Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center (Powered by Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region)
Position: Communications & Social Media Intern - UNPAID
Location: 123 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA (with travel within multi-county service region required)
15-24 hours per week AGENCY OVERVIEW AND JOB DESCRIPTION MENTOR Independence Region launched in March 2015 to expand the mentoring field’s regional capacity to reach more school-aged children and youth with high quality mentors using best practices, training, and professional support to achieve lifelong positive educational and behavioral outcomes for youth and to close the mentoring gap. The MENTOR IR is an intermediary that provides leadership and peer support to dozens of youth mentoring organizations throughout eastern Pennsylvania. MENTOR IR is powered by Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and is an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR). MENTOR IR seeks Communications & Social Media Intern to assist the Executive Director in planning and implementation of key parts of the work. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES GENERATE AND SOURCE CONTENT
* Research, create, and generate content on youth mentoring for the digital and real-life sphere, including but not limited to blog posts, social media posts, op eds, and partner spotlights. MANAGE SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE
o Manage social media accounts and website for delivery of content, as well as all communication software including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Constant Contact, and WordPress.
o Manage MENTOR IR’s participation in wider communications campaigns with stakeholders, such as National Mentoring Month, #MentorIRL, #ThankYourMentor, and the Coach’s Mentoring Challenge. ASSIST WITH EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS -Collect and organize content for email communications; develop and schedule emails GENERAL SUPPORT, including:
* Support outreach to engage new Mentoring Programs/Groups and Mentors, media partners.
* Support Training, Technical Assistance, and Quality Assessment efforts
* Participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region’s agency-wide initiatives.
Academic: Minimum – MUST be a student pursing a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree, or possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Professional: One year of experience working or interning in a nonprofit environment and/or a communications role preferred. Knowledge of and/or experience in communications, youth development, mentoring, and/or partnership development. Preferred skills: previous experience in youth service organizations and working with socio-economically diverse populations, and experience or course work in communications.
Personal Attributes: Applicants should be hard working and motivated. Excellent writing skills are required. Applicants should also be able to conduct internet research, edit copy and be confident in their public speaking skills. Must be strategic, organized, creative, problem solving, flexible, collaborative, adaptive, and take initiative.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Cover letter, resume, and three writing samples are required. Application materials can be emailed to mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
BBBS IR promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. BBBS IR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.