Hiring Program Manager

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Hiring Program Manager

About the Organization 

ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.

ASP is an equal opportunity employer. No one will be denied employment on the grounds of age, sex, race, national origin, or differing physical or mental ability. Employment decisions will be based solely on qualifications for and ability to perform the duties of the position for which employment is sought.

About the Position 

The Hiring Program Manager position is part of the Human Resources Department and works closely with the Ministries Department, who is responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training summer staff, support staff, and fellows. During the summer, the Hiring Program Manager role is responsible for managing the home repair program within an identified geographic area including but not limited to: supervising summer staff; assessing volunteer and staff experiences; providing spiritual leadership; managing the budgeting, and more.  This position will also assist in the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training of full time and contract employees for all departments within the organization. The Hiring Program Manager is directly responsible to the Director of Human Resources. 

This position is located in Johnson City, Tennessee and extensive travel and irregular hours (including weekends and overnights) will be required. A vehicle is provided for all work-related travel. 

Job Responsibilities 

Recruitment and Hiring:

  • Recruit summer staff and fellowship applicants throughout the year both in person and online
  • Build and create new relationships with college and university department heads, professors, clubs, etc. to recruit for summer staff and fellows
  • Plan, facilitate, and lead Staff Applicant Workshops (SAWs) 
  • Interview staff applicants via Zoom (one on one) and via group observation at SAWs
  • Select and notify all CD, summer staff, support staff, and fellowship applicants
  • Conduct pre-summer communication with all hired temporary staff including sending hiring paperwork and all pre-summer expectations and logistics
  • Plan and execute the scheduling, interviewing, and placing of Staffers-in-Training (SITs)
  • Coordinate with different departments regarding HR needs; assist with recruitment, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training, offboarding of full time and contract employees 


Summer Staff and Fellow Training:

  • Assist in leading the planning and facilitation of CD and Staff Training; to include scheduling, session planning, contacting speakers, coordinating logistics, and serving as one of the point persons for the Summer Management Team


Summer Staff Supervision:

  • Visit summer centers regularly throughout summer
  • Provide written and verbal feedback of each center staff and performance
  • Provide thorough written evaluations on each CD
  • Process staff and volunteer experience through examination of staff evaluations; plan for adjustments and improvements for future summers
  • Ensure all counties end summer with balanced budget



  • Maintain thorough electronic and hard-copy documentation for each county
  • Communicate relevant updates to Vice President of Home Repair regularly and other department heads as needed
  • Meet assigned deadlines for all tasks and projects
  • Seek out applicable training opportunities to enhance skill and knowledge
  • Adhere to overall departmental budget guidelines
  • Prepare for and participate in ongoing evaluation process
  • Serve as a liaison between the Ministries Department and HR department head to ensure consistent and proactive communication


Candidate Description 


  • Desire to work in a Christian environment
  • Responsible work habits as outlined in ASP’s Interpersonal Standards Agreement (provided upon request)
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Capability to manage personnel
  • Flexibility to work unusual hours seasonally
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, creative, problem-solver, dedicated
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Experience with ASP summer staff



  • Experience as an ASP Center Director
  • Youth program development
  • Construction knowledge and experience
  • Experience managing personnel, giving performance feedback, and coaching to success



ASP provides a market-based salary and generous employee benefits program, including: 

  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance offered for employee and family 
  • Life insurance, retirement plan, medical spending plan and other typical benefits 
  • Generous holiday, vacation, personal and sick time away based on ASP policy in effect at time of employment
  • Phone and laptop provided for work use 
  • ASP vehicle available for frequent local and regional business travel 

Company: Appalachia Service Project
Location: Johnson City, TN
Job Category Program Staff
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Not Specified

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