Title: School Liaison
Div/Dept: National Office/Area Office
Location: Texas Area
Reporting Relationship: Texas Area Office Manager
Serves as the primary contact responsible to conduct all program and sponsorship activities for assigned schools and provides leadership and support for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of the AmeriCorps Program in assigned schools.
§ Provides leadership for guiding and supporting AmeriCorps Members from assigned schools to ensure quality planning, implementation, monitoring and learning of all program activities through supervision, regular reporting, frequent communications and on-site visits
§ Identifies and liaises with community resources available for the assigned AmeriCorps service site school communities
§ Provides support to program activities at AmeriCorps service sites by ensuring participation of enrolled children and families and integration of sponsorship activities
§ Ensures maintenance and collection of program participation data and benefits for children and families from assigned AmeriCorps service site schools
§ Manages all sponsorship activities in assigned AmeriCorps service areas including distribution and collection of all correspondence and monetary gifts
§ Ensures that vital statistics and family card information are kept up to date, sponsorship logs are maintained and filed
§ Responsible for monitoring participant inventory and submitting updates and reports to Area Office
§ Responsible for distributing and maintaining an inventory for all Gifts In Kind donations
§ Responsible for completing annual child progress reports and Child Verification System
§ Responsible for maintaining proper documentation of AmeriCorps project activities and sponsorship processes including sign in sheets, contact logs, photos, child letters, logs, etc.
§ Participates in and contributes to training activities as required by Area Office
§ Responsible for other duties as assigned
§ Prior experience in working in the human service or social services and/or with a non profit agency, preferably community organization
§ Prior experience in communication engagement preferred
§ Good oral/written communication, fluent in English and Spanish and good organizational skills
§ Must be trustworthy and experienced in safeguarding items of value including gifts and assigned equipment
§ Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Products
§ Must be able to travel to project site locations; valid state or international Driver’s License without violations in the past 12 months with proof of automobile insurance required
§ Must be able to provide the ability and equipment to maintain uninterrupted communications with the Area Office and participants during working hours
§ High school degree, preferably two years of college course work, or equivalent relevant work experience.
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