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Volunteer Manager

Job Summary: This position is responsible for overseeing the administration of the volunteer program, managing a volunteer database and serving as primary contact to volunteers. This includes management of the APS Foster Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage all volunteer activity of more than 500 active volunteers.
  • Serve as primary contact for existing and potential volunteers and foster parents.
  • Motivate, evaluate and recognize volunteers and foster positive experiences for volunteers.
  • Liaise with APS management to assess volunteer needs and match volunteers with opportunities that suit their skills and serve the organization.
  • Create, edit and/or update volunteer program materials as needed (policies and procedures, applications, agreements, handbooks, role descriptions, orientation, training, etc.).
  • Manage the volunteer database.
  • Organize and host volunteer orientations.
  • Schedule and oversee volunteer training and performance.
  • Track and assess volunteer statistics.
  • Recruit, orient and train foster volunteers, arrange placement of animals into foster homes and oversee all foster activity, including promotion of fostered animals.
  • Manage, recruit and train all APS major event volunteers.
  • Recruit, manage, train and oversee volunteers for APS co-location evacuation shelters.
  • Other duties as assigned by the APS Executive Director.

 Qualifications & Skills:

  • Professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, dependability, and flexibility.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn how to administer volunteer database.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Enthusiasm for helping and working with people of diverse backgrounds and ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities.
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and motivate volunteers to be effective in their roles.
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant, professional manner in the midst of tense or adverse situations.
  • Passion for the mission of the APS of Durham.
  • Knowledge and commitment to animal welfare issues.

 Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience accepted.
  • At least one year of management or leadership experience.
  • Prior work with nonprofit organizations a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with mass email programs like iContact a plus.

Job Type: Full time, exempt, permanent position

Salary: Dependent upon experience