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Program Coordinator

Friends Program

The Friends Program strengthens communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit. Our four primary programs connect individual volunteers with others in their community who need help or support. We serve communities throughout New Hampshire.  See for more information. The Friends Program offers competitive benefits and generous holiday and paid leave policies. This is a positive, friendly office environment where you can make a difference. 

A successful candidate for this position will recruit, train and support Foster Grandparent volunteers; place volunteers at youth service sites and supervise the volunteers and the sites in the assigned region.  Program Coordinators in this team are responsible for assisting the Director of Senior Programs with the daily operations of the program and adhering to Federal grant requirements.  Compliance with extensive guidelines is an important part of this role. This is a positive, friendly office environment where you can make a difference. 

  • Associate’s Degree plus experience in non-profits, older adult services, human services, counseling, education, social work or related field preferred.
  • Experience and/or ability to work effectively with older adults and be sensitive to their issues and concerns.  
  • Ability to initiate phone calls, set up meetings with new people and maintain positive relationships, including school principals, teachers and office staff.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Ability to travel throughout NH, particularly in the Lakes Region, to visit sites and promote the program. 
  • Strong sense of initiative. 
  • Ability to work successfully in a team. 
  • Must be competent in MS Office and comfortable learning new software programs.
  • Full-time position:  Mon. thru Fri. 8:30a to 4:30p
  • Salary: $15 to $16 per hour
  • Manage Foster Grandparent volunteers, assignments, and sites (schools, Head Starts, nonprofit childcare centers and other youth service programs) within an assigned territory.
  • Recruit new Foster Grandparents in the assigned areas.
  • Develop new volunteer sites and Foster Grandparent placements.
  • Develop and conduct monthly training workshops for volunteers.
  • Assist with planning of yearly program events.
  • Network with other community agencies, organizations, and potential sites.
  • Consistently adhere to fiscal and programmatic requirements.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in role by accepting other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nancy Paul at by Wednesday, September 20

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Date Added: August 29, 2017

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