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Senior Companion Program Coordinator

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 25, 2022
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Senior Companion Program Coordinator

Job ID: 251561
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Center for Social Gerontology

Job Summary

The American Recovery Plan (ARP) is funding this short-term grant intended to educate the community about the COVID-19 vaccine and assist individuals with navigating the system to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. The ARP Senior Companion Program (SCP) coordinator is the GSU Area Senior Companion Program's designated staff member to manage day-to-day operations of this program. The coordinator will perform all duties in person within the community served, on the phone and from home.

The coordinator is responsible for the volunteer recruitment and management of 80 Senior Companion volunteers in a 22 county region. The coordinator represents the program and Georgia Southern University in outreach and coordination with other agencies and community resources. The coordinator works with the director to develop and implement the SCP including strategic planning, program development, fiscal management, volunteer stipend management, volunteer and staff supervision and promotional activities. The coordinator provides administrative, clerical, and technical assistance for the implementation of the program. The coordinator develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with staff from various community organizations to gain support and promote linkages.

This benefited position ends June 30, 2024. Employment is contingent upon grant funding availability.

  • Organize, coordinate, supervise, and complete special projects and/or events in the day-to-day management of the unit, function or department
  • Will work in the following Georgia counties: Jenkins, Screven, Effingham, Bulloch, Emanuel, Candler, Evans, Tattnall, Bryan, Appling, Liberty, Long, Toombs, and Wayne Counties
  • Coordinate and monitor project activities including recruitment, in-service training, supervisory arrangements, and other activities in cooperation with the project director and appropriate volunteer station staff
  • Coordinate AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in SCP assignments including developing volunteer assignment plans and volunteer activities and monitoring progress toward achieving the expected outputs and outcomes specified in performance measures
  • Enhance the total project effort through active involvement with community organizations, other national service programs, and other senior and volunteer programs
  • Provide information and support to AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers
  • Assess the appropriateness and performance of volunteer stations
  • Attend training conferences conducted or authorized by AmeriCorps Seniors as funding allows

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, or a related field

Other Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of community resources

Required Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in human services or related field, which includes at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity
  • Volunteer management experience

Proposed Salary

$22.83 per hour

This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Effective project and time management skills

Apply Before Date

December 18, 2022

Application review may begin on November 21, 2022

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Employment is contingent upon grant funding availability

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment

Internet access

Access to transportation

Ability to comply with university document security measures

All work must be performed within the State of Georgia

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in coordinator's home, vehicle or face-to-face in the community
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Near daily travel required within a 22 county vicinity in the State of Georgia

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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