Established in 1968, Person-to-Person (“P2P” – www.p2phelps.org) is a community-supported agency which provides assistance to individuals and families as they move toward economic stability. The vision that guides P2P’s work is “educated, financially stable and hunger-free homes for all.” With a financial budget of over $5.5MM, an additional $10MM in annual “in-kind” donations, and over 75,000 volunteer hours donated annually, P2P is a well-managed and innovative agency. More than 90% of all donations go directly to programs, which include three food pantries including a mobile food pantry (P2P on Wheels), a clothing center, financial assistance and counseling for a client’s situational crisis, summer camperships for children, and college and vocational scholarship aid to students seeking to change the trajectory of the next generation.
Person-to-Person seeks a dynamic, engaged, creative and organized Volunteer Manager to assist in the administration of P2P’s robust volunteer program. Guided by a strong and sincere commitment to the mission, the Volunteer Manager will strategically develop and implement a detailed plan to ensure P2P’s programs are adequately staffed with trained and qualified volunteers. Reporting to the Chief Services and Community Relations Officer, the Volunteer Manager will oversee the scheduling and onboarding of 4,000 individual and corporate volunteers, including 250 regular weekly volunteers, student interns, work/study students, court-mandated and community service volunteers. S/he will plan and execute training, orientation and appreciation events. Using a Salesforce database, s/he will manage reports and tracking of relevant data to support the program. The Volunteer Manager will possess the excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to generate excitement and to build and nurture volunteer relationships. S/he is a positive leader, energetic and engaging, with an upbeat disposition and a ‘can do’ approach. S/he will lead with a hands-on approach with agency staff and volunteers, excited by and embracing change while promoting an agency culture of dignity, respect and lifelong learning to the Lower Fairfield County community.
Requirements & Qualifications
A commitment to the mission and activities of P2P;
At least 2 years of nonprofit experience, with demonstrated success in volunteer management including volunteer events, recognition programs, and data management and analysis;
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent timelines and projects;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including communication and diplomacy;
A strategic approach to program management that balances control of details with the big picture; flexibility and adaptability;
Innovative thinking and an eagerness to take on ambitious goals;
Warmth and a sense of humor;
Computer proficiency; experience with Salesforce a plus;
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Person-to-Person offers competitive compensation and a supportive workplace culture. This position is not remote; candidate must be able to work from P2P sites located in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford, CT. P2P has implemented COVID-19 safety protocols, including separation of work spaces and masking requirements.
Person-to-Person is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe that a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion provides the best environment, experience and services for everyone, and especially the P2P Community.
Please submit your resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.
Person-to-Person is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Established in 1968, Person-to-Person (“P2P” – www.p2phelps.org) is a community-supported agency which provides assistance to individuals and families as they move toward economic stability. The vision that guides…