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Volunteer Program Coordinator - Part-time

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 05-14-2018
Title: Volunteer Program Coordinator - Part-time
Department: Volunteer Program
Reports To: Senior Volunteer Program Manager
Company Mission:
Michelson Found Animals is an independently funded nonprofit that works to achieve a single goal:  find the big ideas that help reduce the number of pets euthanized in shelters each year. We are a well-funded start-up organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia.  Our culture and work environment set us apart from traditional nonprofit start-ups and inspire our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our animal-friendly, creative office suites are located on the west side of Los Angeles.
Summary of Position:
This position is responsible for working directly with volunteers of Michelson Found Animals and Adopt & Shop. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist in the training and ongoing development of volunteers within the program.
Core Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact constructively with a wide range of personalities.
  • Motivated self-starter with great attitude, flexibility, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must be creative, detail oriented, and resourceful with excellent follow through skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Host volunteer orientations and trainings.
  • Identify and training volunteers to become Training Lead Volunteer and Shift Lead Volunteers.
  • Assist in developing systems, process, and materials for training, placement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Manage ongoing training of volunteers to ensure their ability to perform at a high level and represent organization professionally.
  • Assist Volunteer Department team in some day-to-day communication, scheduling, and management of volunteer activities to meet the needs of program areas and partner organizations.
  • Proactively and constructively identify volunteer issues and report back to the team.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
  • Rarely lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Experience/Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience with recruitment, training, scheduling, management, and retention of volunteers.
  • Able to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines within a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft software applications strong emphasis on PowerPoint, Word and Excel; experience with volunteer database application(s) preferred.
  • Proficiency in the Google App Suite is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of animal welfare issues is helpful but not required.

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