Seedling: Recruitment Coordinator

Seedling’s mission is to support children challenged by parental incarceration with innovative, research-driven, school-based mentoring. This full-time, exempt, year-round position will contribute to the maintenance and further development of Seedling programs through development, expansion, and implementation of the annual recruitment plan for Seedling programs. 

Start Date: Sep 12, 2018
Application Due Date: Sep 26, 2018



  • Assess current mentor sources and strategies for growth potential and cultivate accordingly
  • Identify and create outreach to new mentor sources that reflect the diversity of the full community
  • Develop and nurture a positive relationship with all current and new recruitment partners (for both mentors and mentees), identifying and growing a one on one relationship with a company/agency champion
  • Revise or develop information session content and recruitment tools annually, including collaborating in the selection of promotional items
  • Schedule and present or arrange information sessions; train alternate presenters
  • Work with the Executive Director in engaging and supporting the Board of Directors in recruitment efforts
  • Develop and manage a Seedling Speaker’s Bureau
  • Coordinate appreciation and recognition events and strategies for the organization’s partners
  • Develop and monitor budgets related to recruitment and partner recognition
  • Develop and maintain tools to monitor progress and effectiveness; implement improvements
  • Partner with the Executive Director and the Director of Development for integrated recruitment/ donor development
  • Develop and execute an annual written mentor recruitment plan.
  • Network effectively in the community to create mentor recruitment opportunities.

Program Support and Advocacy:

  • Participate in a conscientious Seedling youth-mentoring relationship
  • Maintain positive, systematic partner communications and actively cultivate partner relationships with an end goal of ensuring viable, quality Seedling programs
  • Collect and manage data as needed
  • Contribute to development of mentor communications as needed
  • Assist with mentor training, mentor appreciation and resource development/fundraising activities as requested, including logistical support
  • Assume responsibilities for project initiatives as requested
  • Remain cognizant of mentors’ connections and potential connections to the organization besides their mentoring relationship
  • Represent the program in community meetings, forums, and conferences

Professional development:

Remain current on details of program operations that prospective mentors may need described

  • Continually develop expert knowledge through literature and web-based learning in the following areas:
    • Research on volunteer recruitment and retention, particularly of men and persons of color
    • Presentation skills
    • Best practices for mentoring programs
    • Issues related to the experiences and needs of children of prisoners and deportees
    • Positive Youth Development
    • Communication and relationship skills including counseling, negotiation, and interview skills
    • Cultural competence and sensitivity in multicultural settings


  • Represent Seedling and the Mentor Program with integrity, tact, responsiveness, sensitivity, and courtesy
  • Work independently to multi-task and manage the completion of multiple projects
  • Establish collegial relationships and collaborate with peers to enhance work environment and support planning
  • Exhibit professional work habits including regular attendance, honoring schedules and deadlines, and modeling Seedling dress guidelines
  • Learn and utilize information tools to enhance job effectiveness
  • Communicate problems constructively and participate patiently in arriving at solutions
  • Adapt to and support organizational change
  • Perform other duties as assigned by any member of the management team 


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, psychology, marketing, communications, public relations or related field.
  • Two or more years professional experience in a non-profit, preferably youth serving.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to master detailed histories in a short period of time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database programs
  • Commitment and ability to uphold high levels of accountability for self and others
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity
  • Physical stamina as required by the responsibilities of the position
  • Reliable personal transportation for frequent driving
  • Spanish-language proficiency strongly preferred
To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter, including salary requirements, to Connie Howe No phone calls please.


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