POSITION: Volunteer and Outreach Specialist (VOS)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The VOS has the primary responsibility of recruiting volunteers to provide both direct services to victims and indirect services to support the agency and staff at the direction of the CAC Executive Director. He/she is a highly trained individual skilled in public speaking, as well as recruiting, training and retention of a robust volunteer team. Facilitate structured education curriculums to students and teachers as well as conduct presentations for the community. The VOS must also understand the purpose and function of the PRCAC and be knowledgeable of existing policies and procedures.
Typical work hours include Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. VOS must be available to work occasional nights and weekends for special projects/events.
- Recruit volunteers to provide both direct services to victims and indirect services to support the agency and staff.
- Schedule and participate in volunteer training and activities, training, booths, in-services, parties and special events.
- Develop and implement a volunteer retention program to ensure the continuation of volunteer services in support of the CAC mission
- Develop and facilitate a training curriculum to ensure adequate tools are provided to volunteers in both direct service and agency support capacities
- Schedule and implement an annual training strategy of comprehensive education to all volunteers, including current curriculums and Happy Bear.
- Participate in and provide training / education for members of the community with regard to child abuse prevention, recognition & reporting
- Develops and conducts community outreach and education presentations and provides training to other professionals.
Other duties as assigned by the CAC Executive Director
At a minimum, the VOS will have:
- A baccalaureate degree, preferably in an area of emphasis which relates to the responsibilities defined here with.
- Minimum one-year experience in nonprofit, volunteer services, or victim advocacy.
- Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
- Possess tact, good judgment, flexibility and ability to work volunteers in a team setting.
- Desire to work in a child-abuse/victimization field
- Proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point and various social media platforms
- Demonstrated professional experience with children
- Demonstrated experience in working with individuals in crisis
- Demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect
- Ability to understand and abide by the confidentiality requirements and procedures related to working in an environment such as the Children’s Advocacy Center
- Demonstrated commitment to on-going cross disciplinary education and openness to supervisory feedback
- Successfully completed a CPS and criminal history background check
- Spanish speaking ability (preferred)
To apply for this position please submit your resume to : email@example.com