Adelante Development Center, Inc.
Requisition Number18-0003TitleVolunteer & Comm CoordCityAlbuquerqueStateNMDescriptionGeneral Description of Duties: The Volunteer & Community Coordinator will expand Adelante’s mission of providing quality services for people with disabilities, people with disadvantages, and seniors across New Mexico, by promoting and managing our Volunteer program. Managing the volunteer program includes recruiting and retaining volunteers that enhance our programs by sharing their skills, time and expertise with Adelante; and to help Adelante program participants and their teams connect with meaningful educational and choice-based socialization activities in the community. This includes coordinating individuals, or groups of volunteers in activities across the organization for both one-time projects and ongoing program needs such as our Desert Harvest Food Rescue Program. Supports Adelante’s mission to improve access and opportunities for people with disabilities, including meeting with business owners, various community organizations, educational institutions and related organizations, including but not limited to secondary schools, service organizations, post-secondary institutions, and vocational training institutions. Develops and maintains student internship programs around the community to connect people with disabilities and seniors to community activities and educational programs in their areas of interest. Develops and implements policy for and manages the Adelante Volunteer and Internship programs; including publicizing programs, recruiting, orienting, training, managing volunteers, and supporting Adelante staff who are supervising program volunteers.RequirementsEducation and Training: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a social services-related field or the equivalent of four (4) years of experience in volunteer or community engagement. Must have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Volunteer supervision is a plus. Must have the ability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with difficult situations and with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to Adelante. Must have the ability to effectively handle time management, and execute multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, with frequent interruptions, in order to meet demands on time. Must have excellent computer skills, including a high proficiency in Microsoft Suite. Display superior skills with verbal and written communication including public speaking, and have the ability to communicate with, supervise, mentor, and empower individuals and groups to be valuable in their volunteer roles. English Language reading, writing, and verbal communication skills are required in order to perform the essential functions of the position. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.Other Requirements: Must have valid NMDL with a clean Agency insurable driving record, reliable transportation, and be able to pass a background check, and drug screen. Must be able to sit, perform keyboarding functions, and utilize a calculator. Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and reach above shoulders frequently. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. occasionally. Will be required to visit various locations in order to carry out the essential job duties. Adelante is a drug free workplace. Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Adelante Development Center, Inc.
Website : http://www.goadelante.org
Adelante is the Spanish word for “forward”, which describes our philosophy. Too many people with disabilities do not have the opportunity to make choices in their lives--where to work, where to live, or with whom to socialize. Adelante helps people push past social barriers and stereotypes, set goals, and achieve them.