Program Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member

at Railroad Park Foundation (view profile)
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/11/2017
Category Programs
Job Type Full-time
Job Function AmeriCorps Member
Salary $12,530 living allowance
Start Date 2017/09/05

Description

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

Benefits:

  • 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 www.ywcabham.org/americorps for more details about the YWCA’s AmeriCorps program. Send resumes, cover letters, and questions to americorps@ywcabham.org.