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Volunteer Center Manager

Volunteer Center Manager

locationFort Myers, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
$50,000 - $55,000 per year

Position Title: Volunteer Center Manager Status: Exempt

Supervisor: Vice President, United Way Volunteer Center

Classification: Full Time Exempt

Salary Range: $50,000 – 55,000 DOE
Location: Fort Myers, FL

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Submit Cover Letter and Resume: Patrice@UnitedWaylee.org

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades (UWLHG) is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community.  This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution (90+ partners), community building, volunteer advancement, and information and referral.  UWLHG is a $20 million nonprofit social services organization, with 75+ employees in five locations with the main campus being located at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL.   The majority of funding is from private donations although UWLHG also receives local, state, and federal grants.

Summary:  Creates, promotes and supports high-quality volunteer experiences for corporate partners and community members. Establish positive relationships with members of the community and leads volunteer recruitment events and volunteer management trainings that promote volunteerism and build a talent pool of volunteers. Coordinate and establish site visits with partner nonprofit agencies who have agreed to host a service project. Must be able to accommodate evening and weekend scheduling for volunteer events.

Essential Functions

  • Promotes principles and values of volunteering, volunteer orientations and tracking of hours.
  • Collaborates with Resource Development staff to identify group service projects “Days of Caring”, for campaign company employees.  
  • Responds to volunteer inquiries
  • Manages Volunteer Manager Workshops and Volunteer Recruitment programs.
  • Cultivates relationships and manages regular communication with local agencies, schools, and nonprofits to maintain project inventory for individual and corporate volunteers, while maintaining current contact lists.
  • Maintains accurate data and prepares reports detailing relevant volunteer metrics, including engagement and impact reports.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Department and staff to promote volunteer opportunities, events, and projects
  • Posts volunteer opportunities in Galaxy/CRM and Social Media Group when necessary
  • Writes project description for volunteer engagement events.
  • Leads volunteer initiatives such as Day of Action and Make-A-Difference Day
  • Plans assigned volunteer and engagement projects assigned by the Vice President. 
  • Partners with team members to assist with planning and execution of other volunteer events as needed. 
  • Plans and executes Volunteer Appreciation activities.
  • Leads Volunteer Reception Center after a disaster if activated by the EOC.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Volunteer Center Coordinator and Community volunteers.  

Qualifications: The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties. 

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum of BA or BS degree or comparable work experience.  A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of project management, event planning, or volunteer management is preferred. Prior experience as volunteer coordinator for public or nonprofit employer.

Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management, Community Relations and/or Sales and Marketing, and Project Management.

Interpersonal Skills:  Excellent active listening, interpersonal, persuasion, and presentation skills required. Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and judgment skills required.  Business writing and supervisory skills necessary.  Strong administrative and operational skills essential.  

Language Skills:  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to present information to and respond to questions from groups of diverse organizational employees, managers, and senior level high profile decision makers.

Computer Skills:  Requires knowledge of MS office software and data base programs, and video telephony such as Microsoft Teams.  Experience with CRM systems preferred.

Presentations Skills:  Excellent Public speaking and presentation skills required.  

Licenses:  Valid Florida Driver’s License with a driving record that meets our insurance guidelines.

Other Skills:  Problem solving capabilities and cultural diversity skills. 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/ or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. There may be additional physical requirements associated with department meetings/events. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Requires talking, hearing, and visual acuity sufficient to perform these major functions. Approximately 50% of the work of this position is spent at project sites, in offsite meetings, or traveling to various locations.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a professional office environment, including occasional off-site venues, and outside event areas in various weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. To 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours may be required as job duties demand. 

United Way is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. 

Terms of employment are subject to satisfactory negative drug testing as part of our drug-free workplace program.  Level II background screening will be conducted because of the nature of the position.  Applicants may be asked to take an online skills assessment. 

Additional Information: 

UWLHG is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with: 

  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers 
  • Working with diverse staff and other constituents 
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability 
  • Exciting and challenging work 
  • Opportunity to help solve the community’s toughest problems 
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience 
  • Paid Health and Dental Insurance for employee, 401k, and Monthly Accrued PTO 

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $50,000 - $55,000 per year

Skills and Competencies

  • Community Expertise
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Event Planning
  • Project Management