Program Specialist
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Program Specialist

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Specialist

The Bailey Foundation is here to support, encourage, and transform the community, while fostering and enriching the lives of youth as the center of our ever-changing world. We are dedicated to taking acting and changing lives through our nutrition services, child and family support programs, enrichment programs and community action initiatives.

This position requires:
� Ability to build relationships and collaborate with other community agencies.
� Ability to relate effectively with children, families, community members, and staff of diverse
backgrounds in an urban setting.
� Operation of general software and office equipment.
� Quick study with strong problem-solving skills.
� Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
� Follow verbal and written instructions.
� Keen attention to detail.
� Ability to follow through with assignments
� Research and assess family needs
� Complete work assignments without continual direction
� Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
� Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.
� Experience working with a variety of communication tools such as email, phone, and video.
� Must have reliable transportation with proof of insurance and be willing to travel throughout jurisdiction.
� Maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate sites and vendors needs that include evenings and

The Program Specialist will advance the youth and it�s community by providing resources and opportunities to thrive. Committed to serving poverty-stricken families, adults and children with humanitarian programs and resources that include education, family support, food programs and local community engagement events. This role will serve those in need and ensure sustainability of our services to the community by bringing community awareness and support to services TBF provides.

Member Activities:

1. Identify sites and support staff in the application and enrollment process as needed to ensure full
2. Conduct site visits and share observations/findings of site visits with supervisor.
3. Create and update site menus weekly/monthly and provide to sites and vendors.
4. Develop and implement a plan to sort and label donated essential items provided to community.
5. Development of action plans for continuous quality improvement to maintain TBF social and economic

The Bailey Foundation�s (TBF) Volunteer Program is integral to its mission. The program is designed to increase awareness of hunger issues in Missouri and Illinois while engaging community members to be part of the solution. Volunteers provide their time and talent in many ways: food sorting and packing, warehouse, office support, community outreach, and working at events. As with most organizations, all our departments could use additional support. The Bailey Foundation wants to broaden the volunteer program so that we can utilize more volunteers at events, in the office, community outreach, in our child and adult nutrition programs, and in operations.
Member Activities:

1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment, orientation, training, retention, and recognition
plan for individual and group volunteers to ensure that all volunteers are knowledgeable and feel valued.
2. Create database of volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their
skills, keeping volunteers informed and conveying the Foundation�s purpose to the public.
3. Develop and maintain complete and accurate records including volunteer policies, procedures, position
descriptions, standards of conduct and, where applicable, criminal background checks.
4. Build a volunteer application form that is suitable for short-term and long-term volunteer needs.
5. Work with program staff to develop a system to ensure the volunteer engagement process works
smoothly from initial interest to actual fulfillment of hours.

Year-long member benefits:
? A living allowance while in service (105% of the poverty level for the county in which the organization is
located), paid bi-weekly
? Segal Education Award ($6,385, amount changes annually) or end-of-service cash stipend ($1,803)
? Health Benefits
? Opportunity to forbear or defer student loans while in service
? Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
? Childcare Assistance (if applicable)
? Optional Life Insurance
? One-year non-competitive eligibility status for US federal government opportunities
? A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums
? Professional non-profit work experience

Other Details:
o Project Period: February 7, 2022 to February 6, 2023
o 35 hours per week with the flexibility to work more as needed; One-year commitment
o Allowed to have secondary employment with prior approval from supervisor; VISTA responsibilities must
always be the priority