Community Resource & Volunteer Engagement Specialist -Linn County

United Way of East Central Iowa

Reports To: Director of Community Impact

Hours: 28/ week
Supervisory Position:     Yes     
# of Direct Reports: N/A

Primary Purpose:

Create a county-wide culture of volunteerism where it is easy for a community member to accelerate change to improve their community through the development and implementation of strategies that effectively and efficiently leverage community resources and volunteerism.


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:


  • 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


Education:                                        Required        Preferred

High School Diploma/GED                                                  

Associate Degree (2-year program)                                    

Bachelor’s Degree                                                                

Master’s Degree                                                                  

Work Experience:


1–3 years            

3–5 years            

5–7 years            

7+ years              


  • 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.



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Community Resource & Volunteer Engagement Specialist -Linn County

United Way of East Central Iowa

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Job ID: 76866

Posted 7 days ago

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