

Foster Teamwork and Collaboration
Is successful in working with a team; fosters teamwork and participating in group activities; collaborating with others effectively and efficiently; establishes and maintains teamwork building activities; builds trust, respect, and rapport with the team; is an active player in Agency culture.

Conflict Resolution Skills (Internal & External)
Manage and resolves conflict in a healthy positive way; mediates conflicts with nonverbal communication skills, professionalism, focusing on the bigger picture and prioritizing and strengthening relationships; being respectful of others and their viewpoints; encouraging others to share their issues, clarify, restate, and validate any concerns and strategically resolve them.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress

Promotes Vision and Mission
Creates and communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; sees beyond today; sees possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Site Based Program Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Site Based Programs, High School Bigs

REPORTS TO: Site Based Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities, changing the lives of children for the better, forever.

JOB SUMMARY: The Site Based Specialist is responsible for facilitating sessions, conducting match support and providing overall support of site based matches to ensure child safety and long-term caring relationships between matches while focusing on positive outcomes for youth.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Facilitate and supervise site sessions, ensuring positive match development and safety of both mentors and mentees.
• Work with the Site Based Program Manager to build positive relationships with school partners to attract and retain qualified mentors and mentees.
• Work effectively with partner schools to schedule and plan weekly sessions and meetings when appropriate.
• Responsible for the cultivation, stewardship and ultimate retention of assigned school partners, mentors, and mentees.
• Provide a high level of professionalism in presentation and communication when conducting all program related operations with school partners and program liaisons.
• Support with any enrollment functions through recruitments, interviews, and assessments of any potential mentors and mentees.
• Provide timely and comprehensive written assessments and recommendations for participation in the program.
• Conduct volunteer orientations and training.
• Identify suitable potential matches and provide ongoing support to achieve length of match, closure and outcome evaluation goals.
• Conduct bi-monthly and quarterly match support contacts that are accomplished through in-person, email or telephone contact.
• Maintain accurate file documentation for each match according to BBBSA standards and agency policies.
• Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.
• Effectively use active and attentive listening to confirm understanding; coach matches through the use of reflective questioning; personalize communication content and delivery to fit different perspectives, backgrounds or styles of audience; document information about matches clearly and concisely in order to keep records accurate and up to date.
• Contribute to the development of site curriculum.
Provide accurate and timely program statistics.
• Effectively communicate with marketing and/or grants teams on press worthy activities, volunteer highlights and program successes to enhance visibility of the program and within the community.
• Complete appropriate trainings as directed by supervisor and attend agency staff and departmental meetings.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Experience with at-risk/high-risk youth (volunteer and/or paid) preferred
• Familiar with Windows XP software applications
• High level of customer service with significant experience working with external stakeholders/clients (specifically schools with the ability to build strong relationships for greater agency initiatives of stewardship)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in-person and via the telephone
• Excellent public speaking skills with ability to engage a variety of audiences (including both high school volunteers and elementary aged youth).
• Excellent organizational and time-management skills with strong attention to detail.
• Ability to multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment with heavy workload while exercising good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills.
• Maintains confidentiality throughout daily operations.
• Must have access to a reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

COMPETENCIES

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first- hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Active Listening
Is actively able to process information, listen to understand, and listen to learn; to listen and meet the needs of internal and external customers; handles and utilizes feedback effectively; listens with depth and thoughtfulness.

Foster Teamwork and Collaboration
Is successful in working with a team; fosters teamwork and participating in group activities; collaborating with others effectively and efficiently; establishes and maintains teamwork building activities; builds trust, respect, and rapport with the team; is an active player in Agency culture.

Conflict Resolution Skills (Internal & External)
Manage and resolves conflict in a healthy positive way; mediates conflicts with nonverbal communication skills, professionalism, focusing on the bigger picture and prioritizing and strengthening relationships; being respectful of others and their viewpoints; encouraging others to share their issues, clarify, restate, and validate any concerns and strategically resolve them.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress

Promotes Vision and Mission
Creates and communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; sees beyond today; sees possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Site Based Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Site Based Programs

REPORTS TO: Site Based Recruitment & Enrollment Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have a measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.

JOB SUMMARY: Essential to the BBBS brand, the purpose of this position is to ensure department-wide match growth and quality through the leadership of services and delivery. A high-level customer service, focusing on volunteer options and child safety, is to be demonstrated throughout the match process.

This position cultivates prospective new volunteers for Site Based programs and works to bring back prior year volunteers. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring all program launch timelines are met, all volunteers are efficiently screened and matched to ensure the best possible outcome. This position is indirectly responsible for the overall satisfaction of our school partners and manages the recruitment of youth volunteers and youth mentees. This position is also responsible for communicating the vision of BBBSOC in addition to the department goals, outcomes, and processes to outside constituencies. A successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in volunteer yield, processing time, and match satisfaction.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Conduct volunteer recruitment, enrollment (including orientations & interviews), and completion of any other activity required for the enrollment process.
• Professionally communicate organizational and programmatic goals to potential volunteers as well as child safety measures.
• Assess volunteers “fit” for all standards, expectations, and safety measures required by BBBSOC.
• Assist matching of volunteers to youth mentees for assigned caseload.
• Identify and eliminate barriers to the enrollment process by being solution focused on all aspects of stakeholder support and school partnership satisfaction.
• Review and follow up with references as necessary for all volunteers.
• Review enrollment queue and conduct informational sessions as necessary to yield increased volunteer interest for all individual school partners.
• Identify new potential partners for volunteers on an as needed basis and facilitate opportunities through high-level stakeholders.
• High degree of collaboration with Program Specialists responsible for facilitating the program of designated caseload and sharing an equal partnership in setting and accomplishing desired goals.
• Facilitate match acceptance and initial meetings as necessary for volunteers and mentees.
• Work closely with on-going volunteers to further recruitment needs and provide development and fundraising opportunities.
• Cultivate long-term and sustaining relationships with volunteer-rich organizations (i.e., schools, youth volunteer organizations, etc.)
• Track and evaluate recruitment and outreach efforts. Provide weekly progress reports of enrollment activity.
• Work well in a fast paced environment with continuous team collaboration in order to meet programmatic goals and metrics.
• Effectively use active and attentive listening to confirm understanding; coach matches through the use of reflective questioning; personalize communication content and delivery to fit different perspectives, backgrounds or styles of audience; document information about matches clearly and concisely in order to keep records accurate and up to date.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• High level of customer service
• Familiar with Windows XP software & G-Suite applications.
• Must have access to a reliable automobile; valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in-person, via the telephone; and high-level interviewing skills.
• Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to connect with youth and high-level stakeholders.
• Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
• Maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations.
• Excellent attention to detail.

COMPETENCIES

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Result Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress.

Promotes Vision and Mission
Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.

Innovative Management
Has the ability to bring forward creative ideas and suggestions; always looking for better/more efficient ways to improve process and systems; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate and participate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace; is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market.

Perseverance
Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before a project is complete; especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Managing Vision and Purpose
Creates and communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; sees beyond today; sees possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.

Ability to Prioritize
Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; identifies and acts on critical issues; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates or navigates around roadblocks, creates focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Match Support Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Community Based Programs

REPORTS TO: Match Engagement & Enrichment Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt, will include some weekends.
Must be available to work until 8:30pm

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.

JOB SUMMARY: The Match Support Specialist is responsible for providing match support to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers. This position will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: match closure rate, match retention rate, average match length, volunteer rematch rate, and customer satisfaction.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Continually assess the match relationship focusing on: child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction. • • Real and/or potential problems and barriers are identified, addressed and resolved as early as possible. Match support is provided on a frequency according to BBBS Standards, at a minimum.
• Complete 80 to 100 calls and case notes on a monthly basis to comply with a match support contact metric.
• Meet or exceed the minimum goal of 98% done on monthly match support contact report.
• Conduct all scheduled match surveys in a timely manner and achieve a minimum goal of 65% data collection and 100% survey completion for all surveys.
• Effectively utilizes COS, YOS and SOR surveys, to assess match impact on youth development.
• Conducts match introductions to set the tone of a successful match with the highest level of customer service.
• Assess and provide for individual coaching needs, information and support needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the child, and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer.
• Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.
• Develop strategic interventions to identify and strengthen match relationships that require extra support to continue to grow.
• Promote and help drive attendance to monthly match activities via phone or email to support ongoing volunteer engagement initiatives.
• Conduct exit interviews by phone with all parties at match closure. Assess reasons for match closure and re-match potential. When a match terminates prematurely or unexpectedly, refer exit interview to supervisor for third party assessment.
• Share with development and/or marketing staff potential partnership relationships as discovered through volunteers’ and parents’ employers and affiliations.
• Identify matches or individuals that are best suited and/ or required for fund development, grant, marketing and other opportunities.
• Assessment and relationship development experience with child and adult populations; understanding of child development and family dynamics.
• Effectively forms and sustains appropriate child, adult volunteer-based relationships based on positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction
• Effectively uses active and attentive listening to confirm understanding; coach others through the use of reflective questioning; personalize communication content and delivery to fit different perspectives, backgrounds or styles of audience; document information about matches clearly and concisely in order to keep records accurate and up to date.
• Solid conflict resolution skills (internal and external conflicts)
• Prepared for different seasonal goals and projects.
• Informs matches of upcoming events and signs them up.
• Attend at least three signature match events on a weekend day, a year, in order to interact with matches in person.
• Attend/complete appropriate meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor
• Consult with supervisor or other program lead staff as appropriate.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Must be fluent in Spanish; both written and oral.
• Experience with at-risk/high-risk youth is (volunteer and/or paid) preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office; including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
• Access to a reliable automobile; valid driver’s license; and automobile insurance
• Able to work independently exercising good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in-person and telephone.
• Able to succeed in a fast-paced environment
• Able to work with confidential information
• Able to relate well in multicultural environments
• Able to effectively collaborate with peers
• Able to use time effectively and able to focus on details
• Able to maintain boundaries with clients.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first- hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented
Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-lined oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process and progress; brings forward innovative practices and suggestions for improvements.

Promotes Vision and Mission
Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Workplace Mentoring Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Adult Site Based Programs

REPORTS TO: Workplace Mentoring Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have a measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.

JOB SUMMARY: Essential to the BBBS brand, the purpose of this position is to ensure department-wide match growth and quality through the leadership of services and delivery. A high-level customer service, focusing on professionalism and child safety, is to be demonstrated throughout the match process.

This position cultivates prospective new mentors & mentees for the Workplace Mentoring program and works to bring back returning mentors. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring all program launch timelines are met, all mentors are efficiently screened and matched to ensure the best possible outcome. This position is indirectly responsible for the overall satisfaction of our school and workplace partners and manages the recruitment of mentors and mentees. This position is also responsible for communicating the vision of BBBSOC in addition to the department goals, outcomes, and processes to outside constituencies. A successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in mentor yield, processing time, and match satisfaction.


Students are matched one-to-one or two-to-one with Workplace mentors and meet once a month in a group setting. Sessions are facilitated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters team member. This program provides youth the opportunity to explore college and career options they may not have even known were possibilities. A tailored social emotional learning curriculum focuses on college and career readiness, relationship building, and youth advocacy.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Collaborate with and support other Recruitment and Enrollment Specialists in the management and oversight of your assigned slate and overall team goals
• Conduct mentor/mentee recruitment, enrollment, and completion of any other activity required for the enrollment process
• Facilitate a variety of recruitment activities including, but not limited to, facilitating presentations, info sessions, tabling, and recruitment events on college campuses and corporate partner offices
• Track and evaluate recruitment and outreach efforts. Provide weekly progress reports of enrollment activity
• Review and follow up with references as necessary for all mentors
• Effectively utilize internal CRM software to activate, document and manage mentor and mentee relationships and personal information
• Conduct fingerprinting for all mentors
• Professionally communicate organizational goals, programmatic goals, and child safety measures to potential mentors
• Assess mentors “fit” for all standards, expectations, and safety measures required by BBBSOC
• Cultivate long-term and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders (i.e., corporate partners, schools, educational institutions, etc.)
• Identify and eliminate barriers to the enrollment process by being solution focused on all aspects of stakeholder support and school/corporate partnership satisfaction
• Assist in identifying new potential partners for mentors on an as needed basis and facilitate opportunities through high-level stakeholders
• Maintain a high degree of collaboration with Program Specialists responsible for facilitating the program of designated caseload and sharing an equal partnership in setting and accomplishing desired goals
• Facilitate match acceptance and help Program Specialists organize initial meetings as necessary for mentors and mentees
• Assist Program Specialists with sessions and engagement events
• Work in a fast-paced environment with continuous team collaboration in order to meet programmatic goals and metrics

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first- hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Active Listening
Is actively able to process information, listen to understand, and listen to learn; to listen and meet the needs of internal and external customers; handles and utilizes feedback effectively; listens with depth and thoughtfulness.

Foster Teamwork and Collaboration
Is successful in working with a team; fosters teamwork and participating in group activities; collaborating with others effectively and efficiently; establishes and maintains teamwork building activities; builds trust, respect, and rapport with the team; is an active player in Agency culture.

Conflict Resolution Skills (Internal & External)
Manage and resolves conflict in a healthy positive way; mediates conflicts with nonverbal communication skills, professionalism, focusing on the bigger picture and prioritizing and strengthening relationships; being respectful of others and their viewpoints; encouraging others to share their issues, clarify, restate, and validate any concerns and strategically resolve them.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress

Promotes Vision and Mission
Creates and communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; sees beyond today; sees possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

JOB TITLE: Family Resource Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Youth & Family Impact

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have a measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.

JOB SUMMARY: The Family Resource Specialist provides personalized support to families by connecting them to appropriate tools and resources across our programs. By supporting both the child and their family, this role enhances the effectiveness of the mentee-mentor match. The specialist builds and maintains relationships with community organizations, partners, providers, and agencies to ensure families have equitable access to necessary resources. As a subject matter expert, the specialist offers guidance and tailored information to meet each family’s unique needs. Key responsibilities include researching and developing a network of community resources, training staff to identify and address family needs, and ensuring seamless communication and collaboration across programs. Additionally, the specialist leads community engagement efforts, meticulously documents interactions and outcomes, and continuously assesses and responds to family challenges and safety concerns.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Family Engagement and Community Connection
• Tailored Parent Engagement: Actively engages parents to understand and respond to their unique needs, connecting them with our partner community resource agencies for personalized support.
• Attentive Listening: Takes the time to actively listen and discern each client’s specific needs for effective support.
• Customized Referrals: Provides parents with tailored referrals to appropriate community resources, based on their individual circumstances.
• Innovative Referral Methods: Develops and implements creative strategies for referring students and families to necessary services, ensuring a personalized approach.
• Community Liaison: Serves as a bridge between the organization and external resources, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration.
• Exemplary Service Role Model: Demonstrates outstanding customer service to foster positive relationships with all employees, parents, and community stakeholders.
• Diversity and Inclusion: Responds effectively and appropriately to the diverse backgrounds and needs of co-workers, parents, and community members.
• Event Leadership and Logistical Support: Leads, plans, organizes, and executes major community events and supports additional events throughout the year, focusing on increasing awareness and visibility of available wraparound services and addressing the specific needs of families.
• Early Intervention Initiatives: Plans and executes quarterly trainings for parents to equip them with necessary skills and knowledge, enhancing their ability to support their children and strengthen the mentee-mentor match.

Resource Management
• Community Engagement and Education: Creates and executes opportunities to engage and educate families about community resources.
• Community Networking: Establishes and nurtures networks with identified community resources to enhance support for families.
• Collaborative Meetings: Participates in collaborative meetings with key stakeholders in schools and the community to align efforts and share information.
• Partner Connection and Information Dissemination: Establishes connections with community partners and ensures that relevant information and resources are effectively communicated to staff, enhancing their ability to support families.
• Team Collaboration: Routinely shares resources, websites, information, and updates with team members to ensure everyone is informed.
• Resource Systems Development: Develops and facilitates comprehensive family resource and information systems, making this information readily available to staff.
• Barrier Removal Strategies: Identifies and develops strategies to assist families in overcoming barriers to accessing community resources.
• Eligibility Review: Reviews community requirements to determine family eligibility based on demographics.
• Community Outreach Assistance: Provides assistance with community outreach efforts, including making phone calls, distributing flyers, and communicating with community partners.
• Attendance and Reliability: Maintains consistent attendance and punctuality, fulfilling all duties and responsibilities daily.
• Cross-Program Collaboration
• Family Needs Assessment: Collaborates with program staff to gather information regarding family challenges and needs.
• Educational Support: Works with program staff to provide education, tools, and best practices on how to engage and problem-solve with families.
• Participant Engagement: Supports efforts around participant recruitment, outreach, and engagement in program services.
• Timely Solutions: Responds promptly and effectively to assist staff in providing solutions to families on their caseloads.
• Empowerment and Initiative: Demonstrates initiative in troubleshooting problems, empowers themselves and others to address issues, and seeks help when necessary to find solutions.
• Grant Support: Assists the grants department in meeting grant deliverables related to program grants.
• Data Sharing and Reporting: Collaborates with different programs to share relevant data and reports to ensure comprehensive support and track program outcomes.
• Leadership in Family Support: Provides leadership in upholding the vision, mission, and goals of family support principles.


Documentation & Compliance
• Thorough Documentation: Ensures that all case actions and interactions with stakeholders, including requests, are meticulously documented in the database.
• Accurate Data Entry: Enters all gathered information about clients, including attendance from events led, into the database accurately and promptly.
• Screening Requests and Database Accuracy: Screens requests to ensure accurate logging in the database and makes necessary changes to maintain data integrity.
• Client History Review: Reviews client history regularly, noting any changes in information.
• File Maintenance: Ensures that any updated paperwork is properly placed in the client file.
• Caseload Management: Manages and maintains assigned caseloads, ensuring each case is up-to-date.
• Child Safety Assessment: Assesses child safety while working with families and reports any indicators of child safety issues to Child Protective Services (CPS) as a mandated reporter.
• Case Management Monitoring: Monitors the continuity of case management for families being supported, ensuring consistent and effective support.
• Confidentiality Respect: Respects and maintains the confidentiality of all client information.
• Data Reporting: Utilizes data dashboards to analyze and report current trends and insights to the Director of Youth & Family Impact.
• Event Attendance Tracking: Records attendance from the various events led to ensure comprehensive data management.
• Additional Duties: Performs other duties as assigned by the employer.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Fluency in Spanish, both written and oral, is essential.
• 2 years of professional experience working with families, including experience with at-risk/high-risk youth, in roles such as social work, educational advocacy, developing and administering training programs, interacting with community groups, counseling adults, or working with community service agencies, is preferred.
• Understanding of principles and techniques of parent education and family involvement.
• Familiarity with community resource organizations, including various Federal, State, and County agencies.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
• Access to a reliable automobile, a valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, reflecting solid customer service both in-person and via telephone.
• Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
• Capability to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
• Ability to relate well in multicultural environments.
• Effective collaboration skills with peers.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Effective time management skills.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients.
• Self-starter with a proactive approach to resolving problems and issues.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Result Oriented/Outcome Oriented
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear objectives and measures process and progress.

Promotes Vision and Mission
Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• Routine office environment.
• Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.