School Based Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of PNW
Portland, Oregon, USA
School-Based Coordinator Big Brothers Big Sisters, PNW Portland, Oregon, USA
With my former Little Sister.
“Stephanie is a natural at working with kids. Students who are lucky enough to work with her find a caring, uplifting, listening adult, even under limited timeframes or in high pressure situations. She is also a star at collaboration with school staff, fun as a coworker, and passionate about making programs and their participants successful!” Hannah Ferber, Former School Based Coordinator/ Lead Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Portland, OR View this recommendation via LinkedIn
“Stephanie was an intelligent, informative and fun colleague. When I started working at Big Brothers Big Sisters she was extremely welcoming and continuously offered support with navigating the new systems of the job. Her open and direct communication style was helpful and she was ready to listen to any concerns or questions that arose. I have been able to directly work with Stephanie on various outings and programs for youth where she always had creative, active and engaging activities for people with various interests. She is ready for anything and has the ability to engage anyone in a fun activity at the drop of a hat. Her personable character shows she values building meaningful relationships with colleagues and clients, and ultimately makes work an enjoyable place to be.” Karen Jensen, Former Teen Program Coordinator Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Portland, OR View this recommendation via LinkedIn
Job Description:School- Based Coordinator October 2007- October 2010
Worked alongside school counselors, parents, and school staff at 15+ schools in Portland Public, Parkrose, David Douglas, and Reynolds Districts.
Managed a caseload of 85 matches, which required quality monthly contact with child, mentor, and parent/ guardian to ensure safety and to nurture relationship development.
Recruited, interviewed, and assessed both children and adults desiring to participate in programs.
Organized, planned, advertised, and led trainings for mentors to be effective and safe adults for the children with whom they were matched.
Attended trainings about, and reported concerns related to, safety issues of children in the program.
Supervised activities and encouraged interaction of matches at teen mentoring sites and events.
Organized, advertised, and arranged transportation for large scale summer outings for school based matches.
Assisted with fundraising and recruitment efforts as needed.
Learn more about the School Based Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Columbia Northwest in Portland, Oregon.