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Nevada Volunteers Seeks a Program Officer for AmeriCorps

 Position:            Program Officer


Reports To:      Senior Program Officer




LOCATION:                       Nevada, United States


SALARY RANGE:            $44,000 – 47,000/year, depending on experience


APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter and resume to by September 11, 2020.


Nevada Volunteers has an immediate opening for a Program Officer. Join our team of professionals who support national service and volunteerism to address social impact needs throughout our State. Nevada Volunteers is a 501(c) is led by a body of Commissioners appointed by the Governor to build an ethic of service in Nevada.


Position Summary: The Program Officer is responsible for grant and contract management of a portfolio of grant-funded programs. This position will have primary responsibilities for grant management activities associated with a minimum of five (5) AmeriCorps programs and contract management of contractors and/or vendors.


Desired Experience and Skills: The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to values of integrity, teamwork, trust, personal responsibility and initiative.

The individual in this position performs highly complex, detailed work with accuracy on strict deadlines. The ideal candidate will have prior project management, grant, or contract management experience. Experience with program monitoring and support, risk management, and financial analysis is preferred. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience. Five (5) years of relevant and applicable professional experience may substitute for the undergraduate degree. Master’s degree in social work, public administration, education or related field is preferred. National service or volunteer management experience is preferred.



Grant Management – Experience with grant and contract management, technical assistance, technical training and monitoring of subgrantees to ensure high quality performance and program compliance. Ability to provide AmeriCorps grant application review to ensure grant proposals are competitive. Ability to understand and provide guidance to sub-grantees, non-profit stakeholders on federal regulations related to federal and state government grants and community partnerships.


Data Collection and Management – Demonstrated ability to collect data (outputs and outcomes) and support sub-grantees with tracking outcomes.


Complex Problem Solving – Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options, patterns or trends, and implement solutions. Ability to take initiative, work independently and also work with a high-performing team.


Planning and Coordination – Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate among members of the team and to facilitate work with sub-grantees and external organizations. Ability to develop training materials, presentations, and collateral and to deliver subgrantee training sessions. Ability to represent Nevada Volunteers and/or present at conferences or other external meetings is expected.


Financial Aptitude – Demonstrated performance in reviewing funding applications, budget amendments, and in monitoring sub-grantee utilization of funds.


Technical Aptitude – Demonstrated ability to learn and fully utilize technology platforms: eGrants, Microsoft 365, Excel.


Written and Verbal Communication – Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Equip subgrantees and internal team members with knowledge and information and empowers team members to effectively define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and provide recommendations. Contributes to organizational values of integrity, teamwork, trust, personal responsibility and initiative.


Organization – Skill in maintaining a high level of organization and time management with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy, follow-through, and communication.


Travel – Overnight travel up to 15% FTE for sub-grantee monitoring, technical training, events, or professional development is required.

 The individual in this position:

  • Promotes and advocates an organizational culture that values volunteers, supports volunteer development and retention, and leadership within the organization.
  • Works with volunteer and paid staff as needed to successfully complete tasks, including following processes established for documenting and tracking volunteer hours and impact.
  • Effectively utilizes pro bono and volunteer support, with limited, strategic use of external contractors.
  • Completes work with strict adherence to deadlines, policies and procedures, and with accuracy.


Nevada Volunteers will conduct pre-employment/volunteer and employment /volunteer screenings as follows:

  • Fingerprint-based FBI check.
  • National Sex Offender Public Registry Website for all employees and non-episodic volunteers.
  • Conduct a name-based Nevada State criminal registry check on employees. This check may be required for a volunteer, depending on the volunteer role as noted on the position description.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nevada Volunteers provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

It is Nevada Volunteers policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations that do not constitute an undue hardship on the organization. Employees or applicants should direct questions or requests for accommodation to Nevada Volunteers management or its designee.


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