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City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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*This is a limited term position (1,000 of hours of work) and will end in February or March of 2019

DEPARTMENT: Leisure Services                                               


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.



  • 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 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.


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 citypers@cityofdubuque.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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ID 537371
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Pay $23.22
Environmental/Quality Assurance/Safety
Government/Public Service
Human and Social Services

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