Community Outreach and Employment Manager

Employer
AARP
Location
Dallas, Texas
Posted
Jul 31, 2022
Closes
Aug 30, 2022
Ref
3061
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Community Engagement and Employment Manager assists in developing, executing, and implementing new engagement programs that align with the organization's goals and objectives. As the Manager, you will investigate, resolve complaints, and listen to grievances on behalf of members, working with staff, volunteers, members, chapters, and other cross-organization teams to achieve AARP's community engagement goals at the state and local levels. The Project Director supervises 4-8 office staff in the administration of the program that serves an average of 100 participants daily and 180 participants annually, within a defined geographical region. The Project Director also ensures interactions with program participants are non-discriminatory and in accordance with employment law and AARP, AARP Foundation and program policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Manages effectively and efficiently, budget and expenditures to adhere to published guidelines. Expends or oversees prudent expenditure of grant funds on payroll and administrative needs. Responsible for bi-weekly participant payroll processing, including timesheets approval for participants.
  • Manages (or operates) in accordance with federal regulations, grant requirements, program policies and procedures. Complies with the federal regulations governing the financial & administrative conduct of their daily operations.
  • Organizes and prepares job development teams that match the knowledge, skills, and abilities of program participants with available training opportunities at host agencies and ultimately, in unsubsidized jobs in the community.
  • Conducts job workshops and motivates participants to participate in job search activities, to take advantage of training activities, and to actively seek unsubsidized placements.
  • Trains or oversees training of site staff and prepares/oversees preparation of site performance, financial and other required reports.
  • Implements strategic planning and various recruitment strategies to ensure participant enrollment levels are met. Recruits non-profit and public community service host agencies in which to place participants. Monitors 50 to 80 active host agencies to ensure that participants are given training and supervision and that they are working in a safe environment.
  • Communicates effectively with various audiences, both oral and written
  • Develops and/or collaborates with other organizations (private, public, and non-profit) to provide additional training opportunities for participants, including specialized training and on the job experience.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible management experience, including 3 years supervision of staff and 3 years of budget management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Experience working in an environment with complex administrative or regulatory procedures.
  • Proficiency in creating PowerPoint presentations, entering data, pulling reports from databases, and using contemporary software packages. Ability to perform basic to intermediate level of computer/technical troubleshooting.
  • Must be willing to travel within the assigned geographical area.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.