Volunteer Job Description: Women Build Event Coordinator
People in Eastern Jackson County and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. We serve Eastern Jackson County, Missouri (East of 435, including Independence, Blue Springs, and Lee’s Summit).
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Because you, me, we - we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.Volunteer Position: Volunteer Women Build Event Coordinator Reports To: Lindsay Browne, Community Engagement Manager Oversees: Women Build Planning Team and Co-Chairs
Description: Do you want to help a fun group of women grow together and put on the most empowering event of the year? Are you passionate about eliminating poverty housing and homelessness? The benefits of affordable housing are many - stronger communities, improved health and academic achievement for children and revitalizing distressed neighborhoods. At Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity our vision is that everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.
The Women Build Event Coordinator is a high energy multi-tasker with dynamic leadership ability that is able to delegate and empower team members while keeping control of the many balls in the air. This position has responsibility for Women Build event coordination to ensure the event is successful at engaging women around the mission of Habitat and helping the organization achieve its fundraising goals. The position will be responsible for working with the Community Engagement Manager and the Planning Team Co-chairs to make sure all facets of the Women Build are spectacular.
The goal of the Women Build Event Coordinator is to establish Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Women Build as the donor/volunteer experience of choice for Women in the Eastern Jackson County community. Success should ultimately result in a solid foundation of loyal women volunteers, donors, and organizations. These supporters and their friends and family will continue to give of their time and resources beyond Women Build week because they value our mission and believe in its power to improve women’s lives and communities.
What You May Gain
- Excellent nonprofit experience with a nationally recognized organization on a major event.
- Impressive event coordination entry on your resume.
- Possibility of an excellent letter of recommendation and references based on performance.
- Extensive networking opportunities with a wide variety of people who care about philanthropy.
- Fun and meaningful experience helping women make a difference in their community.
Responsibilities ... including, but not limited to:
- Manages the creation and implementation of the Women Build Event Plan in partnership with the Community Engagement Manager (staff) and the Women Build Planning Team Co-Chairs (volunteers).
- Raises awareness about the event and development of engagement pathways for individuals and organizations.
- Manages the logistic and communication of the event, wherever possible delegating and supporting the team rather than taking it all on yourself. You are there to ensure everything is moving smoothly.
- Brings new and exciting ideas to the event and is capable of listening to insight from team members and staff.
- Represents Women Build at events that engage key constituents
- Helps sets goals and metrics to ensure the success of the event.
- Works with staff and volunteers to meet fundraising goals of the event
- Evaluates the event to make improvements for next year.
- Ensure that the Women Build experience is positive and effective
- People skills and experienced working with groups and managing group dynamics. Enthusiasm and the ability to collaborate with staff and volunteers. The capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
- Project Management skills: set up a plan and a timeline helping ensure the right people do the right things by the right times including communications, volunteers, fundraising, food, and event planning logistics.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills. Comfortable speaking on the phone, speaking in public, and using the computer.
- The individual must possess compassion, personal integrity, patience, and the talent to create and enhance team-based success.
- Event planning experience and past attendance at a variety of nonprofit events (charity runs, gala’s, fundraisers) preferred.
- 10-15 hours per week mid February through Mid May (flexible to your needs).
- Hours based on mutual availability. The office is staffed Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional attendance at some evening planning sessions or events. Some activities may be done from home (calls, computer work, planning).
- Sample week (would be adjusted to your availability): Monday in the office 9am-1pm (4 hours), Wednesday in the office 9am-1pm (4 hours), Thursday Night meeting 5-7pm (2 hours), on your own schedule: 2 hours computer and calls from home.
- Must be available for prep Monday May 7th and the event Tuesday through Saturday May 8-12th (Setup around 7am done by 5p each day of the event).
- The Community Engagement Manager will provide supervision, feedback, and any training needed.
How to Apply:
Submit letter of interest and Resume (or list of qualifications) to Lindsay Browne at LBrowne@trumanhabitat.org. Questions by email or to Lindsay at 816-461-6551 x229
- Event Design & Planning
- Event Planning / Management
- Relationship Building
- Public Relations
- Group Facilitation
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Hours based on mutual availability.
- Event Week May 7-12