Salary Range: $38,000-$42,000
The Volunteer Engagement and Service Learning Department is dually comprised of our ongoing volunteer program and our service-learning immersion program, and the Coordinator of Individual Volunteers will have responsibilities with each. The ongoing volunteer program provides both individuals and groups with opportunities to assist the agency in acting out its mission while the Urban Forum provides expert guidance in social justice education through an array of service learning and immersion opportunities. This position works closely with all departmental staff to provide meaningful service opportunities to over 150 individual, ongoing volunteers who assist in the delivery of LifeWise STL’s programs and services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ongoing Volunteer Program
- Meets regularly with LifeWise STL Program Directors to discover, develop, and maintain current information on volunteer opportunities for individuals.
- Communicate service opportunities to the public via internet, volunteer fairs & community partners and to other relevant employees of the agency to recruit volunteers to fill agency needs.
- Fields and responds promptly to all communications regarding individual volunteer requests.
- Ensures that volunteers are properly screened and oriented from point of initial contact with agency (background checks, checking references, interviewing, preparing materials for orientation, etc.). Links volunteers to departmental staff in order to ensure appropriate placement and ongoing supervision.
- Maintains volunteer personnel files according to established procedures and ensures that certification of volunteers is updated as required.
- Captures and analyzes volunteer demographics to communicate most current needs and trends; works in concert with departmental staff to maintain information in volunteer management software (Volgistics).
- Assists Director and Coordinator of Group Volunteers with special events (e.g., Golf Tournament, Trivia Night, Back to School Event, and Holiday Market, etc.) as well as when multiple and/or large volunteer groups are scheduled.
- Ensures that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.
Collaborates with other local & national organizations in order to foster increasing cooperation among agencies in the St. Louis region and beyond.
- Provides monthly and annual reports about volunteer activity to the Director.
- Participates in departmental meetings and activities.
Service-Learning Immersion Program (Urban Forum, Traveling Reflection & Immersion Program)
- Together with departmental staff, continually develops and revises a robust body of curricula focusing on issues associated with poverty and marginalized communities that produces knowledgeable, conscientious, and active citizens.
- Collaborates internally with program staff to assess program needs in order to address topics that are relevant to the organization and those whom it serves.
- Networks externally with primary stakeholders (churches, universities, nonprofits, and businesses) to inform constituents of educational opportunities and build appropriate curricula based on stakeholder’s mission and values and organization’s expressed needs.
- Coordinates service projects and facilitates education/reflection sessions for on-site service learning programs that enable both youth and adult volunteers to learn more fully from their volunteer experience as well as explore avenues for future engagement with regard to service and social justice issues.
- Facilitates sessions/workshops at offsite locations for youth and adult participants that raise awareness of and increase knowledge regarding social justice and community issues, connect to the organization’s (church, university, nonprofit, and/or business) mission and values, and provide resources for further learning and action.
- Collects feedback from Urban Forum in order to measure effectiveness of curricula as well as impact of the program on participants.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, nonprofit management or equivalent experience preferred
- Prior experience in volunteer engagement or volunteer programming preferred
- Previous experience developing/facilitating curriculum or learning sessions for people of all ages
- Exemplary organizational, planning, and time management skills as well as ability to manage a varied number of tasks and projects at one time
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with organizational leadership, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization in order to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
- Ability to work as a part of a team of mission-oriented staff who partner with a variety of volunteers to provide holistic services to families participating in LifeWise STL programming
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
- Occasional evening and weekend activities
- Travel may be required for meetings with individuals or groups
- Moderate physical effort with handling of supplies/materials up to 50lbs on an infrequent basis.
- Driving of cargo/passenger vans for events (Back to School, Affordable Holiday Market, etc.)
How to Apply:
It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Coordinator of Individual Volunteers” as the subject line.