Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC)
The Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks.
Design a volunteer outreach plan aiming to increase the capacity of volunteers for the host-site agency
Create a system for screening and matching volunteers to appropriate roles that meet educational needs.
Coordinate projects that engage families in school and community life such as resource fairs, family arts and cultural events, academic enrichment projects and family service days.
Utilize technology and in-person outreach to recruit residents to volunteer and participate in other civic activities.
Manage contact information of volunteers, website and eblast subscribers and other contacts.
Create marketing materials to promote the community website, volunteer opportunities and community events.
Collaborate with other SCI staff, volunteers and partners on other projects to promote civic engagement, with an emphasis on integrating youth into activities of SCI and community partners.
VOCs will have a strong online presence. At certain host sites, VOCs will serve as the primary webmaster for one of the SCI community websites. These members will also be the primary editors for the local civic eBlast. Some of the responsibilities of these roles will be to update content on SCI community portal websites, weekly civic eBlasts, community partner sites and other websites in order to recruit residents to participate in volunteerism and other civic activities.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Members receive a modest living allowance during their service
Post-service educational award
Health insurance coverage available
Excellent experience for future professional and educational opportunities.
Additional local benefits may be available.
Pre-service orientation and on-site training provided by SCI; ongoing training opportunities and workshops.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Required Skills for Essential Functions:
A commitment to national service and the mission of SCI
The desire to serve with diverse constituencies
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to serve with youth in a group setting; past experience with youth helpful(for YLC)
Ability to conduct community outreach and make presentations to community groups (for VOC)
Excellent written and oral English communication skills
Willingness to take initiative to achieve goals
Strong project management/multi-tasking abilities
A clear plan for living on the AmeriCorps stipend in the Greater Boston area
Availability to attend community meetings and events during evening and weekend hours (frequency varies by position)
Desired Skills for Marginal Functions:
Regular access to a car (strongly recommended for certain sites)
Bilingual communication skills a plus.
Knowledge of the community served a plus.
Ability to serve on a team and independently.
College degree or coursework is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of HTML, PHP and Drupal a plus for the positions that will serve as community portal webmasters.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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