Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Position: School Based Enrollment and Match Specialist (37.5 hours per week, full-time, salary)
Location: Jamison, PA with travel throughout Bucks County
Start your career off defending the potential of youth in Bucks County!
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTER OF BUCKS COUNTY (BBBSBC) has been IGNITING, EMPOWERING and DEFENDING BUCKS COUNTY YOUTHS’ POTENTIAL for 56 years!
Our mission: is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
BBBSBC seeks a candidate for a rewarding “Match-Making” position! This position will facilitate the enrollment processes of “Big” and “Little” mentoring relationships, or “Matches” in our school based program. As an Enrollment and Match Specialist you will be educating people in regarding to the Power of Mentoring, conducting thorough interviews and matching appropriate parties, with the utmost regards to child safety. Your quality of work and professionalism will directly impact the life of a child and their volunteer mentor.
Conduct all enrollment procedures including: Volunteer, child, and parent/guardian interviews; Presenting at Information / orientation sessions, Conducting phone and email reference checks for volunteers, Providing child safety education; Assessing and referring families for alternative or additional services as needed; Applying learned child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures to all aspects of job.
Schedule and conduct in-school and in-office child/guardian interviews. Although most of the job duties take place in the office or the school setting Candidate should be comfortable going into the homes of families with various needs, varied socio-economic conditions and diverse neighborhoods.
Review all enrollment information and assessments, making recommendations for participation in the BBBS program based on all data gathered.
Pair volunteers and children in 1:1 matches, making recommendations to Match Support staff for support needs.
Conduct outreach to enroll youth and volunteers into the program.
Attend agency events.
Requirements: Must be a people person and build rapport quickly and genuinely with both adults and with children. Willing and able to work on a full-time basis with a flexible schedule to suit the needs of the clients; Have viable transportation enabling efficient travel to offices, partnership locations, and within the BBBSBC service area for the purpose of interviews and meetings; Valid driver’s license and insurance to meet job responsibilities; High level of organizational skills, Willing and able to work effectively with diverse populations and in diverse areas.
Candidates must be comfortable going into the homes of families with various needs, varied socio-economic conditions and diverse neighborhoods.
Academic/Equivalent Requirements: Minimum – Bachelor’s degree with one year of relative experience, either from employment or internship.
Skills: Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and possess the ability to effectively utilize an internal database system for tracking and recording information.
Professional: Experience working with both adults and children, as well as specific assessment, intake or interview experience is preferred. Previous experience with youth service organizations and with socio-economically diverse populations is preferred.
Personal Attributes: Must have a customer/client focus, value diversity, strong interpersonal skills, be results and outcome oriented, approachable and highly organized in order to manage tasks; Must be a strong judge of character and able to accurately assess people.
BBBSBC provides generous benefits package to full-time employees: vacation time, personal days, sick time, 10 paid holidays, medical/dental/prescription/vision insurance and an Employee Assistance Program, 403b retirement plan, agency-paid life, long-term disability.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online. The cover letter should include what you feel you would bring to the position and to the BBBSBC team. Candidates that do not supply a cover letter will *not* be considered.
Only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)
Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Required)