AmeriCorps Program Coordinator- Hands On Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta

About the organization

At Hands On Atlanta, we connect changemakers to nonprofits and schools in need, while engaging socially responsible companies to help make a difference in our community. Our education programs provide focused impact in the areas of Youth Development, Education, and Family Support + Self-Sufficiency. Hands On Atlanta's AmeriCorps program has been supporting students in the metro Atlanta area for over 25 years. Our program supports 60 State and National AmeriCorps members at multiple elementary and middle schools.


• Support Hands On Atlanta’s Discovery program’s planning and operations
• Aid in the recruitment and registration process for students across Atlanta in the 2021/2022 school year
• Assist with new volunteer recruitment and registration
• Support processes to conduct and track background checks for volunteers
• Help plan and coordinate volunteer trainings
• Train and support volunteers on how to best use technology for Discovery sessions
• Develop and deliver communications to volunteers
• Aid in volunteer recognition efforts and events
• Support curriculum development focused on STEAM, literacy, fitness, service-learning, etc.
• Organize and pack supplies, lead distribution of supplies to partners, and track supply inventory for Discovery sessions
• Support program evaluation efforts, including data collection, entry and analysis
• Assist in relationship management with schools and community partners
• Support Hands On Atlanta’s service days and large-scale events


Ideal candidates will be aspiring educators, nonprofit professionals and social workers who are passionate about serving the needs of economically-disadvantaged children. Applicants must be available to serve full-time, including at least two Saturday mornings per month (minimum 1,700 hours total), from August 2021 to May 2022.
•Experience working in schools and/or with children ages 6-12
•Experience working in or volunteering for nonprofit organizations
•Familiarity with program development, coordination and evaluation
•Ability to take initiative
•Ability to work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds
•Ability to work in a team and independently
•High-level of time and task management
• Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate data/time records
•Commitment to improving educational outcomes and increasing civic engagement
•Reliable transportation and ability to navigate/travel in/around greater Atlanta
•Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. (e.g. heavy supply bins)



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