Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Civic Service Institute
posted on October 3, 2012
The Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support for the Foster Grandparent Program in Pima and Pinal Counties. This position will be responsible for program coordination with partner agencies and volunteers.
• This position is subject to availability of grant funding.
• Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.
• This position is located in Pima/Pinal Counties.
• Incumbent must live in Pima or Pinal County.
• This is a part-time, 25 hour weekly position.
• The position is benefit eligible.
• Summary: The Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foster Grandparent Program in Pima/Pinal Counties. This position requires a home office, person hired must own a personal computer and be willing to work from that computer, and the person must have an internet connection and be able and willing to communicate by email. The Civic Service Institute will provide a cell phone for work local and long distance phone calls.
• Job Duties:
• Recruit age and income eligible volunteers for the Foster Grandparent Program. Interview prospective volunteers and check references, free access to Arizona Courts, and the National Sex Offender Registry. Make certain all forms are complete, then send all forms and data to the central office. Speak with volunteers, in person or via phone to discuss and trouble shoot problems, etc.
• Provide pre-service (40 hrs) and monthly in-service (4 hrs/monthly) applicable training to volunteers within the Foster Grandparent Program.
• Develop and initiate Memorandums of Understanding (or Intergovernmental Agreements) with local schools, Head Start Centers, hospitals or other organizations serving youth.
• Perform site visits and case management with partner agencies.
• Develop and assist a local Advisory Council for the Foster Grandparent Program.
• Organize special events, including but not limited to, formal volunteer recognition, fund raising events, etc.
• Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations that support the activities of Foster Grandparents.
• Provide initial and annual training to partner agencies on the Foster Grandparent Program. Assists partner agencies in completion of Child Assessment Plans, renewing MOU's, and completing performance appraisals on FGP volunteers.
• Secure donations for the FGP Program including physical examinations for volunteers, meal donations to volunteers from site, snack donations for in-service trainings, and/or donations of gifts for the volunteers for the holidays or for recognition.
• Process FGP monthly times sheets checking for completeness and correctness; enter time on monthly coordinator spreadsheet, and send to main office.
• Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Gerontology, Education or a related field; AND
• Two years' experience working with the elderly population, low income persons, and volunteers.
• Experience with non-profit organizations.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong skills in multi-tasking.
• Ability to effectively communicate with others whose backgrounds are different from your own, including working with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and those of different ages.
• Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, proficiency with the Internet, Internet reporting and electronic mail as well as ability to learn new volunteer software programs.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to function well as a team member.
• Experience working with elderly volunteers.
• Experience arranging and/or providing training.
• Experience recruiting and retaining volunteers.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated successful skills in volunteer leadership.
• Demonstrated skills working effectively with community agencies.
• Ability to analyze problems, exercising sound judgments leading to fair and well thought out decisions.
• Demonstrated ability and knowledge of working with people from a variety of backgrounds and demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
October 15, 2012 at midnight.