Organizational Management and Development Specialist

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Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with experience in business or nonprofit management, fundraising, and proposal writing is needed to assist the McLain Association for Children (MAC Georgia) in supporting the new start-up Parent Hubs to strengthen their mission supporting persons with disabilities and those that care for them and then to develop and implement strategies that impact their communities over the long-term. Established in 2008, MAC Georgia has spent nearly a decade supporting persons with disabilities and those that care for them through a variety of means, including the provision of training and capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy, the distribution of information and knowledge, direct support to persons with disabilities and their families, small grant opportunities, and ongoing service provision/consultation. MAC Georgia has established two regional parent hubs and needs to support these community-based organizations to become independent and sustainable entities by assist the Hub representatives not only to understand disabilities and to be able to provide parents of children with disabilities with information and support, but also to manage each organization and identify appropriate funding streams. MAC Georgia has requested the assistance of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to support the new start-up Parent Hubs to strengthen their missions and then to develop and implement strategies that impact their communities over the long-term.

The PCRV will work with the MAC Georgia’s Family and Community Services Coordinator and other staff to conduct capacity building trainings for Parent Hubs and increase their skills in organizational management, leadership, time management and other areas, and to support the Hubs to develop their action plans and fundraising strategies. By providing this support to Hubs alongside MAC’s team, the PCRV will equip MAC employees with the knowledge, skills, and experience that will help them to replicate this type of sustainable and strong start-up of Parent Hubs in other Georgian communities. The PCRV will also support MAC staff and the staff of a community-based Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) to design and implement an effective business model for a program to introduce orthopedic wheel chairs and provide children with mobility and postural support required to become functional and independent. Additionally, MAC is also planning to conduct a third nation-wide conference for parents of persons with disabilities, and the organization needs support in revising the conference plan and curriculum, supporting with organizational aspects using informational technologies, and identifying additional funding for conference implementation. MAC Georgia’s team is highly specialized in the field of disabilities, and the PCRV’s goal will be to assist them to strengthen their skills organizational planning, project development, English writing and proposal writing, and strong organizational skills to arrange large-scale events.

Partner Information

McLain Association for Children (MAC)

Required Skills

• Degree in management, non-profit management, or related field
• A minimum of four years’ experience in business and/or nonprofit management
• Proven ability to design and implement strategic and/or business plans
• Experience in project development, implementation, and evaluation
• Strong background in fundraising and proposal writing
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Effective communication skills with proven ability to transfer skills and knowledge
• Strong English writing skills
• Highly organized and goal oriented
• Flexible and motivated, with high levels of energy

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Georgia

  • Georgia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; some types of gynecologic support; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten.
  • After arrival in Georgia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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