Blueprints Program Coordinator
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The Blueprints College Access Initiative connects 21st century high school students and their families with resources and relationships so they are equipped to graduate from high school college- and career-ready.
The Blueprints Program Coordinator helps facilitate APP’s Blueprints College Access Initiative. The Program Coordinator is a self-starter who is comfortable working on a team within a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment and possesses an understanding of systemic poverty and its various causes. He or she has experience collaborating with multiple organizations, working with youth, building programs within nonprofit organizations, and developing financial and volunteer resources. The Blueprints Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
- Leadership experience in youth development, college admissions and/or financial aid, or K-12 education
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Able to work independently
- Serves as a team player who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ensures positive relationships with partner organizations and constituencies
- Deadline-oriented and shows initiative in taking on new tasks and projects
- Able to seek out information, solutions to problems, and other relevant opportunities
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a friend of technology
- Engage young people in activities that build self-efficacy and college- and career-readiness
- Oversee program operations and coordinates services with college and high school faculty, administrators, staff, and students
- Research funding opportunities, write grant proposals, and complete required reports
- Recruit, place, and supervise program volunteers (AmeriCorps members, college students, community volunteers)
- Ensure stakeholder satisfaction (parents, students, volunteers, partners/funders)
- Communicate regularly with program participants and parents, both in writing & verbally
- Assume responsibility for performance outcomes and reporting, including compiling and analyzing data
- Represent the organization to external groups
- Identify and facilitate partnership growth opportunities
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelors degree and at least one year of full-time work experience required
- Experience with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or other service programs preferred
- Ability to work well with diverse types of people; demonstrated ability to work with youth
- Ability to multitask and handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately
- High energy, enthusiastic, strong commitment to public service and social justice
- Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to adapt, creativity, and commitment to excellence highly valued
- Willingness to work weekends and evenings and travel throughout Alabama as necessary
- Access to a car, possession of a valid driver’s license, and proof of current automobile insurance
- Complete and pass all security clearances.
- Salary based on qualifications and experience
- Health and dental insurance provided by the organization; matching retirement contributions and vision coverage also available
- Vacation, sick time, and generous paid holiday schedule
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume/CV to Kristina Scott via email to email@example.com with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line before May 28, 2013.
Oral History and Filmmaking Internship
Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project is currently looking for an intern that possesses filmmaking and oral history skills. We are seeking someone who can uniquely tell our story and develop media resources in commemoration of APP’s 20th anniversary in the fall of 2013.
Successful candidates will have:
- Competency with video editing software, multimedia and social networking applications
- Imagination‚ and the ability to follow through on those great ideas
- Commitment to social justice issues
- Strong aptitude for research, writing and storytelling
- Ability to meet deadlines
A few reasons why you should intern at Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project . . .
- Make a difference. Alabama is the hungriest state in the country, and 1 in 4 children live in poverty. Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project mobilizes Alabamians to eliminate poverty through strategic relationships with students, educators, faith communities and other concerned citizens.
- Find a mentor. You will have a chance to work on a small and dynamic team that is committed to creating social change.
- Get connected. We have a really great board of directors, including Dr. Wayne Flynt (he literally wrote the book on the history of Alabama).
- Teach us some new tricks. Put all that time you spend on sites like YouTube and Facebook to good use.
- Think different. We look for innovative thinkers and doers.
- Location location location. Our office is at Southside Baptist Church in Five Points South.
- Follow your bliss. Intern at Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project.
In return, you will have a chance to work in an environment that values your contributions and will help you develop your professional skill set.
Travel will be required, and we will reimburse you for your mileage at the IRS rate (currently .565/mile) and for other out-of-pocket expenses.
This position is available during Summer 2013 only, and a finished product must be complete by August 1, 2013.
To apply, please send an email saying why you would like to intern with us and an attached resume and examples of your work to Eva Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org with “intern” in the subject line.
GIS mapping Internship
We need computer science and GIS majors to help us develop interactive maps on poverty, health and education in Alabama using 2010 Census Data. Interns must be familiar with ESRI ArcGIS software.
Our maps will highlight data from our 2010 datasheet showing the relationships between poverty, education and health statistics for each census tract and legislative district. These tools will be used to influence policymakers in decision-making, and voters and community members in learning more about the issues that affect our state.
We would ultimately like to develop interactive maps featuring personal stories from our community conversations.
If you are creative, smart and driven to use information technology to create social change, come work for APP!
Email email@example.com with a cover letter, resume and copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are fine).