Children of the Valley is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator
Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: Hourly, starting at $24 an hour DOE, 30-35 hours week, flexible daily schedule. 10
month position following the school year calendar.
General Summary: Children of the Valley is an after school program operating in 5 sites
throughout Skagit County. COV serves up to 200 students per school year. The Volunteer
Coordinator will assist in community outreach, recruiting, screening, and training
volunteers for our five after school sites. Responsibilities include supervising, managing
and scheduling volunteers. Program management using a volunteer database, regular
communication with the volunteers, program staff and liaisons. Regular program
marketing, program evaluation, volunteer trainings and other related events throughout
the school year.
1. Assists in publicizing and promoting volunteer opportunities throughout the
community via-online recruiting sites, volunteer fairs, community presentations,
program website and other media and printed material.
2. Initiates contacts in the community; recruits volunteers willing to interact
appropriately with children in our program.
3. Screens potential volunteers, responsible for facilitating orientation meetings,
schedule on-going training workshops and provide volunteers on-going coaching
and support when necessary.
4. Collaborates with COV staff regarding placement of volunteers in appropriate
positions. Oversees daily volunteer programs at each of our five sites, monitoring
continually to assess the needs of the students and appropriate placement of
volunteers. Assists and supports COV classroom.
5. Maintains accurate volunteer data in the Volunteer database; prepares monthly
reports on volunteer demographics, volunteer assignments and volunteer hours.
Maintains accurate records for program management.
6. Plans and schedules training workshops for volunteers. Solicit presenters for
workshops on relevant topics for volunteers.
7. Provides ongoing appreciation and recognition of volunteers and staff to meet
program goals and provide support as needed to ensure success of program.
8. Maintains collaborative relationships with Pastoral staff, churches, COV Board to
ensure their support and involvement.
9. Coordinates evaluation of the Volunteer COV Program; implements evaluation tools
to test the effectiveness of the volunteers.
10. Meets regularly with the Executive Director to discuss successes, obstacles, and
11. Attends volunteer management workshops and training, shares information and
best practices with programs.
12. Assist ED in fundraising campaigns; fundraisers, appeal letters, newsletters.
13. Attends community events, evening meetings or program activities; occasionally
works beyond normal workday.
Education: Associates Degree (A.A.) required, Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Required Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of project development and program management; experience with
public speaking; volunteer engagement and management; excellent interpersonal
skills; and experience with school and educational settings.
• Demonstrates an ability to use effective human relation skills, including diplomacy,
people management skills, tact and flexibility.
• Skill in conflict resolution, resolving problems, and creating solutions
• Strong Oral and written communication skills
• Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate programs and large and small
• Ability to generate positive publicity about our program via social
media and websites.
• Ability to train, coach and motivate volunteers
• Ability to recruit, screen, and interview volunteers.
• Ability to work as a team in small and large groups.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint,
• Database experience desirable
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with program administrators, staff,
parents, students, and the public.
• Ability to perform all duties in accordance with Children of the Valley’s policies and
• Must have an understanding/experience working with diverse populations
• CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Permit will be required prior to program
• Bilingual Preferred, English / Spanish