Community Education/Volunteer Coordinator
20 hours per week
Please consider joining our dynamic and supportive team at Haven Housing. Our mission, “To provide women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future”, is at the heart of our work.
Haven Housing (Ascension Place, Inc.) is comprised of three separate programs.
We offer emergency housing and intensive services for women-led homeless families in crisis at St. Anne’s Place. We utilize a trauma-awareness approach and our services include a Children’s Program, case management, mental health services, and health and wellness activities.
At Ascension Place, we offer housing and case management to women working to recover from crisis and rebuild their lives. Private rooms and a safe community allow women to stabilize, feel empowered, heal from trauma, and move towards a more hopeful future.
Next Step Housing provides permanent supportive housing to women and women-led families in their own apartments and offers on-going support for overcoming barriers and maintaining independent housing.
Community Education/Volunteer Coordinator Job Description:
This position is responsible for the recruitment, orientation and placement of individual volunteers, as well recruiting and working with groups of volunteers to build and strengthen relationships with businesses, corporations, civic organizations and religious groups. As a critical part of Haven Housing’s Development team, this position will help develop and execute fundraising and community engagement strategies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess the volunteer needs of Haven Housing and develop an annual volunteer program plan
Coordinate volunteer groups to host events benefiting the women and families that Haven Housing serves
Work closely with Development Director to establish and maintain effective relationships with corporations, businesses, civic organizations and religious groups.
Present information about Haven Housing’s volunteer opportunities at corporate volunteer fairs and other events as needed
Assist in coordinating corporate and faith community donation drives
Assist operations/maintenance staff by coordinating volunteers groups to complete maintenance projects
Ensure adequate volunteer appreciation including thank you posters or cards, emails, and Annual Volunteer/Donor appreciation events
Assist with the coordination of Haven Housing’s Holiday events: Santa Night, Alumni Dinner, Sponsor a family/woman
Identify and help recruit sponsors and attendees for Haven Housing’s annual fundraising event
Maintain volunteer database (Blackbaud’s eTapestry)
Respond to volunteer inquiries, conduct interviews and match volunteers to appropriate activities and projects
Passionate about engaging volunteers and able to build rapport easily
Innate understanding of development and how to cultivate volunteers into donors
Skilled at recruiting and coordinating volunteer groups
Enthusiastic and positive attitude
Experience in volunteer supervision, training and volunteer program management. Experience in working with diverse populations. Must have strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, be self-directed and flexible. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Experience working with Blackbaud products, specifically eTapesty, preferred, but not required. Valid Driver’s license required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Education and Experience
Demonstrated project management skills. Knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing instability, mental health, chemical dependency, domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking preferred, but not required. Minimum experience of two years working in a nonprofit setting.
If you are interested in applying with Haven Housing for the Community Education/Volunteer Coordinator position, please send cover letter and resume to: Heather Guerin, Development Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org