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State Volunteer Coordinator Position now Open in Idaho

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY?
➢ Join a passionate group of individuals who are driven to keep our roads safer!
➢ Represent your community as an AARP Driver Safety volunteer!
➢ Sharpen your skillsin a supportive, non-work environment for a social mission organization!

"What every one of us does makes a difference in protecting drivers and their families, reducing accidents and fatalities, and teaching people to drive more safely." — Volunteer Coordinator

Know someone interested in volunteering? Ask them to apply at www.aarp.org/volunteernow

FUNCTION:
The State Coordinator, an unpaid volunteer, recruits, manages, coaches, delegates, motivates and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety (ADS) volunteers at the local level to grow the program in a state. The State Coordinator provides guidance to direct reports, ensures District and Zone meetings are scheduled, and coordinates a State Meeting annually for their leadership or executive team for training and strategic planning purposes. The State Coordinator reports to the volunteer engagement staff at the National Office.

TRAINING AND MEETING EXPECTATIONS:
• Complete the State Coordinator online learning path found in the Volunteer Portal online
• Review Meeting Planning Guidelines, Expense Guidelines and the Volunteer Policy and
Resource Guide located on the Volunteer Portal
• If new to Driver Safety, attend a Smart Driver course in-person or online if one is not available in the near future
• Attend 2 or more virtual training sessions with volunteer engagement staff as needed
• Attend one in-person training session at the National Office in Washington, D.C.
• Attend bi-monthly video conferences designed specifically for State Coordinators
• Attend quarterly Summit video conferences
• Attend additional video calls as needed such as the regular calls for Data Manager, Chief Trainer, Marketing, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
• Appoint, train, supervise, and approve expenses for volunteer direct reports, e.g.
Deputy State Coordinator, Chief Trainer, etc.
• Develop, implement and evaluate the state strategic plan to achieve program course,
participant and volunteer goals set by the National Office
• Develop, manage and provide feedback on state budgets
• Identify improvements needed in the program network anywhere in the state, and take
direct corrective action steps, including program promotion, personnel recruitment and/or
reassignment, training or retraining, as well as other appropriate measures to ensure
problem resolution
• Maintain timely communication with National staff, state volunteers, and partners
• Schedule an annual state meeting between March and September to include all
leadership and other volunteers, funding permitted
• Share communications from National Office with state volunteers
• Work with the Data Manager to ensure the state’s records are accurate and up-to-date
• Work with the Chief Trainer to ensure volunteers have a clear understanding of
implementing the onboarding process as per guidance from the National Office

QUALIFICATIONS:
• A commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP Driver Safety Program
• Demonstrate strategic thinking and planning abilities
• Leadership and team building abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills -- understanding group dynamics and skill in facilitating groups
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must have a computer with the MS Office Suite or equivalent with a working knowledge of that software, an email address and willing to use video conferencing

BENEFITS:
• Reimbursement for all official AARP ADS expenses
• Coverage by AARP insurance while conducting ADSbusiness
• Eligible for participation in the ADS National Recognition and RewardsProgram
• Provided with excellent training materials to facilitate responsibilities

COACHING:
A State Coordinator’s performance will be monitored on an ongoing basis and used to help
coach towards success. State Coordinators are appointed to a term of three years, with an
option for additional terms as approved by the National Office

About AARP Driver Safety
AARP Driver Safety first launched in 1979 as the "55 Alive" program to help to keep older drivers independent, safe, healthy and confident while on the road. Today, AARP Driver Safety has reached nearly 20 million drivers, and counting, through its leading educational programs that include the AARP Smart Driver™ course, CarFit℠, and We Need to Talk. The flagship AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Thousands of AARP Driver Safety volunteers nationwide have helped coordinate and instruct the in-person classroom course. AARP Driver Safety is developing new programs to help navigate the rapidly evolving vehicle technology landscape, including Smart DriverTEK, developed jointly with The Hartford. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive.

Know someone interested in volunteering? Ask them to apply at www.aarp.org/volunteernow

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