The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Department Volunteer Engagement Lead is responsible for overseeing "The Volunteer Experience" for volunteers serving in SAF.
Key Responsibilities Consults with department managers on position on-boarding, planned growth experiences, and volunteer career development. * Provides consultation, coaching and training resources to promote positive workforce relationships (employees with volunteers, volunteers with volunteers) and effective ongoing volunteer engagement. * Follows up with volunteers and department managers to ensure proper placement and job satisfaction. * Consults with department managers regarding the leadership potential of volunteers and supports requesting department managers in developing leadership and advancement opportunities for volunteers. * Serves as the point of contact for reassignment or referring volunteers to other department positions, or if not a fit for the department to Volunteer Services. * Connects supervisors of volunteers to Volunteer Services HR relations team for mediation and facilitation of volunteer grievance and performance related issues. * Leads ongoing discussions with requesting department managers about volunteer engagement cycle, roles and responsibilities working to identify what’s working and lessons learned. * Conducts exit interviews. * Works with team members to ensure the integration of their work with volunteer recruitment, referrals and screening, recognition, and Volunteer Connection.
Qualifications Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs * Proven leadership in nonprofit or for-profit organizations * Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences * Knowledge and understanding of Red Cross services and operations and opportunities for volunteer service * Work well both individually and with others * Relevant, complementary management and/or technical skills/operational experience * Relationship building skills working collaboratively with staff partners as well as board members, senior management, and other volunteer partners as needed * Understand the value of volunteers and provide leadership and support to ensure volunteers are productive and have a mutually rewarding experience
Time Commitment Approximately 10 hours per month, working remotely and on-site.