Current Openings


Brainerd School District

Position Summary: The Site-Based Program Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of adult volunteers for Kinship Partners’ school-based Lunch Buddies mentoring program and pairing them with a child to form a positive relationship throughout the school year. This person also facilitates the on-site activities in ISD 181 elementary schools.

Essential Functions:

  • Engages in strategic volunteer recruitment efforts to locate and increase Lunch Buddies pairings of adult mentors and children using a variety of methods and communication media
  • Works with school staff to identify children who would benefit from an adult role model relationship
  • Interviews mentor candidates for the program and pairs adults with children after a thorough background check, orientation and training are completed
  • Plans and executes social activities and crafts for Brainerd-area Lunch Buddies participants
  • Develops working relationships with community leaders, agencies, and organizations in the community and maintain awareness of community resources
  • Develops relationships with local businesses to secure financial sponsors and volunteers
  • 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
  • Assists, as needed, with Kinship Partner fundraising events

    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 improvement

Minimum associate’s degree; bachelor’s degree in education or a human service field desired. Good writing/communication and organizational skills, as well as comfort with sales, training and recruitment are required. Must have an outgoing personality and be able to work well with kids and adults alike.

Part-time position, 24 hours per week, Flexible Schedule.

Email resume to: Amy Gray, Executive Director

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 – $19.00 per hour

    Email resume, cover letter and three references to Executive Director Amy Gray at