The Employer Liaison is an essential part of the collaborating
team, which also includes the Coordinator and a representative from
the school or class involved. Appointed by the employer, the employer
liaison is responsible for the successful engagement of the employees
in the e-mentoring project and the success of the overall project.
Benefits for Employer Liaisons
- A sense of accomplishment at the completion of a successful
- The notice of top management for the leadership assumed in directing
- The knowledge that young people were helped through the project.
Employer Liaison Responsibilities
- Organize an employee informational meeting which would inform
the employees about the e-mentoring project and encourage their
- Upon signing up a number of employee volunteers, collaborate
with the coordinator to provide a stimulating training session
- Work with coordinator and education liaison to efficiently establish
the program, including e-mail directories, matching of e-mentor
to e-mentee, and arranging for initial contacts, e-mail, and face-to-face
- Organize employee involvement in one or more face-to-face meetings
with students including one on-site at the employer location and
one on-site at the school or educational institution.
- Provide budget and seek financial support for various expenditures,
including training manuals and materials, travel costs, lunch
for program participants, end-of-year gifts for participants (optional),
and other expenses as they may arise.
- Coordinate with employee volunteers to assure they remain engaged
in the process and participate on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with partners to address any issues that may arise.
- Report, on a regular and timely basis, to employer management
as to the progress and success of the program.
- Make certain all employee volunteers are recognized, celebrated
and thanked for their involvement in the program.
- A desire to lead a volunteer program and make a difference.
- Solid organizational skills.
- Creativity and flexibility.
- Ability to use sales and marketing tools to engage employees.
- Knowledge of computer technology and the use of the Internet.
- Ability to manage conflicts and solve problems readily.
- The respect and trust of management to do the job.