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at Railroad Park Foundation (view profile)
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/12/2017
Category Programs
Job Type Full-time
Job Function AmeriCorps Member
Salary $12,530 living allowance
Start Date 2017/09/05


Railroad Park Foundation has availability for a YWCA Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps member to serve as Program Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator during the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps term.

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Volunteer Program
    • Recruit and retain volunteers for Park programs
    • Lead volunteer activities
    • Plan and conduct volunteer orientations
    • Manage volunteer communications and data
  • Coordinating BBVA Compass Financial Forums
    • Serve as Park team lead and primary liaison to sponsoring community partner
    • Coordinate volunteers
    • Serve as marketing and public relations liaison to BBVA Compass
    • Plan and execute all event needs
  • Assisting with health and wellness programs
    • Collaborate with Events Team to implement healthy programs
    • Arrange components of exercise and cooking classes
    • Assist with tracking program participation
    • Monitor class instructor attendance
    • Freedom to participate in exercise classes at will
  • Community Outreach
    • Serve as Railroad Park Foundation representative at various community/information fairs
    • Assist with guiding Park tours
    • Correspond with Park supporters
    • Collaborate with Railroad Park Foundation staff to welcome visitors to Railroad Park and provide an overall positive experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Positive, outgoing attitude
  • Exceptional people skills, particularly in dealing with the general public
  • Proven writing, grammar, and communication abilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, remain flexible, and provide excellent customer service in a high-pressure environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to serve as part of a team
  • Self-motivated; strong service ethic; seeks opportunities to help
  • Database / computer management experience
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software and internet

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read
  • Ability to write
  • Ability to speak English clearly and effectively in person and on the phone
  • Ability to lift items of at least 20 pounds
  • Ability to drive


  • A living allowance of $12,530
  • An education award of $5,730 upon completion of the program for past, present or future education
  • Health insurance
  • Child care subsidy
  • SNAP eligibility for those who qualify
  • Extensive professional development
  • An opportunity to serve 40 hours per week with one of Birmingham’s catalytic organizations.
  • Exposure to various transformative non-profit agencies throughout Birmingham

Note: The AmeriCorps member will receive benefits directly from the AmeriCorps program.

The YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program’s 2017-2018 term will begin September 2017 and last through August 2018. Applicants must be able to commit to serving the program’s term. View the video at for more details about the YWCA’s AmeriCorps program. Send resumes, cover letters, and questions to