ABOUT UNITED WAY EMERALD COAST:
United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) is a local volunteer-based non-profit organization that brings individuals and groups together in a community wide effort to help others. Together, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Okaloosa and Walton counties. We work with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible when we Unite our efforts. To drive positive change, UWEC evaluates our community's diverse needs, mobilizes the caring power of the community, and directs resources to the areas that will have the most positive impact.
The RSVP Director is responsible for strengthening United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC)’s Community Impact work through volunteerism with persons age 55 and older. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of all Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) activities within an assigned territory including recruiting and managing volunteers, supporting capacity building to Okaloosa and/or Walton County nonprofits through placement of volunteers, and promoting the value of volunteer service through special projects and events. The RSVP director provides leadership and administration of the federally funded grant, with the assistance of UWEC’s Director of Community Impact. The RSVP Director will work with volunteers, community partners, businesses, and faith-based organizations to engage volunteers in meaningful, quality roles that will make a measurable difference in the quality of life for seniors in our community.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Work with Director of Community Impact to develop new and innovative volunteer opportunities for seniors 55 and older.
- Manage day to day operations of the RSVP initiative within assigned territory including procedures, evaluations, progress reports, and compliance requirements.
- Recruit and engage individuals and businesses in UWEC’s senior volunteer efforts.
- Build local non-profits capacity to effectively manage volunteers by coordinating resources, trainings, and placement of volunteers.
- Mobilize and connect volunteers by creating and managing a comprehensive volunteer database.
- Develop and conduct trainings for onboarding volunteers and volunteer stations.
- Work with corporate, government, and non-profit sectors to identify, create, and promote a continuum of senior volunteer engagement.
- Maintain positive, collaborative relationships with UWEC employees, businesses, and community partners.
- Remain current on issues and trends in senior volunteering by networking with local, state, and national sector leaders.
- Participate in AmeriCorps grantee trainings to stay informed on all RSVP grant updates.
- Oversee program budget, with support of Director of Community Impact.
- Manage inventory and distribution of all program materials within budget guidelines.
- Track monitor and report on program measures (process and outcomes). Provide and analyze data for RSVP grant, ensuring application and reporting deadlines are met.
- Keep all activities in line with the RSVP performance measurements, UWEC core values, and contribute to the positive culture of UWEC.
- Participate in professional development opportunities as related to the duties of the position.
- Represent UWEC at community networking events when necessary.
- Assist with the organization’s disaster response efforts, when necessary.
- Assist with other projects as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Understand and demonstrate commitment to the mission, vision, and direction of UWEC.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of related experience.
- Ability to pass a national background screening to support vulnerable populations.
- Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
- People-oriented with a track record of service to the community.
- Proficient in business computer software and systems including Microsoft Office.
- Initiative in planning and developing new opportunities to increase UWEC’s impact and engagement with seniors in the community.
- Ability to learn tasks quickly and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Flexible to change; proven ability to manage multiple high-priority projects and deadlines without compromising quality.
- Ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse population and multiple stakeholders.
- Drivers’ license and reliable vehicle, or equivalent ability to travel within a 2-county region.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and stand; use hands to finger manipulation, handle, feel, reach with arms and hands, and talk or hear.
- Extended viewing of computer monitors.
- Ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF:
- Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
- Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
- Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
- Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
- Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
The statements contained in this position description are intended to describe the general routine and level of work of the position of RSVP Director. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required by the position.
Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer