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Program Director

Program Director

Northwest or Central Arkansas
Full-time
Salary: $62,000.00 to $66,000.00 /year

 

Exempt position, reporting to Executive Director.

Area of Responsibility: State-wide. This job can be managed effectively from either Northwest or Central Arkansas. Travel to all parts of the state is required but is typically scheduled at the discretion of the incumbent.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Program Director is responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive state-wide program of scholarships and student support for the single parents served by ASPSF. With primary responsibility for all student-related activities and volunteer functions, the incumbent will ensure ASPSF’s Program Department functions in accordance with agency policy and strategic direction, and in such a way that enables each region and the agency as a whole to meet annual program goals.

Additionally, as a member of ASPSF’s Senior Staff, the ideal candidate will be strategic and visionary in approach, implementing our program in such a way as to simultaneously build additional resources, including but not limited to:

  • A significant number of well-trained and highly engaged volunteers at the county, region, and state levels.
  • Strategic community partnerships leading to new opportunities for recipients, graduates, volunteers, and staff.
  • Increased visibility and positive reputation of ASPSF at every level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Operations. Ensure sound program systems, policies, and procedures for program delivery and program consistency across the state.

2. Personnel – Paid. Directly supervise all members of the Program Department (currently 10), establishing measurable performance goals, providing training, regular supervision and individual performance feedback, and conducting annual performance evaluations.

3. Personnel - Volunteer

  • Manage a comprehensive volunteer program that meets agency needs in program delivery.
  • Establish and enforce volunteer policies and procedures for the various volunteer positions while mitigating agency risk.
  • Create and coordinate volunteer handbook and accompanying volunteer orientation and training for various program-related volunteer positions.
  • Develop and coordinate efforts of state-level volunteer committees.

4. Finance

  • Support direct reports with annual budget proposals.
  • Operate program department within board-approved budget.

5. Reports/Records Management. Submit required reports by established deadlines, keep personnel records up to date, properly manage the information and records of this department, provide sound recommendations based on data.

6. Marketing

  • Work with Communication Director and IT Manager to ensure effective marketing of ASPSF scholarships, services, and volunteer opportunities in all parts of the state.
  • Support program staff with their advertising and publicity efforts while ensuring correct use of agency brand and key messages.

7. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have both knowledge and experience in the areas of nonprofit management and service delivery, volunteer program management, and post-secondary education.

Position requires excellent communication skills (verbal and written); a self-starter with high ethical standards; strong management skills; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and able to accomplish tasks with little or no supervision. Must relate well with a wide range of diverse groups and individuals.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a four-year college degree plus 5 years related experience and/or training and 3 years related supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Driver's License and proof of current liability insurance.

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED

Requires intermediate computer skills, including above-average knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

DECISION MAKING

Frequent opportunity for decision-making of both minor and major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of the department and the organization's clientele.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Includes direct supervision of regional Program Managers and state-level origram0related volunteer committees unless delegated to subordinate (ex: Program Advisory Council and Exceptions Committee) plus indirect supervision of those volunteers working with the regional Program Managers, through the establishment of policies and procedures and by supporting each Program Manager.

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Donor Relations Specialist

Donor Relations Specialist

Springdale, AR
Part-time
Salary: $15.00 to $16.50 /hour


Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is looking for a passionate, energetic professional to join our dedicated team as we work to support low-income single parents working to complete their education, secure sustainable employment, and move their families out of poverty.

 

As a Donor Relations Specialist, you will support the success of the organization as you:

  • Help cultivate, steward and strengthen relationships with individual and corporate donors.
  • Prepare donor packets, media packets, and electronic communications.
  • Keep all donor records up to date.
  • Organize reports and lists for mail and email campaigns.
  • Record all donations, grant and event revenues in donor management platform.
  • Acknowledge donors with phone calls and letters promptly after each gift.
  • Coordinate additional touchpoints with donors such as birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones.
  • Assist with grant research, applications, and reports.
  • Knowledge of Bloomerang or other donor software or other database knowledge preferred, but not required. Training available.

 

In addition, you will help facilitate the smooth operations of agency business as you:

  • Manage logistics and communications for scheduled meetings.
  • Manage multi-line phone and daily mail for the office; manage Executive Director's calendar, phone, and voicemail.
  • Get necessary resources into the hands of the Program staff across the state.
  • Maintain data for Board of Directors such as Board roster, terms of office, meeting attendance, and materials for quarterly meetings.
  • Assist with logistics for statewide conferences, regional workshops, etc. as requested. Attend events as needed for on-site assistance.
  • Perform related duties as requested or assigned.

 

The ideal candidate will …

  • Be detail oriented and extremely well organized.
  • Be a team player with strong professional ethics.
  • Have high expectations of themselves and both the quality and quantity of their work.
  • Be flexible as things can change quickly in nonprofit work.
  • Be able to maintain regular hours and high productivity in a home-based office for the duration of the pandemic.

If you're still reading at this point, you could be an excellent candidate for this job. To learn more about our organization, visit aspsf.org and facebook.com/aspsf. No phone calls please.

 

The Fine Print. Thinking about applying? Read this first!

  • This is a PART-TIME job that will not be expanding to full-time in 2021. If you need full-time work, you should NOT apply.
  • Job requires 3 years of administrative experience in a professional setting.
  • Requires a minimum of 24 hours of college credit or equivalent professional experience; Bachelor’s degree + experience preferred. (Current undergraduates and graduate students will be considered.)
  • Grant writing or grants management experience a plus.
  • Incumbent will have access to personal and financial information. The ability to maintain strict confidentiality is required without exception.
  • If your application makes it past initial review, you will be asked for professional writing samples and will be tested on basic use of Excel.

 

Your benefits as a part-time Team Member include:

  • Up to 13 paid holidays (paid when they fall on a scheduled workday).
  • 401k match of up to 6%.
  • Flexible schedule that could change each semester for currently enrolled college students or graduate students.
  • Supportive and positive work environment with a highly functioning professional team.

Posted wage dependent on experience and education.

ASPSF is an EEO/AA employer.

 

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