Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
Serve Philadelphia is committed to reducing barriers, increasing knowledge and expanding capacity to promote active participation among Philadelphians so that everyone is empowered to create lasting positive change.
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. The program is a national model funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service as part of their Senior Corps programming. The City of Philadelphia’s Foster Grandparents program is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind nationally.
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Manager oversees all programmatic operations and will manage a team consisting of a Volunteer Coordinator and Site Coordinator. They are responsible for the overall implementation of the program and compliance with all grant requirements. The Program Manager will plan and develop all phases of the FGP program cycle and ensure consistent program quality.
This position reports directly to the Chief Service Officer.
Summary of Duties:
– Assist in hiring, training and supervising adequate staff to efficiently carry out, maintain and develop operations of the FGP.
– Manage the day-to-day success of the Foster Grandparents team(ii.e. strategy meetings, weekly check-ins, bi-annual goal setting).
– Handle, track and process all financial operations.
– Oversee the criminal history check process for volunteers.
– Create a program of volunteer recognition events.
– Oversee and strategize around volunteer and site recruitment.
– In conjunction with FGP staff, develop and maintain close coordination and relationships with volunteer stations, including development of volunteer assignment plans.
– Guide training curriculum for volunteers.
– Manage volunteer database.
– Enhance the total efforts of FGP through active involvement with community organizations, other national service programs, and the National Service Task Force.
– Oversee the planning, development, and implementation of ongoing public relations opportunities, including social media, in cooperation with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service.