Johnson Creek Watershed Council Volunteer Coordinator (Closes June 23)

Title: Volunteer Coordinator Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Regular full-time non-exempt position.
Starting Salary: $16.50-18.50 / hr, D.O.E. (40 hour / week)
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance, 401K 3% match, paid vacation and sick leave, and ten paid holidays

Are you an emerging non-profit professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, coordinating more than 1,000 volunteers in 30 events per year? We are a successful environmental restoration and community engagement non-profit organization with a 21-year track record in the Johnson Creek Watershed, covering parts of Southeast Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Damascus and Boring.
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 11 p.m. P.S.T. Our goal is to have the successful candidate begin work on Monday, August 1, 2016. To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to Cathy Geiger at Submissions must be in PDF or DOC/DOCX format. No phone calls, please. If you are invited for an interview, we may request additional documents at that time. We urge persons from communities of color, disability and LGBT to apply.
General Responsibilities:
Required: Willingness to work an average of 3 weekend (half day) mornings each month, and an occasional evening event, as part of a 40 hour work week. Volunteer Coordination  Maintain volunteer program procedures, recruitment, intake, orientation, management, and recognition of volunteers.  Collaborates on development and implementation of the Council’s three largest annual volunteer restoration events: Watershed Wide Event, Johnson Creek Cleanup, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, which includes organizing media & public relations, planning volunteer appreciation lunches, volunteer recruitment and registration and other logistical tasks.  Respond to all volunteer inquiries in a timely manner.  Collaborate with staff project managers on development and implementation of five community science projects.  Manage all communication/outreach/volunteer coordination interns and overall internship program.  Identify, recruit and train existing volunteers to become volunteer leaders for the Council, especially volunteers with unique and relevant high-level skill sets.  Produces 25-30 volunteer restoration events annually on collaboration with restoration staff – coordinates with partnering agencies for events as well  Maintains volunteer equipment and supplies.  Represent the Council at a variety of partner events. External Communications  Manages JCWC’s email recipient list and collaborates with other staff on monthly email newsletter.  Collaborates on production of quarterly newsletter, Within Your Reach, which includes developing a schedule of articles, writing and assigning writing responsibilities, editing content, and maintaining distribution lists.  Manages online events calendar and supports website content development.  Maintains healthy partner relationships and contact – helps promote partner activities and events  Supports social media communications – Facebook, Instagram, etc. Event Planning  Responsible for planning and coordination of all logistical aspects of the Johnson Creek Days. Collaborates other staff members with additional events on an ad-hoc basis. Administration  Maintains up to date contact records in Salesforce database. This includes all donors and friends, organizational partners, email recipients, residents and volunteers. Trains other staff in use of database.  Oversees all volunteer activity data entry – including locations, hours, and contacts  Support development of organizational efficiencies and help manage organization records  Support care and up-keep of office building and equipment and organizational supplies  Grant writing and reporting as needed

Qualifications  Two years minimum experience in volunteer program management or community organizing plus a four–year degree in a related field. Two additional years of paid experience may substitute for the college degree.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, public speaking experience, comfortable with communicating and working with people from diverse backgrounds. Fluency in English.  Ability to drive personal vehicle for work-related events, errands, etc. (reimbursed by the Council)  Experience with Microsoft Office and social media applications  Event planning/implementation experience  Ability to handle a high volume of various communications on a daily basis  Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and problem-solving skills  Creative energy & enjoyment of a fast-paced environment  Database management expertise (Salesforce experience desired)  Website management and graphic design experience desired  Experience in mail merges and mass-mailing prep desired  Experience with email marketing services—especially Vertical Response—desired  Fluency in a second language spoken in the watershed is a plus.

Other duties as assigned: we are a small staff, currently six, and are flexible in supporting the organizational program of work. See our website for more information. Work environment: this position requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time, lifting objects unassisted of up to 50 pounds, working outdoors on uneven ground, in streams, in hot/cold/wet weather.