Established in 1998, urban university is an award winning non-profit organization with the mission to improve the socio-economic status of low-income communities. We provide transitional employment, housing and supportive services to single mothers and their children.
Located in Oakland, our story is beautiful, we were founded by Tracey Weaver, during welfare reform in collaboration with the Bar Association of San Francisco to help single mothers transition from public assistance. Once a single mother that worked her way through corporate, Tracey created one-on-one professional development coaching, self-esteem building and safety net services, as a way to help low-income individuals become more employable. Over the past 20 years, we expanded our niche services to more than 2,000 individuals spanning across sectors in collaboration with community colleges, nonprofit organizations and employers. In 2009, we raised the bar and launched urban furniture, a reuse store used to deliver Single Parents at Work - transitional employment for single parents departing from poverty. One year later, we launched urban boutique, reuse clothing. Now joined together in one space, we deliver Single Moms at Work, transitional employment and housing services, We're on the way to something good.
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator that will help us build a consistent and committed tribe of volunteers that want to help advance our mission. The Volunteer Coordinator will be a leader and help engage individuals in the Grand Ave/LakeShore Business and residential community in our mission. Our enterprise is well loved and offers the community the opportunity to be a part of a local cause.
The Volunteer Coordinator will learn about the mission and evangelize it throughout the community, by organizing volunteers to complete various tasks to include enterprise, program, admin or event support. The Volunteer Coordinator will create a database of volunteers, send out regular calls for action via volunteermatch or our newsletter in alignment with the organization's schedule of activities. The Coordinator will vet the volunteer to ensure he/she is appropriate for the need. Once selected, the volunteer will connect the individual to uu staff members.
The Grand/Lake Business District residents and businesses love our stores. We hold a nice space on the block because we're a "business for good," and because we offer practical items for the home as well as those awesome treasures you find in re-sale stores. We've employed more than 25 single parents and provided housing to 5 families, along with winning a couple of awards on the way. But we are looking to scale our vision. The Volunteer Coordinator will help us build a team of individuals that will work along side our store team and board of directors in various events all designed to scale our mission, programs and services for single mothers.
Thank You for considering this vital position,