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AmeriCorps Assistant Program Director 

Position Description

The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is seeking an Assistant Program Director for the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness AmeriCorps State Program. The Assistant Program Director will provide support for up to 23 AmeriCorps members serving through placement at non-profit housing and homeless service organizations throughout the state. The responsibilities of the Assistant Program Director will consist of an overall management of AmeriCorps members and host site organizations, including recruitment, training, reporting, evaluating, and monitoring compliance.

AmeriCorps Recruitment and Development

Working collaboratively with selected non-profit organizations, the Assistant Program Director will:

  • Develop member recruitment materials and applications, and work with host sites to ensure that qualified candidates are recruited and selected
  • Oversee development of member training materials
  • Facilitate members’ and supervisors’ orientation, on-going trainings, and meetings
  • Develop a sense of team among members
    Ensure that members are receiving quality supervision at host sites, providing guidance and assistance to the programs’ host site supervisors
  • Address issues that may arise between members and host site organizations, as well as issues that may arise with members’ own individual participation in the program, through coaching
    and mediation

Program Management

  • Monitor the execution of the program activities to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements through member and host site oversight, evaluations, reports, and the processing
    of bi-weekly timesheets
  • Review member reports and progress to ensure the program is on track to meet goals
  • In conjunction with the Director of National Service Programs, complete required quarterly programmatic reporting

Community Relations

  • Develop strategies and utilize social media and other communications to highlight membersuccess and promote the program
  • Represent the AmeriCorps program at conferences and program director meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in human services, education, public administration, community development, or a related field
  • Prior experience working in public service is an advantage
  • Program management and supervisory or coaching experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs and policies, including prior AmeriCorps service
    experience, is highly desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a variety of program stakeholders
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Microsoft Office Suite, use of social media, virtual
    communication platforms, and other technologies that are related to program management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively, organize and prioritize work plans, and maintain accurate records

Location and Travel

The Assistant Program Director position is based in MCAH’s office in Lansing. This position is currently in a temporary hybrid status with some in-office days required, especially at the start of the position.

The ability to work remotely is required. The role requires access to reliable transportation, as some travel to
host sites, trainings, etc. will be required.

Supervision

The Assistant Program Director is a MCAH staff member and is under the direct supervision of MCAH’s 
Director of National Service Programs.

Schedule

The position is classified as 0.75 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) and would require 30 hours/week with a schedule to be mutually agreed upon.

Compensation

The Assistant Program Director will receive a salary within the range of $29,000 to $34,000, based on
experience, in addition to the option of a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance. The Assistant Program Director will have access to various professional development training,
a strong network of other AmeriCorps program directors and staff across the state, and training and guidance from the Michigan Community Service Commission.

MCAH is an Equal Opportunity agency that seeks to adequately reflect the general population with respect to its recruitment and hiring procedures.

Application

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter no later than July 15 th , 2022.

Materials should be sent to Kelli Beavers, Director of National Service Programs, at kbeavers@mihomeless.org

Any questions may be directed to Kelli Beavers at kbeavers@mihomeless.org or by calling 517.853.3897.

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