Volunteer Coordinator

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Description

Reporting to the HR Director, the Associate Volunteer Coordinator Team recruits, assists in training, and manages volunteers for various Stafford County Agriclutural Fair & Hartwood Days Festival positions & projects that address specific Fair and community needs. The volunteers recruited by the volunteer coordinator should reflect a balance of local community members, service organizations, and others who can participate in a range of volunteer service positions. Basic volunteer service positions include
- Short Term - one-three day, during the Festival positions,
- Mid Term - longer commitment, prior to the Festival and during the festival and
- Long-term - committee positions
The volunteer manager reports directly to the Festival Chair.

Attributes - who are we looking for:
- Experience in leadership role is a plus
- Experience recruiting, training, managing, and supporting groups of people
- Ability to build relationships and work with volunteers, staff, and community members
- Strong language and communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to give presentations to large groups
- Community service experience
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to work well independently and on a team
- Maturity and good judgment
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

Responsibilities

- Assist site staff in identifying volunteer needs/requirements through needs assessment and ongoing communication with Festival Committee area directors Research relevant community organizations to coordinate additional volunteer opportunities for both the Festival committee and the community organization to work together.
- Work with site staff and Corps members to plan annual volunteer appreciation event Establish and regularly update volunteer listings on websites (VolunteerMatch, Internships.com, etc)
- Communicate regularly with volunteers through check-in phone calls, e-mails, and personal appreciations for their efforts
- Collect and log volunteer hours in volunteer tracking system and report hours
- Collect and manage feedback from all parties involved in volunteer activities, including volunteers, Committee members, and community members through written reports, testimonials, and verbal comments
- Share feedback with Festival staff to acknowledge strengths, successes and to make improvements for future volunteer activities

Requirements

For this important Volunteer position we are seeking a student in or close to the Stafford / Fredericksburg VA. area, who has a desire to improve/develop their communications & ability to interact with people, as well as recruiting, coordinating and managing.
Some experience or training covering areas such as website content or management or development, newsletters, and donor communications is helpful. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. The perfect fit applicant will have:
• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
• A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives
• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including Festival Committee and board members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, program participants, and other supporters
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Skills

Preferred - Hootsuite, Highly motivated self-starter, Human Relations, College Recruiting, Direct Recruiting, E-recruitment

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