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Director of Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program - Job in Kent, Ohio US

Director of Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program -

Family & Community Services, Inc. - Kent, OH

Posted: 6/21/2021 - Expires: 9/16/2021

Job ID: 228621024


Job Description

Job Type


Kent, OH • Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program


Director of Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program

SCHEDULE:    (Determined  on a case by case basis)

GENERAL  STATEMENT  OF DUTIES:  The  FGP/SCP Director  oversees program  development  and daily  operations  of FGP/SCP  in  multiple   counties   across  Ohio. The  Director  acts  as liaison  between program  coordinators  and Family  and Community  Services  management. The job requires  travel within the assigned  counties  and within  the state.



1.   Oversees the operations  of the FGP/SCP in assigned  counties.

2.   Directs,  trains,  and supervises  Program Coordinators  in assigned  counties.

3.   Manages  staff of 5-8 Program Coordinators  who carry out the program in their  assigned  counties.

4.   Ensures   performance   measures   for   local,   state  and  national   grants   are  in  place;   compiles   all performance  measure  data and provides  reports to the local,  state and federal  funding  sources;  enters data and extracts  reports from a variety  of program databases for local,  state and federal grant  reports.

5.   Ensures  compliance  with  federal  and  state  laws  and agency  policies.    Updates  program  policies  as needed to comply  with federal  and state laws.

6.   Completes  and submits  reports to federal,  state, and local funders.

7.   Completes  and submits  annual  funding  proposals, including  grant renewal and continuations to federal funders.

8.   Assists   Program  Coordinators   with   recruiting,   enrolling.   and  training   FGP/SCP  volunteers   and conducting  volunteer  events as needed.

9.   Develops  and maintains  ongoing  collaborations  with partner  agencies.

10. Ensures  all  paperwork  for  stations  and  volunteers   is  complete  and  in  compliance  and  ensures  that volunteer,  station,  and client  records are current  and accurate.

11. Helps  Program  Coordinators  recruits,  trains  and  directs  activities  of Advisory  Council members  in assigned  counties.

12. Identifies   and  coordinates   new  development   campaigns   to  ensure   adequate   funds   for  program implementation  and to meet federal  match requirements;  solicits in-kind  donations

13. Helps  Program  Coordinators  directs  development   of annual  volunteer   recognition  events for  each county  served.

14. Encourages  members  to participate  in National  Days of Service  (ex: MLK, Patriot Day) and promotes national  service/National  Days of Service  in the local community

15. Promotes the programs’  missions  and needs and recognizes  member  contributions  to both internal  and external  audiences.

16. Assists  with  maintaining  a safe work environment.

17. Complies  with  agency  policies  and procedures,  COA regulations,  federal  and state requirements,  and education/certification/

18. Other duties  as assigned



1.   Ability  to interact  with others,  specifically  senior  population.

2.   Ability  to make decisions,  act on them and evaluate  the results.

3.   Ability  to communicate,  orally  and in writing.

4.   Ability  to follow  instructions  and work independently.

5.   Ability  to maintain  discretion  with confidential  data.

6.   Ability  and willingness  to travel  periodically,  including  attending  meetings  beyond the framework  of the normal  work schedule.

7.   Ability  to conduct meetings  and training  sessions.

8.   Must have drivers  license  and means  (vehicle)  to attend  staff functions,  and travel relative  to position within  and outside  of assigned  county.

9.   Must be able to meet  agency requirements  for criminal  background  check (Ohio  Bureau  of Criminal Identification  & Investigation  and FBI).

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL/LICENSURE   REQUIREMENTS:    Bachelor’s   degree  preferred  or equivalent  experience.

MINIMUM  EXPERIENCE   REQUIREMENTS:     Experience/training   in   volunteer   management, administration,   public   relations,   community   organizations   or  related  fields. Experience   in  employee performance   appraisal  and  management.   Past  grant  writing experience   preferred.   Must  be  computer literate  with  Microsoft  Office programs.

PHYSICAL  REQUIREMENTS:   Ability  to travel within  and outside  of assigned  county.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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