Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Position Title: Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Reports To: Director of Development and Communications
Neighborhood House believes that communities and neighborhoods thrive when families have the opportunity to build safe, stable, and rewarding lives. That is why, for 123 years, Neighborhood House has been working alongside families to ensure that they have access to food and housing for their basic needs and education opportunities to help them achieve their dreams and goals.
Neighborhood House is a certified Service Enterprise organization. Last year, 1,200 volunteers contributed nearly 25,000 hours to our organization, providing meaningful support of families in a variety of roles. Of these volunteers, 32% have an ongoing volunteer relationship with Neighborhood House.
Today, Neighborhood House has big dreams and we need help to achieve them. Our organization is ready for the next step in volunteer engagement. We are looking to connect new volunteers to our work, enhance existing volunteers’ contributions & experiences and build relationships with other organizations to address needs in the community. We are also looking to implement a new volunteer model of deep engagement and relationship-building that supports families on their journey to achieving their self-determined goals and aspirations. This position will work closely with the Director of Development & Communications and the Director of Programs to make this new approach to volunteering a reality.
The Volunteer Engagement Specialist will be a member of our Development & Communications team. Neighborhood House has a staff of nearly 70 people, nine of them in our Development & Communications department. We are a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about our work and the families and neighborhoods we serve. We like to roll up our sleeves and collaborate in our attempt to solve big problems. We believe that innovation and risk lead to learning and success.
Who We Are Looking For:
You care deeply about our community and the families who participate in programs at Neighborhood House, holding them in the center of all that you do. You are knowledgeable of and skilled in using equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that make it difficult for families to succeed. You have a strong affinity for Neighborhood House’s strategic framework and are not only prepared, but excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.
Skills and Experiences of the Ideal Candidate:
Neighborhood House is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The Neighborhood House provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other status protected by law.