Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
Assist in the development and preparation of the grant renewal application.
Prepare quarterly and annual reports as required by funding sources to evaluate progress, identify problems and maintain regular communication with funders.
Negotiate, review and update Memoranda of Understanding with volunteer stations to establish guidelines for volunteer placements.
Prepare annual program budget, monitor revenues and expenditures to maintain fiscal control
Provide primary staff support and technical assistance to the FGP Community Advisory Group to carry out promotional, fundraising, evaluation and volunteer support activities.
Select, train, supervise and evaluate program staff to ensure effective program operations.
Represent program in community through presentations, affiliations, participation in meetings and conferences to increase viability of the program, expand base of knowledge, secure funding and recruit volunteers.
Establish long range goals and objectives for program along with Field Office Personnel to create vision and provide leadership.
Manage and process checks for stipend, travel and meal budget for volunteers to meet grant requirements
Recruit, screen, place and supervise Foster Grandparents to ensure successful and productive volunteer assignments.
Provide no less than 40 hours of orientation of which 20 hours must be pre-service, and an average of 4 hours of monthly in-service training.
Develop new volunteer stations with input from Field Office and Program manager in response to community and sponsorship needs.
Maintain accurate supervisory records to comply with Corporation requirements.
Participate on agency-wide committees promoting cooperation between components in meeting the mission of the agency.
Develop/maintain cooperative working relationships with community organizations to gain support and promote linkages with other agencies
Plan and implement promotional activities to market program services and increase community awareness.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
A minimum of a High School Diploma is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work or a related field is strongly preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience working with federally funded literacy programs focusing on the elderly and/or children is preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Also must have great attention to detail, good organizational and planning skills. Must have the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and duties.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.