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Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant

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Massachusetts Service Alliance | Boston, MA
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Massachusetts Service Alliance


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Published 7 days ago

July 6, 2020

Organization

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) expands volunteerism and service in Massachusetts by providing individuals and organizations with funding, training, and support, which enables them to strengthen communities and make our Commonwealth a better place to live.

Through our services we engage over 1,400 AmeriCorps and Commonwealth Corps members and thousands of volunteers annually, improving academic and social and emotional outcomes for 13,600 youth, maintaining over 400 acres of park and public lands and 92 miles of trails and rivers, and providing legal assistance to 4,475 low-income individuals.

We care passionately about our service and volunteerism and our employees. For more information, visit www.mass-service.org.

 

Our Commonwealth Corps program is unique in the country, allowing us to manage state funded resources to engage MA residents in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism in our state. We create an important pathway for service members and volunteers to hone skills, expand their networks, earn education funding, and grow into the next generation of leaders. Commonwealth Corps members serve in stipended full- or half-time capacities for 10 ½ months with designated nonprofits and public entities as a part of a service internship that focuses both on their member development and on their community/organizational impact. 


Position Description Summary

The Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant is a full-time position that will provide overall administrative and programmatic support to the Commonwealth Corps program and report to the Commonwealth Corps Program Manager. This position is responsible for supporting the successful implementation of the program and assisting the Program Manager with the management of approximately 40 service members and 16 host site partners. Duties include administrative, programmatic, and communications support, as detailed below.

Specific Responsibilities

Administrative Support

  • Act as the main point of contact for member administrative support, such managing member timesheets and reimbursements
  • Coordinate logistics for member and host site events
  • Gather and input data for program records and evaluation
  • Additional administrative duties, as assigned

Programmatic Support

  • Assist with development and implementation of member and site trainings
  • Support a cohort of members by having individualized check-ins throughout the program
  • Assist with development and implementation of alumni programming and events
  • Assist with member and host site partner selection and support, including final round interviews for member candidates and the application process for host sites
  • Assist with ongoing member recruitment efforts

Communications Support

  • Manage content and layout for program newsletters
  • Manage and maintain all Commonwealth Corps social media platforms and assist with website
  • Gather and share photos and videos from members, alumni, and sites
  • Develop and update physical and virtual materials for program promotion


Qualifications

  • Ability to balance competing priorities and succeed with the demands of a fast-paced, multi-faceted role
  • 1-3 years of professional experience within a similar program (could include AmeriCorps or Commonwealth Corps service experience)
  • Bachelors’ degree preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning data management and communication platforms (such as Salesforce and Constant Contact), photo/video editing, and website management
  • Strong social media knowledge and skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience partnering with diverse groups and individuals
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to service and volunteerism with an interest in working with community-based nonprofit organizations and public entities
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally and independently within MA (approximately 1-3 times per month, driver’s license preferred)


The Massachusetts Service Alliance is committed to hiring practices that support the values of a diverse workplace and reflect the composition of the Massachusetts communities it serves. MSA is an equal opportunity employer and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. MSA does not discriminate against any employees or job applicants on the basis of any legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.

Massachusetts Service Alliance is a proud Employer of National Service. Currently, half of our staff are AmeriCorps, Commonwealth Corps, and Peace Corps alumni. Individuals with service experience, such as Commonwealth Corps and AmeriCorps alumni, are highly encouraged to apply.

Organization

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) expands volunteerism and service in Massachusetts by providing individuals and organizations with funding, training, and support, which enables them to strengthen communities and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume and cover letter by email to:

Stacey Sirois, Commonwealth Corps Program Manager

jobs@mass-service.org

Please be sure to include “Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant” in the subject heading.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority to given to individuals who apply by July 6th, 2020. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter by email to:

Stacey Sirois, Commonwealth Corps Program Manager

jobs@mass-service.org

Please be sure to include “Commonwealth Corps Program…

Location

100 North Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114

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