Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a 12-month mentoring program serving students between the ages of 14-17. The RAMP Coordinator is responsible for all mentor programming at one school as related to youth with disabilities and/or at-risk youth. The coordinator is responsible for mentor recruitment, mentee recruitment, mentor-mentee matching, planning family engagement activities, hosting mentor-mentee activities, and facilitating weekly individual and group meetings. The RAMP Coordinator works very closely with the school’s IEP chair, other school leadership and staff, the Director of Youth Transition Services, as well as youth transition services staff at Humanim to operate a high functioning, high-quality mentoring program which prepares and exposes students to various career paths including STEM.
Bachelor’s degree in education, human services, psychology or social work.
At least 3-4 years of relevant experience (working with youth with disabilities and/or at-risk youth) is required.
2 year minimum of case management experience, or equivalent experience.
Strong organizational and documentation skills. Extremely detailed oriented. Effective communication skills, written and verbal. Excellent public-speaking skills. Strong administrative skills. Ability to work independently. Experience with partnership development to expand the mentoring program, increase the number of qualified mentors and volunteers, and build business partnerships.
A. Mentor Coordination
- Implement targeted recruitment strategies (i.e. community fairs, community events, colleges, volunteer fairs, social media) to create a large, diverse pool of mentors (Actively recruit mentors and volunteers in accordance with recruitment plan).
- Screen all potential mentors candidates through face-to-face interviews and background checks.
- Provide excellent customer service to potential volunteers from initial inquiry to program commitment.
- Plan and facilitate initial mentor training.
- Plan and execute quarterly mentor continuing education and support meetings.
- Oversee coordinated monthly outings and celebrations.
- Oversee mentor/mentee matching process by assessing the individuals’ needs of the mentees and pairing them with suitable mentors.
- Ongoing supervision of mentor/mentee relationship.
- Provide mentor support and address any concerns about mentor conduct or conflict.
- Develop and implement appropriate activities for each weekly mentoring session.
- Maintain regular and consistent communication with all mentors, with particular focus on their active engagement in RAMP and retention in the program.
B. Mentee Coordination
- Work closely with the School’s IEP Chair to recruit and screen youth to determine their eligibility to enroll the RAMP program.
- Ensure all RAMP participants receive high quality mentoring experiences.
- Ensure all RAMP participants are matched to a mentor.
- Create both a weekly and monthly calendars of activities, events, and social gatherings (i.e. family engagement; mentor-mentee).
- Act as a liaison between all RAMP partners by facilitating positive and effective relationships.
- Participate in school level meetings, as requested and necessary, to ensure mentoring program aligns with school initiatives.
C. Job Support
- Assist youth in completing applications and interviewing for summer jobs.
- Assist youth in participating in career exposure activities aligned with their career assessments and goals.
- Provide on and off-site job support to RAMP students with summer jobs.
- Complete all required paperwork and reports on time.
- Ensure the Individual Mentoring Plans (IMP’s) are competed for each RAMP participant by
- Ensure all relevant activities and communications (i.e. student contact notes, family contact notes, mentor contact notes, and progress notes) are documented and entered into the database within 24-48 hours and filed in the students’ records.
- Conduct Social Measures Assessments for each mentee twice a year.
- Ensure Mentor and Mentee Surveys are completed twice a year and filed in the mentor and mentee records.
- Complete Quarterly Progress Reports and submit to supervisor and funder by established deadlines.
- Document contacts and provide accurate and timely reports showing progress towards annual recruitment plan goals, as per contract.
E. Agency/Team Cohesion
1. Actively participate in all agency, department, staff, and team meetings.
2. Work collaboratively with all other Youth Transition Services programs.
3. Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled supervision meeting with supervisor.
F. Other duties as assigned
- Participates in continuing education trainings (i.e. workshops, conferences) as related to the program and work responsibilities (i.e. in-person, webinars).