AMERICORPS SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Company: Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Job Details: AMERICORPS SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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Vacancy Name AMERICORPS SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR Vacancy No
VN343 Employment Type Full Time Non-Exempt Location
Anchorage-Central Office Salary Range $25.00 Salary Period Hourly
Benefits Full time-eligible to participate in the benefit programs
on the first day of the month after your 60th day of employment.
JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates the development and implementation of a
new AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Network with Senior
Centers and Elder-serving institutions across Alaska. The Senior
Companion program engaged volunteers 55+ who provide assistance and
friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living
tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The Program Coordinator
will work with the AmeriCorps Seniors Program Manager to build a
statewide network of partners to establish this program in
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Builds partnerships between RurAL CAP and other Senior-serving
institutions in Alaska to establish a Senior Companions Program
- Responsible for supporting the recruitment of Senior Companion
volunteers, provides technical and program objective guidance to
- Responsible for supporting the recruitment of Senior Companion
volunteer site locations and Site Supervisors. Provides technical
and program objective guidance to Site Supervisors.
- Assist with organizing orientation and in-service trainings for
volunteers; including planning, logistics, agenda and material
production, and preparation. This includes curriculum adaptation
- Supports and maintains volunteer compliance processes,
including background checks and other required documentation.
- Supports and maintains service site compliance processes,
including site assessments, volunteer assignment records,
evaluations, and other required site documentation.
- Maintains program measurement data, including volunteer time
and activity information.
- Represents RurAL CAP and AmeriCorps Seniors at community events
and other constituent gatherings. Assists with program promotion
- Organizes and supports transportation and logistical needs for
- Development of funding proposals to support program growth with
support from Program Manager and Development team.
- Supports the preparation of quarterly and annual progress
reports; assists with preparation of funding applications.
- Performs other job-related duties at the request of the Elder
Mentor Program Manager or Community Development Division
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies
- Communicates effectively orally and in writing as appropriate
for the needs of a diverse audience.
- Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet
- Ability to exercise good judgement, courtesy and tact.
- Ability to establish good rapport with people of diverse
cultures and belief systems.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
- Skilled in the use of persuasion to change others minds or
behavior to bring them together to try to reconcile
- Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries,
ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/JOB CONDITIONS:
- Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol free
- Ability to endure and balance work fluctuations, deadlines, and
interruptions; must be able to work weekends, and long hours during
occasional peak work periods.
- Frequent travel to and in rural Alaskan communities by small
plane and alternate ground transportation and ability to carry out
job responsibilities in Arctic Cold Climates in rural areas without
or with limited, running water and sewer systems. Ability to sleep
on floor in communities where no other lodging is available.
- Requires extensive networking, teamwork with other employees,
and an ability to share information and speak in open forums in
front of groups.
- Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working
relationships with others.
- Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation
among team members and getting members of a group to work together
to accomplish tasks.
- Uses computers and computer programs effectively to enter and
manage data and develop documents and training materials
- Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and
- Provides information to site supervisors, volunteers,
co-workers and the general public by telephone, in written form,
e-mail, or in person.
- Communicates with others outside the organization, representing
the organization to customers, the public, and other external
sources in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail in keeping
with current policies & procedures.
- Must have the ability to operate the following equipment:
desktop computer, telephone, copier, Network printer, and fax
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 35
pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working
in a safe manner. This position will also be performing physical
activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping,
bending, and handling materials.
- Occasionally performs sedentary activities that require sitting
for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for
handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or hours vary with location.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some
out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED EDUCATION:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- State and federal background checks, including fingerprints,
- BA degree and two years qualifying experience or three years
qualifying experience in elder care, volunteer management, rural
community development, or related fields.
- Working knowledge of the social, cultural, and economic
conditions of rural Alaska.
- Experience coordinating trainings, projects and special
- Organizational skills to maintain daily work flow and meet
project deadlines. Responsible work ethic with reliable
- Demonstrated ability to successfully interpret and implement
company and departmental policies, procedures, and service
- Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
including expertise in cross-cultural communication.
- Demonstrated proficient level of computer skills necessary in
order to use and create documents and reports, spreadsheets,
workshop materials and slide presentations, and to enter data into
intricate database programs and proficient use of Microsoft Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.
- Must keep all matters concerning participants in strictest
confidence as required by HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience with AmeriCorps program management preferred
BENEFITS:As a full time, regular employee, you will be eligible to
participate in our competitivebenefits programs on the first day of
the month after your 60th day of employment, including but not
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Life & Supplemental Insurance
- 401K/Pension Plan
- Flexible Spending Account/Health & Dependent Care
- Health Savings Account
- Employee Assistance Program
- 20 days (160 hours) of accrued Paid Time Off
- 12 Established paid holidays
- Monthly Wellness Reimbursement
Keywords: Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP), Anchorage , AMERICORPS SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Other , Anchorage, Alaska
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