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Rochester Mentoring Program Coordinator

Position Title: Rochester Mentoring Program Coordinator

Type of Employment: Full-time (40 hours per week), exempt position

Salary: $42,000 annually

Agency Description: Bolder Options ( is a transformational and wellness-based mentoring program for at-promise youth ages 10-14 in Rochester and the Twin Cities. Our mission is "Teaching youth to succeed in all of life's races." Mentor pairs (adult and youth) meet every week for one year working towards physical health, academic success, and social/emotional health goals. Last year, 100% of graduating pairs elected to continue their relationship post-graduation, and 90% of youth planned to go to college after high school. Our goal is to ensure that the promise of youth in our community is realized, regardless of their life circumstances. The Mentoring Program Coordinator is directly supervised by the Rochester Program Director and is a member of the Bolder Options Program Team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality support and monitoring for a full caseload of active mentoring pairs

    • Support the entire youth-mentor match process including: processing youth referrals, managing intake process, and leading match meetings with the mentor and caregiver

    • Maintain consistent communication with the mentor, youth, and caregiver throughout the year-long match, and provide additional support as needed

    • Provide and advocate for resources and referrals to families as needed

    • Nurture relationships with all active stakeholders (youth providers, caregivers, mentors, and youth)

    • Track progress toward pillars and guide pairs toward successful graduation from the program

    • Maintain timely and accurate documentation via the agency’s database

    • Partner with other mentoring program coordinators to deliver consistent support to mentoring pairs.

  • Plan and Support Program Events & Activities

    • Staff and support at least 2 group activities a month

    • Support activities coordinator as needed

    • Contribute to planning of events and activities

  • Other Agency-Related Responsibilities

    • Meet weekly with the Rochester staff

    • Support mentor recruitment efforts in a variety of ways including staffing and supporting quarterly recruitment events

    • Assist with fundraising events, including significant support for Tailgate and Spring Classic

    • Work with the Program Department in the implementation of strategic goals and direction for the agency

    • Participate in community committees and/or groups as needed


  • Background or expertise with youth work, particularly with high-risk populations and/or adolescents; knowledge of mentoring a plus

  • Significant experience in case management

  • Flexible schedule - need to be available to pairs and caregivers at a variety of times; attendance is required at evening and weekend events and activities

  • Computer skills and experience with Google Workspace, The Databank, or other database management software

  • Must own a safe vehicle and have a clean driving record

Desired Skills & Characteristics:

  • Relationship builder; able to connect with a diverse group of people

  • Ability to balance teamwork and collaboration while also being self-directed and working independently

  • Excellent organizational, time-management and prioritization skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Good judgment and attention to safety

  • Resourcefulness and adaptability

  • Learner; commitment to continuous improvement and growth

  • Able to professionally and enthusiastically represent and advocate for Bolder Options in the community

  • Adventurous spirit

Application information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Schaller, Rochester Program Director, at The cover letter should outline 1) Your relevant experience 2) Any unique skills or characteristics you bring to the role and 3) Any connections (personal or professional) you have to mentoring. The cover letter can be included in the body of the email or as a separate attachment.


We will review applications as they are received. Deadline to apply is Jan. 2, 2023.

**Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check. Please contact with any questions.

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