Lexington Rescue Mission is seeking qualified candidates for a volunteer coordiantor position that will build the capacity of the Lexington Rescue Mission by growing and strengthening our volunteer base and raising funds to assist those who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position through the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky's Homes for All Program, and it is a one-year commitment, starting this fall.
Objective: Build a system to effectively manage 650 volunteers and create strong internal structures for coordinating volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, placement, and follow-up so that 85% of applicants who fill out a volunteer application are placed in an assignment and 90% of volunteers express satisfaction with their service experience.
Objective: Raise $5,000 in cash contributions and $1,000 in in-kind contributions to support Mission programs that help people take steps out poverty through financial security, find and keep lasting employment, and transition from homelessness to housing.
Personal: Organized, pays close attention to detail, strong team player, connects with people, able to manage multiple priorities, and is passionate about the ministry of the Lexington Rescue Mission.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience is preferred. Supervisory experience is helpful.
Knowledge: Understanding of effective fundraising practices and professional ethics.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; strong writing skills; ability to manage individual volunteers and groups of volunteers; and ability to develop and implement short-term and long-range plans. Driving for Mission business is required. Maintain thorough records of volunteer service, including logging volunteer hours, which will need to be reported monthly to the Director of Neighborhood Services.
Interested candidates may e-mail their cover letters and resumes to Laura Carr.
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