Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation
Volunteer Coordinator – Job Description
Revised July 14, 2021
The Volunteer Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position reporting to the Director of Programs. This position will act as the primary director for all volunteer-related tasks and events for RAVE, responsible for managing 16 respite teams and between 150 and 350 volunteers annually. The overall duties will include but will not be limited to recruitment of volunteers, scheduling and maintaining of volunteers, volunteer intake and development, supervision of volunteers at all respite sessions, and management of overall session structure with additional respite staff. The Volunteer and Respite Care Coordinator will possess knowledge of human development and have the ability to recruit and maintain youth and community volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator is also expected to contribute to the overall success of the nonprofit organization by assisting leadership with other aspects of business operations as needed and assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate and make presentations to potential new volunteers through recruitment.
- Develop and implement the initial training of volunteers with the support of the Lead Respite Service Providers, Family Coordinator & Director of Programs.
- Schedule and implement CPR training of volunteers and other RAVE support staff with the support of the Lead Respite Service Providers, Family Coordinator & Director of Programs.
- Act as the Human Resources primary contact for all volunteers, maintaining all records and documentation including contact information list for all volunteers and respite teams.
- Communicate and correspond with RAVE volunteers, employees, and enrolled families in a professional and timely manner.
- Place reminder phone calls/texts/e-mails to volunteers 24-48 hours of their scheduled volunteer respite session.
- Facilitate high quality respite sessions with the support of RAVE staff, college interns and volunteers.
- Track, report, and be informed of appropriate data collection of attendance and hour records of volunteers.
- Assist in planning/implementing holiday and special events including the Summer kickoff party, Returning Volunteer kickoff, Trunk or Treat, Family Holiday Party, Spring Fling and Volunteer Awards Ceremony with the support of the Lead Respite Service Providers, Family Coordinator and Director of Programs
- Assist with updating and distributing program pre, mid, and year-end evaluation for volunteers.
- Minimum of 2 years nonprofit organization employment or volunteer experience
- Minimum of 1 year program development experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Special Education and/or Human Services, and/or equivalent relevant experience
Necessary Skills and Traits:
- Must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, creativity, and vision
- Must have the ability to work with limited supervision
- Must have the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and written
- Must have and continue to obtain skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office programs which include Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint
- Have experience in the non-profit arena, working with individuals who have disabilities, or equivalent
- Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
- Ability to monitor classrooms and manage staff
- Ability to handle a multitude of activities and events at once
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Special Education and/or Human services, and/or equivalent experience in a supervisory level position related to human services
- Ability to create and sustain relationships with volunteers and staff
- Ability to recruit in Washoe County School District (WCSD) schools & surrounding counties
- Ability to maintain basic community relations through in person and outlets
- Must possess, or can possess within 30 days of employment, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Card, CPR certification, and negative TB test
- Able to sit or stand and walk throughout the scheduled work shift
- Able to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.
- Fun, meaningful and rewarding work environment
- Competitive earnings: $35k – $45k annually dependent on experience. Opportunities for annual raises based on goal performance.
- Paid federal holidays
- Two weeks of paid time off
- Health Benefits; health, dental, and vision premiums paid for by Employer
- Cell phone reimbursement
This is not an exhaustive list of all duties. All RAVE employees are expected to perform evolving tasks as necessary based on the overall needs of the organization and RAVE families. RAVE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.