Manager of Foster Grandparents Program

Job Description

We are looking for awesome people to join our awesome team of employees at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services!

If you have a passion to be part of an agency whose mission is to create communities that promote the dignity of human life and reflect the spirit of Jesus Christ…Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is where you want to be!  We are currently looking for our Manager of Foster Grandparents Program.


Position Summary

Responsible for the overall management and operations of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) in accordance with the guidelines set by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Cardinal Ritter Senior Services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the general manager for all active Foster Grandparent volunteers.
  • Actively engages in the recruitment of Foster Grandparent applicants and marketing the program throughout the community.
  • Conducts preservice screening of Foster Grandparent applicants, including eligibility verification and criminal history checks.
  • Provides preservice orientation and placement of new Foster Grandparents.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with current and potential volunteer sites.
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with federal regulations and agency requirements.
  • Provides support for Foster Grandparents on the site or when experiencing various issues.
  • Facilitates quality, bi-monthly in-service trainings.
  • Functions cooperatively with other agency departments to achieve overall goals and objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent public relations with current or potential participating institutions and/or funding sources.
  • Oversee all fiscal and budgetary responsibilities for the program, including monthly financial statement reviews, budget and file maintenance, in-kind donations, preparation of annual program budget, grant writing, etc.  
  • Attend and participate in all local, state, and national grant meetings for securing program funding.
  • Work with the Advisory Board to provide a quality program.
  • Work with the Advisory board and host agency for fund raising in an advisory capacity.
  • Produces required federal grant reports throughout the fiscal year to ensure program compliance through the management and tracking of federal performance measures. 
  • Updates and manages FGP physical files and databases to ensure grant compliance and performance measurement.
  • Administers annual volunteer income reviews, performance evaluations, volunteer surveys, and emergency contact/beneficiary information.
  • Ensures annual physicals, tuberculosis screenings and COVID vaccinations are completed by Foster Grandparents.
  • Input/processes stipend payments and travel (payroll).
  • Writes monthly impact stories related for the program to be submitted to the CNCS Regional Office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CRSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Pre-Employment Screening

All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Cardinal Ritter Senior Services does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.



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Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) provides programs, communities and services designed to meet the needs of senior adults across a continuum of care. Our mission at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to create communities that promote the dignity of human life and reflect the spirit of Jesus Christ. With our social service programs, affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing communities and volunteer opportunities, we honor choices and maintain the quality of life for senior adults. We provide independence, options and the highest quality of service to senior adults.

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