AmeriCorps Seniors Program Supervisor

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Customer Services Representative
September 14, 2022
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September 14, 2022

AmeriCorps Seniors Program Supervisor

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The AmeriCorps Seniors Program consists of the RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) and FGP (Foster Grandparent Program), administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Program’s goal is to connect senior volunteers age 55 and older and their life experiences and skills to specific needs within the community. Senior volunteers serve in various capacities such as mentors to children with exceptional needs, transportation assistance, thrift store aids, meal delivery and distribution within the Texoma Region.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The AmeriCorps Seniors Program Supervisor oversees a variety of technical and administrative work related to the accomplishment of established performance measures/contract deliverables.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Reports to: Aging Services Department Director
  2. Directs: May direct program staff, interns and volunteers
  3. Other: Collaborate with COG staff; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; COG Governing Body; Executive Director; and the general public.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to the following performance measures:

  1. Prepare, review, and submit required reports, correspondence, and other documents;
  2. Approve bi-weekly timesheets and submit to Finance Department;
  3. Review invoices and submit check requests to Finance Department;
  4. Review and make edits to federal grants as required;
  5. Assist the Grants & Accounts Manager in monitoring budget activities and financial compliance;
  6. Manage and evaluate assigned program activities;
  7. Ensure all volunteers meet pre-service qualifications, receive initial training and additional training as available;
  8. Delegate activities and evaluate performance;
  9. Promote awareness of the Program through community presentations and distribution of literature;
  10. Serve as liaison to various advisory committees, local officials, and community and private sector organizations regarding program activities;
  11. Strengthen volunteer and station activities through program planning and performance measures with station managers and site visits;
  12. Request feedback from volunteer stations through a survey addressing the program’s performance and value as mandated by the federal grant;
  13. Maintain effectiveness of advisory council through adherence to by-laws;
  14. Perform volunteer and site evaluations;
  15. Identify and pursue potential funding sources;
  16. Provide an annual recognition for the volunteers and any other event deemed plausible throughout the year;
  17. Coordinate program activities with other TCOG departments and programs;
  18. Coordinate, schedule, and attend approved meetings and seminars;
  19. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Texas local government structure and intergovernmental relations. Must be able to maintain complete and accurate records; prepare grant proposals and applications; oversee and administer contracts efficiently and effectively; direct and motivate employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, contractors, local businesses and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication; understand, apply and communicate to others rules, regulations, and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies relating to departmental programs; develop and administer program budget; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment; analyze and interpret data.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Experience in volunteer services work. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, social services, or field related to program needs, plus at least two years of progressively responsible experience in programs is preferred. Equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of degree.

 

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED

Valid driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.