Volunteer Coordinator



Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



Application Contact:


Job Description:

Solid Ground envisions a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive. We are committed to working with compassion, integrity, accountability, respect, collaboration and an anti-oppressions approach to end homelessness, hunger, inequality and other barriers to social justice. We value collaboration and leadership from the communities we serve.  As our workforce evolves to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, our agency and workplace will be enriched and strengthened and as such we will:
  • Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency and an understanding of oppression and its impact.
  • Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding and dismantling institutional racism and building cultural competency.

Job Summary: The Volunteer Coordinator serves as the central point of contact for agency volunteer efforts and is responsible for coordinating overall strategy to generate volunteer assistance for programs and initiatives of Solid Ground including support of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and support for Solid Ground staff in the utilization, management and recognition of volunteers placed throughout the agency.  The duties of the position include: 
Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks:  
45%     As the central point of contact for groups and individuals interested in volunteering at Solid Ground - coordinate overall volunteer functions within Solid Ground including recruitment, volunteer intake, orientation, management, recognition and retention.
            Recruit Solid Ground volunteers, RSVP volunteers, work study students, and interns. In conjunction with Solid Ground Programs, RSVP and Resource Development staff, work with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships.  Screen and match potential volunteers to appropriate Solid Ground volunteer opportunities including Solid Ground events. Coordinate volunteers for agency events and service days. Hold regular volunteer orientations, assuring all incoming volunteers have an overall understanding of Solid Ground, programs and services, Anti-racism initiative and volunteer expectations. Develop and update program information and training materials as needed.
            Develop and carry out central recognition systems in addition to assisting programs with ongoing volunteer recognition.  Visit program sites and interact with volunteers getting informal as well as formal feedback on volunteer experience.
35%     Provide overall administrative functions, including records and database management. Maintain, updates, and coordinate the volunteer database and data. Responsible for making sure data entry is complete. Run standard and custom reports, work with program staff to maintain database integrity and efficiencies. Develop and update user database manuals and train others on specific responsibilities, features, permissions and use. Update Solid Ground website and other volunteer recruitment resources on a regular basis and respond to all inquiries.
15%     Provide input and support to developing systems which enhance volunteer programming within Solid Ground. This includes developing and improving volunteer systems, documenting policies and procedures, training staff on them and monitoring compliance.  Assist program staff in creating appropriate job descriptions, volunteer workplan design, management and the development of support systems. 
5%       Participate in program, Department, agency and Anti-Racism Initiative meetings, required committees and relevant trainings as required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

To Apply: Applicants must complete the Solid Ground application form specific to this position. To find an application online, go to https://www.solid-ground.org/get-involved/careers/ then click on the Job Title for this position and complete the application. You may also leave a message on our job line at 206.694.6840 requesting a specific job application, or you may apply in person at 1501 North 45th Street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Please attach a cover letter and resume.

Closing Date: January 18, 2019 at 5pm
Solid Ground
1501 N 45th Street
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-694-6865
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