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Director of Operations | Board Member

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Volunteering Untapped Chicago


Volunteering Untapped Chicago is looking for a new Director of Operations to help lead the charge of our organization! If you would like to be considered, please complete the below form no later than 11:59pm CST on Sunday March 13, 2021. You can reach out to Meredith at contactus@volunteeringuntappedchi.org with any questions. Strong applicants will be contacted after this date for a virtual interview.

Our Director of Operations is in charge of a variety items: communicating with volunteers, organization of events, and management of committee members. We are looking for an organized, effective communicator, who is willing to bring new ideas to the table and collaborate with the rest of the board to further evolve the organization. Please note this role is expected to serve a 2-year term. The Director of Operations would take on the below tasks:

- Work with board members to ensure all monthly volunteer events are planned appropriately. This includes, but is not limited to, attending walkthroughs with the board prior to events, putting together a run of show, and attending as many events as possible to ensure seamless day-of execution (unless previously communicated to the board)
- Oversee Communications Coordinator (handles management of Eventbrite page & emails), Volunteer Experience Coordinator (handles group leader selection and program process), & Logistics Coordinator (handles management of VUber program, volunteer communication, & waitlist management)
- Track attendance of events, and recommend optimizations to increase participation
- Partner closely with the Executive Director and Database Coordinator on inventory and data management strategies

Board Member Responsibilities:
- Participate in approximately bi-weekly board meetings. This is typically a 1-2 hour commitment that falls outside of normal business hours (~6:30pm start time)
- Arrive at monthly Saturday events early and stay late to assist with set up and clean up of events
- Attend a minimum of 10 Saturday monthly events a year and 4 social events (i.e. fundraisers, happy hours, etc.)
- Coordinate yearly events, with the entire board (i.e. Chicago Volunteer Expo, yearly VU Chicago anniversary, leadership retreat) and participate in quarterly Leadership team meetings
- Communicate via Slack with all VU Chicago board and committee members, as an open forum and method of organization

Time commitment: ~2-4 hours/week, including biweekly board meetings
Term length: 2 years, with opportunity to extend

Qualities of an Ideal Candidate:
- Organized and excited by process improvement
- Past demonstration of leadership and management roles, with success in holding people accountable to deadlines in a caring and supportive manner
- Project management experience is a huge plus!
- Demonstrated commitment to learning and leading with a continuous examination of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Has a passion for volunteering and relentless belief that a community of volunteers can contribute to a more just and equitable Chicago

Apply here: https://forms.gle/Dirj89bACbvbDEjB9

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About Volunteering Untapped Chicago


2707 N Mildred Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, US

Mission Statement

Improving Chicago through increasing volunteerism.


Chicago possesses compassionate individuals who care about their communities and want to make a change. Up until now though, those individuals and their individual talents have been underutilized.

That’s where we come in. We strive to "untap" resources and opportunities in Chicago for those we serve. There’s a huge group of talented young professionals in the city who want to volunteer. We connect those volunteers with a wide array of nonprofits in the Chicagoland area, whether directly through our events, or through connections we help cultivate outside the structure of our program.

Community is central to our organization. After volunteering on the second Saturday morning of every month, we reward the hard work of our volunteers by tapping beers at the bar, tapping into new connections with other young people, and tapping into new opportunities and relationships through giving back and inspiring change in our communities.

Board Development


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Inventory Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Management
  • Operations
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Project Management




  • Time commitment: ~2-4 hours/week, including biweekly board meetings Term length: 2 years, with opportunity to extend
  • Reach out to learn more or apply here: https://forms.gle/Dirj89bACbvbDEjB9 

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