Program Associate

· Lagrange, Georgia
Employment Type Temp
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation 15.00-18.00



 Program Associate

Classification: Non-Exempt

Salary Grade/Range: Hourly 2 (Temp. 6 Months)

Reports to: Executive Director

Date Revised: April 28, 2021



The Program Associate will work closely with Executive Director on cross-functional projects impacting all aspects of Community Action for Improvement. This individual should be comfortable managing projects independently in the areas of administration, operations, marketing, and day to day operations. This Program Associate is responsible for duties related grants, proposals, presentations, and any administrative duties. The Program Associate performs all duties as required by the Executive Director and/or immediate supervisor and other duties as assigned relating to the administrative component, including policy and procedure updates, typing, word processing, faxing, acting as receptionist and other clerical duties.

The Program Associate is an entry- mid level role for an individual looking to learn and positively impact all aspects of a growing nonprofit agency.


  • Compile and produce statistical reports, grant documents, contracts, memorandums of understanding, interagency agreements, budgets, and other reports as directed by Executive Director.
  • Maintain accurate minutes of management meetings as required.
  • Arrange and track training and travel reservations and per diem for staff attending trainings and/or conferences.
  • Establish, develop, maintain, and update filing system for the Executive Director.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities involved in program planning, self-assessment, community assessment, employee evaluations, and program goals and objectives.
  • Schedules appointments/meetings for Executive Director, Department Directors, and Management Team.
  • Assist as needed in design, preparation, updates, printing, and distribution of agency calendars, handbooks, newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other documents as directed.
  • Maintain a strong online presence for the agency across various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Agency policy and legal requirements.
  • Be honest, reliable, and dependable.
  • Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, and clients.
  • Attend mandated trainings and meetings and seek out staff development opportunities.
  • Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic.
  • Responsible for general clerical and similar job-related duties and projects assigned by Executive Director.



  • Minimum
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • Two years related experience
  • Preferred
    • Five years related experience


  • Ability to type 55 wpm or higher.
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point, and Windows software programs, format, and work in tables and to produce lengthy error free documents.
  • Ability to use all manner of social media platforms in a professional fashion to promote, advertise and inform the public of operations within the agency.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write well organized and accurate reports and documents.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups and staff and present information to top management and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to use basic math skills and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to be honest, reliable, and dependable.



This job operates in a clean, organized, and professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing systems, postage, social media, modern technology, and fax machines.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



This is a full-time position, and days and hours of work are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director.


Occasional local travel may be required for job requirement purposes, and some outside-of-area travel may be required for training purposes.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

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