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Lead Program Coordinator

The Friends Program

The Friends Program strengthens communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit. Our four primary programs connect individual volunteers with others in their community who need help or support. We serve communities throughout New Hampshire.  See www.friendsprogram.org for more information. The Friends Program offers competitive benefits and generous holiday and paid leave policies. This is a place where you can make a difference. The Friends Program is an equal opportunity employer.

 


The Lead Program Coordinator will assist the Director of Senior Programs in grant delivery and fulfillment by supporting existing Foster Grandparents in the Lakes Region to mentor and tutor students virtually and in person. Program Coordinators support Foster Grandparent volunteers; recruit and place volunteers at youth service sites and supervise the volunteers and the sites in the assigned region adapting to the evolving needs of schools and Foster Grandparents. The Lead Program Coordinator is responsible for coordination of stipend checks for enrolled Foster Grandparents and takes the lead in day to day program operations and completion of objectives. Adhering to Federal grant requirements and compliance with extensive guidelines is an important part of this role. Ability to quickly adapt to software systems and proficiency with MS Office is a requirement for this position. This is a positive, friendly office environment where you can make a difference and join an established and experienced team!

Requirements:
  • Associate’s Degree plus experience in non-profits, older adult services, human services, counseling, education, social work or related field preferred.
  • Experience and/or ability to work effectively with older adults and be sensitive to their issues and concerns.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have strong experience in MS Office and comfortable learning new software programs.
  • Ability to initiate phone calls, set up meetings with new people and maintain positive relationships, including school principals, teachers and office staff.
  • Ability to travel throughout NH, particularly in the Lakes Region, Grafton County and Sullivan County to visit sites and promote the program.
  • Strong sense of initiative.

This is a full-time, 37 ½ hour per week position. Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage Foster Grandparent volunteers, assignments, and sites (schools, Head Starts, nonprofit childcare centers and other youth service programs) within an assigned territory.
  • Support and train Foster Grandparents with remote assignments to effectively operate Ipads, google classroom, zoom, to support students remotely.
  • Recruit new Foster Grandparents in the assigned areas.
  • Develop new volunteer sites and Foster Grandparent placements.
  • Develop and conduct monthly training workshops for volunteers.
  • Take the lead in assisting with planning of yearly program events.
  • Consistently adhere to fiscal and programmatic requirements.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in role by accepting other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure timely processing of Foster Grandparent stipend checks
  • Process Foster Grandparent volunteer timesheets
How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to: mseufert@friendsprogram.org

Salary Range:

18.00/hour

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: February 18, 2021

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