Your AmeriCorps Program – Program Director Role

The Program Director has a very important role in the administration of an AmeriCorps grant. Program Directors are expected to spend the majority of their staff time on AmeriCorps program operations. Program Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall administrative operations of the program
  • Grant application review and management
  • Member recruitment and onboarding
  • Ensuring strong processes of communication with Site Supervisors and service site locations/partners
  • Supervising and training Site Supervisors and other staff
  • Ensuring members are involved in meaningful direct service activities and have a positive member experience
  • Coordinating, facilitating, and training members and non-AmeriCorps volunteers.
  • Offering an open-door process for handling issues and mediating if necessary
  • Observing programmatic and fiscal responsibilities, including submitting monthly and quarterly reports
  • Acknowledging members as part of the team and creating an inclusive environment or space to perform their activities/tasks
  • Program evaluation and tracking of performance measurements
  • Compiling progress report data
  • Managing the program’s social media presence
  • Organizing days of service
  • Performing member evaluations
  • Facilitating life skills, career or service training for life beyond AmeriCorps