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Volunteer Mentor

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Company Description The Aparecio Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was designed as an economic development strategy to lift women out of poverty and as a community development approach to build the leadership capacity of low-income women. The Aparecio Foundation provides academic support and scholarship programs for high-potential, low-income women in public high schools through an eight-year multiple-mentor program. The culture of Aparecio Foundation is characterized by an informal and laid back environment, where employees work independently and in teams to develop and carry out effective organizational structure and work processes. Employees are driven through self-motivation and passion for the not-for-profit sector. Through the development of quality services to the enhancement of the organizationu2019s goals and objectives employees are able to use their strengths and skills the best ways they can! Therefore Aparecio Foundation employees are given freedom to be creative and energetic in performing their tasks and duties as professionals in their respective field of expertise. This is a unpaid Volunteer / Intern position. Job Description The Mentoru2019s primary goal is to build a strong mentoring relationship with his/her mentee through personal and professional support, guidance, counseling, and encouragement. The Mentor serves as a role model for mentees, and helps motivate and coach his/her mentee throughout the duration of the eight-year mentoring program. The Mentor will be required to maintain communication with his/her mentee, attend required in-person events related to relationship-building and academic and professional development, and provide a safe and respectful environment that fosters personal and professional growth.u00a0 Description of Duties / Responsibilities: Provide individualized mentoring to mentee(s) via in-person, telephone, and emailu00a0meetings/correspondence. Attend and participate in scheduled educational, professional development, and networking activities with mentee(s) to provide support and guidance. Maintain close mentoring relationship with mentee(s) by jointly developing and tracking mentee goals, sharing professional experiences and networks as appropriate, and upholding strong two-way communications. Confer with Mentoring Program staff to discuss mentoring goals, and progress. Participate in Mentor Training Program to learn mentoring standards and guidelines. Complete evaluation surveys, hour/activity logs, and other paperwork as requested. Qualifications Knowledge is defined as the acquisition of information stored in memory through experience and learning. Skills represent the practical aspect of knowledge. The implementation of knowledge in daily tasks that can be acquired or developed through training is termed as skill. Lastly, ability is characterized as the stable and abstract behavioral and cognitive capacity. Education and/or Experience: Bacheloru2019s degree required; Masteru2019s Degree preferred Experience with a mentoring program preferred Demonstrated volunteer experience required Able to devote 5 hours/week to the mentoring program Strong professional network and proven academic and professional success Superior communication and interpersonal skills

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