Notre Dame Mission Volunteers
Site Director for Notre Dame AmeriCorps Philadelphia
Join a national network of colleagues who support AmeriCorps members in education settings. As Site Director for Notre Dame AmeriCorps Philadelphia, you will have the opportunity to recruit, train, and place AmeriCorps members within community organizations and schools whose focus is to empower individuals through education.
Responsibilities of Site Directors:
1.) RECRUIT, SELECT AND PLACE MEMBERS AT LOCAL SITES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL OFFICE (NO)
A. Recruit approximately one half of your members from the local city or region.
B. Work with NO and Partnering Sites to secure member placements (using My AmeriCorps Portal, answering questions, interviewing, etc.).
C. Identify and/or maintain relationships with Partnering Sites and ensure formal agreements are on file with the NO.
D. In conjunction with local Partnering Sites, develop member service descriptions and send to NO.
2.) ENSURE THAT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ARE MET
A. Ensure members are entering weekly timesheets in OnCorps and that they are approved by Site Supervisor and/or Site Director in OnCorps.
B. With assistance of NO, develop and maintain service objectives/program evaluations for your program.
C. Familiarize self with the AmeriCorps webpage and the National Service Resource center (http:\\www.nationalservice.gov/resources) in regard to member eligibility, prohibited activities, service requirements, benefits and general program management.
D. Develop and/or maintain a process for measuring the program’s objectives.
E. Encourage members to wear AmeriCorps uniforms to strengthen local identity.
F. Complete required data collection pieces for national report to AmeriCorps and other communications efforts.
3.) ASSIST IN PROVIDING ON-GOING TRAINING AND SUPPORT TO MEMBERS
A. Conduct bi-weekly training sessions for members that include, but are not limited to, the following topics: tutoring/teaching, classroom management, conflict resolution, developing an ethic of service, leadership, cultural diversity, volunteer recruitment, and community awareness/current events and evaluation processes. Member trainings cannot exceed 20% of their service.
B. Visit Partnering Sites to support members in the field. Use appropriate tools to track visit.
C. Provide communication and interpretation on policies, procedures and program activities to members on a continuous basis.
D. Offer input in planning the regional and national training events; a pre-service orientation in September and a mid-year event in February.
E. Administer member evaluations (as indicated by NO) to track member growth and success during the service year.
4.) OVERSEE FINANCES FOR THE LOCAL SITE
A. Send bills, requests for reimbursements, and in-kind vouchers to the NO
B. Read and understand your approved site budgets so you may make appropriate and necessary expenditures based on available funding.
C. If program will accrue costs outside of the approved budget, contact the Executive Director for approval.
D. Collect Partnering Site Contributions from Partnering Sites and send to NO as scheduled.
A. Where applicable, assist members with community housing issues.
B. Attend Site Directors meetings 2 times per year.
C. Participate in one regional training event in September and one national training event in February.
D. Work with local media outlets to establish identity and promote NDA’s service.
E. Other tasks as delineated by the Executive Director.
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