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VOICES FOR CHILDREN, SAN DIEGO
JOB OPENING
Job Title:
www.speakupnow.org
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Voices for Children:
Founded in 1980, Voices for Children, a private, nonprofit organization, has recruited, trained, and supervised
thousands of CASAs who advocate for the rights and well-being of the more than 5,000 children who pass through
foster care in San Diego County annually. As the only agency in San Diego County designated by the courts to
provide CASA volunteers, Voices for Children has a vision called Serve Every Child: to provide a CASA to every foster
child who needs one.
Job Description:
OVERVIEW
This position serves as the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator in order to: (1) ensure that volunteers are recruited to
serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) in support of Voices for Children’s Serve Every Child long-range
strategic plan to provide a CASA for every child who needs one; (2) assist with the community outreach efforts for the
organization to promote the CASA Program, as well as the mission and vision of Voices for Children; and, (3) assist with
the screening of applicants to the CASA Program.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Assist with the development and implementation of a volunteer recruitment plan to increase the number
of CASAs
• Coordinate volunteer engagement and activities with the Outreach Team to expand VFC’s outreach and
recruitment efforts; track volunteer interest and participation in this team’s activities; maintain regular
communication with Outreach Team members
• Facilitate Outreach Team meetings and trainings, including scheduling, preparation of agendas, and
maintenance of minutes
• Facilitate volunteer Information Sessions; coordinate staffing schedule to include VFC staff and volunteer
greeters and guest speakers from the Outreach Team
• Coordinate outreach to schedule presentations and presence at events for volunteer recruitment;
represent VFC at such community events and coordinate volunteer representation from the Outreach
Team
• Build partnerships with community groups and organizations to reach out to potential volunteers from
different segments of the population
• Develop recruitment materials and text with Director of Volunteer Recruitment (e.g., for e-blasts, social
media posts, webpages, volunteer opportunity listings)
• Participate in screening of applicants to the CASA Program through review of volunteer applications and
conducting initial interviews
• Assist with responses to volunteer inquiries, as needed
• Maintain accurate volunteer recruitment files, activity reports, and database records
Member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
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Process and analyze volunteer database reports
All other duties as assigned by the President/CEO or Director of Volunteer Recruitment
Job Qualifications:
REQUIRED SKILLS
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills
 Must be flexible, well-organized, and able to manage different projects concurrently, often under pressure;
able to set priorities and manage time effectively
 Must be willing to work in a team environment
 Proficiency with current Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
 Familiarity and facility with Internet technology, including websites and social networking
 Experience in the use of basic office equipment (computers, copiers, printers, postage meter, fax machine,
etc.)
 Must have pleasant, friendly, and professional manner
 Must be able to deal effectively, diplomatically, and tactfully with Board members, volunteer leaders, donors,
and other support constituencies, vendors, and the general public
 Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines, work harmoniously and
cooperatively with other staff, deal well with volunteers and community members, maintain standards of
confidentiality and discretion, and interact appropriately with high-level donors and patrons
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS
 A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
 At least two years’ experience in volunteer management (especially volunteer recruitment), community
outreach, HR recruitment, community organizing, social work, program development, or related field in the
public and/or nonprofit sector
 Must have access to an automobile for local travel; valid driver's license and automobile insurance required
 As with all VFC employees, the candidate must meet the background-screening requirements of the agency
Additional Info:
WORK SCHEDULE
Full-time, non-exempt position. Evenings and weekends are occasionally required as related to events and
presentations.
HOW TO APPLY
Send cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] Required subject line: Full-time Volunteer
Recruitment Coordinator Position. No phone calls please.
Voices for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open immediately.
Member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association