Volunteer Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:World Affairs Council of Oregon
position summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with volunteers, interns, staff members and the public maintaining and improving the volunteer program at the World Affairs Council. Successful candidates are able to take initiative, are self-motivated, well organized and personable. As the Volunteer Coordinator you will gain marketable skills in the field of non-profit management, human resources and international relations. The VC’s role is to act as a liaison between staff and volunteers providing administrative support and advancement for the Volunteer and Intern program at the Council.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to Mariko Gilman at [email protected].

Primary Responsibilities 1. Ongoing recruitment of volunteers and student interns. 2. Update volunteer job descriptions as necessary and post position vacancies. 3. Maintain up-to-date information regarding resources for volunteer recruitment. 4. Submit newsletter information about volunteers. 5. Schedule interviews and orientations for applicants. 6. Prepare materials and conduct orientation sessions for new volunteers and interns. 7. Assist with training new volunteers and interns in basic office procedures. 8. Coordinate schedules and logistics for volunteers/interns. 9. Maintain accurate records for past and present volunteers and interns. 10. Other administrative tasks related to volunteer management such as arranging field trips and recognition events. 11. Serve as liaison between staff and volunteers/student interns. 12. Ensure that internship requirements are met (including number of hours, evaluation, learning objectives, etc.). 13. Work to improve the procedures and practices of the program. 14. Provide general administrative assistance and take on special projects as needed to the Volunteer and Intern Program Manager.

Salary / Pay Rate:This position is unpaid. Compensation comes in the currency of knowledge, new skills, networking opportunities and fun! We require a minimum of 20 hours a week and a three month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Occasional weekend and evening work required. Student applicants seeking an internship for academic credit must make arrangements for this through their university or college and should submit their university/college guidelines with their application. Credit is entirely at the discretion of the intern’s university or college. All interns and volunteers are encouraged to attend the Council’s monthly lectures and various other programs and to assist with the administration of these events.
Qualifications:Preference is given to persons who are studying or have studied in the areas of Non-Profit Management, Human Resources and International Relations. Qualifications include the following: • Superior interpersonal and communication skills. • Excellent editing and writing skills. • Interest in international affairs. • Experience training and managing people a plus. • Experience working with volunteers and interns a plus. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.worldoregon.org