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Could your little one use a big?

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.

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You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.
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Our impact

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
✓ are more confident
✓ are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
✓ do better in school
✓ get along better with their family and friends
✓ feel better about themselves*
*Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
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Child safety

Safety from the start

Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs. Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.

Big Brothers and Sisters National Standards of Excellence require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

✓ Completion of a formal written application
✓ Background and reference checks
✓ An in-person interview
✓ An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs
of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's development
April 27, 2022

Hiring: Match Support Specialist: Check out the Job Posting below!

The Match Support Specialist is a full-time position responsible for match support for youth, parents/guardians and volunteer mentors. This position provides ongoing guidance and support to Littles, Parents/Guardians, and Volunteer Bigs on a regular basis. Match Support Specialists monitor mentoring interactions and offer insights and advice to ensure child safety, facilitate healthy relationship development and promote positive youth outcomes. This position reports directly to the ProgramManager. This is a hybrid role requiring a blend of virtual and on-site work.

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March 21, 2022

Hiring: Bilingual Program Manager, Check out the Job Posting below!

The Program Manager is a full-time position that works with the Chief Program Officer to provide exceptional leadership to the Match Support team. This includes providing guidance on how to deliver quality customer service and match support to volunteers, youth, and their families during their match period. This position collaborates with the Program Leadership Team and provides input on strategic planning, continuous improvement, and other needs that add value to the overall success of the agency. Responsible for ensuring that programming is consistent with the agency’s mission, policies, and procedures and aligns with BBBSA’s National Standards and the strategic goals for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga. This position reports directly to the Chief Program Officer and supervises a team of 5. This position has an ideal start date of 6/1/22.

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March 9, 2022

Hiring: Enrollment & Matching Specialist, Check out the Job Posting below!

The Enrollment and Matching Specialist position is a full-time position responsible for overseeing and supporting youth, volunteers, and parents/guardians through the Enrollment process. This includes interviewing and assessing to determine eligibility and make appropriate matches. This position reports directly to the Enrollment and Recruitment Manager. This is a hybrid role requiring a blend of virtual and on-site work. This job requires some evening/weekend work in order to be flexible with volunteer/family schedules.

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