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Reports to: Director of Community Engagement
Job Summary: The Program Director is responsible for managerial, operational, and administrative duties relating to The Bridge’s THRIVE Mentoring program and supplemental activities. The Program Director provides implementation and oversight of the program.
Part-Time: 15 hours per week.


  • Establish, plan, and implement an annual Mentoring Program plan which meets the needs and interests of program participants. This includes but is not limited to family engagement nights, career workshops, and special group outings with program participants.
  • Confer and work with key team members to identify mentors, assess mentor and mentee applications, and facilitate mentee selections and the appropriate pairing of mentors and mentees.
  • Inform mentor and mentee candidates of the results of the selection process.
  • Ensure best practices, standards, and protocols are established and maintained throughout the program.
  • Act as a referral point for any issues that may emerge in the relationship between mentee and mentor or other program issues and address any concerns.
  • Lead, plan, and facilitate mentoring program launch and close events and other program events/workshops as required.
  • Ensure the program is working as intended and track its progress as required.
  • Ensure program participants and volunteers receive relevant materials, briefings, and training.
  • Carry out post-program evaluation or feedback processes and report the results to the executive team.
  • Establish an annual program review protocol to ensure the program continually meets expectations, ensures effective practices and standards, and delivers value.
  • Identify, evaluate, and propose solutions to program areas that need attention.
  • Keep informed of current research and information relevant to the program to develop/maintain an ongoing working knowledge of mentoring practices, activities, and techniques.
  • Work with the communication coordinator/admin and community relations director where necessary to promote and make arrangements for program events
  • Provide guidance and support to mentees and mentors where necessary.
  • Maintain effective records and administration of the mentoring program and its participants.
  • Contribute to the development and achievement of The Bridge’s annual strategic planning activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills, and be able to work under pressure.
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, excellent follow-up and organization skills, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish)


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting, and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, and reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds.


  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in recruitment, training, volunteer management, and social services. Experience in place of education considered.
  • Experience in community engagement including professional networking and working with culturally diverse populations.


To apply for the Thrive Program Director position, please send your cover letter and resume with references by clicking the link below