The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking an AmeriCorps/Refugee Corps Volunteer Coordinator for its Manchester office.
A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
- Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
Note: Certain position requires great flexibility and willingness to travel. A valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation may be required.
Primary Office: Manchester, NH
Reports to: Manchester Site Director
The AmeriCorps/Refugee Corps member will recruit, train, and manage volunteers who will provide refugee clients with English as a Second Language instruction; cultural orientation; mentoring; and assistance with housing, job development, health care, school enrollment, and financial literacy; as well as other services. Contact volunteers by phone and email to determine interests, availability, and skills. Help develop and maintain relationships with volunteers. Provide training and support to volunteers in their placements. Track volunteer commitments, contact information, and completed volunteer hours in the agency database, community presentations to increase participation in volunteer activities.
TERM OF SERVICE:
- Complete 1700 hours of service by the end of full year
- Term begins October 2016 and ends September 2017
- Living allowance
- Post-service education award of $5,730
- Professional work experience
- Career mentoring
- National Refugee Corps network
- Recruitment and management of volunteers
- Contact volunteers by phone and email to determine interests, availability, and skills.
- Assist with training volunteers.
- Track volunteer commitments, contact information, and completed volunteer hours in a database.
- Follow up with volunteers and project leads to evaluate volunteers and activities.
- Present to community members, businesses and schools to increase participation in volunteer activities.
- Implement process for volunteer recognition to include: sending out thank you cards, preparing certificates, etc.
- Assist with outreach via social media tools and online volunteer sign up sites.
- Assist with newsletter production and distribution to increase awareness and interest in program activities.
- Prepare reports on volunteer involvement.
- Complete required program documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
- Attend required training sessions, workshops staff meetings and service events.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or GED required; some college or college degree preferred.
- A sincere interest in recruiting and managing volunteers to meet the agency needs.
- Experience with volunteer generation and management preferred.
3 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (upon offer of opportunity):
- Satisfactory background check
- Documentation (U.S. birth certificate or passport) or proof of status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to offer AmeriCorps service in the U.S
- Certification of any diplomas or degrees indicated as a position qualification.
- A valid driver’s license.
A STRONG CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
- Knowledge of volunteer generation and management practices.
- Experience in report writing, record keeping and data compilation methods.
- Proficiency in digital communication, to include: ability to conduct internet searches, strong typing skills, familiarity with common software (e.g. Microsoft Office), ability to maintain social media sites, and ability to design and disseminate recruitment materials.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, the public and community groups.
- Communicate effectively both orally, in writing and via computer e-mail. Make presentations.
- Maintain electronic records and prepare reports.
- Ability to complete paperwork in a timely and clear manner.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Work independently and follow supervisor(s) direction
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Human Resources (HR@iine.org) with your name and position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted; references will be required at time of interview.
No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.
The International Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Immigrants, women, people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.