Youth Mentoring Program and Community Development Coordinator

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This position will support programming in both the Brainerd Lakes Area and the Pequot Lakes Area.  This position will be 32 hours per week with 24 hours dedicated to Brainerd Lakes Area program management and 8 hours dedicated to Pequot Lakes area satellite management. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant education and/or experience. 

Board Management (Pequot Lakes Area):

Develop, motivate, and manage local Kinship advisory committee

Strategically work with the advisory committee to broaden community wide awareness and support of the mission


Fundraising and Brand Awareness (Pequot Lakes Area):

Work with Executive Director (ED) to develop satellite budget, operating within planned budget

Seek funding through civic organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals to develop partnerships and meet satellite budget

Increase public awareness of Kinship Partners through various PR opportunities (civic presentations, corporate and school newsletters, PSAs, in-kind newspaper ads, press releases, website, etc.)


Program management (24 hours per week managing Brainerd programs and 8 hours managing Pequot Lakes programs)

Recruit, train and support community volunteers for Kinship’s youth mentoring programs

Develop and maintain relationships with mentors and the families served

Oversee and ensure program goals are set, monitored, and obtained according to the strategic direction of the organization

Lead educational/programmatic outreach in the satellite area working with area schools, youth serving organizations, and community partners promoting Kinship’s youth mentoring programs

Work with corporate, education and community leaders to develop volunteer resources to ensure successful program implementation to achieve overall goals

Work as a team with other Kinship staff to enhance program offerings, trainings and data collection and monitoring

Ensure Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring benchmarks are being met

Maintain accurate and detailed records in program management database


Leadership and Development:

Exemplify a leadership model consistent with Kinship’s value-based behaviors, using best practices of acceptance, integrity, trusting relationships, opportunities to thrive and awareness

Attend trainings offered by Kinship Partners or other relevant organizations to continue striving for personal development

Desired Skills and Experience

MS Office, MS Teams experience a plus

Database management and data entry

Experience working with diverse populations

Flexibility (being able to do the splits doesn’t count here)

Good sense of humor – this job can be intense, so we like to have fun!

Salary Range: $16 – 19/hour, commensurate with experience

Please email resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Amy Gray at

Position will remain open until filled

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