Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Program Services, the AmeriCorps Manager will assist with the supervision of expanded program offerings for OV clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, accomplished within the AmeriCorps Program. The incumbent will research and establish best practices for program provision, and maintain infrastructure to support AmeriCorps Members and the program. They are specifically responsible for the continued development and supervision of the AmeriCorps program, training and development of AmeriCorps members, building operational readiness to maintain an AmeriCorps program, and submission of the competitive grant annually.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Embrace Opportunity Village's core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with individuals served and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT.
- Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of individuals served and of staff.
- Supervise, support, and organize the following for an AmeriCorps program:
- program design
- staffing structure
- partnership development
- AmeriCorps member support, development, and engagement
- compliance and accountability
- Network and maintain professional positive relationships with community referral sources.
- Coordinate the evaluation process, including monthly/quarterly/annual reports as directed by the grant.
- Prepare the funding application for the annual AmeriCorps operational grant.
- Research service providers, other available program offerings, and national studies to establish proof of best practice.
- Answer and respond to telephone calls and e-mails.
- Attend organizational meetings when required and act as a liaison for Opportunity Village and community programs and organizations.
- Report suspected Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (ANE) within 24 hours as mandated by state law.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This position will supervise the following:
- Must possess basic math skills (i.e. adding, subtracting, etc).
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret written information.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
- Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
- Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentially.
- Ability work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Must encompass professional demeanor.
- Strong verbal, written and communication skills.
- Good organizational skills, ability to set priorities, and multi-task.
- Ability to work as a team player, and possess good customer service skills.
- Good computer skills including Word and Excel software knowledge.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year verifiable work experience in a clerical/administrative role.
- Required: One (1) year of verifiable work experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities or related field.
- Required: One – three years’ work experience in content development such as grant writing experience or curriculum development.
- Required: A valid clean Nevada Driver’s License and an insured vehicle.
- Preferred: Bachelor’s Degrees in English, Communication, or related field.
- Preferred: Project management experience.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.
- Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
- Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
- Ability to work in a typical office environment.
- Ability to tolerate stress.
- Ability to travel across Southern Nevada area daily if needed.
- Ability to determine proper levels or supports and disability needs of individuals.
- Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
- Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files