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Community Outreach and Employment Manager

Company: AARP
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals age 55+ find work. AARP Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. Their SCSEP experience most often leads to permanent employment. SCSEP is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. AARP Foundation operates in 21 states and Puerto Rico.

The Community Outreach and Employment Manager is directly and solely responsible for the administration and operation of the Senior Community Services Employment Program site activities at the local level. Provides leadership and supervision to office staff in daily activities including interviewing applicants, enrollment, orientation, by-weekly payroll for an average of 120 participants, assessment, recruiting host agencies, overseeing placement of participants in appropriate jobs, training staff, and monitoring an average of 50 host agencies to ensure their adherence to program training, supervision and safety rules. Maintains compliance with federal regulations, grant requirements and program policies and procedures. Manages site operations effectively and efficiently. Coordinates with the media, host agencies and community organizers and leaders to promote the program in the local community. Executes responsibilities on an independent basis because in most cases the position is an individual of one in the local community that is geographically separated from the Area Manager and National Office.

  • Supervises 4-8 office staff in the daily administration of the program that daily serves an average of 120 participants and 250 participants annually. Ensures interactions with program participants are non-discriminatory and in accordance with employment law and AARP, AARP Foundation and program policies and procedures.
  • Solely responsible for a bi-weekly participant payroll that exceeds $25,000. Approves timesheets for an average of 120 participants each pay period.
  • Responsible for site compliance with the federal regulations governing the financial & administrative conduct of their daily operations.
  • Organizes and prepares job development teams that match the knowledge, skills, and abilities of program participants with available training opportunities at host agencies and ultimately, in unsubsidized jobs in the community.
  • Conducts job workshops and motivates participants to participate in job search activities, to take advantage of training activities, and to actively seek unsubsidized placements.
  • Manages the local site disbursement budget and expenditures to ensure budget limits in excess of $3,500 are met, expenditures are effectively and efficiently handled, and spending activities adhere to published guidelines. Also manages any satellite locations (urban and rural) in accordance with federal regulations, grant requirements and program policies and procedures.
  • Trains or oversees training of site staff and prepares/oversees preparation of site performance, financial and other required reports. Expends or oversees prudent expenditure of grant funds on payroll and administrative needs. Implements various recruitment strategies to ensure sufficient enrollment and paid hours to expend allocated payroll budget.
  • Recruits non-profit and public community service host agencies in which to place participants. Monitors 50 to 80 active host agencies to ensure that participants are given adequate training and supervision and that they are working in a safe environment.
  • Develops and/or collaborates with other organizations (private, public and non-profit) to provide additional training opportunities for participants, including specialized training and on the job experience.


    • Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible management experience, including minimum of 3 years supervision of staff and minimum of 3 years of budget management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
    • At least one year of experience working with 501(c)(3) organizations or government programs/funding sources preferred.
    • Experience working in an environment with complex administrative or regulatory procedures, as well as proficiency in contemporary software packages required.
    • Bilingual/English Spanish preferred
    • MS Office skills to include the ability to perform Mail merge function, create pivot tables and PowerPoint presentations.
    • This is primarily an office position and the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise is required.
    • Demonstrated verbal communication skills required.

      Compensation and Benefits
      AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.
      Equal Employment Opportunity
      AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Keywords: AARP, Corpus Christi , Community Outreach and Employment Manager, Human Resources , Corpus Christi, Texas

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