Assistant Director, Center/Institute #605223

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Manages current AmeriCorps Seniors Programs consisting of:

  • Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
  • RSVP Program
  • Senior Companion Program (SCP)
  • All responsibilities listed in this job description relate to these current AmeriCorps Seniors grants, collectively referred to as the AmeriCorps Seniors Programs.

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall quality, management, and coordination of the AmeriCorps Seniors Programs. This includes the preparation, development, and writing of Program grants and proposals annually.
  • Writes grants to other funding sources, such as to local foundations and other government organizations to supplement the AmeriCorps Seniors grants.
  • Researches evidence-based for education, food security, and other focus area models and incorporates the research into the AmeriCorps Seniors Programs.
  • Works with the Financial Oversight Manager to develop and manage the grant budgets to ensure program expenditures align with funder and NAU requirements.
  • Develops and delivers training for new staff and supports the development of volunteer and partner agency training including orientation, in-service, and professional development.
  • Serves on the CSV Leadership Team.
  • Supervises three AmeriCorps Seniors Program Coordinators and one Administrative Associate.
  • Develops and writes program performance measures and projected outcomes for AmeriCorps Seniors Programs.
  • Suggests the tools to record and evaluate performance measures.
  • Develops, prepares, compiles, and writes monthly/quarterly/bi-annual reports to funders.
  • Develops recruitment materials, strategy, and a recruitment plan for volunteers and partner agencies.
  • Approves the enrollment of program volunteers.
  • Develops partnerships with community organizations for placements of volunteers.
  • Researches and documents community needs.
  • Provides training, guidance, and consistency in policy and procedure to employees and volunteers.
  • Networks with local, state, and national agencies for future program development. Networks with other National Service Programs in the area, state, and nationally. Represents the CSV Programs at conferences.
  • Oversees the development of PR, PSAs, and other marketing materials for AmeriCorps Seniors Programs.
  • May assist in the development and coordination of fundraising and recognition events for AmeriCorps Seniors Programs and CSV.
  • May serve as a representative of center on committees, in meetings, and with internal and external organizations.
  • Represents leadership as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of expertise.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable state and federal laws and mandates relevant policies and procedures; holds staff accountable through various processes.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of CSV programs and recommends methods for continuous improvement.
  • Assists with preparing and maintaining strategic plans and budgets.
  • Presents data to evaluate the efficiency of day-to-day tasks within the Center and ensures all objectives are being met. Determines outcomes and gives guidance to subordinates on how to meet goals.
  • Applies awareness of trends and changes; supports efforts to improve, modify, or design new processes.
  • Supports the development, implementation, and growth of programs within Center.
  • Authorizes, with approval, necessary actions to remove obstacles to success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; AND
  • 2-4 years of management or supervisory experience required; AND
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience including grant-writing and program management.
  • *A combination of related education, experience, and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Experience working with National Service Programs, particularly AmeriCorps Seniors Programs (Foster Grandparent, RSVP, and Senior Companion Programs).

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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