The Salvation Army

AmeriCorps Program Manager

Job ID
Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $48,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $50,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


The NJ Division of the Salvation Army, Newark Area Services department is seeking a AmeriCorps Program Manager. This position will provide supervision and administrative duties associated with the implementation of the AmeriCorps program including: program and financial management to ensure contract compliance, human resource management and training, site management, and Salvation Army policy procedure compliance. Within AmeriCorps responsibilities, oversee Member function of Westside after-school program.


Program Management:

  1. In consultation with the Kinship Director and Dir. of Operations, develop plans to improve and expand the program. 
  2. Maintain program manuals and handbooks.
  3. Develop procedures to effectively implement the program. 
  4. Maintain official program records.
  5. Attend AmeriCorps and other conferences with the Approval of the NAS Area Coordinator.


Grant Management

  1. Draft, review and submit AmeriCorps applications
  2. In consultation with the Area Coordinator explore the possibility of new AmeriCorps grants.
  3. Establish performance measurement goals in consultation with the Area Coordinator.
  4. Collect, compile and report all performance measure outcomes.
  5. Develop and submit Grantee Progress Reports to CNCS.
  6. Provide information necessary for other Salvation Army AmeriCorps related grant reports.
  7. Communicate with CNCS program and grants staff as requested.


Financial Management

  1. Assist with developing The Salvation Army AmeriCorps program budget.
  2. Monitor AmeriCorps program finances and budget.
  3. Work with NAS Fiscal and Operations staff to ensure financial compliance with contracts.
  4. Submit AmeriCorps financial reports on a timely basis.
  5. Provide necessary information as requested by NAS administration.
  6. Review, track and approve health insurance bills.
  7. Purchase supplies and member uniforms as needed provided the expenses are included in the budget.


Member Management

  1. Oversee member recruitment, selection, placement, enrollment for remuneration.
  2. Establish and maintain member files.
  3. Monitor member’s timesheets and ensure proper recording for remuneration.
  4. Ensure all members are enrolled for health insurance during enrollment period.
  5. Enroll members for childcare coverage as needed.
  6. Meet with members on an individual basis to ensure satisfaction with program, track progress toward career and educational goals, and track progress toward meeting service hour requirements.


Site Management

  1. Develop and maintain files for all Site Agreements.
  2. Meet with Site Supervisors on a monthly basis to ensure program goals are being met.
  3. Contact potential sites and develop new partnerships in consultation with the Area Coordinator.
  4. Collect all site paperwork.



  1. Develop training programs and implement al details for Member Pre-Service Orientations.
  2. Develop and implement all monthly member trainings.
  3. Develop and conduct Site Supervisor orientations.



1. Some positions require the use of personal or NAS vehicles on NAS business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.  Use of a personal vehicle for NAS business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a NAS vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.

2. Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.

3. Other duties as assigned.



Additional Responsibilities:


1. Maintain existing relationships and contacts with other service agencies throughout Newark.

2. Site Supervisor for AmeriCorps members.

3. Oversee After School/Day Camp programs.

4. Travel to various locations throughout Essex County and NJ as requested in personal vehicle.

5. Ensure daily functioning of programs.


Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Management/Business or related

concentration or related experience.

Proficient working in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

Strong managerial abilities.

Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills.

Must be able to produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized

Thoughts using proper sentence constructions, punctuation, and grammar.

Ability to work under pressure, meet cyclical deadlines, identify and resolve problems in a

timely manner, and to gather and analyze information skillfully.

Be able to clearly and persuasively, in both positive or negative situations, demonstrate

group presentation skills and conduct meetings.

Display willingness to make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment and make timely


Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.



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