Mali Rising Volunteer Job Description: Operations Coordinator As a small organization dedicated to doing a lot with a little, Mali Rising is deeply indebted to our volunteers. Volunteers serve many roles at Mali Rising, providing help that ranges from one-time, short shifts at an event to long-term commitments of expertise. For our more on-going volunteer positions, we like to provide a job description for the sake of clarity - if you are committing your time, you deserve clarity from us! Read on for a description of one particular volunteer job at Mali Rising - Operations Coordinator. Job Title: Operations Coordinator (volunteer) Work Location The U.S. office is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and local volunteers are welcome. However, with the right attitude this could be a great virtual position - with the volunteer and staff communicating via email and video conference call. Purpose of the Position The Operations Coordinator supports a range of critical functions that allows Mali Rising to focus our energies on building and supporting our schools in Mali. The Operations Coordinator ensures volunteers and supporters are actively involved in our work, helping them understand what we do and how they can contribute meaningfully to the effort. The Operations Coordinator also helps us stay organized and efficient, with a focus on organizing our data so we can track results and our communications materials so we can tell our story! Responsibilities and Duties This position is never dull! The Operations Coordinator tackles a diverse range of duties, including: · Communicating with our volunteers on a regular basis and helping connect them with meaningful, fun volunteer opportunities. · Assisting with event logistics for our annual gala, as well as for other smaller events throughout the year, to better engage the public in our work. · Entering and organizing data related to our schools in Mali, such as textbook stocks, health programming girls’ enrollment, etc. to allow us to better track and understand our progress. · Organizing our communications materials to help us tell the stories of our students and schools more effectively. · Other special projects as identified by the Operations Coordinator and Executive Director. Qualifications Basic knowledge of computers, including email, etc. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability, sense of humor. Commitment Expected Our Operations Coordinator plays a key role in our work. As such we request someone who can commit an average of 2 to 4 hours a week to the role, with actual hours ranging from 0 to 6. In addition, because there is a learning curve involved, we hope you can commit to serving in this position for a minimum of 3 months... but we hope you’ll want to stay longer! Of course, we know life happens and you may have to bow out - we will understand. We also request a short check in meeting with the Operations Coordinator at least twice a month - these can even just be half hour video meetings, but they will help to keep us all on track. Training Training for this position will be provided. Also, the Executive Director will be available for questions and assistance at any time, and will commit to face-to-face or online meetings at least twice a month to make sure you get the support you need. Contact Merritt Frey, Executive Director via email or 801-810-4525.
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2021