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Volunteer/ Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director

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CaliforniaVolunteers
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Sacramento, CA
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Published 15 days ago

Position Description:

As California Volunteers continues to develop and launch exciting and innovative volunteer programs and strategies to meet emerging needs, the Volunteer/ Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director will serve at the forefront of these efforts. The Volunteer/Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director is tasked with building and leading the state infrastructure for volunteerism, working closely with public and private partners to engage Californians in volunteerism in support of the Governor’s volunteer strategy and priorities. Leading the #CaliforniansForAll volunteer initiative, the Volunteer/ Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director will manage volunteer efforts to support disaster response and recovery, as well as oversee the development of new volunteer projects to support critical community needs and statewide priorities. The Volunteer/ Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director will manage the Disaster Manager and work under the leadership of the Chief Program Officer, working closely with the entire Program team to enhance and magnify the service and volunteerism collective impact model. The Director must have a commitment to serving California’s diverse communities throughout the administration of the program and must create a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

Duties:

40%     Development and Operationalization of Volunteerism Strategies and Programming

·        Design and execute statewide volunteer strategy to meet ongoing and emerging initiatives.  

·        Collaborate with Regional staff leadership to align on volunteer coordination planning and implementation.

·        Collaborate with all CV programs on volunteerism strategic plans.

·        Directly supervise the Disaster Manager by providing ongoing strategic direction and project support for ESF-17, which focuses on statewide and regional strategy for volunteer coordination before, during and after disasters. Provide strategic guidance to the Disaster Specialist (AB-2213) as they work with the California Office of Emergency Services and VOAD to develop planning guidance to identify volunteers and donation management resources that could assist in responding to or recovering from local, tribal, regional, national or international disasters.

·        Strengthen the connection of nonprofits to available State, Federal, and private volunteerism resources.

·        Manage any state or federal grants associated with volunteerism including, but not limited to, the Volunteer Generation Fund, Days of Service, etc.

·        Maintain primary relationships, collaborate and host ongoing meetings with national and state-level volunteer organizations, such as Points of Light Institute/HandsOn Network, VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Centers of California, and others.

·        Maintain knowledge of changing laws and best practices in the volunteer/service field, with a particular focus on general and disaster volunteerism.

·        Support the development and implementation of a business volunteering strategy.

40%     New Initiative Development

·        Lead the creation and development of new initiatives, such as the Nextdoor Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, creating robust year-round programming for individual action volunteer engagement across multiple neighborhoods, managing corporate relationships and creating project plans and timelines for regional staff and AmeriCorps members supporting the implementation of the program.

·        Collaborate with the Communications Department staff as well as the Executive Staff to develop volunteer activities, initiatives, and the creation of communication materials.

·        Conduct research in the development of new initiatives aimed to increase volunteerism, including similar work of other state commissions, other state agencies, and innovative nonprofits.

15%     Volunteer Outreach & Recognition

·        Conduct outreach to other State agencies to explore partnership opportunities.

·        Collaborate with the Program team, the Communications Department, and the California Volunteers’ Executive team to plan and manage the execution of special events that promote the impact of service and volunteering in local communities (e.g. the Governor’s Volunteering and Service Awards).

5%        Other Duties as Assigned

·        Work with the Website Developer and the Digital Infrastructure Officer to ensure proper maintenance and management of the volunteer platform/database infrastructure. Additionally, working with Data Manager in making sure data/metrics collected is accurate for reporting.

Qualifications:

-         Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience in the volunteer management field.

-         Five years managerial experience.

-         Strong written and oral communications skills.

-         Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, particularly those that are high-profile and time sensitive.

-         Excellent working knowledge of the volunteer field, best practices, and key partners.

-         Experience developing and maintaining complex partnerships.

-         Strong computer skills.

-         Ability to travel occasionally and work an irregular and sometimes demanding schedule.

-         Ability to deploy short notice to disasters and work up to 12 hours per day, if necessary

-         Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

Position Description:

As California Volunteers continues to develop and launch exciting and innovative volunteer programs and strategies to meet emerging needs, the Volunteer/ Neighbor-to-Neighbor Director will serve at the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    February 3, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
See below
Salary is commensurate based on experience.

Benefits

Visit https://www.calhr.ca.gov/employees/Pages/main.aspx for more detailed information.

Visit https://www.calhr.ca.gov/employees/Pages/main.aspx for more detailed information.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in another language used commonly in California, preferred but not required.

Fluency in another language used commonly in California, preferred but not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Sacramento, CA
Associated Location
Sacramento, CA, USA

How to Apply

Candidates with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to interview. Interviews will be held virtually. This position serves at the pleasure of the Governor and is an “Exempt” position, therefore appointment to this position and the final salary are subject to executive approval.


How to Apply: Please send a cover letter referencing the “Job Title” applying for, along with resume, by clicking “Send Email”. It will automatically be routed to Joanna Sledge, OPR Personnel Officer.

Candidates with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to interview. Interviews will be held virtually. This position serves at the pleasure of the Governor and is an…

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