Professional Mentor for K-5 Program w/ Friends of the Children

  • Job Reference: 00000784-1
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2021
  • Company: Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area (Friends-SF) is part of a growing national network of mentoring chapters with a proven long-term track record of helping children break the cycle of generational poverty.

We employ trained, full-time professional mentors - we call them Friends - to provide a stable, caring, and sustained relationship in each child's life.  Our program works to empower each child for 12-1/2 years, no matter what!  

Each of our Professional Mentors develops intensive, long-term, trusting relationships with eight children utilizing a trauma informed lens in a classroom setting.   This means:

       Set positive expectations

       Nurture and promote the child's individual strengths, talents and abilities

       Help assure physical and emotional well-being

       Teach life and academic skills

       Support youth and their families, and connect them to other services and resources 

       Model responsible behavior

       Each Friend will spend approximately four hours per week with each child (in the classroom and in the community) and will report directly to a Program Manager

The ideal candidate will have:

      Minimum of AA degree,  BA strongly preferred

       At least 2 years experience working with youth, ideally in a school based setting and providing enrichment services

       Familiarity with the Bayview Hunters Point section of San Francisco or similar communities a plus

       Experience with under resourced communities of color

Other Requirements:

       Must be comfortable using web based data management tools and online educational tools 

        Proficiency with Microsoft 365, Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word & Calendar required

       Must possess a mission-driven growth mindset, and a commitment to life long learning

      Must pass drug screening

      Must have your own vehicle, safe driving record and valid driver's license

      Must pass fingerprint and background checks

        Work hours may vary at times, but are generally 10am-6pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Flexibility and reliability is essential

If you are this amazing person, here's what we have to offer:

       You'll start in the early stages of a small growing nonprofit

       You'll be part of a dynamic and supportive national network, with a proven, evidence-based mentoring model

       You'll have new challenges daily, and we commit to support you in every way, to help you serve our kids and to keep your batteries charged

       You'll be part of a friendly and collaborative workplace, where work-life balance is respected

       Most of all, you'll play a critical role in helping children who face significant obstacles change the trajectories of their lives!

Position Details:

Salary: $48,000 to $52,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Full Medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(k) matching plan, basic life insurance and long term disability insurance; 3 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of paid sick leave per year, generous allowances for mileage, cellphone and other child-related expenses.

To learn more about Friends-SF, please go to: friendssfbayarea.org

Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.  We are fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of our mission is executed with full engagement of the communities impacted by our work.

Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates only.

Cover letter is required for consideration.  

Position funded in part by Black to the Future, a city-supported, community-driven collaborative.