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Job Title:
Community Engagement School Liaison
Job ID:
12459240
Job Function:
Experienced
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Community Outreach
Location:
Philadelphia, PA US
Business Unit:
AARP Foundation
City:
Philadelphia
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate.  We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals.  AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.  Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US. 

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day.  Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.


Summary Statement

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an evidence-based intervention for improving the reading proficiency of kindergarten through third grade students. It engages the experience and skills of adults 50 and over to target underperforming students in low-income, high-need communities. By targeting schools in high need communities with large percentages of K-3 students who are below grade level in reading and introducing well-trained adults who are 50-plus as volunteer literacy tutors, K-3 students will accelerate their literacy achievement and reach grade level by the end of third grade. At the school level, Experience Corps school site staff and volunteer leaders work closely with school districts, administrators, and teachers to ensure that the right interventions are getting to the right students and classrooms.

The Community Engagement School Liaison is a Part Time posiiton that oversees program implementation, supervises Team Leaders, and delivers or supports site-based and team based training sessions in assigned schools.  Communicates with the schools regarding concerns, problem solving, assessments, and changes, while fostering positive working relationships. Ensures a positive and satisfying experience for all parties involved in the AARP Foundation Experience Corps program.


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for successful program implementation in assigned schools
  • Select, train, and support Team Leaders and oversee their day-to-day performance in the schools.
  • Serve as Team Leaders’ primary point of contact in assigned schools
  • Work with Team Leaders to resolve volunteer issues.
  • Assist with recruitment of new volunteer tutors.
  • Support implementation of volunteer and Team Leader trainings.
  • Coordinate site-based in-service training sessions to build volunteers’ skills.
  • Oversee mid-year and end-of-year reviews for volunteers and Team Leaders.
  • Document volunteer and teacher concerns and work with Academic Tutoring and Mentoring Partner and VES to identify and implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • Plan and implement annual in-school orientations for administrators and teachers at assigned schools.
  • Communicate and ensure adherence to program guidelines, standards, and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure productive and satisfying working relationships with schools, principals, teachers, Team Leaders and volunteers.
  • Serve as a liaison
  • Participate in assigning volunteers to schools and classrooms.
  • Communicate regularly with the Academic Tutoring and Mentoring Partner and VES about issues that could have an impact on the program’s quality and/or reputation.
  • Support schools in implementing literacy projects.
  • Assist with EC’s parent engagement outreach activities
  • Participate in Philadelphia branch team meetings.
  • Perform other duties as needed to support the mission of AARP Foundation Experience Corps.

Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse range of people.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, changing environment requiring a high degree of collaboration.
  • Proven ability to maintain strong working relationships with a variety of people and groups.
  • Background in volunteer management, communication, conflict resolution, customer service, or work in school environment.
  • Working knowledge of a computer and database.
  • Three or more years of successful work experience in high-volume volunteer corps management or a related field; education field and low-income community experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Education, or related field,preferred
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal background investigation.
  • Access to a vehicle for daily use on the job

Benefits Offered

 AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.


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.

AARP supports and complies with Philadelphia’s “Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, as revised), also known as the “Ban the Box” ordinance.  This ordinance ensures that hiring and other employment decisions are made based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record.  In accordance with the law, AARP does not include questions about criminal convictions in its employment application or interview process, and does not conduct criminal background checks until after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Any criminal background check will be conducted in good faith, and any negative information obtained as a result of that check will be evaluated by AARP in good faith and on an individualized basis tailored to the requirements of the specific employment opportunity.  For more information regarding the Ban the Box ordinance, please visit http://www.phila.gov/HUMANRELATIONS/DISCRIMINATIONANDENFORCEMENT/Pages/BanTheBox.aspx

 


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