The Salvation Army

  • Development/Volunteer Coordinator - FT

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    2019-6427
    Category
    Human Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! Do uyou have a passion for helping others, a desire to Do The Most Good.the most good in their own community?  If so, join out team of like minded Do-Gooders!

     

     

    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    Responsibilities

    • Plan and coordinate the development of agency volunteer strategy and manage all designated aspects of that strategy, including recruitment and coordination of year-round, seasonal and project designated volunteers.
    • Work closely with the Development and Program Staff to support its work on large volunteer efforts, specialty volunteer groups and thinking creatively about new opportunities in an effort to reduce staffing and facilities expenses.
    • Respond to phone and web inquires regarding volunteer placement.  This includes but is not limited to high school students, groups and adult volunteers for programs.
    • Assist Corporations with volunteer efforts.
    • Assist volunteers with necessary documentation and screening prior to placement.
    • Maintain volunteer management data base for all year-round, seasonal and project designated volunteers.
    • Recruit, schedule and manage all volunteer Bell Ringers and assist with the scheduling of paid Bell Ringers for Kettle Season.
    • Recruit and schedule volunteers for Christmas Bureau Distribution Day and Set-up days.
    • Assist with preparing and sending packets to companies, churches and organizations participating in holiday food, gift, toy and money drives. 
    • Assist with follow-up communication with holiday volunteers and donors including confirmation letters and phone calls.
    • Assist in the coordination of silent auction for fundraising events.
    • Facilitate Public Presentations and Trainings.
    • Attend events in order to promote the agency’s mission and encourage involvement.
    • Build strong community relationships through outreach, educational and public relations work. 
    • Attend volunteer fairs and service learning events in the community. 
    • Connect with volunteer resources in the community.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Experience as a volunteer helpful.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, listening skills and interviewing skills.
    • Ability to plan and organize activities within the agency’s framework, work in collaboration with administration and to delegate work as necessary.
    • Leadership skills with the ability to understand what motivates a volunteer.
    • Capacity for risk-taking, creative thinking and innovative ideas.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience with volunteer tracking and/or database software desired.
    • Valid driver’s license required that meets The Salvation Army’s insurance requirements.

    Accessible vehicle.

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