AmeriCorps Seniors Program Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates the development and implementation of a new AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Network with Senior Centers and Elder-serving institutions across Alaska. The Senior Companion program engaged volunteers 55+ who provide assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The Program Coordinator will work with the AmeriCorps Seniors Program Manager to build a statewide network of partners to establish this program in Alaska.


1. Builds partnerships between RurAL CAP and other Senior-serving institutions in Alaska to establish a Senior Companions Program Network.

2. Responsible for supporting the recruitment of Senior Companion volunteers, provides technical and program objective guidance to volunteers.

3. Responsible for supporting the recruitment of Senior Companion volunteer site locations and Site Supervisors. Provides technical and program objective guidance to Site Supervisors.

4. Assist with organizing orientation and in-service trainings for volunteers; including planning, logistics, agenda and material production, and preparation. This includes curriculum adaptation and design.

5. Supports and maintains volunteer compliance processes, including background checks and other required documentation.

6. Supports and maintains service site compliance processes, including site assessments, volunteer assignment records, evaluations, and other required site documentation.

7. Maintains program measurement data, including volunteer time and activity information.

8. Represents RurAL CAP and AmeriCorps Seniors at community events and other constituent gatherings. Assists with program promotion and marketing.

9. Organizes and supports transportation and logistical needs for volunteers.


1. Development of funding proposals to support program growth with support from Program Manager and Development team.

2. Supports the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports; assists with preparation of funding applications.

3. Performs other job-related duties at the request of the Elder Mentor Program Manager or Community Development Division Director.


1. Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures.

2. Communicates effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of a diverse audience.

3. Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.

4. Ability to exercise good judgement, courtesy and tact.

5. Ability to establish good rapport with people of diverse cultures and belief systems.

6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

7. Skilled in the use of persuasion to change others minds or behavior to bring them together to try to reconcile differences.

8. Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.


This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or hours vary with location. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


1. Must be at least 18 years of age.

2. State and federal background checks, including fingerprints, required.

3. BA degree and two years qualifying experience or three years qualifying experience in elder care, volunteer management, rural community development, or related fields.

4. Working knowledge of the social, cultural, and economic conditions of rural Alaska.

5. Experience coordinating trainings, projects and special events.

6. Organizational skills to maintain daily work flow and meet project deadlines. Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance.

7. Demonstrated ability to successfully interpret and implement company and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards.

8. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including expertise in cross-cultural communication.

9. Demonstrated proficient level of computer skills necessary in order to use and create documents and reports, spreadsheets, workshop materials and slide presentations, and to enter data into intricate database programs and proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.

10. Must keep all matters concerning participants in strictest confidence as required by HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II confidentiality regulations.


1. Experience with AmeriCorps program management preferred

BENEFITS: As a full time, regular employee, you will be eligible to participate in our competitive benefits programs on the first day of the month after your 60th day of employment, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision  
  • Life & Supplemental Insurance
  • 401K/Pension Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health & Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 20 days (160 hours) of accrued Paid Time Off
  • 12 Established paid holidays
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement

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Anchorage, AK

22 day(s) ago