DC Metro Area; Maryland; Northern VirginiaBurke, VA22015
Healthy Schools International is a 7-year old, all volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit. To date we’ve been pretty self-organizing with a working board. We are at the point where, in order to grow and mature, we need some specialized positions. The Volunteer Manager is a key position in our organization.
Primary goal: Establish a volunteer management program which delights volunteers, breeds loyalty and high performance for meeting our mission.
Vision: The volunteer (perhaps a team of two) will identify the processes key to volunteer management, assess their level of effectiveness (with measurable data when available and value added), prioritize improvement/maintenance efforts, and provide guidance to the execution of those efforts.
Act as the HR Director for an all-volunteer organization; supporting the Executive Director in recruiting and interviewing volunteers.
Collect and record information on volunteers (currently fewer than 10), their talents/interests and availability (CRM is DonorSnap). For active volunteers, tracking volunteer hours.
Level of commitment:
Time - Verify volunteers’ time constraints when agreeing about assignments.
Level of responsibility - self-starter and leader of volunteer participation (think head of HR) and recruiting
Location - virtual is possible; DC/MD/VA area optimum. In many cases volunteers can be virtual.
If not recruiting for specific function, query volunteers about their talent/ interest/ knowledge base/location/time commitments. Assign projects, and roles and responsibilities, accordingly (with HR Director).
Train and monitor volunteers
Provide instruction about roles/project(s) and on-boarding/orientation.
Prioritize volunteer’s assignments (validate with stakeholders), with schedules for responsibilities.
Consistently monitor work and designated projects.
Provide regular follow-up instruction. Encourage questions; help with any problem solving/assistance needed to help complete projects within timeline.
Offer lessons learned and positive recognition.
Confirm volunteers’ comfort level and continued interest in assigned projects. Verify general motivation and commitment level/ availability.
Create & update tools/templates, including: volunteer handbook, position descriptions, checklists, etc.
Receive training for self on job responsibilities & organization’s mission, values, culture as part of on-boarding.
Experience recruiting, hiring, training and monitoring/supervising volunteers, virtually and locally.
Motivated. Communicates effectively with Human Resources Manager and organization’s leadership, in addition to volunteers.
Enjoys working cross-culturally with volunteers with different skills, responsibilities and time constraints.
Communicates effectively via different modes of technology.
Cares about international development, girl power, education, sustainability.
Human Resources Recruitment
CSR / Volunteer Coordination
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
10 hours/week with some "surges"
Consistent access to computer and Internet for video teleconference and other communications