AMERICORPS HEALTHY FUTURES PROGRAM COORDINATOR (limited term)City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
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The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
AMERICORPS HEALTHY FUTURES PROGRAM COORDINATOR
*This is a limited term position (1,000 of hours of work) and will end in February or March of 2019
DEPARTMENT: Leisure Services
HOURLY RATE: $23.22
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Program Director in developing partnerships and researching opportunities in the areas of health, wellness, environmental education and poverty within the Dubuque community. General duties include community engagement and strengthening; grant reporting; working in partnership with the Dubuque Community; and related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work in this class involves responsibility for program development and planning of the new branch of community outreach within the AmeriCorps Partners in Learning Program. Although the work is performed in accordance with established standards and policies, the employee in this class must exercise individual initiative and professional judgment and discretion. The AmeriCorps Program Director provides general supervision and reviews the work through observation, reports and conferences along with oversight from the Leisure Services Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
- assists with developing and maintaining sound fiscal and organizational management systems and practices compliant with federal laws and regulations, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) requirements and Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) policies and procedures through the awarded planning grant;
- defines a needs statement and theory of change for how the program activities will lead to long term results in the areas of Health, Wellness and Environmental Stewardship, including developing performance measures with outcomes;
- develops and utilizes appropriate data collection instruments and performance measures relative to the program’s long-term goals;
- works with individuals and organizations to identify community needs, leverage community assets, and position program or project as a strategy for solving community problems, ideally as part of a collective impact model;
- develop and ensures that member placements are based upon a program design that is reflective of community needs and that member activities contribute to the program goals;
- develops partnerships that enable well-rounded, high quality service experience for future Corps members;
- works cooperatively with financial and leadership staff to develop practices that effectively plan for and manage program funds and provide for accurate, complete and current disclosure and documentation of the financial status of the AmeriCorps program;
- develops financial and non-financial support including, but not limited to identifying potential sources of funds, developing funding and partnership proposals, presenting requests for assistance and securing adequate cash and in-kind match;
- responds to citizens questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner;
- participates in the City’s intercultural competency training and program;
- attends meetings, conferences and in-services with other community partners as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the mission and objectives of AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service;
- knowledge of state and federal grant programs and grant application processes;
- knowledge of the various community programs relating to grant goals;
- knowledge of research methodology and standard statistical procedures;
- knowledge of the safety requirements related to the various program activities;
- knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion;
- ability to plan, organize and carry out community service projects effectively;
- ability to plan, organize, present and promote outreach and education programs;
- ability to maintain accurate and confidential records;
- ability to plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the activities of volunteers and employees;
- ability to determine long-range needs and to plan and organize work for the accomplishment of objectives;
- ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with partners in the community, City of Dubuque staff, community leaders and the general public;
- ability to interpret federal and state program regulations;
- ability to present and speak effectively in oral and written form;
- ability to make decisions, recognizing established practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems;
- a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input-oriented and values equity, problem solving and development of partnerships;
- demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
- a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and team work.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Professional experience in an associated field; experience working with a diverse workforce; and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in health, wellness, environmental stewardship, sustainability or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.
OVERTIME STATUS: Non-Exempt
APPLICATION: Please submit an employment application to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4805 by October 15, 2018. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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