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Volunteer Projects Coordinator

Salt Lake City, UT

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Entry Level
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
High School Diploma
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 31 Dec 2021

Expires on 31 Dec 2021

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Volunteer Projects Coordinator


United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) is changing the way organizations, communities, schools, governments, and individuals work to fix complex social problems. Together, we can help every child and family succeed at school and life. UWSL’s workplace is fast-paced, friendly, adaptive, and grounded in our core values: relationships, continuous improvement, equity, and results. We offer competitive compensation including a comprehensive benefit package, generous paid time off, and flexible schedules. People with diverse backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.  Join us in changing the world and giving everyone in our community the opportunity to live their best life. 

The Volunteer Projects Coordinator develops, coordinates, and implements high-quality, impactful volunteer projects that engage thousands of volunteers and support student success. This includes managing three large and numerous small volunteer events; working with partners to plan projects and recruit volunteers; coordinating in-kind donations; ordering supplies and managing budgets; tracking data; and performing administrative duties. 


  1. Plan and execute volunteer and in-kind donation opportunities for Read Across America Day (March), Stuff the Bus (August), and Season of Service (November-December). 
  2. Develop and manage volunteer opportunities with schools and networks to support student outcomes, which involves collaborating and communicating with internal and external teams to support project logistics. 
  3. Collaborate and communicate regularly with the fundraising team to recruit corporate partners and donors for volunteer projects. 
  4. Recruit and engage volunteers sourced from the community, particularly those who live in the communities in which we work. 
  5. Order project supplies and manage budgets. 
  6. Ensure effective project management and data tracking of volunteer projects. 
  7. Evaluate equity and impact of volunteer projects for both volunteers and partners.  


The position is a full time, non-exempt position with full benefits. $40,000 - 52,000. Salary/wage to commensurate with experience. 


  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and project management with the ability to create detailed project plans, track all tasks, manage budgets, and hold oneself and others accountable to accomplish project goals. 
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing volunteer management best practices with the ability to recruit and motivate community members to get involved in volunteer projects. 
  • Understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion and the ability to relate openly with a diverse group of people. 
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external partners.  
  • Ability to develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 
  • Willingness to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.  
  • Ability to establish and articulate a compelling vision while showing creativity when defining solutions. 


  • 2+ years volunteer or event management experience 
  • Proficient with Microsoft suites, customer relationship management systems (Salesforce preferred), and other communication and tasks management platforms 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence 
  • Clear, concise, and professional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings, and/or early mornings 


The team member is regularly required to communicate clearly, in oral and written formats, with others in person, over the phone and via other devices. The team member must be able to transcribe, read extensively, prepare and analyze data and figures, constantly operate a computer and other standard office machinery. The team member is occasionally required to travel to offsite locations to manage volunteer projects and events, attend meetings, and give presentations.