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Volunteer Coordinator

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Brief Description of Organization: 

Diversity in Food and Beverage is the first food and beverage-focused non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending) that internationally supports all spectrums of diversity [i.e., gender, ethnicity, age, religion, LGBTQ+, disability, veteran status, etc] by providing career guidance, scholarships, mentorships, internships, and educational seminars and resources.


Why Volunteer with Us:

We are an inclusive community that provides tools and resources to help underrepresented, historically overlooked professionals reach their highest potential in the food and beverage industry. Volunteering with us will have a visible impact on carrying out research and work that has not existed before. Whether working on our award programs, producing an educational webinar, or developing strategic partnerships with other organizations, volunteering with an all-inclusive organization means that you can help strengthen our community by bringing everyone to the table.  


If you want to build a table where everyone can sit, contribute, and be heard, DIFB is the place for you. Progress and change start with your dedication and a strong belief that equal representation, equity, and equality are important in our and every industry.


We can’t do our work without you. Help us make a difference.


Population Served: 

Professionals within the international hospitality industry. 


Brief Description of Role: 

Diversity in Food and Beverage is looking for a volunteer to fill the Volunteer Coordinator position, whose responsibility will be to supervise existing volunteer teams within the organization. Each volunteer team consists of 2-4 people, and there are currently four existing teams. These teams include a Fundraising/Grant Writing team, a Social Media team, a team dedicated to budgeting and accounting, and a team dedicated to the DIFB Pledge initiative. 


Two additional teams are projected to be formed by the end of next month [July], and each will focus on our Award Programming. The Program Associate team will be comprised of 4-8 industry professionals, and the Award Committee will be the same. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

1. Collecting volunteer availability and scheduling check-ins accordingly. 

2. Maintaining an up-to-date Airtable database (see Operations section) for each individual project.

3. Attending weekly meetings with each individual volunteer team. 

4. Tracking the progress of volunteers on a regular basis.

5. Keeping schedules and records of volunteers' work.

6. Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about updates within the organization.

7. Ensuring the organization's purpose is conveyed to the public.


Location, Days, and Hours of Volunteer Opportunity: 

The location will be remote and virtual. Scheduling is flexible, according to the volunteer's availability. The position requires approximately 10-15 hours per week. 


Training: 

DIFB requires volunteers to sign a volunteer agreement before volunteering. A two-week training period is expected. 


Qualifications Education and/or experience required: 

1. Experience in volunteering and recruitment. 

2. Experience in database management required. 

3. Experience working with nonprofits. 


Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required: 

1. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

2. Excellent organizational and computer skills. 

3. Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment. 

4. Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities


DIFB Operations: 

Diversity in Food and Beverage uses Airtable for all data tracking, Slack for day-to-day communication, and Google Suite for documents and shared projects. Experience with these tools is not required, but they are crucial to completing the responsibilities of this position. The volunteer must be able to learn each quickly with the tutorials provided.


Brief Description of Organization: 

Diversity in Food and Beverage is the first food and beverage-focused non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending) that internationally supports all spectrums of diversity [i.e., gender, ethnicity, age…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
232 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026, USA
Unit 747

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