Organization: The Settlement Home for Children
Posted by Darcie DeShazo - Apr 19, 2018
Posted in Nonprofit Job
Address: 1600 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX, 78758
Start Date: Apr 19, 2018
Application Due Date: Apr 26, 2018
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for developing the volunteer program to meet the needs of The Settlement Home. The Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for growing the overall number of individual and corporate volunteers to enhance community awareness and involvement.
Essential Job Functions & Expectations:
Roles and Responsibilities:
* Volunteer Coordination:
o Understands the TDFPS standards and the policies and procedures of The Settlement Home as it relates to volunteers.
o Meets with Settlement Home staff on a regular basis to identify volunteer opportunities to support the needs of The Settlement Home.
o Develops and implements a plan for outreach initiatives to recruit corporate, community and individual volunteers.
o Facilitates orientations and provides training for volunteers on an on-going basis.
o Interviews potential volunteers and conducts the necessary background checks, ensuring and documenting that all Licensing Standards and policies of The Settlement Home are met.
o Works with staff to identify and pair resident youth with mentor/volunteers from the community.
o Develops a volunteer program that engages high school students.
o Maintains accurate and current records on all volunteers and tracks volunteer hours and involvement.
o In collaboration with the Development Department, ensures the cultivation, stewardship and recognition of corporate, group and individual volunteers.
o Maintains ongoing communication with volunteers to assess roles, provide support and facilitate communication and working relationships with Settlement Home staff.
o Ensures volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience.
o Finds regular opportunities to communicate and recognize accomplishments of the volunteers to Settlement Home staff and Settlement Club members.
o Develops and maintains relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area.
* Other duties/projects as requested. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of leadership, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues using judgment that is consistent with standards, policies, procedures, regulation and/or government law
* Strong attention to detail and efficient time-management skills
* Ability to establish construction working relationships with Settlement Home personnel, volunteers and community agencies
* Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with different types of personalities
* Knowledge of applicable Licensing and Contract standards
* Ability to train and supervise volunteers
* Ability to plan effectively, problem-solve barriers and bring new program components into being
* Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
* Recordkeeping skills for volunteer tracking and record maintenance.
* Ability to effectively use organization's computer systems
* Skilled in verbal and written communications
* Possesses integrity and compliance – can be relied upon to act ethically
* Exhibits professional work habits, dress and grooming standards
* Thinks outside the box to create meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities
* Understands how important volunteers are to an organization
* Available to work evenings and weekends as needed
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
* Must meet personnel requirements as outlined by the TDPFS Minimum Standards for General Residency Operations.
* Valid driver's license and auto liability insurance required.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
* Prior experience as a volunteer coordinator for public or nonprofit employer.
* Prior experience creating and implementing volunteer programs and training.
Essential Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Must be able to lift and/or exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Position frequently involves walking, standing, sitting, stooping, lifting, speaking and repetitive motion. Position may occasionally involve reaching, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Must have close visual acuity (corrected or uncorrected) so as to prepare and analyze data and figures; perform extensive reading and transcription; operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to hear so as to receive detailed information through oral communication; receive information through electronic, telephone and/or radio frequency. Weekend hours may be required.
Diversity creates a healthier environment: equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination during recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, or any other condition of employment, on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, age, past, present, or prospective military service, medical history or genetic information, socio-economic circumstance or any other characteristics protected by law. We maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.
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