Human Resources

Program Coordinator - OFA

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a responsible position concerned with the development and day to day operation of the local Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in coordination with the RSVP Advisory Council.  A person in this position is responsible for the coordination and development of volunteer placement sites based on Genesee County’s volunteer needs.  The duties are performed under the general supervision of the Director, Office for the Aging.  Does related work, as required.

Provides liaison for all aspects of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program with other units of the Office for the Aging;
Adheres to, and administers personnel policies and procedures for project staff consistent with those of Genesee County and with the recommendations of the RSVP Advisory Council;
Provides staff assistance to the RSVP Advisory Council, consults the council on significant plans, local project policies, actions, changes and problems effecting RSVP;
Plans and implements recruitment, enrollment, orientation and placement of senior citizen volunteers;
Arranges for volunteer stations to provide volunteer orientation and training, as needed;
Develops memoranda of understanding and other appropriate documents with volunteer stations;
Approves assignments of senior volunteers, and makes frequent visits to volunteer stations;
Maintains cooperative working relations with a variety of community service organizations and agencies;
Plans, develops and implements a continuous program of public relations in cooperation with the Director, Office for the Aging;
Arranges for formal recognition of senior volunteers and those organizations and individuals and who have contributed to the support of the RSVP Project;
Assists Genesee County in promoting needed community support for the project;
Maintains up-to-date financial, staff personnel, project and volunteer records;
Adheres to the approved budget, applies sound fiscal procedures, provides budget data, as required, authorizes expenditures for the project including specific approval of any vouchers for reimbursement submitted by senior volunteers;
Collects project data, and prepares and issues reports;
Cooperates with the Advisory Council’s annual evaluation of RSVP’s operational procedures and program activities;
Attends ACTION training conferences;
Maintains awareness of geriontological data as well as current information on programs and services available to older people.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the characteristics, needs and interests of the aging; good knowledge of community agencies, facilities and services which can be utilized to aid the elderly; working knowledge of public information and relations techniques; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to organize.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk, talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Possession of an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, or a closely related field;
  2. Completion of 30 semester hours of a four year program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in one of the areas in (1) above, PLUS one (1) year of full-time, paid experience in adult education, recreation, community development, community health services, counseling social work, public administration, work placement or related fields;
  3. Two (2) years of experience as indicated in (2) above;
  4. An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (1), (2), and (3) above.

NOTE: Part-time and/or volunteer experience may be credited on a pro-rated basis.