Unit Leader


This position is with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, in Vinton, IA. This is a full-time, team based residential program for men and women ages 18 to 26, designed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Corps members are assigned to 1 of 4 campuses located in Vinton, IA; Aurora, CO; Sacramento, CA; and Vicksburg, MS.  Teams of 8-10 Corps members, complete national service projects that address community needs.


The Unit Leader is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of assigned Team Leaders (who in turn manage a group of Corps Members) to facilitate the successful completion of multiple service projects. Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership to 7 to 10 Team Leaders in the implementation of service projects that are accomplished by approximately 10 Corps Members per team. With a focus on Corps Member development and service learning, logistics, and safety, the Unit Leader will plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the accomplishment of personal and project goals.
  • Guides, advises and evaluates Team Leaders on project execution and Corps Member development and management.
  • Works with project sponsors to oversee the quality of the team's work and the achievement of project objectives. Resolves project execution issues that impact project completion and/or team performance.
  • Conducts site visits to on-going projects to assess project progress, as well as Corps Member development progress, and to provide assistance.
  • Reviews Team Leader reports, project portfolios, and individual team biographical marketing brochures.
  • Takes appropriate action in adverse situations involving injury, health or safety of Corps Members and Team Leaders.
  • Manages all disciplinary issues that arise on assigned teams.

Qualification Requirements:

Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience which must include all of the following:

  1. Experience leading or supervising groups of people to include coaching, mentoring, teambuilding and conflict resolution
  2. Experience working on or monitoring projects that include time or production schedules and milestones 
  3. Work experience conducting training sessions for groups of people.

Job ID: 93844

Posted 23 days ago

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