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Job Description and online application: https://rpgresearch.com/jobs/detail/director-volunteer-services-volunteer-199

We have three positions available for this role. We need to fill the roles at the Assistant (entry-level), Manager (1-2 years experience), and Director levels (3+ years experience).


Assist, or take the lead, managing RPG Research's volunteer engagement strategy as a Volunteer Coordinator. Part-time (1 to 5 hours per week), remotely manage RPG Research's international 200+ volunteers spanning 6 continents. Most volunteers at RPG Research have full-time jobs, school, family, etc., so we are very understanding and flexible about scheduling and variability of availability as life happens week to week.

Responsibilities
  • 1 to 5 hours per week.

  • Assist existing team member or step up to become manager or director of the department.

  • Post and manage recruitment process to fill needed volunteer positions

  • Manage new volunteer applications initial screening and routing to correct interviewing managers or department heads.

  • Manage routing & tracking of application process, interview scheduling, and follow up on interview results.

  • Stay on top of "onboarding", and "offboarding" of volunteer staff, sending reminders and pointing them in the right direction to enable their work.

  • Implement volunteer recruitment strategies, manage and grow the existing volunteer programs and partnerships with schools, communities, media, etc.

  • Connect with universities to meet their degree requirements encouraging students to meet their intern and volunteer hours by volunteering at RPG Research.

  • Will train appropriate candidates as needed.


Challenges
  • 200+ volunteers.

  • Volunteers scattered across 6 continents and many time zones.

  • We have grown from 10 volunteers in 2018, to nearly 200 in 2021.

  • Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs, school, family, etc., and we go out of our way to be flexible about scheduling, commitment hours per week/month, "life happening", etc.

  • RPG Research is 100% volunteer run. Not a single member of staff, including the founders, make any money through RPG Research, we are here to serve.

  • We have very little financial support, especially compared to other organizations our size, and with our level of impact. We accomplish an amazing amount with very little thanks to our incredible volunteers!

  • We stress that all of our volunteers must be careful to not overload on commitments or hours, so they are encouraged to remain with the organization year-after-year, rather than the typical volunteer model at other organizations that tends to burn them out. We try to keep all volunteers to around only 4 to 5 hours per week, with a maximum of 10 hours being rare, using a distributed teams work-load model.

  • Our programs support a wide range of populations, from 2 years old through senior adults, including people with disabilities, brain injuries, and neurodifferences.

  • Our staff comes from a wide range of populations, cultures, and languages.

  • Many of our volunteer staff members have a variety of disabilities, brain injuries, or neurodifferences, so compassion, considerate patience, and sometimes repeated follow-up is critically important to keep things running.

Requirements
  • Strong work ethic (reliability), strong grit (stick to it over the long haul).

  • Patience and compassionate.

  • Strong communicator (keep in the loop)

  • Well organized

  • Passionate about our Mission, Vision, and Impact.

  • Willingness to commit to 6 month minimum as assistant volunteer coordinator or 1 year at the manager/director level, and always try to recruit and train a replacement if transitioning away.

  • Commit to 1 to 5 hours per week (flexible schedule).

  • Must pass background check

  • Will train, but prefer someone with 1+ years experience managing volunteers.

More Details, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

https://www.rpgresearch.com/jobs/detail/volunteer-coordinator-assistant-team-member-and-or-manage-director-volunteer-services-volunteer-199

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About RPG RESEARCH

Location:

1312 N MONRE ST STE 114, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

1) Clearly establish, through rigorous science the effects of: music & all role-playing game (RPG) formats: TRPG, LRPG, ERPG, & HRPG. Significant emphasis is placed on contributing to the body of causal research information. 2) Using multidisciplinary research, evidence-based & theory-based approaches, we assess, design, develop, implement & evaluate programs using music & RPG formats as intervention modalities for participants to achieve their recreational, educational, professional, & therapeutic goals. 3) Based on funding, staffing, & resources, RPG Research provides services to individuals, population groups, & communities where they benefit most from our programs, & advocate for accessibility & inclusiveness, especially those in under-served & un-served areas. 4) Whenever legally & ethically possible, all research information freely & openly shared with the public to help further advance the global body of knowledge & overall improve the experience of the human condition.

Description

We improve lives around the world through research & community programs using the power of accessible & inclusive music & role-playing games (RPG). Multidisciplinary sources setting standards for safety & accessibility, training people worldwide.
RPG Research is an international 501(c)3 non-profit human services charitable organization with volunteers across 5 continents.
Working with RPGs since '77, & researching their effects since '83. Educational & therapeutic use of RPGs since '85. Open online research repository since '04.
Incorporated in 2017.
In 2018 we had 10 regular volunteers.
As of March 2020 we hit over #120!
We partner with many other organizations too!
RPG Fleet of wheelchair accessible mobile facilities, providing neurodiverse friendly, comfortable, environmentally controlled, mobile music & tabletop RPG rooms across the USA to under-served & un-served locations for those that benefit most!
We provide over 80 programs at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, July 29 to August 2, for neurodiversity, visually impaired/blind, Deaf & hard-of-hearing, ages 5 through senior adults & everything in between.
Our multidisciplinary research-supported programs draw from therapeutic recreation, music, neuroscience, psychology, & other knowledge domains. Our community programs help people achieve educational, recreational, & therapeutic goals, measurably improving quality of life.
Our annual International RPG Researchers Conference July 10-12.

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Recruiting

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 5 hours per week. Average around 2-4 hours per week.

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