Terra Centre Volunteer Coordinator and Community Engagement Temporary in Edmonton, AB

Terra Centre

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Volunteer Coordinator and Community Engagement
Edmonton, AB

Develop and implement goals, objectives and strategies for the volunteer program in collaboration with the Manager of Fund Development and Donor Stewardship…

Terra is a dynamic community based organization that assists young parents in their development of positive parenting skills to foster healthy child development and promising futures. Volunteers are a valued member of our service team and play an essential role in providing a range of supports that enhance the delivery of the organization’s programs and services.
The position of Volunteer Coordinator and Community Engagement has a primary responsibility in developing, implementing, maintaining and growing an exemplary volunteer program. In addition to operational support to volunteers, this position is also responsible for identifying and cultivating opportunities and relationships for the community to participate in the Terra mission.
The ability to engage and inspire individuals and form supportive relationships is key to being successful in this role. You are a relationship-builder, team player with an aptitude to learn, a willingness to contribute and a passion for making a difference in the community.
This is a full time position (37.5 hours per week) that reports to the Manager of Fund Development and Donor Stewardship and is flexible to meet the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends.
Please note this is a maternity leave cover position.
Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively recruit, engage, orientate and steward volunteers; promote the volunteer program internally and externally to gain community support of the program and the organization
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives and strategies for the volunteer program in collaboration with the Manager of Fund Development and Donor Stewardship which reflect the mission of the organization and align to its strategic priorities
  • Develop a budget in consultation with the Manager of Fund Development and Donor Stewardship
  • Maintain accurate volunteer records and conduct ongoing evaluation of the programs and services delivered by volunteers and implement improvements as necessary
  • Ensure adherence to volunteer policies and procedures to maintain best practises
  • Plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization
  • Serve as a key member of the resource development team in supporting the planning and execution of agency special events, including fundraising events and activities
  • Takes initiative in developing and deepening community relationships to secure new in-kind donations that young families benefit from
  • Collect data, measure outcomes, and complete evaluation and reporting activities as required using Raiser’s Edge database

Minimum Qualifications:
Beyond meeting the following criteria, it is vital that our successful candidate has a deep desire to help create an inclusive, caring community that welcomes and appreciates teen parents.

  • Minimum of a Certificate in Volunteer Management or related field
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience working with and supervising volunteers in a non-profit environment
  • Self-starter and ability to develop positive and effective relationships with diverse volunteers and members of the community
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism, tact and interpersonal skills to work with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver results
  • Commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive personal information
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous fund development and event planning experience is a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and assist with incoming community donations (e.g., diapers, baby clothes, formula, etc.)
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check
  • Personal vehicle and valid class 5 driver’s license is required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, men, LGBTQ-identified persons, people of colour and persons with a disability.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

T* *o apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé and cover letter stating salary expectations.

Closing Date: November 8, 2016

Job Type: Temporary

Job Location:

  • Edmonton, AB

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Supervising volunteers within a non profit: 2 years

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Include a cover letter with salary expectations
  • Minimum of a Certificate in Volunteer Management or related field

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-10-31
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