Are you looking to make a difference? Do you want to shape the course of the communities we work in? Do you like to have fun and enjoy collaborating with people?  You might consider employment with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

As employment opportunities arise, they are posted below. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send resumes to the contacts provided for each position. Only those candidates that are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls or e-mail follow-ups please.

Job Postings:

Part-Time Mentoring Coordinators – 1. Group Programs 2. In-School Mentoring Programs

20 Hours/Week per Job

Responsible to:  Executive Director

Function

The incumbents will be responsible for planning, promoting, organizing, implementing, and evaluating group or In-school mentoring programs in a number of local schools and community organizations in the Saint John and Charlotte County East area (Blacks Harbour and St. George). The Mentoring Coordinators will work within the guidelines, policies and mission of the local agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s National Standards and the requirements of any funding providers or sponsors of the programs. The various group programs might include Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds or Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart, Live Smart or other programs as implemented.

Primary Responsibilities

  • promote, plan, organize and evaluate all aspects of the group or In-school mentoring programs in a number of local schools and community agencies
  • recruit volunteer mentors to deliver the programs
  • manage the intake of volunteers including screening, orientation, training and on-going supervision
  • work with local schools and community partners to promote, plan and implement the programs
  • work with Mentors and community contacts to develop, plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the programs
  • manage the intake of mentees for each program including screening, orientation, child safety training and on-going supervision
  • maintain case notes and other electronic documentation on all participants in accordance with the National Standards
  • facilitate match closure process for volunteers, participants and parents as required
  • provide regular reports to Executive Director, or special reports as requested
  • maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in agency Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
  • ensure all clients and volunteers are informed of any pertinent agency information
  • perform administrative functions as required by Big Brothers Big Sisters and any program funders or sponsors
  • make referrals to other agencies as warranted
  • assist with agency events as required
  • participate in a yearly performance appraisal including goals and objectives for the coming year
  • remain aware of federal and provincial privacy and Child Protection legislation and the agency’s privacy policies and practices
  • report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities
  • participate in meetings/educational development opportunities as required at regional conferences, national conferences, program funder meetings and/or local workshops

Qualifications

In accordance with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s National Standards, all Mentoring Coordinators must:

“have a two-year post-secondary diploma in a related field (e.g. education, social or human services, child and youth work, family studies etc.).”

In addition to this, the agency may require the incumbent to have:

  • effective oral and written communication skills
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • sound computer skills
  • ability to work flexible hours
  • access to a vehicle

Interested applicants are invited to forward resume and cover letter.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, Inc.
c/o Executive Director
39 King Street, 3rd Floor, Brunswick Square
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4W3
brother@nb.aibn.com
Fax: 506-633-7781

Summer Student Employment Opportunities

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Position: Summer Mentoring Partnership Coordinator x 2

Responsible to Executive Director or Designate

The Summer Mentoring Partnership Coordinator will work with other summer support staff and existing staff to coordinate, plan, organize and supervise community partnerships with regards to BBBS core mentoring programs in accordance with the National Standards set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. The Coordinator will be responsible for the establishment of new community partnerships to expand new versions of core mentoring programs, such as establishing a “Between Generations” program to support mentoring between seniors and youth. This particular job will focus on expanding the reach of mentoring for children and youth through exposure to new activities in a mentoring structure. Programs will incorporate activities from “Growth Mindset” resources and will promote an inclusive, safe and welcoming space for all involved. The Coordinator will also work with staff to organize and prepare for special events and fundraisers including the annual book sale, and other areas of need as identified by the Executive Director. The selected Mentoring Partnership Coordinator will be provided with a thorough orientation to the agency and the job expectations.

Key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Attend training and orientation sessions as provided
  • Support/or review a community needs assessment regarding mentoring in the community
  • Research existing community resources and agency resources to support new programming
  • Plan, organize, promote and implement necessary resources within each partnership
  • Liaise and collaborate with other youth serving agencies, community groups, clubs or general public as required
  • Provide information to potential volunteers, clients and families
  • Manage intake of children for each of the new mentoring programs and enter case notes of each participant
  • Ensure all clients and volunteers are informed of any pertinent agency information with regards to group programs and/or special events
  • Perform administrative functions as required
  • Assist with book sorting, boxing of books and labelling of books for the Big Book Sale
  • Assist with agency special events and fundraisers as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients’ needs and confidentiality
  • Remain aware of federal and provincial privacy and child protection legislation and the agency’s policies and practices in these areas
  • Report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect as per agency policy
  • Report updates verbally and in written form to the Executive Director
  • Perform all related job duties as requested by the Executive Director or designate

Monday to Friday (some possible evening or weekend hours), 35 hours/week, $13.00/hour

Interested applicants are invited to forward resume and cover letter.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, Inc.
c/o Program Coordinator
39 King Street, 3rd Floor, Brunswick Square
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4W3
meagin.huisman@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca