Project Coordinator (Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator)


The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) offers adults, age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors/tutors for young children and youth with special/exceptional needs. Foster Grandparents (FGP Volunteers) provide 20-40 hours of weekly service and receive stipends for their service. They are assigned to community organizations such as schools, daycares and Head Start programs. FGP Volunteers provide warm friendship, individualized attention, as required by the needs of the children; their primary focus is to build positive and supportive relationships between them and the children. Specific and guided activities help FGP Volunteers to communicate with their assigned children and facilitate constructive adults/children interaction.

Under supervision, the Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the FGP Program Administrator, carryout activities of daily operations, and assist FGP volunteers with activities and site assignment support, as needed. Responsibilities include: perform office management work; keep office operations organized; ensure FGP volunteer files are up-to-date and maintained in alignment with grant/funding requirements; collect and process bi-weekly timesheets of FGP volunteers and ensure accuracy in timesheets to reflect actual time for direct service, training, holiday, leave, etc.; complete associated bi-weekly required reports; assist with coordination of orientation and monthly in-service training sessions and other volunteer support activities; collect re-enrollment packets from FGP volunteers, as appropriate and conduct verifications to ensure initial and continued eligibility; input accurate and complete data for volunteers in software tracking systems; assist with organizing information needed to complete federal grant reports; gather and assemble data from various sources for reports and/or orientation and in-service presentation; communicate effectively with management at various levels and partners, as needed; schedule meetings; answer phones, maintain office calendar; assist with planning and coordinating departmental meetings and activities; assist with special projects, as assigned; perform other duties as assigned


Foster Grandparent Program


Program Administrator


Four-year degree in social sciences, social work, business management supplemented with one (1) year social services experience or equivalent combinations of experience and/or education; proficient computer/word processing aptitude (i.e. ability to work in MS Applications such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook); excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize workload and meet deadline; valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and transportation (travel may be required for training and worksite visits); post-employment physical and criminal background checks conducted


$35,776.00 - $44,699.20 Annualized (Pay Level 24) / Commensurate with experience


Regular, Full-Time / Non-Exempt/Year-around-12 months; Some scheduled weekends


Medical, Life, Dental, Vision, Prescription, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Paid-Time Off (PTO); Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other benefits as applicable to work classification


03/13/2023 – 03/24/2023


Community Action Akron Summit
Human Resources Department
55 East Mill Street                                     
Akron, OH 44308

Or, E-mail Resume to: resumes@ca-akron.org


Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications/resumes are kept on file for 6-months.This position is subject to Ohio Association of Public Schools Employees - Local 146 Participation

Equal Opportunity Employer