Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity for young people who want to become college-educated, career-ready, and community minded. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Boys Hope Girls Hope helps driven students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in school and life. The young people we serve come from families where social and environmental barriers, and a lack of sufficient academic opportunity, impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential. Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.
The Program Coordinator/Manager supports the Mission and Values of Boys Hope Girls Hope by making connections in the community in order to find scholar candidates, staffing candidates, and volunteers. The Program Coordinator/Manager reports to the Program Director and works with the ongoing consultation and supervision of the Program Director.
To advance in candidate screening, qualified applicants must have admissions, selection or recruitment experience. Additionally, a professional development training or workshop facilitation skills are desired. A background in sales or marketing is a plus.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Scholar, Volunteer, Program Partner and Staff Recruitment
Design and lead a comprehensive outreach and recruitment strategy to:
Maintain effective enrollment practices and build pipeline to expand enrollment pool.
Maintain relationships with current Boys Hope Girls Hope partners regarding anticipated openings for the next school year.
Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with NEW public, private and charter schools; social service agencies; faith-based communities; parent groups; community based and youth organizations, and other appropriate contacts in order to educate them on the nature and purpose of Boys Hope Girls Hope:
Assist in providing orientation and training of new scholars, parents, volunteers, staff and program partners.
Recruit community volunteers for mentoring and/or tutoring roles.
Assist with the design and production of recruitment-related materials for Scholars and Residential Counselors.
Assist with program alumni outreach efforts and collegian scholarship management.
Participate in regular interactions with current scholars in the BHGH homes.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in the human services field;
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in non-profit programming, recruitment/community outreach, and/or education;
Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects at the same time, and consistently meet deadlines;
Ability to work evening and weekends as needed to facilitate program activities;
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including public speaking experience;
Professional demeanor, appearance, and strong work ethic;
Able to set, measure and implement programmatic goals;
Must have a reliable vehicle for community outreach activities;
Computer proficiency with ability to use word processing, e-mail and internet applications;
Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter on our website at https://bhghinternational.org/careers. Select the Program Recruiter position from current openings at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois and you will be prompted to upload your documents.
About Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is an international organization centered on cultivating youth empowerment through the foundation of education and holistic support. Operating in 16 cities in the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes structured programming adapted to the needs of each community, unique curriculum, and partnerships with local schools and universities. Service pathways include residential environments, academy programs, continuing support of collegians, and community-based after school programming.
Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.