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Schoolhouse Supplies Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

Great Position Schoolhouse Supplies needs a smart, spirited, capable, and dynamic Volunteer Coordinator to take our program to the next level.   Our current volunteer base includes approximately 500 volunteers.


Innovative Organization Schoolhouse Supplies operates Oregon’s only Free Store for Teachers. Each year, we provide $2 million in much needed supplies that strengthen classrooms across the city and improve education for thousands of children. Our volunteer-run store is stocked with a multitude of supplies generously donated by businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. We’re proud of our community and we’re proud to improve education in Portland.


Primary Responsibilities

Lead the recruitment, retention, training, orientation, management and recognition of volunteers. Listen actively and respond enthusiastically to all staff requests for volunteer support. Conduct three annual Needs Assessments with staff to determine volunteer needs; develop volunteer positions in reaction to these needs. Coordinate a variety of volunteer recognition opportunities throughout the year. Lead large and small groups of volunteers through program-related projects. Seek out and attend outreach events to publicize volunteer opportunities. Manage and expand the Pick-Up Partner program with recruitment of new nonprofit organizations. General office duties related to position (mailings, email correspondence, and database entry).


Essential Skills

·         Strong interpersonal abilities

·         Strategic, analytic, long range thinking

·         Smart goal setting and prioritization ability

·         Solid presentation and facilitation skills

·         Highly organized, great time management

·         Dynamic trouble shooting and problem solving skills

·         Exceptional attention to detail

Personal Characteristics

·         Deep passion for the mission

·         Engaging personality

·         Thrives on working cross-functionally on a small team

·         Proactive, self-starter, loves to take initiative

·         Results and outcome oriented, bias for action

·         Understands the big picture and larger context of the work

·         Drive and urgency to get the job done

·         Loves to roll up her/his sleeves and support others

·         Honest and clear headed, stays cool under pressure

·         Knows how to ask for and receive help

·         Great sense of humor, ability to see the positive



Good Compensation $12-15 hourly range.  This is a part-time non-exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. Some evenings and weekends are required. Schoolhouse Supplies is an equal opportunity employer.

Join Us!

Resume and cover letter to: [email protected]  Subject line: Volunteer Coordinator Search. Application deadline: June 15, 2009. More information about us: www.schoolhousesupplies.org