Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Civic Service Institute
posted on September 27, 2012
• This position is subject to availability of grant funding.
• Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.
• This position is located in Flagstaff.
• This position includes operational, financial, grant, supervisory and technical assistance responsibilities.
• The Foster Grandparent Program has 150 volunteers located throughout the state (minus the Navajo Nation).
• The Senior Companion Program has 150 volunteers located in Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai, and Maricopa Counties.
• The RSVP Program has 400 volunteers located in Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai, La Paz, and Yuma Counties.
Summary: The Project Director will be responsible for direction the three Senior Corps Programs; Foster Grandparent, RSVP, and Senior Companion Programs.
• Reports to the CSI Associate Director for Programs.
• Supervises nine Senior Corps Program Coordinators; most in off-site locations.
• Directs the Senior Corps Programs which consist of the Foster Grandparent, RSVP, and Senior Companion Programs.
• Prepares, develops, and writes Senior Corps and ADOT grants annually. May also write grants to foundations, United Way, fund raise.
• Develops, measures, and reports outcome/performance measures for the Senior Corps Programs and for ADOT and other foundation grants.
• Provides training, guidance, and consistency in policy and procedure to the Senior Corps program coordinators.
• Serves as a liaison to community organizations and senior volunteers to meet departmental goals and program requirements.
• Promotes the Senior Corps Programs and other programs of the Civic Service Institute at NAU in communities in which programs are available throughout the state of Arizona.
• Oversees that proper agency agreements are secured by Senior Corps program coordinators such as Memorandums of Understanding, Intergovernmental Agreements, etc. Also oversees that proper volunteer files are maintained.
• Develops, networks and maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of organizations and/or agencies incorporating preventative and problem-solving techniques to diffuse situations and issues that may arise, resolving issues in a positive manner for all affected by issue(s).
• Represents the NAU Civic Service Institute as a co-sponsor of the Life Long Learning Committee¿may serve as the chair of this committee.
• May attend and represent Senior Corps Programs (and the Civic Service Institute) at a variety of meetings and on a variety of boards.
• Attends national, regional, or local training conferences for personal and professional development.
• Develops and prepares PR and PSAs for Senior Corps Programs.
• Develops, coordinates and assists in fund raising events for Senior Corps Programs and the Civic Service Institute.
• Assists with the development of a Certificate in Volunteer Management.
• Teaches one or more courses in a Certificate in Volunteer Management curriculum.
• Master¿s degree in social sciences or related field; AND
• Four (4) to six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience, especially in the field of aging/gerontology, grant writing, volunteerism/service; OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• Experience working with the Corporation for National and Community Service.
• Experience managing a large volume of volunteers.
• Experience and knowledge in the field of aging.
• Experience preparing, writing, and reporting on grants.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Experience/knowledge of issues pertaining to volunteers.
• Experience/knowledge of issues pertaining to older adults.
• Demonstrated sound supervisory, training and management skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Awareness and commitment to NAU's EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Safe Working and Learning Environment goals.
• Demonstrated successful grant writing in the past five years.
• Demonstrated fund development(fundraising) skills in the past five years.
• Experience managing a program, grant and/or contracts.
• Demonstrated budgetary skills.
• Demonstrated experience with outcome based performance measures.
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 Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of 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 .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
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, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, 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 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
October 25, 2012 at midnight.