Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance
Job Description

Job Title: Job Training/Microenterprise Mentor—JT/M Mentor
Salary Range: $10.50 to $12.00 per hour—commensurate with qualifications
Status: Full time grant funded position
Reports To: Executive Director
Prepared By: Chris Mallette, IVSHA Executive Director
Prepared Date: 26 February 2015
Approved By: IVSHA Board of Directors
Approved Date:

Summary: The JT/M Mentor is responsible for mentoring participants in the Brown Bear Remembers Microenterprise—an online store. Additionally, the JT/M Mentor will conduct research and report to the supervision team on how to develop and follow a business plan to grow the microenterprise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Ability to give direction to job training participants.
• Ability to maintain, analyze, order and track inventory at appropriate levels.
• Ability to conduct effective online research and write summaries for the supervision team: make recommendations for improving sales, online presence and marketing.
• Will work closely with the Programs Coordinator to ensure emotional well-being of participants who are survivors.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Will conduct outreach to identify retail partners to sell products, vendors for new products and product designs.
• Will require some evening and weekend work hours.
• Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The JT/M Mentor will oversee one to four participants and is responsible for identifying specific skills needed and will work with the executive director or designee to develop individualized training program.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed in this job description. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the event there are not otherwise qualified candidates available for assignment, candidates with credentials that do not yet meet the agency minimum qualifications may be considered for underfilling the position while in training. Candidates who are not fully qualified are expected to be fully operational within six months and will receive evaluations monthly until deemed fully qualified.
Education and/or Experience: Candidates with extensive training and/or experience in domestic and sexual violence are preferred. Successful candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Social media and website design and maintenance is critical to the position.

Language Skills: Candidate must be able to communicate clearly in writing and verbally, including public presentations. Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural candidates are preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None.

Statement of Confidentiality: Candidate must agree, in writing, to maintain confidentiality of clients and agency at all times.
Criminal history Background Check Required: Candidate must consent to a criminal history background check. A conviction will not automatically bar employment.
Compliance With Policies: Candidate must comply with all Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance policies and safety regulations.

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