Temporary Volunteer Manager

December 5, 2017
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Organization Description

Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides works at the nexus of funders, changemakers, and policy, with extensive impact solutions including philanthropic giving and grant making, impact investing, fiscal sponsorship for social ventures, collaborative workspaces, and policy initiatives. Our extensive tools and know-how give our partners the freedom to hit the ground running and drive change faster than they can on their own. For more information, please visit www.tides.org

Position Summary:

Assess the need for a formal Volunteer Program at Tides to include developing goals and objectives for the Volunteer Program, assessing the current and future use of volunteers to enhance program/service delivery, and developing a budget for the Volunteer Program activities. This is a full time temporary position to determine the need for a Volunteer Program.

Essential Functions:

Organize the volunteer program/service

  • Develop, and review policies and procedures which guide the volunteer programs and services, and reflect the overall values of the organization
  • Develop forms and records to document the volunteer activities
  • Identify volunteer assignments that provide meaningful work for volunteers and write the volunteer position descriptions in consultation with staff as appropriate

Engage volunteers

  • Develop an intake and interview protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between the skills, qualification, and interests of the volunteers and the needs of the organization
  • Implement a screening process for potential volunteers according to accepted screening standards and practices

Lead the volunteer program/service

  • Develop training for staff to work effectively and cooperatively with volunteers
  • Develop orientation for volunteers to increase their understanding of the organization, its clients, its services and the role and responsibilities of volunteers
  • Develop volunteer training to ensure that volunteers are successful in their positions
  • Develop volunteer check-in procedures and records of volunteer hours maintained according to established procedures
  • Review volunteer level of supervision
  • Establish a process for evaluating the contribution of individual volunteers
  • Plan formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization

Control the volunteer program/service

  • Evaluate the risks associated with each volunteer position and suggest action to control the risks associated with the program or service
  • Ensure that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Evaluate the contribution of each volunteer on an annual basis
  • Prepare an annual report on the contribution of the volunteer program to the organization
  • Administer and monitor expenditures for the volunteer program against the approved budget

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BA in social sciences, human resources, community development
  • 5-7 years experience in developing and managing a large volunteer program
  • Knowledge of laws governing volunteers
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism

Application Instructions:

Only candidates who meet the above-stated qualifications will be considered. Your resume must include a cover letter expressing your interest in working to support Tides and why you are qualified for this job. To upload your cover letter, add the file to the Attach Documents section at the end of the online application. No phone calls please! Please apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=thetides&jobId=204931&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

Applicants with Disabilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.




How To Apply

Please apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=thetides&jobId=204931&lang=en_US&source=CC3

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