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Grand Area Mentoring

Moab, UT

August 2023

Program Overview

Grand Area Mentoring provides responsible adult mentors to youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Mentors and mentees meet weekly with the goal of pointing youth toward healthy, happy lives. In 2022/2023, the program served 75 matches. 100% of parents report their children are happier, and 85% of youth got along better with others at school. Program staff recruit, screen, and train mentors; train families and students; supervise and support relationships as they mature, usually for years; organize special events for participants; establish and collaborate with community partners; and more. See attached for Grand Area Mentoring’s 2022/2023 annual report.

Position Background

In July 2023, Grand Area Mentoring won a 3-year TANF grant from the state of Utah. This funding will empower the program to hire a part-time (10-hr/week) community coordinator to support matches. The position is contingent on continuously meeting grant expectations and is not guaranteed to extend beyond the grant horizon.

Position Description – Community Coordinator

Grand Area Mentoring’s community coordinator will mainly focus on supporting community-based matches in grade 6 and above. These matches meet weekly one-on-one throughout the region. The coordinator will:

  • Establish connections with the community-based matches
  • Create new partnerships with agencies and businesses to support community-based matches
  • Organize mentor and mentee trainings
  • And facilitate educational, recreational, and bonding opportunities.

The community coordinator is expected to maintain a high standard of performance, work independently, and take initiative to further the program’s success.


The coordinator’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Staying in regular contact with community-based matches whose relationships can benefit from extra support and opportunities
  • Creating and delivering a pitch for community partnerships
  • Meeting with agencies and businesses to foster a shared vision of collaboration
  • Coordinating with partners to offer career-focused events and trainings such as resume writing workshops, Department of Workforces Services visits, workplace shadowing, etc.
  • Identifying and reaching out to providers to coordinate advanced mentor training, especially around the topics of youth wellness and promoting healthy choices
  • Planning novel no/low-cost pro-social outings such as hikes, desert adventures, live music, bicycling, etc.
  • Encouraging and facilitating mentor and mentee participation in the above
  • Maintaining records for grant evaluation measures


  • Exceptional organization and professionalism
  • Computer literacy
  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills and aid in interpersonal problem-solving
  • Ability to keep information confidential


  • Experience working with children and/or mentoring

Schedule, Workplace, Supervision

With adequate annual progress toward grant goals, the position is expected to continue until June 30, 2026. The community coordinator’s 10 hours per week will be flexible. They may be required to work evenings or weekends for special events. The coordinator will follow the school calendar and not work GCSD vacations (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, e.g.), except summertime when they can work optional reduced hours and provide project enhancements established in coordination with the program director and mentor coordinator. Expected total hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) is 410. Grand Area Mentoring will provide a cell phone, laptop, and supplies for remote work. Informal, drop-in office space at mentoring sites will be available. The coordinator will report to the program director and submit timesheets monthly.


$24/hour for qualified candidates

Application Deadline

Applications due by September 8th, 5pm. Please use the form below. Cover letter and resumé encouraged. Send or drop off hardcopy applications here:


Grand County School District

ATTN: Grand Area Mentoring

264 South 400 East

Moab, UT  84532


Send electronic applications to: mcneild@grandschools.org


For the full announcement and application, click here >> Grand Area Mentoring Community Coordinator Application