Team UP AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

United Way of Southwest Colorado   Cortez, CO   Part-time     Project Management
Posted on April 27, 2022
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 United Way of Southwest Colorado 

Team UP AmeriCorps Coordinator Job Description 

POSITION TITLE: Team UP AmeriCorps Program Coordinator 

FLSA: Non-exempt 

REPORTS TO: Program Director 

PAY RATE: Part-Time, $22/hour 

START DATE: late-April or when filled 

POSITION OBJECTIVE: 

The Team UP AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, under direct supervision of the Program Director, supports all programmatic aspects of Team UP AmeriCorps. This includes program planning, member management, communication/outreach, grant compliance, host site support, and data/program reporting. The Program Coordinator will be required to build upon and create positive relationships with all entities involved with the program: members, site supervisors, community partners, funders, host sites, and the communities served. 

INTRODUCTION TO Team UP AmeriCorps: 

Led by the United Way of Southwest Colorado (UWSC), Team UP AmeriCorps places AmeriCorps State & National (ASN) members directly at local non-profits, schools, and government agencies to expand or implement new programs and projects. Members serve for a 12-month term of National Service to improve outcomes in Education, Economic Opportunity, and Healthy Futures. Team UP AmeriCorps provides hand-on experience and opportunities for training and professional development to its members while supporting communities in Southwest Colorado. Team UP AmeriCorps is currently in its third year of programming with plans to continue and expand in years to come. Members serve within the UWSC’s five-county region: Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, and San Juan counties. 

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL UNITED WAY STAFF: 

• Mission-focused: creates real social change that leads to better and healthier communities, and drives performance and professional motivations 

• Relationship-oriented: understands that people come before process, and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal 

• Collaborator: understands roles and contributions of all sectors of the community, and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement 

• Results-driven: dedicated to promoting shared, measurable goals for the common good, as well as creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact 

• Brand steward: understands role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater United Way network 

• Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: committed to furthering United Way’s commitment to removing barriers and providing support for Black, Indigenous, and other Peoples of Color (BIPOC) through persona, systemic, and institutional racism 

 

Team UP AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Job Description (April 2022) p.3 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: 

• Program Planning o Lead recruitment and enrollment initiatives  Update, finalize, and post Position Descriptions on Team UP Website and myAmeriCorps 

 Create an updated recruitment plan and post positions externally 

 Manage incoming member applications by scheduling Preliminary Interviews and coordinating with Host Sites 

 Engage and support new members prior to their Term of Service (housing support, welcome email, regular communication, etc.) 

 

o Engage with potential new Host Sites and seek opportunities for program expansion 

 

• Member Management o Learn and manage the OnCorps database system  Send timesheet reminders to Members and Site Supervisors 

 Monitor timesheets for compliance and progress 

 

o Check in with a select number of members to provide support, promote professional development, and address concerns 

o Support with and find new training opportunities for Team UP AmeriCorps Trainings 

o Assist with Team UP AmeriCorps Member Orientation 

 

• Communications/Outreach: o Increase Team UP AmeriCorps presence on social media by managing current and creating new accounts 

o Increase local knowledge of Team UP AmeriCorps through community communication 

 

• Grant Compliance: o Learn about and comply with all grant contacts and program policies 

o Assist with Site Visits and Evaluations 

 

• Host Site Support: o Assist with Site Supervisor Orientation and periodic trainings 

 

• Data Management/Program Reporting o Assist with internal and external reporting efforts 

 

 

ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: 

• Represent the Program Director at meetings or functions when required 

• Coordinate with UWSC’s Team UP Collective Impact Initiative 

• Attend applicable AmeriCorps training and conferences 

• Provide feedback on and assist with the betterment and expansion of Team UP AmeriCorps 

• Be a steward of UWSC and AmeriCorps in our five-county region 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Demonstrated ability to foster positive, supportive relationships with community partners 

• Self-motivator able to maintain a flexible work schedule with little day-to-day supervision 

• Strong communication and outreach skills 

• Ability to think creatively 

• Data entry/management experience 

• Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills 

• Desire to work at a fun and supportive organization 

AmeriCorps alum are encouraged to apply 

 

Team UP AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Job Description (April 2022) p.4 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

• Ability to pass criminal history check 

• Access to reliable transportation to travel across five-county region 

• Ability to work some nights and weekends 

 

WORKING DAYS, HOURS, AND BENEFITS: 

This position will require approximately 24 hours per week. This position has some aspects can that be done remotely, however the candidate will need to be based in United Way of SWCO’s 5-county region (La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan, and Dolores counties). They will have access to space at United Way’s Cortez and Durango office locations. Typical work days are Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. Funding for this position is secured through the end of August, but funding is anticipated to continue in a year-round capacity. United Way of Southwest Colorado observes 13 paid holidays annually (prorated for part-time), and offers paid leave for vacation and sick time. Health insurance benefit is also available. 

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: United Way values the diversity of our community. In principle and in practice the diverse nature of our board, staff, and volunteers is recognized as one of our best assets. We respect each individual’s unique gifts and prohibit unfair or discriminatory practices against anyone because of age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and any other protected category. To read UWSC’s Anti-Discrimination Notices, visit https://unitedway-swco.org/anti-discrimination-notices/. To read UWSC’s Anti-Racism Statement, visit https://unitedway-swco.org/anti-racism-statement/. 

TO APPLY: 

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and a resume (combined as one PDF document) to Al Huckins at alh@unitedway-swco.org. 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Employee’s supervisor may add on additional duties as needed. This job description is not a contract or promise of employment.