CORNELL COLLEGE

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator                                       OFFICE: Civic Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Student Life                                                            DIVISION: Student Affairs

REPORTS TO: Director of Civic Engagement                                   TERM: Academic year

WAGE: $8.25 per hour

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop resources, programs, and opportunities for the campus community that encompass the four aspects of the civic engagement model: advocacy, activism, public scholarship, and service.
  2. Coordinate Volunteer initiatives
    1. Take volunteer requests, contact and identify volunteers, remind those volunteers, and follow up with agencies and volunteers after the project
    2. Serve as the primary service liaison to the Greek community, interested student groups, and faculty members seeking partnerships
    3. Track service hours on campus, which includes filtering what qualifies as service
  3. Serve as Liaison to Community Partners:
    1. Maintain the Office’s Community Partner Database by providing continual outreach to partners, including hosting them on campus or meeting them where they are
    2. Conduct regular needs assessments to determine how to best serve our community partners
    3. Identify new partners based on student interest and community need
    4. Provide access to Community Partner list through CEO website
  4. Work with the Marketing and Office Manager to implement the Angel Tree program
  5. Attend blockly staff meetings
  6. Meet with the Director of Civic Engagement one-on-one 1-2 times each block
  7. Coordinate activities with other members of the staff and work as a team to achieve the goals of the Civic Engagement Office
  8. Assist with other projects and duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Interest in service and in coordination of service programs; positive attitude; willingness to be flexible and to adapt to change quickly; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at one time; basic computer skills. Owning or having access to a car is preferable for this position, as this person might be asked to visit partners off-campus. Additionally, having a pulse and familiarity with the needs of campus and the interests of particular groups is preferable.

EXPECTATIONS:

You will have a $1000/year college work-study award with the Civic Engagement Office. This position requires a federal work study award. This will allow for 5-6 work hours each week for the first three weeks of the block. The Coordinator is encouraged to check in at the office regularly and is expected to work at least two hours in the office each week during the first three weeks of the block. A professional attitude, appearance and demeanor must be maintained when in the office. Confidentiality is expected in all matters containing sensitive information.

Beyond the specifically detailed description of duties, the coordinator is asked to work on basic office tasks, including running errands, copying, typing, and cleaning areas.