Volunteer Leadership Program Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

NWSA Mission: This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), an AmeriCorps program of ESD112. NWSA's mission is: To preserve and restore the natural environment, and to develop community leaders through service and community partnerships. www.nwserviceacademy.org

Project Location: 222 NW Davis Street, Suite 309, Portland, OR 97209-3900

Position Summary: The Volunteer Leadership Coordinator will expand OEC’s volunteer outreach program by implementing a new volunteer leadership program. Duties will include managing outreach and office volunteers (20%); scheduling and coordinating community outreach activities (30%); and recruiting, training and managing a corps of volunteer leaders to deliver education and outreach events to their own social networks (50%).

Essential Functions (to include, but not limited to): •Recruit, train, coordinate and track volunteers to participate in community festivals and outreach events. •Train and manage a corps of volunteer leaders conducting community-based education and outreach events. •Give presentations to volunteers, community groups and schools. •Research and schedule community outreach events. •Complete and submit all necessary NWSA/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner. •Attend and complete all NWSA/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, training's, team meetings and national service days. •Wear an NWSA uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events.

Salary / Pay Rate:approx $1,072/month
Apply by:July 28, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:-A valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. •Willingness to travel and attend or festivals, presentations and meetings in various parts of Oregon. •Willingness to serve occasional evenings and weekends. •Ability to communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner with various populations such as community volunteers, business professionals, the general public, potential project partners, and colleagues. •Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects without losing sight of the “big picture.” •Ability to write and speak in a clear and compelling fashion. •Self-motivation and initiative. •Desire and ability to recruit and manage volunteers. •A commitment to the Oregon Environmental Council’s goals. •18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term. •U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. •High school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award. •Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. •Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency. •Regular and reliable attendance. •Have not previously served two terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members may serve up to three terms in a National Service Program, but only two terms may be within an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for an education award for their first two terms of service, regardless of the type of term (full or part-time) and regardless of the successful completion of that term.
Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in environmental education and/or adult education • Experience in grassroots organizing and/or volunteer organizing • Experience in event planning
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:http://www.oeconline.org