IPHA is hiring for the position of AmeriCorps Program Director!

The AmeriCorps Program Director shall report directly to the Assistant Director for Communications, Continuing Education and Workforce Development and shall have the following responsibilities and qualifications.

SALARY RANGE:     $35,000 - $45,000


  • Under direction from the Assistant Director, provide oversight of the Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program.
  • Perform extensive marketing for host site and AmeriCorps member recruitment activities as needed for each program term.
  • Serve as the Association’s liaison to each host site supervisor.
  • Plan, organize and implement enrollment, orientation and placement of all AmeriCorps members.
  • Provide management of the AmeriCorps members, in coordination with each host site supervisor, including required evaluations.
  • Develop, maintain and update all policies, contracts, forms and files related to the Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program.
  • Observe programmatic compliance of the Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program.
  • Coordinate and submit all progress reports as required by the state and federal government on the electronic reporting system. Develop written reports as needed.
  • Work with the Assistant Director to develop and/or enhance procedures to evaluate program effectiveness and ensure the art program goal and objectives are met.
  • Coordinate all required training, team building and career development activities for the AmeriCorps members, as specified by the grant award.
  • Coordinate an annual training for new site supervisors.
  • Ensure members’ participation in service projects, as specified by the grant award.
  • In coordination with the Assistant Director, perform site visits to each host agency, as specified by the grant award.
  • Develop written documents and materials to market the Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program.
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings, workshops, conferences and meeting for the AmeriCorps State Program Directors.
  • Travel to and participate in other meetings and conferences as related to the Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps Program and the Illinois Public Health Association.
  • Assist with other Association activities and projects as assigned by the Assistant Director within the approved budget and staffing plan.


  1. Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in community health, human services or related field.
  2. Requires strong leadership, marketing, organization, writing and communication skills.
  3. Requires computer skills in all current information management and production software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  4. Requires mental and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the job.
  5. Requires some day and overnight travel.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to ipha@ipha.com. 


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