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Volunteer Coordinator

Company: Agua Hedionda Lagoon foundation
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Support the mission of the AHLF by building an ever-increasing network of organized volunteers and creating a formal database and process including the logistics, tracking, organization and communication efforts in relation to volunteers. This position favors technologically savvy individuals.

Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for supervising volunteers and providing direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within the foundation to strengthen public or private programs and involve a community of supporters as described in the duties outlined below. Challenges include working in an unstructured environment with numerous interruptions throughout the day. This position is responsible for volunteer recruitment, orientation, recordkeeping, reporting and supervision of volunteer activities.--The position for the right candidate has the ability to move into management of the Volunteer Office adding retention goals, project planning, including volunteer appreciation event(s) and execution of all facets to the position.

Job Duties:
--- Create a formal recruitment plan, record-keeping database, and Volunteer CRM system that allows the success of every team member to understand any volunteer that comes through the door (with exceptions of limited-hours volunteers)
--- Liaison with departments within the organization or with organizations for we are recruiting volunteers (e.g. charities and councils) to understand how they work, develop partnerships and assess their volunteering needs
--- Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization
--- Promote and Volunteer (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns
--- Work through creating a robust Special Needs Volunteer/Intern Program utilizing local agencies and reaching out to families in the area as well as schools
--- Interview and recruit volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for a position
--- Organize volunteers and provide inductions and training
--- Celebrate volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organizing celebration events
--- Offer advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact
--- Collaborate on organizing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers
--- Attend committees and meetings
--- Maintaining databases and undertake any other administrative duties pertaining to volunteer work

Marginal Functions
--- Assist with contributing to newsletter for distribution and eblast. Assist with membership recruitment and. Opening/Closing support of the Discovery Center when needed.
--- Assist with guest's needs/interactions and gift shop transactions.

--- A motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and a high level of personal integrity and business ethics who thrives in a collaborative team environment.
--- Demonstrated capability to conduct one's self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations.
--- Display strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
--- Ability to multi-task.
--- Have the capacity to understand priorities and deadlines and communicate failures of these tasks if applicable.
--- Likes to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple "hats" to wear on any given day and time period.
--- People-oriented and customer service driven.
--- Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software program and internet savvy
--- Ability to operate commonly used office machines, including printers, computers, laminators, telephone system, and copy machine.
--- Physical Requirements: Ability to be on your feet moving all day; lifting up to 35 lbs.

About Company:
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Carlsbad, CA. The Foundation operates the Discovery Center, a nature center with an extraordinary collection of hands-on exhibits, walking trails, gardens, animal ambassadors, and more. It also acts as the clubhouse for an array of environmental educational programs, fundraising events, community gatherings, and field trips, as well as private rental spaces for our members.

Our Vision: To be Stewards of the Watershed as we inspire future generations so we all have access to a healthy lagoon. A safe space in nature---for all.

Mission: To energize the community through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as a healthy and accessible watershed.

Keywords: Agua Hedionda Lagoon foundation, Oceanside , Volunteer Coordinator, Other , Oceanside, California

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