To apply for a position submit a cover letter and resume to Andi Doane, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington EATS is a visionary nonprofit engaging the community in eliminating food insecurity and hunger in Arlington. The heart of Arlington EATS is in our dynamic and committed volunteer workforce. We have hundreds of volunteers that serve in a variety of capacities, some coming one time and others who have served for many years. We are looking for a leader who enjoys empowering neighbors serving neighbors.
Summary of Duties:
The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment, training, appreciation and supervision of the 500+ volunteers that serve in our programs including: the Market, school snack program, vacation and summer lunches, farmers’ market voucher program, and food closets. A portion of the job will also be working in the programs in order to understand the programs, and connect with volunteers on a regular basis.
This will be a full-time position (36 hours) that will entail volunteer coordination as well as working closely with other staff in the operations of programs.
Starting salary will be $42,000-$43,000 with benefits including health insurance, retirement, and vacation time after a 90-day probation period.
Duties include but not limited to:
- Manage volunteers through recruitment, regular communication, training, supervision, and appreciation of a diverse group of volunteers.
- Event planning, including recruitment, training, appreciation and education events for volunteers.
- Maintain volunteer job descriptions, volunteer manual, and any information needed by volunteers to do their jobs.
- Manage and maintain volunteer scheduling software and address coverage gaps with other staff.
- Work with community members to organize volunteer workdays and host corporate volunteer events.
- Oversee high school internship program that provides a mix of program work and engagement in understanding the causes and effects of food insecurity.
- Develop an advocacy program that alerts volunteers of action opportunities related to food insecurity legislation.
- Communicate through a variety of means (i.e. newsletters, social media, email, text messages, etc) to keep volunteers informed and engaged regarding the impact of their service.
- Create and facilitate volunteer trainings.
- Correspond with new volunteer inquiries.
- Work with the entire staff team to communicate, collaborate and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, community partners, guests, and existing and prospective donors.
- Maintain operational policies and procedures for volunteer management, volunteer safety, and customer relations.
- Regularly assess operational capacity, process improvements, and opportunities with the staff team.
- Supervise a part-time volunteer assistant (to be hired in three months after start date).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse range of volunteers, donors, and program guests from diverse backgrounds and experience.
- Must have superior time management and organizational skills, be self-directed, and meet deadlines and benchmarks.
- Experience working with volunteers.
- Confident and decisive leader with an open, collaborative work ethic.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power point, and Google applications suite (i.e., Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Docs).
- Requires a flexible work schedule, must be able to work some mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends.
- The ideal candidate should have easy access to the Arlington community.
- Operations have changed dramatically in response to COVID-19. Masks are provided for all staff and volunteers and safety procedures and protocols are adhered to closely. Social distancing and masks are required at all times. This position requires routine onsite work and some work can be performed remotely.
- COVID-19 Vaccine required as a condition of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., stand for prolonged periods, and sit at a desk to perform paperwork, writing, and computer functions.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Andi Doane, Executive Director at email@example.com.