Nonprofit

Volunteer Engagement Associate

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 18 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
September 2, 2024
Application Deadline
July 15, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $52,000 - $55,000 / year

Description

Minds Matter NYC (MMNYC) connects driven and determined students from low-income families with people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world! MMNYC is the founding and largest of the 14 Minds Matter chapters nationally. Since 1991, every Minds Matter student has been admitted to a four-year college. Their success is rooted in holistic programming and a unique model that puts dedicated volunteers at the forefront of the work with students.

In recent years, MMNYC has experienced tremendous growth — doubling the size of the student body (now reaching 500+ students), expanding the size of the volunteer corps and staff, and increasing the annual budget to $3MM. As part of the 2025 Strategic Plan, MMNYC dramatically expanded both its service population and scope of services — expanding from a 3-year college access program to a premier 7+ year college and career attainment program serving students from high school through college and into careers. 

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Senior Director of Volunteers & Strategic Partnerships, the Volunteer Engagement Associate will join MMNYC at an exciting time as we continue to scale our volunteer program. The role is a highly collaborative position that works with various stakeholders throughout the organization, including all members of the Minds Matter NYC staff, the study body, volunteers, and the Minds Matter NYC Associate Board.

Fundamental Qualities:

  • Passionate about the Minds Matter NYC mission and the organization’s values of community, commitment, and growth
  • Team player who is ready to learn and grow with the organization
  • Self-starter, eager and ready to take initiative
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Committed, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Comfortable speaking to a range of audiences of various sizes

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Volunteers & Strategic Partnerships, continue to implement and enhance a volunteer recruitment strategy that engages stakeholders across the organization, including corporate partners, the volunteer corps, alumni, and the Board of Directors
  • Oversee a smooth volunteer screening and placement process, including: recruiting a volunteer screening team to support the recruitment process, developing screening rubric and related tools, collaborating with the volunteer screening team to properly screen and place all new volunteers, and ensuring volunteers review and complete compliance tasks
  • Plan and execute quarterly volunteer community building events and volunteer recognition initiatives, in collaboration with the Minds Matter NYC Associate Board
  • Collaborate with the Programs Team to initiate individualized support when needed for Volunteer Leaders and Mentors
  • Coordinate with the Communications Manager to highlight volunteers across Minds Matter NYC social media platforms 
  • Maintain proper data management systems, including collecting and updating data from current volunteers and ensuring accurate volunteer data in Salesforce
  • Support volunteer trainings, including logistics and content development

Professional Qualifications:

Specific education and professional requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with and/or interest in volunteer engagement, and/or college access programming preferred
  • Highly detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects, timelines, and complex tasks in a fast-paced environment  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to connect with high school and college-level students from diverse backgrounds and historically marginalized and underrepresented communities 
  • Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively  
  • Previous experience with Excel and managing data preferred  
  • Previous experience with CRM databases, such as Salesforce, preferred 
  • Must be available to work approximately 10 Saturdays during the school year and occasional evenings for events

This role is based in New York City (Midtown Manhattan) and the organization currently operates in a hybrid model with an expectation to be in the office several days per month, external meetings, and Saturday program sessions or special events as needed.

Minds Matter NYC (MMNYC) connects driven and determined students from low-income families with people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world! MMNYC is the founding and largest of the…

Benefits

The salary range is $52,000 to $55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous allowance for medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401(k) plan, and 40 days of Paid Time Off (8 weeks!) plus company holidays. 

The salary range is $52,000 to $55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous allowance for medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401(k) plan, and 40 days of Paid…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please apply via this link and submit a resume in PDF format that addresses your qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above. Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received through Monday, July 15 or until the position is secured.

Minds Matter NYC takes responsibility for creating a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that starts with engaging people at every level of the organization who reflect, celebrate, and affirm multi-dimensional identities. This allows all of us to broaden our thinking, deepen our understanding, and expand our views on what is possible. We invite and encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Minds Matter is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Please apply via this link and submit a resume in PDF format that addresses your qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above. Applications will be…

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