AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring


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The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring will serve as the Associate Editor of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Research Intern at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. In this capacity, the Ambassador will oversee all aspects of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring, including editing and posting editorial content, creating podcasts, facilitating outreach (including social media), managing the editorial board contribution schedule and subscriber list and assisting with building corporate sponsorship of Chronicle. With over 2,500 subscribers and nearly ten thousand visitors each month, The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, is working to initiate a broader, national dialogue among practitioners and researchers invested in best-practices in mentoring. The Ambassador will also collaborate with the Director and her research team to organize expert workshops, disseminate findings, assist with research projects, and help disseminate new research findings to programs.

Corps Duties:

Please note: All Ambassadors will also have specific deliverables in relation to the following:

  • General mentor recruitment
  • Corps meetings and trainings
  • Field-wide group projects and strategies for the mentoring field in Massachusetts


  • BA/BS required
  • Strong social media skills
  • Experience with and/or commitment to youth development
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations and their development
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • Passion for national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • US Citizen or Permanent US Resident


  • $625/semi-monthly taxable living allowance and travel stipend of $70.00 month
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for corps-wide meetings and events
  • Professional training and networking opportunities on the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector
  • $5,645.00 Education Award upon completion of service
  • Additional education award benefits
  • A built in network of corps members and colleagues
  • Healthcare coverage will be available, either by direct provider or through a reimbursement process for coverage obtained on the state exchange. In addition to reimbursement, assistance in navigating the state exchange will be provided. More information is available upon request.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to CEBM Ambassador Search Committee at Please place CEBM Ambassador in the e-mail header. No phone calls, please. We will contact candidates selected for further review.

AmeriCorps Description

AmeriCorps is a national community service program that gives people an opportunity to apply their skills and ideals towards helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring is an AmeriCorps Program where members serve in mentoring programs across Massachusetts.

 Organizational Description:

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 200 mentoring programs statewide supporting 30,000 youth in mentoring relationships. MMP provides services including training and technical assistance, networking and professional development, mentor recruitment campaigns, advocacy, resource development & recognition, and mentor-mentee match activities.Mass Mentoring Partnership’s AmeriCorps program, the Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, is currently recruiting twenty-five Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 program year, which begins on August 1, 2014 and runs through June 30, 2015. Ambassadors complete one year of service at a host organization in Massachusetts. One Ambassador will be placed at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 Host Site Description:

The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is an alliance between MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership and the University of Massachusetts/Boston campus.  Our mission is to create an open and efficient exchange of research and ideas into best-practices in mentoring. Since its inception in 2012, the Center has launched several initiatives that will further support the work of mentoring programs and research into best-practices.  The Center is host to a series of Short-Courses that delve deeply into evidence-based practices around special topics in order to develop guidelines that will inform the field of mentoring. Other initiatives include writing a new edition of The Elements of Effective Practice; Mentoring Central (in collaboration with iRT) suite of on-line training modules to help mentoring programs align with the standards and guidelines outlined in The Elements.