Volunteer Manager - Tulsa, OK

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $50,000

Published

06/08/2018

Address

Tulsa
Oklahoma
United States

Description

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a research based curriculum, Jumpstart children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed! Learn more at www.jstart.org.


Position Overview

The Volunteer Manager is a full year position, which drives member outcomes through strong management and programming. The primary responsibilities of the Volunteer Manager are to launch Jumpstart’s program in Tulsa, OK by overseeing campus relationships at two higher education partners, recruiting and supervising up to 30 college volunteers, and ensuring that Jumpstart Performance Standards are achieved in conjunction with the Quality Coach. The Volunteer Manager serves as the primary support for Jumpstart members serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers in preschools in under-resourced communities. The Volunteer Manager leads the development of key partnerships to support Jumpstart’s ability to grow the organization’s impact in Tulsa, OK.


The Volunteer Manager reports to the Director of Field Programs, Volunteer Management.

Specific Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Plan and manage recruitment process; interview and select all Jumpstart members from 2+ higher education partners
  • Provide Jumpstart members with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication
  • Support Jumpstart members in the completion of service, including hours’ requirements for AmeriCorps members
  • Lead member trainings related to national and community service, teamwork, and citizenship
  • Facilitate Jumpstart member engagement in Jumpstart programming
  • Develop and manage content for the Jumpstart member online platform, MyJstart
  • Manage Corps member files to Corporation for National and Community Service and/or grant specifications
  • Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to national departments


Campus/Community Partnerships and Operations

  • Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program
  • Identify and partner with faculty, staff, and administrators who can assist with Jumpstart member training and recruitment, student supports, higher education partner systems and processes
  • Closely collaborate with a Quality Coach to inform continuous improvement practices for members to ensure high quality program implementation


City Launch/Start up Activities

  • Identify Higher Education Institutions with high potential for partnership; engage in expansion discussions
  • Partner with Impact Tulsa to support city-wide preschool enrollment strategies
  • Engage with community-based organizations to develop a strategy to meaningfully engage families in programming

 

Qualifications

Required

•     Bachelor’s degree

•     2-3 years of prior work experience that includes volunteer management

•     Prior experience working in Tulsa, OK communities

•     Prior work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students

•     Solid public speaking, presentation, and written communication skills

•     Strong organizational, relationship building, and problem-solving skills

•     Competency in Microsoft software, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point

•     Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff and the general community

•     Ability and willingness to travel to assigned locations/sites as necessary

•     Commitment to Jumpstart’s mission and core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness

•     Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities


Preferred or Ideal

•     Prior experience managing and developing partnerships with other organizations/entities

•     Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work


Additional   

•     Requires significant evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year

•     Significant local travel required


Travel  

Approximately 30% local travel


Benefits

Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, and vision plans; generous PTO and sick time; paid holidays; and a 401k plan with an employer match, along with a great work environment! 

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://www.jstart.org

Please complete an online application. Both a cover letter and resume are required to complete your application. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Please upload/attach your resume to your applicant profile as well as your cover letter.


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