Job Postings
AARP Foundation Experience Corps Site Coordinator -- Greater Cleveland Volunteers

Date Posted: 6/16/17

Summery of Position: Manage the Greater Cleveland Volunteers' AARP Experience Corps program at assigned schools; recruit, schedule and support volunteers at assigned schools; serve as liaison between the program and school staff. Promote AARP Foundation Experience Corps in the community. Position is part-time, 25 hours a week; salary grade 2; overtime exempt; $19,500 annual salary.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in assigned schools. Act as a liaison between the program and school staff.
  • Recruit new volunteer tutors for the program (this includes public speaking and attending community events to promote the program).
  • Schedule and assign tutors to classrooms and match with students.
  • Supervise, support, and assess effectiveness of volunteer tutors.
  • Plan team meetings for tutors in assigned schools. 
  • Assure that AARP Foundation Experience Corps program standards are being met.
  • Distribute, collect, and process program paperwork (program evaluation forms, tutor time sheets and session logs).
  • Enter data into spreadsheets and database.
  • Assist Literacy Specialist/Trainer with tutor trainings as needed.
  • Assist with the ‘Books for Kids’ book donation/distribution program as needed.
  • Plan parent outreach events in assigned schools.
  • Assist with the intake process for new tutors including interviews, reference checks, and with criminal background checks, as needed.
  • Attend weekly AARP Foundation Experience Corps staff meetings and monthly Greater Cleveland Volunteers staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by AARP Experience Corps Program Manager or Greater Cleveland Volunteers Program Director.

Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in education, social service, management, or related field; minimum of two years of experience managing/supervising volunteers and coordinating a program; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work well with diverse populations; administrative ability and the ability to keep large quantities of information organized; proficiency in Microsoft Office software; ability to lift and transport tutoring supplies, books, and materials to and from schools; valid driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile during working hours; ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; personal cell phone available to use for work.

Preferred: Elementary school teaching experience and/or familiarity with the Cleveland schools; experience working with older adult volunteers.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: Ross Jones, AARP Foundation Experience Corps Program Manager at rjones@greaterclevelandvolunteers.org
 
Skill Building Program Administrator (Part-time) - MedWish International

Posted 7/3/2017

Integral to the success of MedWish International is our volunteer corps, which donates hundreds of hours monthly in support of our mission. The corps includes a sizeable representation of vocational training programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Reporting to the Executive Director with a dotted line of communication to the Volunteer Program Coordinator, the Skill Building Program Administrator works part-time (20 hours/week, 9am to 2pm) to oversee the Skill Building Program and act as the liaison for participating groups and individuals to both enhance the quality of their work and increase their presence in our operations. Position will begin in August. 

MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment, while providing humanitarian aid to individuals and organizations that administer care in developing countries, regardless of religious or political affiliation. Please visit www.MedWish.org to learn more.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and work to strengthen and grow MedWish’s Skill Building Program. 
  • Build relationships with participating supervisors, individuals, and organizations. 
  • Field all questions via email, phone, fax, or in-person regarding the program.
  • Schedule vocational groups for sessions at MedWish. 
  • Work with vocational program supervisors to determine appropriate activities for their groups and supervise these projects.
  • Identify operational needs at MedWish and suggest individuals or groups from the vocational programs to fill those needs.
  • Manage the work of the vocational groups to ensure accuracy and integrity in the application of their assigned projects.
  • Maintain work spaces for vocational programs, allowing for flexible use for all MedWish operations.
  • Prepare the supplies and activities for the skill building groups before their arrival and clean up the spaces used following their departure. 
  • Manage feedback from vocational programs, suggesting opportunities for growth and/or improvement based on such.
  • Investigate and conduct outreach to new potential vocational programs to support the programs continued growth.
  • Collect testimonials from the supervisors and participants in the program. Work with the Director of Development to draft these into materials that can be used for marketing, fundraising, and grant documents. 
  • Identify measurable metrics that can be used to evaluate the program and collect this data.
  • Maintain and report monthly statistics on the program. 
  • Sort medical supplies while Skill Building Groups are in session and other clerical work pertaining to the program is complete.
  • General office duties.
  • Assist with other volunteer groups and special events when assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree required. Preferred fields include special needs education, education, or nursing. 
  • 2-3 years of experience working as a program administrator, with special needs populations, as a teacher, or as a nurse.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Outgoing and patient demeanor.
  • Strong computer skills (Email, Internet Research, Microsoft Office applications).
  • Ability to conduct some local travel to conduct outreach.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to work on your feet for an extended amount of time (4-5 hours per day).
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, non-traditional work environment.
  • Ability to work in diverse climates, both hot and cold.
  • Must pass a background check and dtrug screen.

To Apply:  Qualified applicants should submit a resume to Britta Harman at bharman@medwish.org. No phone calls, please.