DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS
- Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, supervise, and retain qualified and diverse volunteers to serve children of all ages with varying abilities
- Minimum 2 years of volunteer program management experience. Specific experience in the nonprofit sector is highly desirable.
- Experience researching, identifying, and coordinating outreach strategies to cultivate volunteer relationships with corporations, professional associations, and community organizations
- Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
- Confidence and poise to initiate contact and establish relationships with community organizations (on the phone and in-person), with the goal of successfully recruiting qualified volunteers
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, community groups, and medical agencies
- Capacity to oversee volunteer record management to ensure accuracy, confidentiality, and security of all required documentation
- Capacity to plan, schedule, and conduct all aspects of Volunteer Staff training throughout the year
- Ability to develop and implement a volunteer recognition program
- Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors
- No hesitations about working with children or adults living with HIV or AIDS or trans/gender non-conforming youth
- Capacity to successfully multitask and effectively prioritize projects
- Ability to complete tasks and projects with accuracy, paying close attention to all details
- Resourcefulness to resolve problems independently, identifying a variety of possible solutions, and utilizing all available resources
- Ability to meet assigned deadlines
- Possess excellent time-management and organization skills
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with little supervision
- Creativity to produce a variety of marketing materials (e.g. flyers, newsletters, etc.)
- Positive communication, supervision, and support skills with volunteers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (e.g. excellent grammar)
- Ability to deal with conflict and challenge in a manner that produces positive results
- Capacity to accept guidance and supervision
- Ability to maintain a professional and confidential manner at all times
- Ability to solicit in-kind donations from community businesses and organizations
- Pleasant and professional telephone manner
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience
- Outstanding character and integrity
- Possess a strong work ethic
- Good driving record and valid auto insurance
- IBM and Macintosh literate with proficiency in Excel and Word
- Prior camp experience is a plus
The Director of Volunteers is responsible for all matters pertaining to Camp Laurel’s volunteer program. This position performs confidential and administrative assignments pertaining to job responsibilities.
RESPONSIBLE TO: CEO
SUPERVISES: Volunteer Staff
Duties related to the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Works with the professional staff and volunteer committees in the development and execution of organizational goals and programs.
- Assists in the development, execution, and evaluation of all-volunteer policies and procedures
- Processes all volunteer applications and related materials in a timely manner, accurately managing and tracking all data
- Completes all tasks and duties on the pre-camp checklist prior to the camp session (e.g. menus, transportation arrangements, etc.)
- Updates and enhances volunteer application and related materials annually.
- Compiles and prepares special reports/evaluations/applications/presentations related to job responsibilities. Conducts the necessary research and compiles the appropriate documents, files, correspondence, etc.
- Creates all marketing collateral related to the volunteer program
- At the request of management performs various independent projects when needed.
- Represents Camp Laurel and its values to the public through speaking engagements, public testimony, and media interviews.
- Ensures a positive experience for volunteers and participants
- Accountable for the development and execution of the volunteer program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Recruitment, selection, training, supervision, evaluation, and retention of qualified volunteers (medical staff, camp counselors, and lay volunteers)
- Ensure all programs have desired number of volunteers hired
- Responsible for developing and enhancing Camp Laurel’s volunteer program with the goal of:
- increasing quantity and quality of volunteers recruited
- recruiting volunteers from various backgrounds who are ethnically and culturally diverse
- developing highly trained and skilled volunteer staff
- nurturing enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer staff
- Development of Camp Laurel’s volunteer program includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- enhancing volunteer staff training
- restructuring and updating staff manual
- creating and implementing a volunteer recognition program
- planning and organizing volunteer appreciation events
- Responsible for all pre-camp production work. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring all preparations for each camp program are completed as assigned and in a timely manner.
- Ensures all American Camping Association standards are met.
- Evaluates volunteer programs based on the organization’s mission and goals and proposes needed changes.
- Assists with fundraising event planning as needed
- Recruits and manages volunteers for fundraising events
Salary: $45,000-$50,000 depending on experience