College Access Corps Program Coordination (50%)
- Lead, coach, and provide technical assistance to a team of 13 AmeriCorps members across the State of Oregon to achieve service performance and develop as leaders.
- Maintain rigorous oversight for all AmeriCorps compliance requirements related to our national service program, including background check processes, enrollment, exit timekeeping practices, quality assurance and careful monitoring against CNCS Prohibited Activities;
- Conduct site visits to campuses & community partners throughout the year;
- Support campuses & community partners throughout the member recruitment and placement process;
- Provide technical assistance to campus supervisors, including training and support in the management of AmeriCorps members.
- Assist in developing training plan to enhance AmeriCorps member service and increase professional development and leadership skills;
- Act as liaison with Washington Campus Compact, the grant holder for College Access Corps and has lead responsibility for all grant reports and documentation
Connect2Complete K12 AmeriCorps Program (25%)
- Support a team of 12 minimum time AmeriCorps members serving to improve attendance for K12 students.
- Manage recruitment, selection and onboarding of AmeriCorps members;
- Support candidates throughout the member recruitment and placement process;
- Train and orient AmeriCorps Members;
- Provide on-going technical assistance and project support to team, in coordination with the Connect2Complete Community College Program Manager.
- Develop content and design for the ORCC Enews and AmeriCorps Corps Report newsletters;
- Lead staff on updating and developing agency website (self publishing weebly platform);
- Coordinate and promote ORCC mission and activity on social media;
- Grant writing, event planning, and other development work as assigned.
- Ability to support and train members across racial, cultural, class, and gender differences;
- Experience with AmeriCorps or national service programs is desired;
- Knowledge and/or experience with service-learning, higher education/community partnerships;
- Program coordination and management;
- Event planning, training/adult education, media/public relations;
- Excellent organizational and communication skills;
- Fundraising and grant writing experience preferred;
- Valid Driver’s License required.
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $36,000-$44,000, dependant upon qualifications and experience with a competitive benefits package including health, dental, mental health, alternative care, retirement, short-term and long-term disability, and vacation package.
This position requires travel out of state, as well as in state. Valid driver’s license required. Out of state applicants, if chosen must obtain an Oregon’s driver’s license within 3 months.
Relationship With Others
Employees have regular contact with the public, in person, via email, and by telephone, to promote awareness of and interest in AmeriCorps and to persuade the public to take an active part as AmeriCorps Members or as participating sites. Employee will have occasional contact in person, via email, and by telephone with members of the media or legislature to promote awareness of a program, project, or event.
Employees receive general supervision from the Executive Director who reviews the work through daily informal personal contact and/or weekly or monthly meetings and conferences. Work is reviewed to assess progress and conformance to program goals and objectives. Work is also reviewed through written narrative reports and observation of written program documents to determine effectiveness and conformance to agency/program procedures. Employees use agency policies and procedures, State and Federal rules and regulations, and program procedural manuals as guidelines in providing program services and dealing with the public.
Please send cover letter, resume, responses to supplemental questions, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with College Access & Communications Program Manager in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
1) Both the College Access Corps and Connect2Complete K12 are new programs starting up this year. How would you ensure ORCC develops strong, reciprocal partnerships in the communities our AmeriCorps members will serve? Describe other times you have had to develop, maintain, and manage collaborative relationships.
2) Explain your experience managing other national service programs. If you have not managed a national service program, share an experience or the skills you possess that would allow you to effectively manage a complex, multi-site program, spread across a broad geographic area with attention to detail and interpersonal relationships.
3) Describe your skills and experiences developing and conducting training. If possible, specifically discuss your experience leading conversations and learning on race, power, privilege, and educational and/or economic disparities.
4) Share your experiences and knowledge that would make you an effective communications coordinator for ORCC. Include any experience you have writing official publications, managing social media, web development, and/or grant writing or fundraising work where you had to effectively communicate the mission of an organization.