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Big Brothers; Big Sisters Independence
June 4, 2024
Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
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MENTOR Independence Region (Powered by Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence)

Position: School Partnership & Engagement Manger

Location: Philadelphia, PA (Hybrid requiring 3+ days on-site weekly)

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Reports To: Executive Director, MENTOR IR Independence Region

Salary Range: $50K-$58K


MENTOR Independence Region (MIR), a department of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, shares the mission to ignite the power and promise of youth and close the mentoring gap, by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships and strengthening the quality of the mentoring field. MIR engages in a body of work separate from but related to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. MIR seeks to strengthen relationship-based support for all youth through formal and informal strategies. MIR provides services to organizations such as mentoring programs, nonprofits, educational institutions and corporations in service of increasing the quality and quantity of supportive relationships to young people across Eastern Pennsylvania.

You will love it here if you 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about your choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done.


The School Partnership and Engagement Manager at MIR plays a pivotal role in enhancing educational outcomes by facilitating and managing robust partnerships with 3-5 schools. This role involves a dynamic mix of relationship management, data-driven decision-making, and strategic action planning. The manager will act as a consultant, facilitator, and advocate in guiding schools through the Relationship Centered Schools Process, developed in collaboration with MENTOR National and our Big Brother Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) partners.


Manage and Facilitate the Relationship Centered Schools Process:

· Develop and sustain relationships with key stakeholders within the schools, MENTOR National, BBBSI partners, and other supporters of the school action plans.

· Lead the facilitation of the Relationship Centered Schools process across 3-5 school partners, including tasks such as relationship building, data collection and analysis, hosting Design Lab Workshops, and developing action plans.

· Provide ongoing weekly coaching and support, enhancing the educational environment and student success.

· Offer consultations on mentoring practices, youth empowerment, and innovative program design.

Contribute to Organizational Learning and National Pilots:

· Participate actively in organizational learning initiatives aimed at improving the implementation effectiveness of the RCS process.

· Engage with the MENTOR National RCS Cohort to deepen expertise and enhance skills relevant to the RCS process.

· Help in scaling and operationalizing the initiative within the service area.

Support MENTOR IR’s Broader Mission:

· Act as an ambassador for MENTOR IR, representing its mission and vision in various capacities.

· Assist in organizing and executing events and outreach activities that align with the organization's mission.

· Ensure the integrity and accuracy of data entry into key database systems and facilitate effective knowledge transfer across communication channels.


Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education or Social Work or related field. Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in consulting, education, social work, program development, or management preferred.

Professional Requirements: Applicant must have proficiency with Microsoft Office Products and experience with CRM software. Applicant must have the ability to work with diverse constituents and will have experience in the education or a nonprofit/human services field. Applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, organizational skills, and a customer service focus. Must have the ability to travel weekly within our service area and attend in person meetings and/or events in the greater Philadelphia Region.

Personal Attributes: with people; be detail and process oriented, proactive, organized, and demonstrate sound judgement. Applicant must maintain a belief in the power of mentoring to empower individuals and strengthen communities.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office or school environment and include the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: the ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-25 lbs., push, pull, bend, kneel, as needed for normal operations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


BBBSI offers a robust benefits package including but not limited to paid vacation and PTO, 403(b) retirement plan, medical/dental/vision options, telemedicine, employee assistance program (EAP), life insurance, AD&D, short-term disability, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent day care, commuter benefits-parking & transit). Please note that some of these offerings may require full-time employment.


Cover letters and resumes can be submitted online at:

Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls or 3rd party solicitation please.


At BBBSI, we serve many youth children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.

Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff.

BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor. Please feel free to review our DEI Intentionality Statement.

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