Community Resource and Volunteer Engagement Specialist (Multiple Openings)

United Way of East Central Iowa

To better serve community members and agencies in Benton, Cedar, and Linn  we are hiring a Community Resource and Volunteer Engagement Specialist to work in each of these counties (specific locations TBD).  This position will support county specific needs through deepening relationships within the county. Through UWECI’s 55+ Initiative and Volunteer Center work this role will recruit and place volunteers that are 55 and better, equip non-profits with professional development, and connect community members with impactful service opportunities.

Promote and support community volunteerism

  • Build a culture of volunteerism
  • Recruit and place volunteers internally and with local organizations
  • Implement volunteer recognition and retention efforts
  • Track and report volunteer outputs and outcomes
  • Promote Volunteer Now, volunteer engagement programs, and United Way initiatives
  • Design and implement accessible and inclusive opportunities

Assist in developing and managing resources to support community and volunteer activities

  • Assist with grant applications and proposals for local county efforts and volunteerism
  • Assist with preparing the annual budget and operate within the approved budget
  • Work with local county and city entities to build collaborations to maximize resources
  • Keep current with federal and state funding and other compliance issues

Implement mission-driven volunteer programs and strategies

  • Identify and develop volunteer opportunities in line with United Way’s mission and county needs
  • Work collaboratively with EMA, city and county officials to establish and maintain an Emergency Volunteer Center

Build and foster relationships to accelerate change and community improvement

Engage and collaborate with the following groups:

  • Nonprofit agencies, county coalitions, groups, and city entities
  • Communities of faith, retiree, social and service groups
  • Schools, institutions, and businesses
  • Lead Volunteer Engagement Advisory Council for the county

​​​​​​​Job Skills and Attributes

  • Innovation and Creativity – Actively listen for community assets and opportunities. Regularly examine policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that they are still accurate, efficient, and promote a culture of community and volunteer engagement.  Flexibility, adaptability, and openness to change.  Commitment to continuous community learning and professional development.
  • Action-Oriented/Results Driven - Demonstrate strong drive to achieve meaningful results and ability to follow through on commitments.  Able to anticipate and resolve problems effectively.   Work on concurrent assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Effective Communication - Prepare clear, complete, and concise communication.  Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and organizations. Must have the ability to maintain confidential information. Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Cultural Competency - Ability to embrace diversity to better engage diversity. Intentional effort to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with diverse communities and individuals in our service area.
  • Relationship Management – Works to understand, relate to and engage constituents to improve the experience and generate mutually beneficial relationships leading to genuine partnerships. Generates and grows relationships to drive positive impact for the community.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Application Instructions:

Please enter the county name of your preference in the subject line of your email. 

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Community Resource and Volunteer Engagement Specialist (Multiple Openings)

United Way of East Central Iowa

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Job ID: 75061

Posted 30 days ago

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