Website The Buddy Program

Career Opportunity: Bilingual Case Manager
About the Buddy Program
Join our team!
For 48 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 that
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 worked with 437 youth and their families in 202 and an
additional 136 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.
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 potential
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. Our team of staff and boards of directors embrace
our Commitment to Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion, along with our mission, vision, and core values.
We value: Honesty, respect, listening, reliability, measuring growth rather than mistakes, supporting and investing
in our employees, professional development, self-care, acting as ambassadors to our mission in our personal and
professional lives
Working relationships:
• Reports to the Community 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
Responsible for:
• Providing Case Management, Program Coordination, and bilingual Big Buddy recruitment support in the
Community, School-based, and Peer-to-Peer programs
• Maintaining an average caseload of 30 Buddy Pairs within the Community and School-based Programs
• Coordination and supervision of one Peer-to-Peer program site with the assistance of one other program
staff member
• Cultivating trusting, constructive relationships with families and youth via an intake process and on-going
case management, as well as overseeing required paperwork and documentation that goes along with
such duties
• Screening and making strong and compatible matches with Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale youth and
volunteers in the Community, School-based, and Peer-to-Peer Programs
• Coaching and supporting adult and high school volunteers in their role as mentors to youth
• Cultivating relationships within the Latino/a/x community amongst individual and partner organizations,
including hosting events, presenting at businesses and organizations, meeting with potential volunteers,
attending local networking events
• In conjunction with the Recruitment Manager, identify qualified volunteer candidates for the role of Big
Buddies and brainstorming new recruitment activities, methods, and events
• Ongoing support and case management of children waiting for a mentor
• Developing and maintaining relationships with schools (including Peer-to-Peer School Liaisons, and attending
school meetings), other youth organizations, community leaders, and various organizations with whom
we collaborate for youth referrals, volunteer recruiting, case management, and special projects
• Remaining 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
• Coordinating services and supporting team with pertinent outreach pertaining to Community and Schoolbased Programs (empowerment scholarships, mentor, mentee and parent trainings, counseling referrals,
and other agency referrals)
• Communication with Big Buddies to ensure consistent and quality participation and attendance
• Engagement and attendance in team meetings, including: Case Manager meetings, Recruitment team
meetings, Peer-to-Peer team meetings
• Planning, preparation, and facilitation of Buddy Pair activities during Peer-to-Peer programming
• Maintaining and updating on-line and written data files on an ongoing basis
• Maintaining client confidentiality
• Regular attendance at appropriate Health & Human Service Agency meetings
• Attending Buddy Program sponsored activities/events and assisting with special projects as they arise
• Support of events, including: Bash for the Buddies, Boogie’s Buddy 5 Mile Race, Gingerbread House,
recruitment events
• Other duties as needed
Skills and Life Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree or similarly relevant life experience
• Experience in related field (social work, education, youth services, psychology) preferable
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills required
• Passionate about the mission of the Buddy Program and working with youth and families
• Knowledge and skills for working with families who are experiencing all forms of challenges
• Ability to remain compassionate and empathetic towards families, youth, and volunteers
• Flexible with time and duties as they evolve
• Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
• Have a “whatever it takes” attitude.
• Ability to prioritize work in accordance with Buddy Program goals and priorities
• Strong computer skills -Google and Microsoft Office and experience with using a database (DonorPro or
equivalent preferred).
• Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, efficiency, and ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work as a strong team player as well as independently
• Professional in daily habits, both in and out of the office. Ability to act as a good-will ambassador of the
Buddy Program
Time and Compensation Details: Full-time; 40 hours per week. Some nights and weekends required. This
position is located in our Aspen and Carbondale (Colorado) offices and is a non-exempt position and includes some
flexibility to work from home. Salary range $47,000 – $50,000/year. Benefits include paid vacation time, illness
leave, personal days, healthcare, vision and dental.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a bilingual writing sample to, subject
line” “Bilingual Case Manager,” by end of business day Friday, December 3, 2021.
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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