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Employer Based Volunteer Program Manager

Date Posted:  Apr 27, 2022
Requisition ID:  347626

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth.



This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $37,778.

About the Job:

Overall, the Employer Based Volunteer Program Manager (EVPM) provides leadership for the management of assessment, technical assistance, and training employer-based volunteer (EBV) programming for employers across the state.  Duties include relationship development with leaders in the employer-based volunteer industry, oversight of an assessment and reporting process as well as providing a connection between national service and EBV programming in Indiana. 

The EVPM works closely with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Department of Workforce Development agency personnel, other state and federal government units, and the nonprofit sector in support of effective grant making and best practices resulting in measurable increases in the quality of volunteer programs throughout the state. This position can expect to work with other program officer(s) as part of a team that supports and collaborates on job responsibilities. The EVPM will also collaborate with other Serve Indiana team members in monitoring and support provided to subgrantees in Serve Indiana’s funding portfolio. 

A Day in the Life:

Employer Volunteer Program Management

  • Enhance and strengthen the current EBV assessment process.
  • Develop relationships with EBV leaders in companies, organizations, and governmental entities across the state. 
  • Create relationships and inventory organizations and businesses that provide a service to EBV programs to support a community of practitioners in this field. 
  • Develop a database of vendors serving the EBV field. 
  • Assess EBV programs across the state and report to those programs findings and recommendations.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of companies, organizations, and governmental entities involved in the EBV technical assistance process. 
  • Lead statewide outreach efforts for the EBV technical assistance process.
  • Host and lead trainings on EBV for diverse audiences.


Grants Management and Compliance

  • Support the Serve Indiana team on monitoring and compliance of AmeriCorps and Indiana Kids subgrantees. 
  • Participate in site visits and AmeriCorps program training events as needed. 
  • Assist other teammates in the grant review and application process. 

Other duties:

  • Review and oversee monthly expense and invoice process with Assistant Director
  • Provide staff support to the Commission Program Committee as needed; 
  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, and short-and long-term planning, including Indiana’s State Service Plan; and, 
  • Represent the agency at various community and/or interagency meetings and promotes existing and new programs and/or policies as assigned 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to lead and interpret complex federal and state laws and regulations
  • General knowledge of the general principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, and auditing
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and changes in the workplace and assigned duties; the capacity to adjust assignments to maintain workflow
  • Ability to be sensitive to customer needs and expectations; a willingness to respond promptly and appropriately 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results 
  • Ability to use good judgment with the propensity to think logically and foresee consequences 
  • Comprehend, analyze, interpret, and correlate technical material and data into a variety of written reports, including the articulation of remedies in writing and/or verbally;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, productive working relationships with other agency personnel, state and federal government units, grant recipients, the nonprofit sector, and the public through effective motivational and leadership skills;
  • Recognize and define problems by investigating and analyzing the facts, developing corrective action plans, and using resources and techniques to derive sound solutions while foreseeing potential consequences

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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