Mentoring program is a process outlined by one person to another aimed to make significant transitions in knowledge, work and thinking (Anderson & Anderson, 2005). A mentor is someone whom another person looks up to for guidance and advice which helps in making important decisions. The process that enables this important relationship between the mentee and the mentor and also incorporates aspects of coaching is referred to as coaching or mentoring program. There are different personnel involved in an efficient coaching or mentoring program as identified below together with the description of their jobs.
The executive director will manage the administration of the program in accordance to the vision and goals of the organization. The Executive Director needs to be experienced and capable of administrating personnel management skills. He will oversee the finances and budgets for each term. He will handle fundraising, manage and enhance workplace campaigns, provide staff and Board leadership. The Executive Director will also communicate effectively to the volunteers and the staff, even as he collaborates with the Board of Directors in his work.
Mentoring Services Program Director
This director’s position involves the responsibility over direct mentoring operations services. He or she will therefore implement and manage the program’s operations as per the established best practices in the program. The operations of the program falling under the mandate of this position are training and screening of volunteers, interviewing and screening personnel for the various posts, Community service and youth programs. He or She is expected to maintain a high level of excellence in coaching and mentoring services to the mentees. He or she will also coordinate and facilitate the Mentoring Services staff, and report to the Executive Director.
This position will be involved in training and recruiting, screening and training the various volunteers and assigning them to their clients. The other responsibility will be the provision of follow-up support for every group, planning and executing training workshops and implementing the community programs.
As per the program’s budget, the personnel identified above will each handle the responsibilities mentioned, although there would be expected liquidity within them so that the program affairs will override personal conflicts and attain efficacy (Anderson & Anderson, 2005).