Henry Street Settlement

Job Title

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Job Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Volunteers play an important role at Henry Street Settlement, helping us to provide enhanced services and maintain our facilities. Each year more than 1,500 individuals participate in volunteer activities at Henry Street’s 17 program sites. Volunteers come from all over the city and sometimes beyond. They are community members, corporate employees, young professionals, college students and parents. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, participating in special events with seniors, helping job seekers strengthen their interview skills and resumes, greening our grounds, supporting childhood education and painting our facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One (1) year experience in a not-for-profit organization either as a staff member or volunteer
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Strong ability and desire to take initiative to help expand and develop Henry Street Settlement’s volunteer and funding partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with and understand the needs of diverse client base, including women, children, homeless and seniors. Ability to communicate in a professional and timely manner with various corporate partners and Henry Street program staff.
  • Experience in event planning and/or project management
  • Experience working with volunteers or serving as a volunteer a plus
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Comfort with public speaking.
  • Overall flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Familiarity with data entry
  • Available to work evenings and flexible hours as needed
  • Must be able to lift 15 to 25 lbs

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, implement and close out volunteer events under supervision of the Volunteer Program Manager
  • Developing project budgets, ordering supplies, coordinating project details with program staff and Henry Street Facilities Department, managing corporate orientations, supervising projects and volunteer groups
  • Collecting and maintaining data in Raiser’s Edge, documenting volunteer events with photographs and write-ups for our website
  • Handles acknowledgments
  • Help respond to ongoing inquiries from prospective corporate partners and individual volunteers in a timely manner and follow up appropriately to determine potential fit and onboard new volunteers and partners. Maintain record of communications and ensure appropriate follow up with numerous prospective volunteers.
  • Help maintain database of Henry Street program needs regarding volunteer events, donations and individual volunteers
  • Assist with corporate reporting requirements
  • Research prospective volunteer partnerships, in-kind donors, and sponsors and consolidate information into clear and concise reports and presentations
  • Support efforts to reach out strategically to build volunteer, in-kind and sponsorship relationships with new and targeted corporate partners, as well as help maintain and expand current relationships
  • Track in-kind program donation needs, soliciting and picking-up goods, evaluating and inventorying goods, managing distribution to programs, documenting goods as received, and writing in-kind donation acknowledgements
  • Help coordinate the individual volunteer program, including position postings, recruiting and placements, tracking, and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Other related duties as needed

Salary Information

Department: Administration/External Affairs
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply

email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Volunteer Program Associate” AND the website where the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.



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