Mentoring Coordinator

Yells - Marietta, GA4.5

Full-time$23 an hour
Mentoring Program Coordinator – YELLS Mentoring Program

The YELLS (Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.) Mentoring Program’s service learning
model is rooted in youth voice and allows youth to rise as the leaders of their communities. YELLS matches high school
“Bigs” one-on-one with elementary school “Littles.” YELLS empowers Bigs with interactive leadership workshops, which
they put into practice by redelivering workshops to their Littles and designing youth-led service initiatives to better their

The YELLS Mentoring Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the YELLS Mentoring Program,
while empowering high school Bigs to take ownership within it. The Mentoring Coordinator will plan and facilitate
workshops to prepare youth to lead and serve, develop partnerships and resources to support the growth of the program
and its youth, monitor and support the development of program participants, and coach youth to plan and lead workshops
and large-scale community events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Leadership and Service Learning curriculum
  • Facilitate leadership development for Bigs and Littles through engaging and high-energy activities and
interactive learning experiences
  • Organize workshops, fieldtrips, service opportunities, community engagement activities, and special events
  • Coach Bigs to take ownership of meetings, service projects, workshops, and events
  • Establish and maintain relationships with school and community partners
  • Recruit, interview, and select prospective Bigs and work with school liaisons to identify prospective Littles
  • Create matches and provide ongoing Match Support
  • Communicate with families of Bigs and Littles and organize parent engagement activities
  • Recruit, train, and engage Leadership Coaches and adult mentors
  • Complete grant reports and ensure all grant requirements and goals are met
  • Evaluate program, maintain appropriate records, and monitor academic, social, and behavioral progress of
youth to track participation, growth, and areas of need
  • Maintain site and ensure cleanliness and organization
  • Supervise youth attending the program, and promote safety and respect amongst all participants while
maintaining order and discipline
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Enthusiastic, dynamic personality that inspires and motivates teens, elementary youth, and community
  • Wealth of knowledge in positive youth development, Service Learning, and best practices for empowering youth;
Exceptional and nontraditional facilitation skills
  • Desire to give to and grow with a community
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong community outreach and public relations skills and ability to liaise with community partners and leaders;
knowledge of local community resources and services an asset
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Services, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with children and positive youth development program planning or facilitation
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed
  • Flexible schedule – willingness to work evenings and weekends for events and trainings
  • Bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish – an asset
Hours: An average of 20 hours/week (Tuesdays from 2:30 – 6:30, plus on-site planning, coaching, & special events)

Compensation: $23/hour Location: Marietta, GA 30067

Position to be filled immediately. To apply, please send resume and cover letter promptly to Laura Keefe, YELLS
Executive Director, at For more information, visit