Employment Type, Location, Benefits, and Compensation

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Reports to: Regional Director

Benefits: Medical/Dental (after 30 days), Vacation/Sick

Compensation: $23.00-$28.00/hr

Employment Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time, Temporary Position 40 hours a week with occasional evening/weekends

Job Summary

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning and management of Walla Walla Public Schools’ volunteers and community outreach initiatives within the Communities In Schools framework. The position is responsible to establish a sustainable volunteer program that will operate beyond the scope of this contracted position.

The creation of efficient systems and programming that facilitates oversight of volunteers is a primary focus of this role. Responsibilities include creating processes for recruiting, onboarding, training, stewarding relationships with our volunteers, and building a volunteer base that enhances the overall impact of the lives of students and families.

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Key Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Build a platform for parent volunteers that facilitates outreach to families and continuous management of volunteers.
  • Create/Procure tools to ensure that volunteers have completed background checks, and training, and are appropriately placed at each school.
  • Collaborate with CISBM leadership to develop a relationship management system.
  • Attend all meetings and training as required.
  • Ensure the completion of required programmatic reports.
  • Maintain appropriate volunteer records and reports in accordance with district and federal guidelines and requirements.
  • Identify and plan for efficiencies and obstacles that will ensure that onsite staff can best manage volunteers in the long term.

Outreach

  • Conduct a needs assessment by identifying services available and gaps in service that volunteers can fill.
  • Build and maintain current partnerships to facilitate and secure volunteers and resources to support or meet identified needs in the district and individual schools.
  • Collaborate and work alongside building and district staff.
  • Represent CIS and WWPS positively at all times by acting as a professional ambassador in alignment with each organizations’ missions.
  • Communicate with and support CIS school-based staff on a regular basis.

Volunteer Management

  • Daily oversight of the volunteer program.
  • Understand program and policies and district requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Coordinate recruiting, selecting, enrolling, orienting, training, and placing volunteers.
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders including parents, educators, retired professionals, and community leaders.
  • Provide ongoing training and support to volunteers and CIS Staff.
  • Collaborate to market, promote, recognize, and celebrate volunteers and volunteer opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant work experience; or AA degree with 3 years of relevant work experience; or at least 4 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Strong relationship-building skills, particularly with disengaged youth and their families. This can be demonstrated through work experience, volunteer experience, and/or formalized education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth, knowledge of and passion for youth development.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents, community partners, and the public.
  • Ability to foster a positive work environment for self and team, to ensure a healthy environment for students
  • Ability to work with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Resourceful – able to identify multiple solutions to presenting issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Washington state driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant work experience; or AA degree with 3 years of relevant work experience; or at least 4 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Strong relationship-building skills, particularly with disengaged youth and their families. This can be demonstrated through work experience, volunteer experience, and/or formalized education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth, knowledge of and passion for youth development.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents, community partners, and the public.
  • Ability to foster a positive work environment for self and team, to ensure a healthy environment for students
  • Ability to work with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Resourceful – able to identify multiple solutions to presenting issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Washington state driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity and existing relationships within the local community.  
  • Experience in education, social services, mental health, juvenile justice, or related field.
  • Advanced CPR/First Aid Training (or willingness to become certified).
  • Knowledge of and experience living and working within similar communities. 
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural connection to Spanish-speaking community as appropriate based on building needs.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit your Resume, Cover Letter and References at the following link:

https://CommunitiesInSchools.formstack.com/forms/blue_mountain

Applications will be accepted through December 5th, 2022.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CISWA is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of age, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We know our organization is successful due to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees. CISWA’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected across our organization. Diversity is more than a commitment; it is the foundation of what we do.


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