AmeriCorps Program Coordinator (Union Represented Position)



AmeriCorps Program Coordinator (Union Represented Position)

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



Application Contact:

Lauren McGowan

Job Description:

United Way of King County is a recognized leader in solving the community’s toughest challenges. We value creative, self-motivated people who care deeply about creating community solutions. If you’re passionate about helping low-income people move out of poverty and homelessness and committed to reducing racial disparities, then our Program Coordinator for AmeriCorps members on our Community Services Team may be a good fit for you.

This position supports the work of the Ending Poverty and Homelessness team in the accomplishment of team goals and objectives. Major areas of focus include assisting with AmeriCorps recruitment, grant compliance and coordination, special event support and Operations Team support. The Program Coordinator for AmeriCorps members coordinates with the National Service Program Coordinator, Poverty and Homelessness Team, Accounting Department, AmeriCorps members, and the Community Services Operations (Ops) Team.

Essential Duties

  • Leads recruitment of up to 200 AmeriCorps members annually in partnership with program leaders. Develops recruitment plan, implements recruitment strategy, and delegates tasks to other team members.
  • Responsible for attending recruitment events in the community and developing new partnerships with schools, community based organizations and community leaders to support recruitment efforts. Provides advice and recommendations to help ensure a diverse AmeriCorps team that represents the community we serve.
  • Leads coordination for Family Resource Exchange events including mobilization of service providers, volunteers, and partners.
  • In partnership with program leaders, manages AmeriCorps hiring process in partnership with program leaders including scheduling and interview setup. Works with HR to complete background checks.
  • Develops strategy to communicate with and engage alumni of UWKC AmeriCorps programs.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of all CST and grant-related invoices; including making sure all coding is correct.
  • Secures meeting/event sites, schedules, invitations, site setup, and food/meal ordering. Develops and follows processes to help with efficient and timely event/meeting support including predictable schedule, menus, rsvp system, etc. Provides Ops Team information on events/meetings so staff can set up and be prepared to support meeting appropriately; coordinates with Brand, Development, and Office of President as needed.
  • Coordinates procurement, tracking and organization of supplies (office and program related). Works with Ops team to develop predictable ordering schedule, and understands grant or other requirements that impact procurement. Manages process of securing and distributing ORCA LIFT Passes to National Service Members.
  • Tracks grant reporting deadlines and timesheets for staff paid through grant funding.
  • Performs general office administration work and other related duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
  • Strong community outreach and volunteer/staff recruitment skills.
  • Detail-oriented, able to quickly and concisely synthesize large amounts of information
  • Proven ability to multi-task; effective time and project management skills; demonstrated ability to independently plan and execute projects from start to finish.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong cross-team collaboration, facilitation and consensus-building background; demonstrated ability to work independently in a team environment, good decision-making skills, and demonstrated ability to complete assigned work projects.
  • Passion for helping low-income people move out of poverty and homelessness and commitment to reducing racial disparities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills; understanding of correct usage of grammar, business English, basic math, and strong proofreading skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office; comfort using new technologies highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated successful experience coordinating volunteer program activities.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred. Three years’ experience in office administration, community outreach, program/project support and overseeing volunteer activities are highly desirable. Experience related to federal and other types of grants and working with AmeriCorps members highly desired.

The annual recruitment range is from $46,500-$49,500 depending on successful experience and prior accomplishments. Union membership (UFCWU Local 21) is required. The position is open until filled; first review will be April 1, 2019 - don't hesitate, please apply on our careers website today.

Additional information:
United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunity to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

United Way of King County