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Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Job Type: full-time
Date Posted:
Salary Range: 55000.00 - 65000.00 USD Annually

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The Program & Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate, manage and oversee the day to day operations of the ONA Opportunity Center and other programs. The Program & Volunteer Coordinator will manage relationships with partners, sub-contractors and volunteers involved in providing citizenship 
preparation classes and family support groups; recruit, coordinate, train and manage volunteers; conduct outreach; coordinate Know Your Rights and other informational seminars; provide support for the legal staff; and be a main point of contact between the Opportunity Center and stakeholders, clients, and the community. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

• Coordinate the promotion of services offered by the Opportunity Center throughout the local area, including by developing and disseminating flyers, brochures, posters and other materials related to programs and events offered by the center.
• Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers for citizenship classes, administrative support and other ONA Center programs.
• Coordinate and facilitate immigrant family support groups twice a month in the evenings.
• Coordinate Know Your Rights presentations and other informational seminars for immigrants.
• Provide on-going support and coordination of Opportunity Center activities to ensure appropriate engagement of clients.
• Track and report attendance, assessments, and schedule appropriate space for hosting workshops, training sessions, citizenship classes and other project activities.
• Complete all required statistical and fiscal reports timely.
• Regularly meet with supervisor to review contract deliverables and timetables.
• Collaborate and consult with Immigration Legal Services and other departments on a regular basis to ensure high quality of coordination and service.
• Attend inter-office meetings as well as outside agencies meetings as appropriate.
• Monitor budget expenditures, order office supplies, complete expense reports and ensure fiscal accountability.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position 9:00 AM to 5 PM, four workdays per week; 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM one workday per week. Additional hours may be required to meet program deadlines, or client/student needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
• Travel at least 20% of the time using public transportation or vehicle, traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions.
• Remain stationary at a work station and in meetings, and use a computer at least 70% of the time.
• Remain stationary and/or ambulate to instruct and monitor during trainings, drives and presentations.

The rate of pay for this position is paid hourly based on a 35 hour work week starting between $30 to $35 dollars an hour.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent professional training related to the position preferred;
  • Previous experience in working with and training volunteers preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Comfort using technology and inputting data, including working knowledge of MS Office (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel);
  • Highly motivated and self-starter;
  • Good organizational, communication and analytical skills; and
  • Good interpersonal skills