Volunteer Coordinator

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on- one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

826LA is seeking an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to work out of our Mar Vista location. This position supports all student-based programs in West and South Los Angeles through creative volunteer recruitment, the management of the 826LA internship program, and volunteer partnerships through colleges, communities, and corporations. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Mar Vista Site Director, but as a member of 826LA’s volunteer team, participates in and supports all volunteer team initiatives, at times working across 826LA’s three robust sites.

Position responsibilities:

  • Conducts outreach, ongoing recruitment, onboarding of West and South LA volunteers
  • Schedules and leads volunteer orientations and trainings in Mar Vista, South LA, and for West and South LA partnerships;
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate volunteer numbers and participation in West and South LA programs;
  • Maintains and develops sustainable partnerships with colleges, corporations, and community partners, with the goal of supporting all West and South LA programs;
  • Supports coordination and implementation of volunteer appreciation and retention practices for West and South LA volunteers through appreciation events, program-based Centaur Clubs, and other organization-wide practices;
  • Supports all volunteer team-led initiatives, including best practices, training materials, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals and practices, and is responsible for the implementation of these practices for West and South LA volunteer programs;
  • Maintains volunteer database and tracking systems for West and South LA volunteers;
  • Coordinates volunteer communication efforts, including the weekly volunteer newsletter;
  • Manages Mar Vista internship program;
  • Reports to the Mar Vista Site Director.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate they have:

  • 2-3 years of experience in coordinating volunteers, events, and/or programs;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal;
  • Proven ability to multi-task, be flexible, and solve problems creatively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • A passion for writing, education, and especially 826LA’s mission;
  • Experience using Salesforce or a compatible cloud-based database preferred;

Spanish-language skills preferred.

This position is full time, and the flexibility to work evenings and weekends is necessary. Benefits include three weeks vacation, participation in 826LA’s health and dental care plan, 401K, and life insurance plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply

In order to be considered for the Volunteer Coordinator position, you must thoroughly complete this online application, and send the following to [email protected]:

1. A cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA

2. A detailed resume

3. A list of three references

Please include your name and "Volunteer Coordinator -- Mar Vista" in the subject line. Please note that only complete applications-- with cover letter, resume, and references sent to [email protected]-- will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.