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Men's Mentor Program Coordinator

STEP Ministries, Inc.
Little Rock, AR


Little Rock, AR

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  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

STEP Ministries is an established, 37-year-old Christian youth mentoring organization located in North Little Rock, and now expanding to Little Rock, mobilizing churches to serve under-resourced children through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring both in-school and after school. This position will allow you to use your passion and gifting in leading, equipping, and discipling people.

Our mission: We exist to empower people through Jesus Christ to step in, step up, and step out.

Our vision: Changing the heart of the city through the hope of the Gospel, one mentoring relationship at a time.


The Mentor Coordinator will provide leadership for mentors and students in conjunction with the Executive Director and other Mentor Coordinators. This position will establish and maintain relationships with volunteers, participants, and families in the community. Mentor Coordinators interview potential mentors to determine fit with STEP, train mentors, and pair each mentor with a mentee. They also monitor and evaluate mentor/mentee relationships and provide mentors with guidance concerning their interaction with mentees and their families.

As STEP Ministries is a vibrant ministry with a small staff, this job description is not intended to be inclusive of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications.

Reports to: Executive Director

Purpose: To ensure successful, biblically-based mentoring and discipleship of at-risk youth by assisting in the building and strengthening of relationships between volunteer mentors and mentees.

Primary Responsibilities:

Train, lead and mentor the volunteer mentors from a biblical perspective

  • Interview and screen prospective mentors
  • Build positive relationships with the mentors through lunches, meetings, phone calls, etc.
  • Administer program evaluations to volunteer mentors and incorporate improvements based on their suggestions and in coordination with other staff

Oversee/assist in scheduling, planning, and executing after-school and summer programs

  • Identify, select, obtain and modify curriculum for school year and summer programs
  • Find or create activities for weekly club meetings that include, but are not limited to, life skills, experiential learning games, crafts, and guest speakers

Recruit youth to participate in the mentoring programs

  • Conduct home visits in the target neighborhood developing relationships with families
  • Obtain and maintain permission for participation of all children in the program

Plan and lead activities such as retreats, mission trips, celebrations, faithfulness awards, and Kids Across America Camp

Participate in all staff meetings and designated functions

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with volunteer recruitment as necessary
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate participant information for STEP’s database
  • Help maintain facilities and vehicles
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Embraces the mission, vision and Christian statement of faith of STEP
  • Gifted in speaking and communication skills
  • Able to shepherd and lead people
  • Actively engaged in a local church
  • Solid in biblical teachings
  • Experience in discipleship preferred
  • Enjoys being with others (a “people person”)
  • Engaging and energetic
  • Must be 21 years or older, have a current Arkansas driver’s license, and pass an FBI background check

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Christian Leadership: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Little Rock, AR: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person