Nonprofit

Volunteer Coordinator, Washington, D.C.

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 21 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
High School Diploma Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $45,000 - $52,000 / year
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, with an hourly rate equivalent to a salary of mid 40’s to low 50’s.

Description

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator (VC) position based in Washington, DC. In collaboration with Site Manager, the VC role executes the recruitment, screening, and training for Child Advocate volunteers. This position ensures that all necessary processes, events, and programs are effective in yielding, supporting, and retaining bicultural and bilingual volunteers in the Washington DC metro area and select parts of VA, WV, PA, and FL. In addition, the Volunteer Coordinator actively engages with the National Volunteer Program Manager and VCs across the organization, supporting the implementation of a national Young Center volunteer strategy. This role is critical to the work of the Child Advocate Program of the Young Center and reports to the Managing Attorney in the Washington, DC office.

 

ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and best interests – safety and well-being – of immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of immigrant children both while they are in federal custody and after they are released. Through a multidisciplinary approach that involves policy-related advocacy and direct service, we advocate for the best interests of immigrant children through a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens.

The Young Center has offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Harlingen, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, Arizona; and Los Angeles, California. We also serve children through programs in New Jersey and Western Michigan. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·      Develops annual recruitment, outreach, training, and engagement strategies for a cohort of Child Advocate volunteers per calendar year.

·      Develops and maintains relationships with relevant community partners and recruiting sources in the DC Metro area.

·      Serves as the site contact for the National Volunteer Program Manager (NVPM) and inquiries regarding Young Center volunteer recruitment in the DC Metro area.

·      Hosts and represents the Young Center at community recruitment events and presentations (virtual and in-person).

·      Conducts screening calls for prospective volunteers to follow up on applications, determine Spanish proficiency and gauge fit for the volunteer Child Advocate role.

·      Tracks new applications for prospective volunteers.

·      Develops calendar, content, and materials for 2-3 annual Child Advocate volunteer trainings.

·      Considers budget as part of process to plan volunteer trainings and is responsible for maintaining receipts and appropriate documentation of all expenditures.

·      Implements training plan and acts as project manager to ensure all logistics are delegated and completed on time and within budget.

·      Makes recommendations to Child Advocate Supervisors about matching volunteers to children.

·      Coordinates local and national education and appreciation events for volunteers.

·      Enters, maintains, and tracks data on volunteer applications, recruitment, and engagement.

·      Ensures that all volunteers prior to case assignments have completed and updated clearances on file.

·      Actively participates in regular cohort meetings with Volunteer Coordinators across the Young Center.

·      Supports the organizational strategy to recruit, train and grow volunteer Child Advocates, led by the NVPC.

·      Designs and publishes a volunteer Child Advocate newsletter 2-4 times per year.

·      Serves as a Child Advocate for at least one child to learn about the role of the Child Advocate.

·      Provides administrative and clerical support to site, as needed.

·      Performs other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

·      At least two years of post-high school experiences that may include a combination of employment, community organizing, internships, student leadership and/ or volunteer experience.

·      Experience leading the coordination of medium to large scale projects to successful completion.

·      Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

·      Comfortable with public speaking and able to engage with a variety of audiences that include colleagues, community partners and volunteers.

·      Highly collaborative and willing to work creatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

·      Organized, detail oriented and able to work independently on tasks and deliverables.

·      Resourceful and takes a proactive and creative approach to problem-solving.

·      Ability to collect and analyze volunteer data.

·      Commitment to a comprehensive culture of feedback, including seeking and providing positive and constructive feedback and engaging in productive conversations.

·      Commitment to learn, both as an individual and as part of an organization, and apply diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or anti-racism principles.

·      Ability to communicate with cultural humility, compassion, and empathy.

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat, and willingness to learn new technology and/or platforms.

·      Bilingual ability (oral and written) in English/Spanish or English/ other languages spoken by the population we serve

·      High School Diploma required.

·      Valid driver’s license and access to a car.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Lived, volunteer, or professional experience with immigration, child welfare and issues affecting migrant/refugees/unaccompanied children.

·      Experience managing volunteers.

·      Demonstrated understanding of anti-oppression frameworks.

·      Experience or familiarity with Salesforce database.

·      College degree

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car, and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation. Must be able to work at least two-three full weekends for the Child Advocate Trainings. May be requested to work evenings or weekends for other special events as needed.

 

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

All employees must be fully vaccinated prior to first day of employment.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no applicant will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

For roles working directly with children, clearance of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS), and tuberculosis test is a condition of employment.

To learn more about the Young Center’s work, please visit www.TheYoungCenter.org.

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator (VC) position based in Washington, DC. In collaboration with Site Manager, the VC role executes the recruitment, screening, and…

Benefits

The Young Center provides excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time, among other benefits.

The Young Center provides excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability (oral and written) in English/Spanish or English/ other languages spoken by the population we serve

Bilingual ability (oral and written) in English/Spanish or English/ other languages spoken by the population we serve

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references…

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