Adult Volunteer Coordinator

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organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), an award winning world class tourist attraction, is seeking an Adult Volunteer Coordinator. The Adult Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, screening, placing and providing general orientation for new adult volunteers, while providing for the recognition and retention of all adult volunteers at OMSI. Working conditions for this position are a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, with flexibility to occasionally work on a Sunday or evening as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performing some of the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI’s corporate headquarter:

• Respond to inquiries regarding volunteer service at OMSI. • Maintain postings of adult volunteer opportunities on the OMSI website and other volunteer recruitment websites, and attend volunteer recruitment events. • Interview prospective adult volunteers and determine placement. • Complete reference checks and background checks for prospective adult volunteers. • Conduct general orientation and training for new adult volunteers, and schedule them for additional training as needed. • Maintain accurate records for adult volunteers, including their contact information and hours of service, using Volgistics database, and follow up with absent volunteers. • Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities. • Recruit volunteers for special projects and events as requested by other departments. • Prepare articles for the monthly volunteer newsletter. • Provide recommendations regarding needs, issues and services for adult volunteers.


• Assume other responsibilities and tasks assigned by the Volunteer Services Manager.

For immediate consideration, send your resume, cover letter and OMSI employment application (available at, MS Word or PDF format, to [email protected] Other options include fax: (503) 239-7818 or mail at: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we honor Diversity!

Salary / Pay Rate:Regular full-time paid position with benefits and paid time off
Required Skills and Abilities:KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to effectively work independently and with teams on multiple, simultaneous, diverse tasks with attention to details, accuracy and process orientation. • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work effectively with people of diverse talent and background. • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and self-initiative to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet individual and Volunteer Services related deadlines. • Ability to promote teamwork and collaboration. • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Flexibility to modify work schedule as needed. • Demonstrated genuine interest in the success and growth of volunteers and the program. • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal skills, including presentation and public speaking skills. PREFERENCES: • Experience with Volgistics volunteer management software.
Qualifications:EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Recruiting, screening, or training experience. • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative work environment and promoting teamwork. PREFERENCES: • Minimum 2 years experience with program coordination. • Previous experience working with volunteers. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES; INCLUDING LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: REQUIREMENTS: • Valid driver’s license. • Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, requirements in the MVR Policy including passing the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check for non-CDL Driver’s Policy.
Education Required:College degree