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About the Buddy Program
Join our team!
For 50 years, the Buddy Program has been serving youth in the Roaring Fork Valley community. We
operate four programs, including one-on-one mentoring and group/experiential mentoring, known as our
LEAD (Leadership through Exploration, Action, and Discovery Program). Mentor/mentee pairs in our
Community Program stay together for 3.5 years, nearly twice that of national mentoring programs.
Program evaluations demonstrate the Buddy Program has helped our Little Buddies in areas of
self-esteem, decision-making, academics and relationships with friends and family. The Buddy Program
works with 400-450 youth and their families each year and an additional 135+ adult volunteers and
continues to grow to meet the large need in our local community. The Buddy Program is a registered
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. In its 50th year, the Buddy Program is expanding programming to
Glenwood Springs, offering all four mentoring programs by Fall 2023. The organization is working on
building relationships, partnerships, and opportunities for the entire Roaring Fork community.
Vision: We envision a thriving community in which all members are supported and connected through
meaningful relationships and experiences to achieve success.
Mission: The Buddy Program empowers youth through mentoring experiences to achieve their full
Commitment to Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion: We value, celebrate, and consciously cultivate
diversity as we strive to achieve equity through the power of mentoring.
Values: Kindness, inclusion, discovery, connection, empowerment
Working Relationships:
● Reports to the Mentoring Program Director. This position also receives support and direction
from other team members, depending on the tasks at hand
● On-going, constructive, and open collaboration between all Buddy Program staff is essential to
our team to ensure a consistent, quality-run program
Responsibilities include:
● Recruit adult volunteers for program (annual goal of 50 recruits) from Aspen- Glenwood
○ Host events; present at organizations and businesses to recruit Big Buddies
○ Follow up with any interested individuals
○ Meet with potential volunteers to determine fitness to become a Big Buddy
○ Work with the Mentoring Program Team to identify best candidates for Big Buddy

● Provide Case Management and Program Coordination in the Community, School-based,
and Peer-to Peer programs
● Maintain an average caseload of 10 to 15 Buddy Pairs within the Community and
School-based Programs
● Coordinate and supervise one Peer-to-Peer program site in collaboration with one other
program staff member
● Cultivate trusting, constructive relationships with families and youth via an intake process and
on-going communication and support, as well as oversee required paperwork and
documentation that goes along with such duties
● Screen and make strong and compatible matches with Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale/Glenwood
Springs youth and volunteers in the Community, School-based, and Peer-to-Peer Programs
● Ongoing communication and coaching adult volunteers in their role as mentors to youth to
ensure consistent and quality participation
● Ongoing support and communication with children waiting for a mentor
● Develop and maintain relationships with schools (including with Peer-to-Peer School Liaisons,
and attendance at school meetings), other youth organizations, community leaders, and various
organizations with whom we collaborate for youth referrals, volunteer recruiting, youth and
family support and special projects
● Remain up-to-date, educated, and knowledgeable in the fields of mentoring and youth services
in order to support and coach volunteers in their role as mentors
● Coordinate services and support team with outreach (empowerment scholarships, mentor,
mentee and parent trainings, counseling referrals, and other agency referrals)
● Attend and engage in team meetings, including: Mentoring Program Team
meetings, Peer-to-Peer team meetings, all staff meetings
● Maintain and update on-line and written data files on an ongoing basis
● Maintain client confidentiality
● Attend Buddy Program sponsored activities/events and assist with special projects as they
arise, including: Bash for the Buddies, Boogie’s Buddy 5 Mile Race, Gingerbread House,
recruitment events.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications
associated with the job.
Skills and Life Experience:
● Passionate about mission of the Buddy Program and working with youth and families
● Experience in related field (social work, education, youth services, psychology) preferable
● Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.
● Must be outgoing, results-oriented, personable and flexible with time
● Be available and comfortable with Public Relations aspect of the job, including but not limited to
radio, TV and newspaper interviews
● Knowledge and skills for working with families who are working to overcome all forms of
● Ability to remain compassionate and empathetic towards families, youth, volunteers and donors
● Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred
● Ability to act as ambassador for the Buddy Program at all times
● Flexibility with time and duties as they evolve

● Ability to work nights and weekends
● Have a “whatever it takes” attitude
● Ability to prioritize work in accordance with Buddy Program goals and priorities
● Strong computer skills – Google and experience with using a database (DonorView
or equivalent CRM preferred)
● Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, efficiency, and ability to meet
● Ability to work as a strong team player as well as independently
Time and Compensation Details:
Full-time; 40 hours per week. Some nights and weekends required. This position is located in our Aspen,
Carbondale and Glenwood Springs (Colorado) offices, is a non-exempt position, and includes some
flexibility to work from home. Salary range $52,500 – $60,000. Benefits include paid vacation, sick
leave, personal days, volunteer hours, retirement contribution, TRIAD EAP, full healthcare plan including
dental and vision.
Send cover letter and resume to, Subject Line: “Recruitment and Mentoring
Program Coordinator.” Position open until filled.

It is the policy of the Buddy Program to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital
status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, income level or any other characteristic protected by law.
Under applicable laws, the Buddy Program employs only United States citizens and individuals who are authorized
to work in the United States. The Buddy Program participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government
with employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S.

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