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Volunteer Manager / Youth Development Specialist

Iowa City, IA

Job Information:


Full-time position – Starting salary $32,000 to commensurate, plus benefits that include health insurance, flex spending, life/disability, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, wellness program and retirement.

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under the supervision of the Youth Services Team, develops, implements, and manages volunteer related activities at UAY. The major focus of the position is the recruitment, training, supervision, evaluation, and support of adult and youth volunteers.

Characteristic Duties:

Recruit, interview, and screen potential volunteers to UAY programs.

Organize, implement, and evaluate a training program to teach agency policies, procedures, and interpersonal skills. Develop and maintain a training manual for adult and youth volunteers.

Coordinate with UAY staff to assign volunteers to appropriate tasks or programs, including support and mentor positions to aid victims of crime and abuse.

Continue to develop projects for youth and adult volunteers that foster positive youth development opportunities and incorporate Youth Center clients, at-risk youth.

Develop and implement community education programs, educating adult community members about the principles of youth development.

Coordination of childcare activities, including supervision of volunteers and work-study students. Provide nurturing care and supervision to infants and toddlers while their parents attend group programming.

Prepare annual and periodic program summaries and reports and suggest program objectives.

Maintain volunteer database and other appropriate records.

Implement and facilitate the positive youth development video project in partnership with North Liberty Recreation Center.

Assist with LifeSkills curriculum at Solon Middle School.

Related Duties:

Maintain positive relationships with other volunteer coordinators in the community and represent UAY in volunteer networks and at meetings related to volunteers. Coordinate with University of Iowa departments and other educational entities to arrange internships, field placements, and practicum sites at UAY

Create and maintain advertisements for volunteers and other public relations on behalf of UAY volunteer programs.

Oversee the IDPH Youth Development Grant goals and objectives and report submission. This includes overseeing the Youth Action Team and assist with the Community Youth Leadership Program.

Maintain Volunteer Service Descriptions for each volunteer assignment.

Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations, special events, development initiatives, and program services.

Manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service.

 Solicit feedback from staff on volunteer performance and provide evaluation input for volunteers.

Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events

Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate.

Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation.

Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates.

Work with UAY development staff, community professional associations, and community business partners to publicize opportunities for volunteers.

Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area.

Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers.

Confer with volunteers to resolve grievances and promote a UPR environment.

Create and distribute a quarterly narrative summarizing volunteer success stories and impact.

Actively participate in Youth Service, Teen Parent, and All Staff meetings and functions.

Must have a valid driver’s license.


Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Applying for:

Volunteer Manager/Youth Development Specialist

United Action For Youth

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Posted 01/30/18

Job ID: 63128