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Mentor Coordinator - Student Mentors Into Latino Excellence/Oregon Leadership Institute - Sociology

Sociology Student Mentors Into Latino Excellence/Oregon Leadership Institute (S.M.I.L.E./OLI) invites applications for two (0.8-1.0 FTE) Mentor Coordinator positions to begin October 2008. 

Mentor Coordinators will have shared responsibility for delivering an after-school mentoring program for Latino/Hispanic middle and high school students in Portland Public Schools. Each Mentor coordinator will have primary responsibility for supporting and supervising volunteer high school mentors and middle school mentees in a school cluster (one high school and three middle schools). 

Position Requirements

The successful applicant will be expected to have: 

At least two years experience with after-school programs at the junior high school or high school level (preferably in Portland), at least one year experience working in youth mentoring, and a demonstrated and strong understanding of practices that make for successful youth mentoring. 

Demonstrated skill doing successful outreach with Latino/Hispanic families, strong bilingual skills (English and Spanish), and ability to work effectively with school principals, school staff, teachers, and after school programs.

Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks, good time-management, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills.

Good record keeping skills, some familiarity with collection of demographic and other data, skill preparing organized brief reports.

Proficiency using computers and a comfortable mastery of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

A valid driver’s license and a criminal background check. At least a Bachelor’s degree

Compensation $34,000-36,000 for full-time 12-month rate (depending on qualifications), plus an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply Send application letter, which includes a statement describing experience and fit, and a resume listing job references to: 

José Padín ATTN:  SMILE/OLI Department of Sociology Portland State University PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751   Or mail electronically to José Padín, pa[email protected], with the ATTN: SMILE/OLI POSITION in the subject. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and, in keeping with the President's diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. --

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events