Habitat SKC is Seeking a Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Employment Status: Full Time

Department: Resource Development

FLSA Status: Full time Exempt

 

Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and evaluation. This position is designed for a creative, energetic, and outgoing individual who is interested in mobilizing community participation in affordable housing through our volunteer program. The position will focus on deepening existing relationships and establishing new ones, by engaging individuals and groups in volunteerism, advocacy, learning opportunities, community forums and other related activities. Ongoing volunteer events, newsletters, data management, internal and external communications, orientations, and community outreach opportunities will all be a consistent part of this position’s duties. The position will also track and maintain digital and paper-based information on Habitat for Humanity Seattle King-County volunteers.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the scheduling of 2,000+ annual volunteers, both one-time and ongoing.
  • Recruit, train, deploy, evaluate, and recognize volunteers.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for community members interested in volunteering, and manage the Volunteer email account.
  • Establish and maintain long-term relationships with our volunteers, including our “Regulars”, many of whom have been volunteering with us for decades.
  • Work with office staff to fill requests and assist with the creation of volunteer opportunities.
  • Implement and maintain an exceptional volunteer experience on all sites.
  • Communicate affiliate priorities to the community through the hosting of monthly Volunteer orientations, bi-weekly newsletters, attending public speaking opportunities, hosting webinars and Zoom calls, and other in-person and virtual events to recruit volunteers.
  • Manage large volunteer events, including Volunteer Appreciation Night.
  • Manage and maintain online volunteer scheduling program (Volunteer Hub), including monthly schedules for construction sites, retail stores and affiliate office.
  • Collect all volunteer-based data digitally and through on-site paper forms, and ensure accuracy and consistency of data uploads to Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Refine strategies to measure, track, record, and report monthly volunteer statistics and volunteer satisfaction metrics collected through Survey Monkey.
  • Perform all required background checks, community service, and other authorizations as needed for volunteers at affiliate construction sites, retail stores and office.
  • Lead internal and external committees related to volunteer engagement.
  • Provide administrative and project support for the Resource Development department.
  • Support and facilitate site staff trainings of volunteer management processes.
  • Work with the Kittitas affiliate to help build out and support their volunteer program.
  • Coordinate and assist with planning and execution of annual events and builds.
  • Support outreach to youth, colleges/universities, Habitat Young Professional and other groups.
  • Further develop the Volunteer Corps recognition program.
  • Attend staff meetings and other internal meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Volunteer Build Day Support:

  • Work with staff and AmeriCorps to ensure – all volunteer check-in, hosting, documentation, and other on-site deliverables are accurately and consistently happening at all of our volunteer sites.
  • When necessary, provide on-site support by attending Construction build days, Store volunteer days, and other events throughout the year, making sure the entire volunteer experience runs smoothly, and that volunteers have an exceptional experience.
  • Continually assess and develop new and existing aspects specific to each volunteer location, to ensure we are always improving the volunteer experience.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA or equivalent professional experience in volunteer management, fundraising, business, event management, or related field.
  • Prior experience in special events or volunteer coordination preferred.
  • Highly energetic individual with excellent attention to detail, reliability, and follow-through and the ability to prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects.
  • A natural “people person” with excellent interpersonal skills, an outgoing personality and a strong commitment to customer service.
  • Excellent writing skills, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, able to speak effectively in front of groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Raisers Edge software.
  • Proven organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while working on diverse projects under pressure.
  • High energy, self-motivated, team player with an eye for accuracy and commitment to volunteers.
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, grace under pressure a must.
  • Dedication to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Seattle – King County and willing to articulate this vision.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position requires the physical ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.  Also it requires the ability to stand, stoop, bend, grasp, and/or hold work located at the office, construction site, complete warehouse, shop, showroom, and storage shed work. This position requires persons who are able to safely lift and carry at least 30lbs on a regular and frequent basis.
  • This individual must also have the use of all senses, to include, but not limited to sight, hearing, smell, and taste.
  • While the Habitat for Humanity work environments are smoke-free and temperature controlled, some work may be in non-temperature-controlled conditions, often outdoors.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

BENEFITS

Benefits package to include generous vacation/sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, short/long term disability, life insurance.

Habitat for Humanity Seattle- King County is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and will provide such opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristics.

Please send resume and cover letter to HR@habitatskc.org

Meet Our 2022 Beyond the Build Luncheon Emcee: Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright, evening anchor and reporter at KIRO7 News, will emcee this year’s Beyond the Build luncheon on Thursday, June 2 at the Washington State Convention Center.  No stranger to Habitat for Humanity, Aaron volunteered with the Rockford, Illinois chapter during his first TV news position upon graduating from Hampton University.

Since then, Aaron’s journalism credentials include an Emmy he earned for best evening newscast in San Antonio, Texas, where his news coverage included the deadly Gatlinburg Wildfires of 2016.  His reporting consistently leans toward service to the people in his stories. Aaron’s takeaway from covering those fires is, “People lost a lot, but we were able to get out and show the reality of what they were going through and help the community by making sure they weren’t forgotten when the fires were over.”

Aaron’s attitude toward service as the foundation of his work makes him a perfect emcee for Beyond the Build 2022. Aaron believes journalism is service and, at its best, it uplifts the community, exposes corruption, and helps people in need. It’s that attention to people in need that inspired Aaron to jump at the chance to emcee Habitat’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Aaron has worked at two TV stations that sent volunteer teams to Habitat builds, and he was impressed by the outcomes. “When I think about Habitat, I think about seeing families walk through their new homes for the first time. The joy they show is like no other.”

Newly arrived in Seattle, Aaron’s journalism career has taken him from his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina to Rockford, Illinois, San Antonio, Texas and Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s happy to be here in Seattle working with “…a team that takes news seriously.” He enjoys sharing the city’s great parks and the region’s hiking trails with his wife and two daughters.  Of course, there is the seafood, “Between oysters, clams, crab, and salmon I am in heaven here.”

In keeping with his joy of service, Aaron is passionate about children of color learning to swim, “Black kids drown at a really high rate compared to others.” His first job as a YMCA lifeguard showed him the value of water skills in saving lives. He also supports animal adoption because he’s seen “… how much they (rescued pets) can help an owner live a really full life, while saving theirs.”

The bottom line for Aaron Wright is community connection and storytelling.  He’s sure to bring that spirit to his emcee duties on June 2 and his partnership at the head table with keynote speaker Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century author Jessica Bruder. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time – please do so here: Beyond the Build Luncheon Habitat SKC. We hope to see you there!

Olympic Ridge – Capitol Hill 14th Ave

Expected to be completed by Fall 2023

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting future. The Olympic Ride’s desired location will allow its residents easy access to a dense and lively neighborhood. Within walking distance, there are multiple shops, restaurants and grocery stores including Walgreens, Safeway and QFC. You’ll be surrounded by various parks including Cal Anderson Park, Broadway Hill Park, and Volunteer Park. There are numerous public, charter and private schools nearby. Just like our other Capitol Hill development, these homes will have great access to public transportation including the light rail and bus.

Enjoy the comfort of doing laundry in your own home because these condos will have a new washer and dryer in-unit. Featuring new flooring, new appliances, paint and more; you’ll have a great combination of style and convenience.

2022 Beyond the Build Virtual Book Club – May 12

Register Today

You’re invited to our second-annual virtual Book Club! This year’s Luncheon Keynote speaker will be Jessica Bruder, author of the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, which inspired the Academy Award winning movie of the same name. Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive.

We will be hosting a virtual book club meeting with a guided discussion, and invite you to add your voice as we talk about how housing insecurity, low wages, and lacking support systems impact our community.  

Thursday, May 12th from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom

*Please note, the Book Club will cover the entire book, but whether you’ve read the book, seen the movie, or are just interested in learning more, we encourage you to join the discussion! 

To get a copy of the book, please check out your local library, or an independent bookstore in your neighborhood! https://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-culture/a-guide-to-independent-bookstores-in-seattle 

Find out More about the book- https://harpers.org/archive/2014/08/the-end-of-retirement/

Home is the Key Campaign Now Live!

Everyone deserves the security and stability of a decent home that they can afford. Join Habitat for Humanity this April, as we help families in need of a decent place to live through our 2022 Home is the Key campaign.