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Director of Retired & Senior Volunteer Programs

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois

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Develops and implements RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) activities within an assigned region including managing and placing volunteers age 55 and older and promoting the value of volunteer service through special projects and events The Director provides leadership and administration of associated grants and works with community partners, businesses, and faith-based organizations to engage volunteers in meaningful roles that make a difference in the quality of life for members of the community. In addition, this position functions as a liaison between Triton College and the community.


1. Administers RSVP program, including writing yearly continuation grants.

2. Develops, implements and evaluates program goals, objectives and operational procedures for programs.

3. Serves as primary liaison with Health Services in the delivery of wellness programming for adult learners.

4. Manages budget and program evaluation, as well as, writing required procedural reports for funding agencies.

5. Functions as liaison with community on numerous levels, including community leaders, business sector representatives, older adult population, community organizations and social services providers.

6. Develops and implements comprehensive program awareness campaigns and public relations plan.

7. Supervises, trains, and evaluates RSVP staff.

8. Manages RSVP volunteers, including recruitment, orientation, placement, training, follow-up, evaluation, and recognition.

9. Coordinates annual recognition ceremony or events for volunteers and community organizations.

10. Organizes and maintains RSVP Advisory Council.

11. Raises matching funds for program.

12. Develops volunteer positions within non-profit organizations in the Triton district and maintains communication with administrative staff of these agencies.

13. Articulates RSVP program to all Triton staff members.

14. Sponsors the Active Retired Citizens Club, including management of ARCC operations and direction and serves as college representative to ARCC board.

15. Performs a variety of other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.



Reports to Dean of Continuing Education


Supervises a Coordinator, RSVP Volunteers, Program Assistant(s), Work-study students, and volunteers reporting to the program.  



EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree and at least three years of relevant experience with volunteer management or with the over 55 population.

EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated experience successfully applying for and managing grants. Data management to include reporting, and project management.

KNOWLEDGE: Proficiency in budget management and reporting. Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to the philosophy of the Community College.

SKILLS: Demonstrated skills in marketing, program reporting, and public relations specifically related to the non-profit sector. Demonstrated skills in the area of volunteer management. Drivers' license and reliable vehicle, or equivalent ability to travel within a 2-county region.  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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River Grove
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