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Company: Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: January 24, 2023

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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 Details

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 Alaska.


  • Builds partnerships between RurAL CAP and other Senior-serving institutions in Alaska to establish a Senior Companions Program Network.
  • Responsible for supporting the recruitment of Senior Companion volunteers, provides technical and program objective guidance to volunteers.
  • 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 and design.
  • 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 and marketing.
  • Organizes and supports transportation and logistical needs for volunteers.
    • 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 Director.
      • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures.
      • Communicates effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of a diverse audience.
      • Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.
      • 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 environment.
      • Skilled in the use of persuasion to change others minds or behavior to bring them together to try to reconcile differences.
      • Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
        • Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol free workplace.
        • 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 accomplish work.
        • 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 machine.

          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 things.
            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 demand.
            Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.
            • Must be at least 18 years of age.
            • State and federal background checks, including fingerprints, required.
            • 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 events.
            • Organizational skills to maintain daily work flow and meet project deadlines. Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance.
            • Demonstrated ability to successfully interpret and implement company and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards.
            • 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 confidentiality regulations.
              • 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 limited to:
                • 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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