WHO WE ARE
For more than 40 years, we’ve empowered hundreds of thousands of people in Duval County to start again. Voted by our community as one of the top 5 nonprofits in the area, ranked as a Jacksonville Business Journal Top 25 nonprofit, Lutheran Social Services doesn’t stop at serving our Northeast Florida neighbors, we extend our dedication to excellence in the benefits and resources we offer our talented and diverse staff.
Our extensive benefits prioritize the health and well-being of those that join our organization. Benefits eligible staff begin accruing Paid Time Off (PTO) day one with access to over 20 days of PTO in a calendar year, 11 paid holidays day one, Premium health insurance (LSS pays 90% of the total monthly premium for eligible Employees), Free Dental coverage (LSS pays 100% of the total monthly premium for eligible Employees), a company paid life insurance policy, as well as access to Teledoc services, 403B, vision plans, and more.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The Volunteer Coordinator position is responsible for providing all volunteer oversight activities: including coordinating volunteer applicants and orientations, assisting department managers in the coordinating of volunteer schedules to fill gaps/department needs, conducting community outreach and volunteer recruitment practices, and working closely with the development department on special projects.
This position works closely with the resettlement, youth mentoring, Matching Grant, and Preferred Communities programs in the form of the recruitment, development, processing, and alignment of volunteers/interns to program directives and needs. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist with matching mentors with clients to increase self-sufficiency and community integration. This position requires a strong background in partnership building and mobilizing volunteers.
To apply – please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Essential duties and responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Answer general questions about LSS services and programs to prospective volunteers • Assist in the coordination and enhancement of college internship, volunteer, and AmeriCorps VISTA programs • Complete outreach and recruitment activities to find new volunteers and interns • Consult with program managers - analyze programs for gaps in staffing/efficiency and create enriching volunteer opportunities • Recruit, screen, and interview interns and volunteers – includes assisting Human Resources with background checks and calling references • Develop a streamlined onboarding process to orient volunteers and interns to LSS • Match volunteers with opportunities depending on personal interest, availability, strengths, and screening level • Maintain volunteer files and track volunteer hours for grant reporting • Coordinate large volunteer group activities • Supervise interns and volunteers • Establish partnerships with local organizations and companies to recruit for volunteers, volunteer led workshops, and in-kind donations • Engage and rebuild LSS’s in-kind donor base • Maintaining accurate record of all outreach activities, partner organizations, and contacts • Develop volunteer recognition program in conjunction with the Development department • Other related duties as assigned
Required: • Must be organized and detail-oriented • Must be proactive, efficient and maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion • Must have a teamwork mentality and a willingness to complete tasks that assist other team members • Ability to uphold all requirements regarding client confidentiality • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and/or Microsoft Access
Education and Experience
Required: • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant professional experience • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills • Experience in Volunteer Management • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment • Related human service experience • High School diploma or GED required • Valid Driver’s License and a safe driving record • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and auto insurance; must be able to transport clients to various locations by using own transportation • Screening required for this position: a Level 2 background check (company paid), a drug screen (company paid), all at time of job offer Strongly Preferred: • Bilingual (Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, or Swahili language skills)