Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Program Director -Youth Mentoring

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
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  • Job Summary:

    The Program Director is responsible for managerial, operational and administrative duties relating to the program. The Program Director provides implementation and oversight of the Mentor Program.

    Essential Functions:

      • Develop and implement a mentor recruitment and youth outreach plan.

      • Create, present and distribute recruitment materials as needed in public events and various publications.

      • Support the retention process for mentors and mentees at the program.

      • Cultivate community, organization, and collegiate partnerships that will provide an ongoing supply of potential mentors.

      • Recruit and train mentors and provide ongoing regularly scheduled training.

      • Orient Mentees and parents to the Mentor Program

      • Develop and implement short and long-term retention strategies to ensure an optimal geographic balance between youth involved with the program and prospective mentors.

      • Assist with planning and implement public awareness campaigns.

      • Staff or arrange for staffing of community events, fairs, and festivals.

      • Provide material – written and visual – for organization newsletters.

      • Manage peformance outcomes and submit reports as needed.


    Other Functions:

    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s degree with experience in recruitment, training, volunteer management, and social services. Experience in lieu of education considered.

      • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Internet. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills, and be able to work under pressure.

      • Experience in community engagement including professional networking and working with culturally diverse populations. 

      • Self-starter, detail-oriented, excellent follow-up and organization skills, report writing and presentation skills.

      • Preferred

      • Maintain clean driving record, active driver’s license, registration and vehicle insurance.


    • Bilingual (English/Spanish).


    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position is mostly sedentary, involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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