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Volunteer Coordinator

Company: RefugeeOne
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Volunteer CoordinatorJob PostingOrganizationRefugeeOne, located in Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood, has a national reputation for its success in helping refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. RefugeeOne has a remarkably diverse staff of 40 people who collectively speak 35 languages. RefugeeOne has been resettling refugees in the Chicago area since 1982. For more information, visit .PositionMoving far away, learning a new language, and adjusting to a new culture are difficult to do. As our Volunteer Coordinator, you will be instrumental in engaging and equipping volunteers to help alleviate those struggles for newly arrived refugees. You will match volunteers to mentor refugees, tutor children, assist in our after-school program, help case managers, and more.Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, your main responsibilities will be:-- - Recruit and equip volunteers for numerous roles by offering regular orientations and seasonal topical trainings-- - Match volunteers with clients, introducing them virtually or in the clients' homes-- - Maintain ongoing communications with volunteers via email and monthly e-newsletters-- - Interact with RefugeeOne's staff to learns ways volunteers can help-- - Maintain detailed records of all applicants and volunteers-- - Coordinate seasonal donation drives for school supplies, winter coats, and other needsWe are looking for someone withProven people skills, including cross-cultural experienceExcellent organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks and projectsProactive, resourceful, independent work styleEnthusiasm for speaking publicallyExperience with volunteer programsStrong attention to detailFamiliarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive and/or other computer programsPassion for RefugeeOne's mission to help refugees build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-relianceWork Hours: Full-time, flexible hours. Must be available 1-2 evenings each week and two weekend half-days each month for volunteer matches, orientations, trainings, and occasional special events.Competitive Entry-Level Salary and Excellent BenefitsTo apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Jan Douglas .NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $39,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insuranceVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:All employees are required to wear a mask and show proof of COVID-19 vaccinationEducation:Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: RefugeeOne, Chicago , Volunteer Coordinator, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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