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The Volunteer Director is responsible for recruiting and managing all SHN volunteers. They will be responsible for allocating responsibilities and retaining the best people to help us further our mission of helping domestic violence survivors and their pets escape abuse and build new lives together. The Volunteer Director should know how to distinguish talent and do everything possible to motivate and inspire. They must possess excellent organizational skills and be able to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Volunteer Director is responsible for high-level activities and must be comfortable working independently and making their own decisions for the benefit of the organization. The goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals at every level, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfillment of our mission.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in business administration, human resources, social studies or relevant field preferred. Experience in domestic violence service or animal welfare preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
The Volunteer Director will oversee other volunteers and assist them in their duties. Furthermore, the Volunteer Director will direct recruiting processes for these volunteers, ensuring that all volunteers are in compliance with the Safe Haven Network rules and procedures. This includes but it is not limited to:
The majority of the work that is required for this position will be done remotely.
The Volunteer Director will have to engage in incidentals, such as helping at SHN events, assisting with the annual Supply Drive, fundraising events, etc.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
The Volunteer Director is asked to commit to one year of service. We also ask that the Volunteer Director train a successor before resigning. The Volunteer Director will work remotely on their own time. We expect a commitment of 5-10 hours per week, depending on the upcoming activities. The Volunteer Director will meet with the Executive Director at least once a month.
The Volunteer Director must be located in Chicago or the Chicago area. They must be able to attend meetings in Chicago at least once a month. Travel is primarily local and will occur usually during the business day. In the future, some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
This position does not offer sponsorship.
Safe Haven Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
1507 E 53rd Street, #615, Chicago, IL 60615, US
The Safe Haven Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that facilitates temporary emergency boarding for the pets of domestic violence victims. We address the link between domestic violence and animal abuse through our referral program, as well as community education and outreach.
The Safe Haven Network recognizes the incredible importance of a family’s connection with their pets, and our goal is to create a system by which families facing domestic violence can escape to safety with their pets. We are achieving this goal through a referral program that connects domestic violence advocates to temporary emergency boarding facilities for the pets. While the families stay in a domestic violence shelter, the pets stay in their own shelter, safe from harm while they await their reunion with their families. By providing this service, we encourage victims to leave their abusers with the confidence that their pets will be safe and that they are not giving their pets up, but will reunite as a family.
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ChicagoChicago, IL 60606
April 6, 2020