• Lead Mentor

    Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence
    Posted Date 7 months ago(5/17/2019 2:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1367
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Community Development
    Type
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    Lawrence Dream Network
  • Overview

    Lawrence Dream Network (www.tsne.org/lawrence-dream-network) is a network of individuals, the goal of which is to provide culturally competent training, mentoring, and coaching to youth and young adults, parents and professionals in Lawrence. Currently the leadership of most city institutions are not led by community reflective leaders or residents, despite their being a pool of educated, qualified individuals residing in the city. Lawrence Dream Network is challenging this structure by focusing on coalition building and allyship to foster empowerment among individuals impacted by social inequities. Lawrence Dream Network is a fiscally sponsored organziation of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

    Responsibilities

    To provide companionship and encouragement to returning citizens to help identify and address risk factors for re-incarceration, engage in pro-social activities that foster successful re-integration into community life, and cope with the employment challenges that arise on the job. This position reports to the Executive Director. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Have one face-to-face and one group interaction per month with mentees.
    • Commit to maintaining the mentoring relationship for 6 to 12 months.
    • Respect the mentee's time, opinions, feelings and choices.
    • Contact the mentee in a timely manner about any schedule changes.
    • Engage in open, honest dialogue that balances active, respectful listening with information about alternative perspectives and choices.
    • Provide connections to healthy, pro-social community activities, people and resources.
    • Maintain interpersonal boundaries that establish clarity about your role as a mentor and ensure safety for all parties involved.

    Other

     

    This is a part-time position working one hour per week.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred
    • Formerly incarcerated individuals are encouraged to apply - must be at least 4 years post-incarceration.

    TSNE MissionWorks/Lawrence Drean Network envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Lawrence Dream Network will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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