Program & Board Administrator

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The Program & Board Administrator is a member of DREAM’s Employee & Member Support team. DREAM’s Employee & Member Support team strives to fulfill our organization’s mission of closing the opportunity gap by supporting each other, our programs and our AmeriCorps members.

The Program & Board Administrator has four primary areas of focus: 1) to ensure our programs are compliant with regard to volunteer safety and qualifications to serve 2) to ensure our AmeriCorps members and their corresponding files are compliant with our grant and AmeriCorps guidelines 3) facilitate communication and monthly operations of our Board of Directors and 3) assist with the general operations of the the DREAM office.

The DREAM Program is committed to dismantling systems of oppression that affect our youth and families. This organizational commitment means that members should join this space with an intention of learning, unlearning, and diving into ways that your involvement will directly contribute to DREAM’s mission of reducing the Opportunity Gap while also supporting the dismantling of other systemic inequities. We seek members who contribute to The DREAM Program’s diverse community, as having different perspectives, identities, and skills are what allow us to excel in our service. DREAM seeks members who are ready to engage in and foster an inclusive environment, and who strive to deliver culturally appropriate and relevant programming to the youth we serve. Incoming members and staff should understand that we serve marginalized communities, which means that it is imperative that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are infused into every aspect of our work as an organization.


  • All volunteers reach full compliance with DREAM’s standard qualifications for serving youth.
  • All AmeriCorps members reach full compliance with DREAM and AmeriCorps standard qualifications for service.
  • Facilitation of the Board of Directors annual calendar in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Chairperson of the Board.
  • Support the Leadership team with highest priority administrative responsibilities as identified by the team.
  • Support the Business and Operations team as a member by cross training and gaining an understanding of each member’s roles and responsibilities.

The experience: This role is largely administrative but requires the building of valuable relationships with our Board of Directors and key members of our team who work in the field. The work assigned to the Administrator has a direct impact on daily operations of our programs and our nonprofit, so building positive relationships with those that the work supports and regularly interacting with each member of our employee team is vital. Additionally, due to the potential impact the work has on daily operations, accuracy, efficiency and timeliness are qualities that will lead to success. Members of our team expect the Program & Board Administrator to be highly organized and to communicate effectively and regularly. Thus, this role involves high levels of teamwork, collaboration, and interpersonal communication. While serving in this role, the Administrator will regularly tap into problem solving skills and creative solutions to organizational challenges, as well as lead training and communication efforts for the solutions they introduce to the organization.

Terms and benefits:

  • $40,000-$50,000/year, commensurate with experience
  • Access to DREAM’s benefit package, including: Medical insurance (with options for dental/vision)
  • Retirement plan
  • Professional development opportunities and expectations
  • Professional association membership
  • Over 6 weeks of PTO and holidays (combined)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • DREAM gear/uniform provided
  • Reimbursements for work-related travel
  • Incredible, life-changing experiences!

Required qualifications/experience:

  • Experience supervising and maintaining organizational property, office, and program space.
  • Computer proficiency: comfort with Microsoft Office apps, Google’s GSuite and email communication; project management software experience (Trello, specifically); CRM experience (Innovative Mentoring Systems and Little Green Light, specifically); accounting software experience.
  • Familiarity with AmeriCorps grant requirements and mentoring programs requirements as expressed by CNCS and state and local regulations, respectively.
  • Familiarity/experience supporting and expanding a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional communication and facilitation skills with a focus on direct communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and set priorities while giving consideration to staff, the organization, and the self.
  • Desire to enhance existing skills and develop new skills necessary to fulfill role.
  • Current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and clean driving record.
  • A dedicated room/space to complete components of service that is not at a DREAM-supported site.
  • An internet connection capable of easily handling Google Workspace apps and specifically, a Google Hangout/Meet.
  • Access to a reliable phone.

Preferred/helpful experience:

  • Creativity, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A contagious energy for DREAM’s work.
  • Previous youth work experiences or motivations/preference for youth work and youth services.
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor environment in all seasons.

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