Nonprofit

Program Coordinator - Southern AZ

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Tucson, AZ
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Published 17 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Salary
USD $42,000 - $48,000 / year

Description

Are you passionate about how Pet Therapy positively impacts vulnerable children? Are you great at inspiring and motivating people to be successful in their volunteer service? Do you have a love of dogs and understand how to work with them and other pets? We would love to have you join our team.


We are a small and closely collaborative team with a big mission and vision to reach Arizona’s most vulnerable children with the magic of Pet Therapy. Volunteers and their pets are the heart of our work with vulnerable children in schools and partner nonprofit organizations. Your primary role, as the Program Coordinator – Southern AZ, will consist of the recruitment, training, orientation, and on-going supervision of volunteers and all their program activities in Southern Arizona as well as building and fostering relationships with nonprofit and school partners where volunteers are placed. In addition, this role will collaboratively build and improve systems, procedures, and policies as programs and volunteer training are being developed. The role will also help to plan and execute volunteer appreciation events and community awareness events. This role involves using your own car for travel. The candidate must be a self-starter who is flexible, team-oriented, and enjoys working in a dynamic growing State-wide organization.


ABOUT GABRIEL’S ANGELS:

Founded in 2000, Gabriel’s Angels’ mission is through the life-changing power of Pet Therapy, we enhance the social and emotional development of vulnerable children. Volunteer Pet Therapy Teams and Helping Hands visit domestic violence and homeless shelters, Group homes, after school programs and Title one schools to enhance children’s social and emotional development by educating them on our seven core behaviors – healthy attachment, confidence, self-regulation, affiliation, empathy, tolerance, and respect.


Our Values:

  • Make New Friends

We recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate each other.

  • Love Unconditionally

Kindness/Compassion/Empathy always.

  • Be Loyal

Advocate for ourselves, our partners, and the youth we serve. Provide a sense of purpose & belonging.

  • Best In Show

We share our impact and act with transparency.

  • Learn New Tricks

We approach our work with a Growth Mindset.


RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES

The Program Coordinator – Southern AZ is responsible for the recruitment, training, retention, and on-going supervision of Southern Arizona volunteers and their program activities. This position will also represent Gabriel’s Angels in Southern Arizona by speaking at events and meeting with stakeholders. This position will also contribute to building and improving systems and procedures for volunteer management and data tracking, as well as coordinating volunteer skills building. This position will coordinate volunteer handlers and their therapy dogs from initial contact through training, onboarding, placement at a facility, and ongoing work with vulnerable children. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting orientations of interested volunteers, obtaining required Gabriel’s Angels paperwork, therapy dog registration paperwork and all that is required for the volunteer file in an online volunteer management system, conducting volunteer trainings, and supervising volunteers in trauma-informed program activities.


Volunteer Recruitment:

  • Conduct Information Sessions (in-person and virtually).
  • Assist in the recruitment efforts of new volunteers outside of Information Sessions.
  • Grow Southern Arizona’s network of volunteers.


Volunteer Placement/Training:

  • Train Pet Therapy Teams and Helping Hands to become Gabriel’s Angels volunteers through a thorough process from initial contact through placement at a facility.
  • Conduct a volunteer orientation with each new team. This will include, but is not limited to, going over policies and procedures, discussion of placement, and placement facility information.
  • Provide guided instructional training and ongoing supervision around programs and volunteer work at partner agencies.
  • Coordinator will attend the first visit of a new team or a new facility.


Volunteer Retention/Support/Recognition:

  • Supervise and support 25+ volunteer Pet Therapy Teams as they regularly provide Gabriel’s Angels programming throughout the Southern Arizona region.
  • Regular visits and check-ins with each team will be required to ensure volunteer supervision and high-quality programming is being delivered.
  • Lead the planning of a Spring (Formal) and Fall (Informal) Volunteer Event.
  • Support Volunteer Virtual Roundtable discussions that will happen multiple times throughout the year.
  • Coordinate Volunteer meetups that will happen multiple times throughout the year.


Partnership Relationship Building & Maintenance:

  • Work closely in coordination with the Program Coordinator – Partnerships to strategically build collaborative relationships with partner representatives at schools, school districts, & nonprofit organizations in Southern Arizona.


Other Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Work in close collaboration with a small team of Program Coordinator peers with sometimes overlapping responsibilities.
  • Build and improve volunteer management systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Track and contribute data to program measurement and impact reports.
  • Attend weekly virtual Programs Department meetings.
  • Attend weekly virtual staff meetings.
  • Contribute ideas, information, and articles to the volunteer newsletter (sent every two months).
  • Assist with community speaking engagements promoting the program.
  • Attend community engagement events promoting the organization.
  • Coordinator will make certain all volunteer files are up to date and accurate.
  • Coordinator will assist in any other Gabriel’s Angels events and donor meetings as needed.
  • Collaborate with Pet Therapy registration and evaluator organizations for education and communication.
  • Monthly reports will be prepared for the Programs’ Report for staff and Board.


CRITICAL SKILLS:

  • Strong motivational and training skills.
  • Dedication to fostering a collaborative team.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Comfortable & confident around animals, especially dogs.
  • A self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be flexible and open to the changing demands of a small organization.
  • Solution-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to change, learn and improve.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to go above and beyond.
  • Enjoys engaging the Southern Arizona community, including attending community events.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in volunteer management strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a teaching and/or counseling environment desired.
  • Experience in using pets for service/therapy and/or understanding of animal behavior.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Valid Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance card or ability to obtain one.
  • Able to lift to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work evening & weekend hours as occasionally required.
  • Proficiency with database management (Volgistics) and Microsoft Office programs.


Valid driver's license, auto insurance and ability to frequently travel within Southern Arizona, and up to Phoenix for regular training & team meetings.


Remote Work Environment: Currently Gabriel’s Angels is operating with a hybrid of remote and in-office work. This position will be primarily remote. In-office/in-person presence at the Phoenix, AZ office is required as needed a minimum of 1 day a month. Frequent in-person presence is required throughout Southern AZ accompanying volunteers on visits at schools and partners. This position includes some evenings and weekends.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Gabriel’s Angels is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to apply to join this amazing organization serving our children with Pet Therapy, please tell us more about your interest in Gabriel’s Angels and include a cover letter with your resume submission.

Benefits include Medical (Organization will pay 50% of employee medical), Vision, Dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), 13 Paid Holidays, Reduced Summer Hours, Sick Leave. This position is primarily remote.

Are you passionate about how Pet Therapy positively impacts vulnerable children? Are you great at inspiring and motivating people to be successful in their volunteer service? Do you have a love of dogs and understand how to work with them…

Benefits

Benefits include Medical (Organization will pay 50% of employee medical), Vision, Dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), 13 Paid Holidays, Reduced Summer Hours, Sick Leave. This position is primarily remote.

Benefits include Medical (Organization will pay 50% of employee medical), Vision, Dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), 13 Paid Holidays, Reduced Summer Hours, Sick Leave. This position is…

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Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ, USA

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If you would like to apply to join this amazing organization

serving our children with Pet Therapy, please tell us more about your interest

in Gabriel’s Angels and include a cover letter with your resume submission. Send

your application materials via email to ckiggins@gabrielsangels.org with

the subject line “Program Coordinator – Southern AZ”.

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