Promise Zone Volunteer Directors, RSVP Philadelphia

Posted by RSVP Philadelphia on July 6, 2015

RSVP Philadelphia has recently had a grant renewed by the Corporation of National and Community Service to expand opportunities and recruit volunteers to improve services in the Promise Zone – roughly two square miles in West Philadelphia –bounded by the Schuylkill River to the east, Girard Avenue to the north, 48th Street to the west, and Sansom Street to the south. It includes 35,315 residents with an overall poverty rate of 50.78%, nearly double the city’s rate of 26.9%.

The grant has enabled us to hire 2 staff to partner and engage in the community, utilizing existing RSVP work plans and models to expand social work programs and improve educational opportunities and opportunities around senior hunger.

We have had a great staff that made major inroads in community outreach and development of volunteer opportunities that can greatly benefit the neighborhood. Unfortunately for our department, these excellent people are moving on to other opportunities, and I will need to fill their positions.

Below is a brief description of the positions –

Promise Zone Volunteer Directors – Literacy and Senior Hunger

Principal Functions:

· Manage and oversee all aspects of the Promise Zone senior hunger and/or literacy initiatives, including staffing, partnerships, corporate outreach, etc.

· Manage and monitor expenditures for the Promise Zone volunteer outreach;

· Volunteer outreach, recruitment and planning for Promise Zone RSVP tutoring, reading and math programs, school partnerships and other added programs for literacy; for Cook for a Friend, Grow for a Friend and Soup Squads for RSVP Senior Hunger programs, development of programming that both serves and utilizes veterans

· Create, implement and manage all evaluation and outcomes measurement including reporting and presenting results

· Expansion of the volunteer network in the Promise Zone in West Philadelphia

This position is guaranteed until June 30th, 2016 and will possibly be become permanent, depending on funding. The salary and benefits are competitive.

If interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter to

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