Career Development

 Searching for a position in the field of volunteer management? Look no further. All career opportunities forwarded to VMAWM that involve working with volunteers will be posted here. Have something to send us? Click contact us at the top of the page and get in touch. 

Posted: April 25, 2017

Title: Volunteer/Enrichment Coordinator
Organization Name:The Commons of Evergreen

Job Description: This position is primarily responsible for recruiting, scheduling, overseeing, evaluating and onboarding volunteers who serve in all areas at The Commons of Evergreen. This position will also assist the Enrichment team in the execution of special events and providing administrative support as it pertains to membership needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop
  • and manage all aspects pertaining to Volunteer involvement at The Commons, including but not limited to: needs assessment, recruitment, orientation, training, work schedules, communication, policies and procedures, data base input, position descriptions and evaluations
  • Work with social, civic and local organizations to develop and cultivate partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers
  • Develop, implement, and communicate key methods for positively recognizing the efforts of volunteers, promote formal and informal recognition and coordinate/promote appreciation activities
  • Provide organization and operational support in the set-up and execution of events held at The Commons of Evergreen
  • Have a good understanding of The Commons of Evergreen procedures associated with programming and membership, its mission and purpose
  • Assist with administrative duties pertaining to membership enrollment and program registration, maintain correct data entry, and provide excellent customer service
  • Ability and willingness to be cross trained in other areas of The Commons Enrichment team where needed

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous non-profit experience working with older adults preferred
  • Previous experience recruiting, training, coordinating and scheduling a work team or volunteers
  • Ability to work independently and multi task in a high paced environment utilizing strong customer relation skills
  • Previous experience with special events for large groups a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present to individuals and groups both in a written and verbal manner
  • The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of what a mission oriented organization is, and is motivated to support the mission of Evergreen Commons
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and public
  • Ability to work some evenings/weekends assisting with special programs/events as needed
  • Proficient use of office technology/equipment
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills, and/or other volunteer management software
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical

Additional Information:
Position is Full Time Hourly and reports to Director of Community Relations.

Please submit letter of interest and resume’ via email to hr@evergreencommons.org or mail to Evergreen Commons, Attn:  Human Resources, 480 State Street, Holland MI  49423

Posted: March 1, 2017

Title: Volunteer Manager
Organization Name: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Job Description: Responsibility for assisting the Director of Human Resources & Volunteers with all aspects of managing the Volunteer Services Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Sustain volunteerism and the volunteer program throughout Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park through support of our mission statement and guest-centric model.
  • Maintain the volunteer database.
  • Responsible for volunteer line-items in the Human Resources & Volunteer budget.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to Management.
  • Assist the Communications Department with the development of the quarterly staff and volunteer newsletter, Bloomin’ News.
  • Recruit, train, assign, and manage volunteers for special events including:
    • Butterfly Exhibit
    • ArtPrize
    • Holiday Gift Show
    • Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
    • Summer Concerts
  • Network with other volunteer managers.
  • Maintain online recruitment sites and participate in recruitment events.
  • Conduct volunteer orientations.
  • Participate in monthly Volunteer Services Committee meetings.
  • Coordinate volunteer recognition:
  • Track and recognize volunteer hours of service
  • Volunteer Picnic
  • Volunteer Recognition Event
  • Maintain volunteer center & volunteer communication boards.

Expected Functions:

  • Strong moral and ethical values.
  • Positively influence volunteer morale.
  • Embrace the fact that we are a non-profit institution that serves the public and that you will work with a broad and diverse group of employees, staff, and public.
  • Implement technology where appropriate and continually improve processes.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Human Resources and Volunteers.

Education & Qualifications:

Education: Four-year degree or equivalent experience

Qualifications: Supervisory experience. Outstanding rapport with people and excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills. Must be able to set priorities, be highly organized, and able to calmly solve problems and manage changing situations. Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Additional information:
Position is Full Time, hourly, Non-Exempt
Expected Start date: June 1, 2017
Application deadline: March 26, 2017

All candidates are required to submit to our background check and drug screening process

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: hr@meijergardens.org

Posted: January 30, 2017

Title: Volunteer Manager
Organization Name: John Ball Zoo

Job Description: At John Ball Zoo, our mission is to inspire people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. The Volunteer Manager will coordinate volunteer staffing while overseeing staff planning, recruiting, and on-boarding for volunteers who serve in all areas of the zoo’s operations. The Volunteer Manager will ensure that volunteers fulfill their duties while recognizing and awarding achievements.

General Responsibilities

  • Develops, designs and produces volunteer informational and recruitment media and materials
  • Delivers informational and recruitment presentations to community and civic groups, campus organizations, and other groups to establish community relations, generate support, and cultivate potential sources of volunteers
  • Recruits volunteers and refers them to their specific department management staff for training and specific assignments.
  • Recruits adult and youth volunteers to assist in horticultural maintenance, office support, aquarium diving, classroom and teaching materials preparation and other Zoo functions.
  • Performs volunteer intake and presents orientations for new volunteers.
  • Develops and revises training manuals and trains volunteers in Zoo policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Manages all communication to the volunteer staff on a regular basis to ensure consistency, continuity, and engagement.
  • Plans and coordinates recognition events for volunteers.
  • Analyzes volunteer utilization data and prepares reports for Zoo administrators.
  • Establishes short- and long-range goals to achieve the Zoo’s Volunteer objectives.

Experience and Skills:

  • The ideal candidate thrives in a mission oriented environment, and is motivated by the Zoo’s mission and brand
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with volunteers, visitors, board members, zoo staff from widely diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with widely divergent levels of educational attainment and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and manage work teams to support organizational objectives and goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work various events that occur including weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 1+ year of experience in supervision of volunteers, including recruitment, onboarding, scheduling, and evaluation of volunteers is preferred

Apply here!

Posted: January 17, 2017

Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization Name: Catholic Charities West Michigan

Job Description: 

Provides support to Director of Community Outreach as necessary to conduct business and meet the needs of programs. Coordinates volunteer applicants; maintenance of volunteer program database, assessing the agency needs and then meeting those needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.  This position manages their relationship with those they come into contact with, including employees and client across all Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) agency programs.  This position will travel between the Grand Rapids and Muskegon CCWM locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides program support including the management of incoming / outgoing communications, data collection, data integrity/audits and reporting of volunteer database
  • Acts as initial contact for all volunteer applicants, completes necessary screenings and orientation and works with program staff to place volunteers.
  • Corresponds and communicates directly with community members as a resource for agency volunteer-related inquiries.
  • Maintains the volunteer program calendars and volunteers.
  • Compiles and maintains volunteer records, records volunteer hours, schedule or status changes, generate reports for program reporting and statistics as needed. Ensures required documentation for activities within areas of responsibility is performed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordination of volunteer recognition efforts.
  • Responsible for creation, ordering of supplies, promotional items and volunteer materials, as approved by Director.
  • Assists Director of Community Outreach in identifying volunteer support needed for new programs based on potential market trends and strategic direction.
  • Attends meetings as requested, takes notes and distributes notes and agenda to staff, as necessary.
  • Performs special assignments as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications:
– Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two‑year college or technical school preferred.  High school diploma or GED required.
– A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of related experience in an office setting interfacing with community members.
– This position requires a valid driver’s license, transportation and proper insurance coverage as per CCWM requirements.
– This position may have supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop rapport with community partners, donors, volunteers, and clients.
  • Possess a strong understanding of MS office suite and knowledge of databases.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a wide range of information.
  • Ability to remain confidential when exposed to sensitive information.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load to support multiple volunteer sites.
  • Ability to travel to agency locations as needed.
  • Must submit to Agency approved background checks.

Apply here!

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps ESL and Education Coordinator
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. The Bethany Christian VISTA Services Project will strengthen the foundations of the Refugee and Domestic services through the development of the employment and education opportunities offered to clients.

The VISTA Member will primarily work with volunteer services. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and New Neighbors, which provide support to newly resettled families. The position will focus on developing outreach strategies and training opportunities for volunteer tutors.

Duties will include: 1) Coordinate meetings and possible recruitment of educational partners between Bethany staff and the staff of the educational institutions and/or programs., etc.; 2) Support and maintain current partnerships with community organizations that provide educational resources to the Refugee youth and families.; 3) Collaborate with Volunteer Manager in order to recruit new volunteers and retain current volunteers to serve in the tutoring program.; 4) Coordinate and organize frequent training sessions for potential tutors in the tutoring
program.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new programs
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Employment Specialist
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will primarily work with the employment team. The employment team builds relationships with businesses employing resumes and develops training programs for refugees.

Duties will include: 1) Recruit and retain community and business partnerships that will aide clients in the ability to gain employment and/or job skills to be utilized in gaining employment; 2) Build capacity for bus training program; 3) Develop innovative strategies to assist refugees who need transportation; 4) Maintain database covering refugee’s employment.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new programs
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Refugee Resource Coordinator
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will primarily work with volunteer services. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and New Neighbors, which provide support to newly resettled families. The position will focus on developing outreach strategies and volunteer training and appreciation programming.

Duties will include: 1) Recruit new volunteers using social media, direct-mail, special events, presentations, etc.; 2) Developing lists of local professional development, community, and medical resources; 3) Train new volunteers; 4) Develop programming to promote volunteer retention.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Advocacy Specialist
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will develop a comprehensive outreach strategy to inform the community about refugee resettlement and highlight service opportunities. Outreach strategies will include delivering presentations, hosting webinars, networking with colleges and community organizations, and creating a newsletter. Additionally, the VISTA Member will assist with fund development through grantwriting and planning events, including the annual Refugee World Cup soccer tournament.

Duties will include: 1) Delivering engaging presentations to diverse audiences.; 2) Researching the latest trends on refugees and updating presentation information accordingly; 3) Setting up new relationship with community organizations; 4) Raising funds through grant-writing and planning events; 5) developing policy briefs to inform supervisors and community members about refugee trends.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Experience with fundraising preferred
– Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Strong research skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Youth Services Information Systems Coordinator
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation (GRCCT), which provides holistic youth development services to at-risk youth ages 14-24, including GED completion, vocational training, trauma-informed healthy relationship classes, case management, paid work experiences, and employment through youth-operated social enterprises (business/nonprofit hybrids).

The VISTA Member will primarily support GRCCT’s program evaluation and volunteer coordination efforts. Duties will include: 1) Working with Evaluation Team staff to gather and track data on client outcomes, demographics, and other information relevant to program performance; 2) Supporting efforts to create new systems for tracking client information and data; 3) Creating and keeping track of survey instruments and other tools for data-gathering.; 4) Refining systems volunteer recruitment and coordinating; 5) Supporting client recruitment efforts for GRCCT’s programming; 6) Supporting GRCCT programs and social enterprises in other ways as needed.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills
– Interest in data, program evaluation, and/or research preferred

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Youth Services Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation (GRCCT), which provides holistic youth development services to at-risk youth ages 14-24, including GED completion, vocational training, trauma-informed healthy relationship classes, case management, paid work experiences, and employment through youth-operated social enterprises (business/nonprofit hybrids).

The VISTA Member will primarily work with GRCCT’s social enterprises that employ and train youth and community members in Southeast Grand Rapids. These include Building Bridges Professional Services, which performs property maintenance, snow removal, and handyman services, and The Rising Grinds Café, a café/deli. The position will focus on developing marketing and outreach strategies for the enterprises, as well as building capacity in the enterprises’ operations and administrative processes.

Duties will include: 1) Working with Marketing/Outreach staff to promote the enterprises through a variety of marketing efforts, including social media, canvassing, direct-mail, special events, website design, etc.; 2) Working with enterprise staff to develop new business systems, processes, policies/procedures, human resources development, etc.; 3) Support the enterprise’s billing processes; 4) Miscellaneous operations/administrative duties, including basic customer service (i.e. taking phone calls, conducting surveys, etc.), purchasing equipment/materials, and other business-related duties as needed. Ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, and self-motivated, with a passion for innovation and working within an environment that blends business strategies with a nonprofit mission.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Sales/business experience preferred
– Experience workign with at-risk young people preferred (i.e. low income, foster care, homeless, immigrants/refugees, LGBT youth)
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: January 5, 2017

Title: AmeriCorps Youth Build Resource Coordinator
Organization Name: Bethany Christian Services

Job Description: 

AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17-2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services’ Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation (GRCCT), which provides holistic youth development services to at-risk youth ages 14-24, including GED completion, vocational training, trauma-informed healthy relationship classes, case management, paid work experiences, and employment through youth-operated social enterprises (business/nonprofit hybrids).

The VISTA Member will primarily work with the Youth Build program, which employs and trains youth and community members in Southeast Grand Rapids. The position will focus on building capacity for the tutoring program through volunteer recruitment and management as well as data maintenance.

Duties will include: 1) Maintain communication with potential Youth Build program participants; 2) Manage Youth Build enrollment process; 3) Recruit for new volunteers by delivering presentations, posting volunteer positions online, and attending community events; 4) Miscellaneous operations/administrative duties, including basic customer service (i.e. taking phone calls, conducting surveys, etc.), purchasing equipment/materials, and other business-related duties as needed. Ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, and self-motivated, with a passion for innovation and working within an environment that blends business strategies with a nonprofit mission.

Qualifications:
– B.S. or B.A. preferred
– Sales/business experience preferred
– Experience workign with at-risk young people preferred (i.e. low income, foster care, homeless, immigrants/refugees, LGBT youth)
– Strong organizational and administrative skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures
– Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges
– Detail-oriented
– Strong time management skills

Other information:
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Full-Time (30-40 hours/week), weekdays
Stipend Provided

To apply interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Slauer at nslauer@bethany.org

Posted: December 6, 2016

Title: Partners in Housing Program Manager
Organization Name: Family Promise of Grand Rapids

Job Description:

Are you someone who is organized, motivated, a strong problem solver, and has a knack for flipping houses?  Are you looking for a career opportunity that allows you to maximize and grow your project management and problem solving skills in all aspects of manufactured home purchase and rehab partnering with community volunteers?  Consider a career with Family Promise!

Family Promise is currently looking for a Partners in Housing Program Manager that will be responsible for all elements that surround manufactured home unit purchases, rehab of units, maintenance and park relationships.  

Individuals who will excel in this role are highly passionate, servant oriented, and willing “to make a positive difference in the lives of families every day”.  This position requires a high level of project management skills and the ability to work well as part of a fast paced team. The ideal candidate for this position has a high level of organization skills and is driven by project completion!

Why choose Family Promise? To put it simply, it’s more than just a job…it’s a passion to serve others. The opportunities for community involvement are abundant and encouraged in this role, along with other countless opportunities to make a civic impact.

With Family Promise, you have the chance to work hard, give back to those we work for, and have FUN doing it!

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to lisav@familypromisegr.org.

Family Promise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  

Go to http://www.familypromisegr.org/home to learn more about us.

 We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Posted: October 14, 2016

Title: Senior Corps Program Director
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Organization Name: Catholic Charities West Michigan

Job Description:

Responsible for the effective management of the Senior Corps Programs. This includes supervising, training, and supporting program staff. This position ensures program compliance with federal, state, and local contracts and works with the finance department to develop and maintain budgets for each program and funding source.

This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Human Services or a related field from a four-year college or university. Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Social Work or a related field is preferred.

Click here for more details- including how to apply!

Please note this position is primarily based in Muskegon.

Posted: September 1, 2016

Title: Volunteer Administrator
Position Type: Full Time
Organization Name: Meals on Wheels

Job Description:

Full time position whose primary function is to recruit and coordinate the activities of volunteers for Meals on Wheels Western Michigan.  Self starter with good people skills desired.  Prior experience with volunteers required.

We offer paid holidays, sick time, vacation, and 403 b retirement plan. Please send resume in response to this ad. No phone calls please. Deadline for a resume is 9/5/16 and should be send to Nicole Gebben at ngebben@seniorneighbors.org. “All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, marital status, height, weight or age.”

Posted: April 11, 2016

Title: Assistant Program Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time
Organization Name: The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids

Organization: The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids, a collaborative systemic response to hunger, promoting food security, consumer choice and dignity for low income households, is seeking a fulltime Assistant Program Manager.

Job Description:

The Community Food Club is a membership based operation which provides a grocery store style environment with a variety of food items, including healthy and nutritious food on a consistent basis. This is a dual role and requires management of the volunteer program, and assistance with day to day service coordination. This is a fulltime position that operates on a Tuesday Saturday schedule. Must have volunteer coordination/management experience. Must be able to demonstrate values that support empowerment, social justice, partnership, and diversity. Bachelor’s degree and/or related experience required. Social service experience, and bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

To Apply: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information regarding the Community Food Club and a detailed job description: www.communityfoodclubgr.org Interested parties should email their resume and cover letter to Holly Anderson at holly.anderson@communityfoodclubgr.org by Friday, April 22, 2016

Posted: April 11, 2016

Title: Assistant Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids
Position Type: Full Time
Reports to: Food Club Program Manager
Employer of Record: Home Repair Services

Job Summary: The Food Club Assistant Manager is a dual role, ensuring operation of the Community Food Club volunteer program, and assisting the Food Club Program Manager with day to day Service coordination. This is a fulltime position that operates on a Tuesday Saturday schedule.

 

A. Volunteer Management

1. Recruit, train, and supervise Food Club volunteers
2. Attend community volunteer fairs and similar events or presentations on behalf of The Community Food Club
3. Perform administrative work corresponding to this role including the tracking, Scheduling, reporting and appreciation of all volunteers
4. Ensure volunteer participation in conjunction with Food Club Program Manager

B. Service Coordination

1. Uphold and demonstrate Community Food Club culture and values, maintain confidentiality of member information and obtain appropriate releases of information
2. Assist Program Manager with general Membership Services functions including member experience, registration and payment of membership fees
3. Assist Program Manager with general operations of the Community Food Club by operating the check in, and checkout stations as well as participating in the stocking, rotation, and appearance of merchandise within the Food Club.

C. Professional Ethics

1. Demonstrate a commitment to better understand other cultures and issues of social justice, and promote racial understanding and reconciliation.
2. Maintain knowledge of volunteer management trends and provide insight and feedback to Program Manager to create a culture of continuous improvement and development.

D. Other

1. Assist in maintaining a clean and attractive store.
2. Additional duties as assigned

Education: Bachelors degree or applicable experience

Experience: Minimum 1-2 years volunteer coordination and/or management experience preferred. Strong customer service experience required.

Skills: Strong demonstrable verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work and communicate with both large and small groups, diverse constituents, and flexibility to multitask. Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Ability to learn, and teach, Community Food Club’s online database. Provide demonstrated attention to detail and excellence. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. General Conditions: Must be willing and able to work in nontraditional work setting with the ability to walk, kneel and lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Compliance with criminal background investigation protocol. Must have access to reliable transportation.

To Apply: The mission of Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids is to be a collaborative systemic response to hunger, promoting food security, consumer choice and dignity for vulnerable member households. Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested parties should email their resume and cover letter to Holly Anderson at holly.anderson@communityfoodclubgr.org by Friday, April 22, 2016.

 

Posted: February 11, 2016

Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization Name: Michigan Blood
Location: Grand Rapids
Salary: Hourly
Position Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Michigan Blood is looking for a Full Time Coordinator to join the Volunteer Services Team.  This position will require a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills, as well as enthusiasm and energy for working with volunteers.

Responsibilities include recruitment, training, scheduling and retention of volunteers. Implementing strategic plans and goals, and meeting metrics for the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo regional Volunteer Services department.  The ability to document and track volunteer records and intermediate Microsoft Office skills required.

Volunteer Services experience preferred.

To Apply:

Please visit miblood.org to apply or contact Donna Martorano, Manager of Donor Services Support, at dmartorano@miblood.org .

 

 

 

 

Posted: February 11, 2016

Title: Volunteer Coordinator and Event Coordinator
Organization Name: Family Futures
Location: Grand Rapids
Salary: Salary, Exempt
Position Type: Full Time


Family Futures, a nonprofit in Grand Rapids, striving to Shape a community where all children have the opportunity to succeed, currently has the following Hourly, Full-Time .

Job Description:

The Volunteer and Event Coordinator will provide management of volunteers, interns and other projects for Family Futures, as well as coordination of overall community events. To further the mission of shaping a community in which all children have the opportunity to succeed.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall recruitment, training and management of diverse base of interns and volunteers

Supports program staff in the coordination and management of volunteers

Coordinates Family Futures representation at community events, special events, and volunteer and internship fairs

Represents Family Futures on the Kent County Resource Fair planning committee

Tracks volunteer data and develops ongoing reports

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working with volunteer management in the non-profit sector

General Requirements

Ability to meet with diverse potential volunteers and assess their skills and interests and match them to the appropriate volunteer position

Strong attention to detail and systematic thought processes

Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize work

Experience coordinating volunteers and events preferred

Technical Competencies

Microsoft Office software (required)

Raiser’s Edge (preferred), Word Press (preferred)

To Apply:

For full position description and to apply for this position, please visit our website:

http://www.familyfutures.net/join-us/employment/

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: October 6, 2015

Organization: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Location: Grand Rapids

Job Type: Full Time

Contact E-mail: position@gildasclubgr.org

Job Title: Program Member/Volunteer Coordinator (9/2015)

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Program Member/Volunteer Coordinator to join our passionate team and impactful mission.  Strong people, communication, leadership & organizational skills required.  Must enjoy a fast-paced environment, be flexible and team oriented.   Bachelor’s degree required & minimum of 2 years’ related experience, preferably in non-profit.  Email cover letter, resume and salary history to position@gildasclubgr.org. No calls please.

Date Posted: June 28, 2015

Organization: The Commons of Evergreen

Location: Holland

Job Type: Part Time Hourly

Contact Name: Cori Pierce

Contact E-mail: PierceC@evergreencommons.org

Job Description:

This position is responsible for recruiting, scheduling, overseeing and evaluating volunteers and

associated programs at The Commons under the direction of the Community Relations Director.

• Assist in the development and update of volunteer policies, procedures, and standards

• Prepares accurate work schedules, maintains records of all service hours in the volunteer database

• Creates/maintains descriptions for all volunteer positions based upon company standards and with assistance

• Works with department staff to assess needs, recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization

• With the support of Human Resources assesses volunteer skills and determines appropriate placement within

the organization, tracks individual skills, interests and availability to meet organization needs and facilitate

• Conducts and coordinates orientation and ongoing training programs for all volunteers, ensures volunteers are

• With assistance from Human Resources organizes, coordinates and manages volunteer recruitment, promotes

opportunities and encourages volunteerism among organization membership

• Prepares and distributes communications to inform others on volunteer activities, needs, and successes, such as

in the monthly newsletter and by other means as needed

• Develops, implements, and communicates key methods for positively recognizing the efforts of volunteers,

promotes formal and informal recognition and coordinates/promotes appreciation activities

• Conducts regular evaluations of individual volunteer performance, maintains good work relationships with

volunteers and departments, effectively identifies, communicates and corrects volunteer performance that must

• Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Previous experience coordinating volunteer programs in a nonprofit environment required.

• Previous experience recruiting, training, coordinating and scheduling a work team or volunteers

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present to individuals and groups both in a written and

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers

• Proficient use of technology such as computer, cell phone, printer, fax, copier, etc.

• Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills, and/or other volunteer management software

• Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical

• Ability to multi task and work within tight deadlines

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to  Cori Pierce at PierceC@evergreencommons.org.

Date Posted: June 24, 2015

Organization: Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

Position Title: Volunteer Development Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Contact Email: hr@gsmists.org

Job Description:  The Volunteer Development Specialist is responsible for duties relating to the development and supervision of volunteers and to the education requirements of the Council membership. She/he provides leadership and support to place, train, and recognize adult volunteers. She/he develops curricula, resources and helps guide the direction of council-wide task groups and volunteer committees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate training activities within an assigned geographic area by managing volunteer facilitators and online learning registration.
  2. Consult with Volunteer Development Manager regarding volunteer concerns and reassignment opportunities.
  3. In partnership with the volunteers and volunteerism team, develop and/or update courses and online learning.
  4. Participate with departmental and service center teams, and serves as a department representative in meetings to promote and advise on volunteer development issues
  5. Must be comfortable using the council’s integrated database system, personify
  6. Ensure the absolute security and confidentially of all council records
  7. Provide and ensure professional , superior customer service is provided to all internal and external customers, members, volunteers, staff and other community contacts
  8. Serve as a resource for current volunteers regarding council and GSUSA policies, procedures, safety and paperwork questions.
  9. Collaborate across all areas of membership, program and volunteerism to create and implement local plans for volunteer participation growth across pathways that reflect local preference for participation
  10. Support recruitment efforts and supervise operational volunteers.
  11. Coordinate volunteer recognition activities for designated geographic area and support the council-sponsored volunteer recognition event.
  12. Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Adherence to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore policies and procedures
  2. Registration as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA
  3. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  4. Willingness to travel as job requires
  5. Capability to provide own transportation and must maintain valid operator license
  6. Willingness to authorize a background screening with cost being absorbed by the council

To Apply: To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume or an Application for Employment to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Attn: Human Resources, via E-mail hr@gsmists.org, fax (616) 784-8187, or mail 3275 Walker Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. GSMISTS is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Organization: The Commons 
Position Title:
Volunteer Coordinator 
Position Type: 
Part Time
Reports To:
Director Community Relations
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, promoting and reviewing volunteer programs associated with Evergreen.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards
  • Prepares accurate work schedules, maintains records of all service hours in the volunteer database
  • Creates/maintains job descriptions for all positions based upon company standards and with     assistance from Human Resources
  • Works with department staff to assess needs, recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization
  • With the support of Human Resources assesses volunteer skills and determines appropriate placement within the organization, tracks individual skills, interests and availability to meet organization needs and facilitate volunteer satisfaction
  • Conducts and coordinates orientation and ongoing training programs for all volunteers, ensures volunteers are fully trained on the necessary skills
  • With assistance from Human Resources organizes, coordinates and manages volunteer recruitment, promotes opportunities and encourages volunteerism among organization membership
  • Works with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers
  • Prepares and distributes communications to inform others on volunteer activities, needs, and successes, such as in the monthly newsletter and by other means as needed
  • Develops, implements, and communicates key methods for positively recognizing the efforts of volunteers, promotes formal and informal recognition and coordinates/promotes appreciation activities
  • Conducts regular evaluations of individual volunteer performance, maintains good work relationships with volunteers and departments, effectively identifies, communicates and corrects volunteer performance that must be improved

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous non-profit experience in a leadership role required; experience coordinating volunteer programs preferred
  • Previous experience recruiting, training, coordinating and scheduling a work team or volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present to individuals and groups both in a written and verbal manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Proficient use of technology such as computer, cell phone, printer, fax, copier, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills, and/or other volunteer management software
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical

Please submit resume via email to hr@evergreencommons.org or mail to 480 State Street, Holland, MI 49423

Organization: Girl Scouts

Position Title: Volunteer Development Specialist

Reports to: Manager of Volunteer Development

Position Type: Full-time/Exempt

LOCATION: Traverse City Service Center

GRADE: 9

Position Summary: The Volunteer Development Specialist is responsible for duties relating to the development and supervision of volunteers and to the education requirements of the Council membership. She/he provides leadership and support to place, train, and recognize adult volunteers. She/he develops curricula, resources and helps guide the direction of council-wide task groups and volunteer committees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate training activities within an assigned geographic area by managing volunteer facilitators and online learning registration.
  2. Consult with Volunteer Development Manager regarding volunteer concerns and reassignment opportunities.
  3. In partnership with the volunteers and volunteerism team, develop and/or update courses and online learning.
  4. Participate with departmental and service center teams, and serves as a department representative in meetings to promote and advise on volunteer development issues
  5. Must be comfortable using the council’s integrated database system, personify
  6. Ensure the absolute security and confidentially of all council records
  7. Provide and ensure professional , superior customer service is provided to all internal and external customers, members, volunteers, staff and other community contacts
  8. Serve as a resource for current volunteers regarding council and GSUSA policies, procedures, safety and paperwork questions.
  9. Collaborate across all areas of membership, program and volunteerism to create and implement local plans for volunteer participation growth across pathways that reflect local preference for participation
  10. Support recruitment efforts and supervise operational volunteers.
  11. Coordinate volunteer recognition activities for designated geographic area and support the council-sponsored volunteer recognition event.
  12. Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Adherence to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore policies and procedures
  2. Registration as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA
  3. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  4. Willingness to travel as job requires
  5. Capability to provide own transportation and must maintain valid operator license
  6. Willingness to authorize a background screening with cost being absorbed by the council

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years progressive responsibility or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job
  2. Highly developed people and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to build relationships
  3. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Strong computer proficiency and skilled in use of MS Office Suite; strong spreadsheet and report writing skills
  5. Excellent judgment, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  6. Strong management skills, including planning, problem analysis and resolution, organization of multiple priorities and staff supervision
  7. Demonstrated time management skills by effectively and efficiently organizing, prioritizing and completing multiple assignments in a timely manner
  8. Commitment to Girl Scout values including an unequivocal commitment to pluralism
  9. Willingness and ability to travel as needed; ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends
  10. Preference may be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in Girl Scout program and operations
  11. Bilingual skills encouraged (English/Spanish)

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume or an Application for Employment to

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Attn: Human Resources, via

E-mail hr@gsmists.org, fax (616) 784-8187, or mail 3275 Walker Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

GSMISTS is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.