Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Volunteer Management
2 Year Degree
MISSION STATEMENT To provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
POSITION SUMMARY Strategically plan and implement the organization’s volunteer program. Organize volunteer activities, coordinating the needs of the program with the interests and needs of individual and group volunteers. Volunteers are critical to Small Steps’ ability to carry out our mission.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Work with Director of Advancement and Program Director to strategically plan the volunteer program
Recruit, cultivate, and manage more than 600 volunteers annually
Implement and enforce Small Steps’ volunteer policies to ensure the safety of Small Steps students, including processing background checks and overseeing and monitoring interactions between volunteers and students
Lead tours for interested volunteers and volunteer groups
Plan, organize, & lead volunteer/buddy training with SET Team
Develop volunteer placements, with input from the Program Director and the Director of Advancement, and lead and monitor the volunteer activities for individuals and volunteer groups
Facilitate the relationship between Small Steps and individual volunteers and volunteer groups
Oversee Volunteer Coordinator at DePelchin campus to ensure consistency of volunteer program and execution of events
Electronically track volunteer numbers for grant reporting
Prepare and monitor volunteer budget
Young Professionals Group (YP):
Recruit, cultivate, and manage YP volunteers
Organize and manage all meetings, happy hour events, and volunteer events for YP Board and YP group
Create and implement the budget and fundraising plan for YP group, with input from the Director of Advancement and the Director of Finance and Strategic Initiatives
Program Special Events:
Plan, coordinate, and secure volunteers and donors for numerous Small Steps special events for students and families, including donor field trips, Thanksgiving Feasts, and Christmas programs
Secure donors for and manage Christmas gift sponsorship program for more than 300 children and their families
Recruit, organize, train, and manage volunteers for four annual fundraising events
Support Events Manger on day/evening of fundraising events
Manage receipt of in-kind donations from volunteers and donors
Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Friendly – Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
Ethical – Ability to demonstrate and evaluate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Team Builder – Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
Multitasker – Ability to manage many different projects at the same time.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: College Degree: Required
Experience: Experience in volunteer coordination/management preferred.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, daily use of Outlook, Word, and Excel. Social Media outlets.
Other: Preschool Environment: This position will office at our preschool located at 2902 Jensen Drive in the Fifth Ward of Houston.
About Small Steps Nurturing Center
Small Steps mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.