Serve Houston Planning Manager
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Interfaith Ministries (IM) for Greater Houston is an inclusive connector of people, faith communities and resources in our nation’s most diverse city, sustaining healthy and respectful lives for vulnerable populations and promoting interfaith relations and volunteerism.
IM provides four areas of service to the greater Houston community including: Meals on Wheels, Refugee Services, Interfaith Relations and Community Partners, and Volunteer Houston. The Serve Houston corps is one of the serve programs under the auspices of Volunteer Houston. Each of these programs serve different communities but all are based on our shared beliefs and aspirations of building a more respectful, connected and caring society.
Service is at the core of what we do at Interfaith Ministries. Through empathy and resilience, our employees help provide support to our community through programming and meaningful connection.
About the Role
In 2020, IM relaunched Serve Houston as a new program to engage college students in community service and outreach based on the successful models used in the legacy Serve Houston Youth Corps started in 1993, The new program was initially designed to build capacity within our organization and leadership opportunities to the ambassadors chosen to participate after a rigorous application process. As a result of a planning grant award from One Star Foundation (a statewide convenor of nonprofits, businesses, government, academic, and philanthropic organizations), IM seeks to hire an individual who will assist leadership in expanding the reach of Serve Houston to nonprofits or public agencies external to IM and to build the number of participants in the program.
This position is expected to begin on September 1, 2021 and is funded for one year.
- Determine feasibility of program expansion in the Greater Houston Community and within IM based on, in part, feedback and data collected from the 2021 pilot
- Develop detailed project plans and program materials for program expansion from inception to implementation to daily management of the program
- Using financial and business acumen, engage with the nonprofit community and other sectors to identify opportunities for ambassador placement
- Develop a clear understanding of AmeriCorps rules and guidelines to determine feasibility and steps needed to affiliate with their program
- Determine staffing models based on potential program expansion
- Prepare grant reports
- Maintain clear, accurate, and timely records of meetings, discussions, and activities
- Facilitate early corpsmember recruitment and placement plans with participating agencies
Qualifications, Skills, & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree desirable.
- Three years of relevant experience in program expansion or program development required
- Experience with contract processes required
- Experience or familiarity with AmeriCorps programs
- Experience working with college students is desirable
- Experience with nonprofit agencies desirable
- Experience making presentations and using data to support recommendations required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
- High proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OneDrive, and Teams
- Ability to multitask and manage time and priorities
- Valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance required
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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