+ Volunteer Coordinator

Job Location: Providence

Position: Full-time

Salary: $37,000 to 42,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

Basic Function: The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with Sojourner House staff to recruit, train, manage, and retain volunteers at the organization.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), have prior experience with managing volunteers, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).

Responsibilities Include: • Recruits and interviews individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House;

  • Oversees the curriculum, content, and implementation of a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers;
  • Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available via email and in-person meetings;
  • Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House;
  • Provides training to new volunteers to orient them to their new role;
  • Organizes on-going training opportunities for volunteers;
  • Works with volunteers and staff to provide assistance for tabling opportunities at community events;
  • Ensures proper recording and documentation of volunteer hours for grant compliance;
  • Assists with hotline coverage at Sojourner House’s location when necessary;
  • Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed;
  • Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate;
  • Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns;
  • Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities and the work that Sojourner House does in the community;
  • Provides presentations about domestic violence to community groups as requested;
  • Assists with social media platforms and ensures the posting of regular content about volunteer work, opportunities, and news at the agency;
  • Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter to showcase the work of volunteers and the work that Sojourner House does;
  • Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned.
  • Works with volunteers to organize the bulk mailing process for donor appeals and fundraising campaign solicitations;
  • Other duties as assigned by Sojourner House management.

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience working with programs or volunteers is required.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred.
  • Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend hours required).
  • Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence.
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
  • Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet skills).
  • Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content.
  • Experience in developing and delivering community presentations.
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, October 26, 2018