Contract Position Job Opening: Volunteer ... - Groundwork Somerville

-Strong organizational skills, including electronic documentation (such as Excel, database management). -Demonstrated volunteer experience, coordination of ...
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Contract Position Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator for Friends of the Community Growing Center The Friends of the Community Growing Center (FCGC) seek a committed local resident for a contract position of Volunteer Coordinator from April 2012 to December 2012, open for annual renewal. The FCGC is the volunteer group that supports the planning, maintenance and funding needs of the Somerville Community Growing Center, a city owned garden/park space located at 22 Vinal Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts. Volunteers are the key resource of this dynamic community resource, helping to implement a wide range of activities and events each season. Contract terms are dependent on experience, equivalent of $14-18/hour, for approximate average of 8 hours/week over key active months of April through October, less other months. Hours to be set by consultant, but will require some weekend days and evenings. Payment on quarterly schedule. Communicates with Executive Committee of the FCGC. Interviews will start in April, and will continue until position filled. Current volunteer coordinator will be available to support transition. How to Apply: Please send letters of interest and resume to: [email protected] Qualifications: -Strong communication skills-written, oral, visual -Strong organizational skills, including electronic documentation (such as Excel, database management) -Demonstrated volunteer experience, coordination of volunteers and/or development of volunteer base, preferably community-based. -Experience working with range of ages and cultures, children to seniors -2nd language and/or demonstrated experience working with Somerville’s cultural populations -Experience with gardening and/or physical space management -Personal experience with the Growing Center or demonstrated relevant experience -Familiarity with Somerville social infrastructure, with ties to sectors such as child serving organizations, food production/gardening, media/outreach, environmental/sustainability community or other relevant groups Key areas of responsibility : · Recruit and manage volunteers to assist with full range of responsibilities, including these listed under coordinator, at coordinator’s discretion · Organize volunteer trainings throughout active year · Maintain database of volunteers and individuals interested in SCGC activities · Organize and Manage Volunteer Teams · Maintain or update, as needed, forms for tracking and updating database · Communicate needs for and of volunteers to FCGC Board · Updating of Web calendar, Facebook, etc for social media communications · Create e-newsletter, approx. 8-10/year, to communicate with volunteers and keep public informed of opportunities and offerings · Manage promotion of events and programs · Site visits to review space ready and safe for programs/events, update needs for volunteers, and provide support for volunteers