Professional Mentor JobCharlotte, NC

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Why You'll Love This Job

Why This Job Is For You – Join Thompson and have a lasting impact on children, families and communities.  We are seeking a talented and dedicated individuals to serve as Professional Mentor for our Charlotte, Friends of the Children (FOTC) affiliate.  When asked why Thompson, many say it is because of the opportunity to grow as a professional.  Our core values emphasize caring, commitment, innovation, integrity and excellence.

As part of FOTC, we commit to serving the most vulnerable youth for 12.5 years, from kindergarten to high school graduation, “No matter what.”  Mentors focus on developing characteristics such as: Growth Mindset, Positive Relationship Building, Finding Your Spark, Problem-Solving, Self-Determination, Self-Management, Perseverance/Grit, Hope and Belonging.

We highlight the value of our employees through:
  • Health Benefits (medical, dental, and vision, FSA, and 401K Retirement options)
  • Paid Time Off – 14 days
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Educational benefits
  • Team and Learning Culture
  • 401K Retirement
  • Multiple pathways for upward mobility within the agency
  • High quality technology for staff including iPhones, Tablets & Laptops
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Paid Time Off specific for Volunteerism in the community


The Professional Mentor is responsible for:
  • Working with 8-12 youth in school, home and community settings (transporting children involved.)
  • Teaching important life skills such as personal responsibility, completing chores, positive relationships, and more, according to model.
  • Ensuring documentation of outings, hours served, contacts with families, teachers, youth, and others.
  • Working hours may be flexible but will include evenings and weekends.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field, and 2+ years’ experience working with young children 
  • OR Equivalent combination of education and experience, with an Associate's degree.
  • A valid NC driver’s license, minimum of 3 years driving experience and clean driving record. All potential job candidates must pass a drug screening test, and an extensive background check is required.
Salary: $35K – $40K

Thompson is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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