Civic Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Compliance Coordinator - Title IX and Contracts.


Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.


JOB SUMMARY:


Working within the objectives of the Center for Student Engagement, the Civic Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator is charged with advancing a culture of civic engagement and co-curricular community-based learning on campus, specifically throughout Student Affairs and via one-time projects and programs. The Coordinator is responsible for leading and coordinating volunteer programs. This position develops sponsorship/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations interested in supporting FVSU students.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


Planning




Develop plans to engage individual and group volunteers.

Develop a dynamic and effective volunteer program that supports FVSU priorities and provides a satisfying experience for our volunteers.

Volunteer Coordination




Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization

Ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers

Promote volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns

Interview and recruit volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position

Monitor, support, motivate and accredit volunteers and their work

Celebrate volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organize celebration events

Organize profile-raising events to attract new volunteers

Community Outreach




Attend internal and community based committees and meetings

Work with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to influence decisions about volunteering

Maintain databases and undertake any other administrative duties.

Educational Programs




Lead or assist in planning and executing a full range of educational programs for students

Select topics, obtain speakers and assure that all arrangements are made for rooms, audio/visual, food and beverage and publicity for all assigned events

Create any appropriate materials or handouts

Resources




Keep information sites (webpage and Org Sync) updated with announcements, links and other service-related documents.

Draft or update volunteer-related resources produced by the Center

Perform other related duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:


This position calls for warmth and approachability, solid judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to plan, meet deadlines, and multitask. Must have a professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills. Some evening and occasional weekend work, as well as some local travel will be required.


MINIMUM:


Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field.


Experience Three or more years of experience in volunteer services, civic engagement and development and/or employment in a community outreach organization or the equivalent.




Supervisory, management, and relationship-building skills.

Knowledge of project management; Strategic planning/visioning aptitude.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong commitment to working with a diverse student population.

Budget management background/fundraising.

Understanding and appreciation of growing role technology plays in delivery of information.

Knowledge of university and Board of Regents policies and procedures.

Skilled in the operation of computers and job related software programs.

Knowledge of public relations principles.

Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

Working conditions




Ability to travel to service sites to gather information, as needed

Flexibility to attend events during the evening/night/weekend, as needed

May be required to work outdoors during community service events

Climate controlled environment.

Physical requirements




sitting for extended periods of time

standing to give presentations, host workshops

some travel to partner sites

performing repetitive clerical (filing) tasks

working outdoors (when necessary)

Lift objects above your head when setting up events
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