Volunteer Coordinator - International Rescue Committee - AmeriCorps
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Arizona Serve
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
International Rescue Committee
900 Hour Position
Approximately 20 hours/week
Service Location: Tucson, AZ
Service Dates: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019
I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization which offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The mission of the IRC is to provide essential resettlement services including access to basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy, to assist refugees in rebuilding their lives and reuniting families. The IRC in Tucson is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Pima County and offers a range of services, including cultural orientation, job readiness training, financial literacy, medical and behavioral health assistance, nutrition education, and naturalization application assistance.
The AmeriCorps State member (Volunteer Coordinator) will support the Development Team in recruiting and retaining volunteers and interns to assist different in programs that benefit refugee families. The Volunteer Coordinator will provide targeted client support through the mobilization of volunteers and interns in various programs. They will meet with program staff to assess service gaps and secure community resources. Through this project, refugee families are granted the extra support they need in order to rebuild their lives in the community.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A. Needs Assessment and Strategy Development: The State member will consult with staff to ensure that volunteer and internship descriptions are correct. They will also develop and implement management strategies to efficiently track applicants through on-boarding process, provide orientation to new volunteers and facilitate placements with refugee families and/or IRC staff to provide services to refugee families
B. Productivity and Satisfaction Monitoring: The State member will support existing volunteer base through retention strategies and ongoing trainings
C. Data Reporting and Assessment: The State member will track the number of volunteer and intern hours and consult with relevant staff to ensure that volunteers and interns are helping achieve program goals.
D. Outreach Planning and Coordination: The State member will engage with existing community partners and identify potential partner organizations that can assist with referring potential interns and volunteers. They will also prepare up to-date materials and reports on program successes that demonstrate how volunteers and interns help refugees adjust into the community.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
o Age 17 or older
o Leadership or management experience preferred
o Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with
people from other cultural backgrounds
o Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Understanding and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information
o Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
o Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
o Effective problem-solving skills
o Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail-oriented tasks
o Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
o Driver’s license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record
AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (900 Hour)
● $6,265 living allowance during term of service
● Upon completion of service, part-time (900 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $2,907.50 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
● Members participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and 4 college credits from Prescott College
● Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided