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Director of Volunteer Services Full-time

at The Good Samaritan Center in Mississippi (Published at 08-01-2019)

$30,000 a year

***Below is a Job Description for this position. NOTE: BY CLICKING APPLY ON INDEED, YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION. YOU MUST GO TO http://www.goodsamaritancenter.org/jobs to download the application for employment then follow instructions on how to apply.***

Duties and Responsibilities:
General Volunteer Coordination:
- Raise awareness and increase support from the local community for The Good Samaritan Center, by working with the media, the general public and corporate and business organizations to raise awareness of the charity?s work and ways those individuals and groups can contribute and volunteer.
- Assist in the coordination of special events, specifically as it relates to the utilization of volunteers.
- Help to maintain the organization?s display and relevant materials that relate to volunteer opportunities.
- Maintains database, mailing and email list of volunteers (including posting donations and sending thank you letters & acknowledgments.)
- Manage volunteer communications, cuch as email blasts and web postings.
- Assist in the production of quarterly newsletters, monthly informational updates for volunteers and various promotional information.
- Schedule and coordinate volunteer recognition and appreciation events.
- Research and introduce new community volunteer initiatives.
- Collecting and documenting best practices for volunteer management, partially based on communicating with other non-profits, DOVIA, and by researching the topic.

Volunteer Recruitment:
- Working with staff and administration to determine organizational needs regarding volunteers.
- Develop a yearly plan for volunteer recruitment.
- Create volunteer job descriptions.
- Develop and provide written protocols to all volunteers.
- Be the first personal ?point of contact? for people who wish to do volunteer work for the organization.
- Interview and assign applicants for volunteer work.
- Orient volunteers to the policies, procedures, and standards of Good Samaritan Center and our volunteer/community service programs.
- Develop unique ways to recruit volunteers with specific backgrounds and talents.
- Represent Good Samaritan at various events where we might recruit interested parties for volunteer service.

Volunteer Management:
- Arrange for on-the-job and other required training/supervision/evaluation of volunteers.
- Assist in the training and supervising of volunteers in specific work assignments.
- Confer with staff and volunteers to resolve grievances and promote cooperation and interest. Serving as a liaison between administration, staff and volunteers.
- Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of volunteer services.

Staff Volunteer Training:
- Educate and train staff in supervisory techniques that help staff to use volunteers more productively.

- Prepare and maintain procedural and training manuals.
- Coordinate volunteer opportunities for the staff of Good Samaritan at other non-profits (via Outhouse workdays, etc.)

Community Service Coordination:
- Maintains records and prepares reports of hours for community service participants.
- Maintain a database of volunteer workers and hours worked; prepare and present reports to administration, recommending necesssary changes or adjustments to the volunteer program.
- Actively educate local judiciary (court and probation programs) and schools about our community service opportunities.

Assistant to the Executive Director and Administrative Team:
- Work with the Executive Director and administrative team to secure maximum income and public relations for The Good Samaritan Center through various fundraising efforts, including regular mail solicitations, special events, and grant writing to local, regional and national grant-making organizations.
- Assist staff with various assignments for special projects.
- Actively participate as a member of the administrative team.
- Represent the Executive Director and/or other administrative personnel at meetings, conferences and seminars, as required.
- Undertake responsibility for special assignments and projects on behalf of the Executive Director and administration team.
- Advise the Executive Director concerning matters requiring his or her personal attention.
- Follow up on decisions and/or directives of the Executive Director to insure implementation and/or completion.
- Assist in the establishment of systems and procedures.

General Good Samaritan Employment:
- Work a minimum of 40 hours per week, normally within the confines of our office hours, which are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, but also will include engagements/projects in the evenings and/or on weekends.
- Observe and implement established policies and procedures.
- Participate actively in staff development activities, workdays, office cleanup.
- Ability to life 30 lbs, push 75lbs., and to paint.
- Actively assist co-workers as needed.
- Actively participate as a member of the administrative team, and perform other duties as assigned.

Needed Attributes:
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and an ability to relate to people on all levels and from all backgrounds.
- Ability to develop and prepare clear and concise reports.
- Ability to make effective presentations.
- Possess good people skills and enjoy working with the public.
- Team oriented and highly motivated.
- Must be task oriented, with a mind for organization.

Skills & Education Requirements:
- 4 year college degree in related field, or 2-year degree in related field, with relevant experience
- Basic knowledge of Computers (Microsoft Office) and Word Processing; typing required.
- Valid Drivers License and ability to drive one?s own car as needed. Good Samaritan Center reimburses for mileage.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Others

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