Program Mentor

Work Ready
Division / Program: 
Summer Youth Program
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Fri, 05/25/2018
Summer Youth Program
Program Summary: 
The six week program runs from June thru-August and includes career exposure, on-the-job mentoring and professional development. In 2018, UAC anticipates serving 1,700 youth.
Position Summary: 
Program Mentors oversee youth participant activities to ensure program worksites/employers are programmatically and contractually compliant with WorkReady program guidelines. Program Mentors ensure that youth participants are properly supervised and engaged in constructive activities in a positive learning environment. They assist in training and serve as counselors, role models, career advisors, and mentors. They also conduct professional development workshops and assist the youth program participants with the completion of a contextual-learning project. Program Mentors provide administrative support in the collection of youth participant timesheets, distribution of program materials, debit cards, and other tasks associated with the program.
Reports To: 
Program Manager
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
Conduct ongoing site visits (both scheduled and spontaneous) to assess program quality, supervision of youth participants, and adherence to contractual obligations; Serve as a resource and mentor for youth, supporting their professional development and adherence to appropriate workplace conduct; Collect and submit assigned caseload of youth participants’ timesheets for processing by established deadlines, and ensuring they are properly completed; Responsible for professional development sessions and completion of the contextual learning project; Administer and assist with employer and youth participant evaluations, and all other youth-related activities; Maintain records and submit all required programmatic documentation and reports; Conduct initial and ongoing worksite visits and individual meetings to assess worksite suitability; projected slot requests/service levels, contractual adherence to health, labor, and safety laws and regulations, as needed; Serve as a positive and responsible role model for youth participants; Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth and young adults ages 14-21; Experience mentoring and/or teaching youth and young adults ages 14-21 preferred; Experience working in the nonprofit, education, and/or retail/marketing sectors preferred; Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel preferred
More Details: 
Special Note: This position requires a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to: with subject line “Program Mentor”.