Volunteer Network Coordinator
The Volunteer Network Coordinator will report to the Southern Region Deputy Director and will work with other national organizing staff and regional field staff to support FWW’s work to build the Food & Water Volunteer Network. The Volunteer Network Coordinator will have three main responsibilities: Working directly with existing volunteers; recruiting and onboarding new volunteers; and helping to develop training and resources for our Volunteer Network.
This is an 8-month, part-time position (20-hrs/week). The rate is $16.10/hour.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- ·Work directly with our incredible team of volunteers on our Central Volunteer (calling and texting) team, our Climate Liaison team of grassroots lobbyists, and other volunteers and volunteer leaders across the Food & Water Volunteer Network.
- Participate in planning and executing public-facing volunteer events, including regular volunteer orientations, phone/text banks, monthly team meetings, and training as needed.
- Conduct one-on-one outreach to recruit and engage prospective volunteers in our work.
- Help develop guides and resources for volunteers and for Food & Water Watch staff in supporting volunteers.
- Assist in recognizing volunteers for their contributions and re-engaging volunteers at key points in their engagement journey with us.
- Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues, research products, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, and respond to information and support requests from volunteers.
- Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.
- Participate in non-partisan electoral strategies and tactics for either/both Food and Water Watch (c3) and Food and Water Action (c4).
- Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Watch/Action.
- Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
- Carry out other projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to be willing to develop an understanding of FWW’s Strategic Organizing model. The Volunteer Network Coordinator will be expected to work closely with organizing staff and volunteers to assist in moving campaigns forward.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education/Experience: Ability to understand effective organizing strategies. Previous volunteer experience, preferably with some background engaging in environmental issues. Experience supporting volunteers is a plus.
Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet, and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas; exhibits willingness to try new ways of doing things.
- Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
- Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
- Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; meets deadlines and adheres to specific timelines; tracks multiple processes to meet goals for timeliness.
- Quality control: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality of own work; promotes and upholds office policies and procedures.
- Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; handles several projects concurrently; can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Problem-solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
- Judgment: Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits high-level, sound, and accurate judgment.
- Safety and security: Actively promote and personally observes safety and security procedures; Use equipment and materials properly.
- Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; provides excellent internal and external customer service.
- Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
- Ethics: Treats people with respect and dignity; works with integrity and ethically upholds FWW’s mission and values.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use his/her hands. Some local, regional, and national travel may be required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The work environment is that which is typical of an office setting.
Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.
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