Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

PositionVolunteer Engagement CoordinatorReports toDirector of Volunteer EngagementBased out ofMission Center, 826 Valencia St., an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area as this role requires substantial time at various 826 Writing Centers and other locations in San FranciscoStatusNon-Exempt, SalariedHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, approx. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (subject to change based on programmatic needs), some 8:30 a.m. starts, evenings, and weekends as requiredSalary$50,000-53,000 annually with full benefits + a $1,000 language premium for employees who meet the criteriaTo ApplyFill out this short application and submit your cover letter and resume to hiring@826valencia.org by Sunday, September 11. This position will be open until filled. Please write the position title in the subject line, “Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.”
Who We Are
826 Valencia is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our innovative model has inspired more than 40 like-minded organizations world-wide. We offer a highly collaborative, hardworking, fun work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students.
Position Summary
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator role is an opportunity to learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs in the Bay Area by coordinating meaningful volunteer experiences for corporate and community partners. The ideal candidate has a passion for recruiting caring adults to get involved in supporting our young people, and has a knack for spreading enthusiasm for our work through on-site recruitment, email solicitation, and informational presentations and pitches. The coordinator works closely and collaboratively with the Volunteer Engagement Team to provide new volunteers with the skills and resources to tutor effectively. While much of this work is outward-facing, the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator also loves the detailed work of maintaining accurate files and organizing sensitive data to track all records on the Salesforce database. Ultimately, the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will inspire people to tutor, learn, and make a difference.
Reporting To
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Major Responsibilities
Coordination of Group Volunteering Opportunities (40%)
  • Develop new, and leverage existing, 826 corporate relationships to provide sufficient tutor coverage in programs by screening, coordinating, and facilitating group volunteering opportunities
  • Cultivate and deepen existing corporate relationships to maximize volunteer buy-in and act as a liaison between companies and the Advancement Team to leverage financial opportunities and possible donations
  • Design promotional materials for corporate volunteering opportunities and share/highlight corporate tutor success stories
  • Grow the group volunteering area to include groups from other sectors, such as civic, religious, and special interest groups
Volunteer Engagement Team Support (30%)
  • Support and co-lead volunteer orientation events both on-site, off-site, and virtually
  • Support all tabling and outreach events to recruit volunteers and interns
  • Plan Volunteer Engagement Team events as well as organizational events
  • Develop and maintain a repertoire of volunteer resources, including an online resource page
  • Conduct targeted outreach and engagement with newly signed-up volunteers and community groups to ensure they begin engaging and signing up for volunteer shifts
Coordination of Service-Learning Programs (30%)
  • Collaborate with university and college partners, such as the University of San Francisco’s McCarthy Center and San Francisco State’s English Education program, to onboard service learners each year
  • Present to college classes about 826 opportunities (both in-person and virtual)
  • Orient, onboard, and track service learner hours throughout a semester
  • Provide additional training and check-ins to service learners when needed
  • Guide service-learning programs to 826 Valencia programs so goals are aligned
Other Responsibilities (10%)
  • Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, performance appraisal systems, and other work events, such as anti-racism trainings, professional development workshops, and the annual 826 National conference 
  • Proactively raise issues with the Director of Volunteer Engagement to prioritize tasks and implement solutions
  • Support programs, as needed, in order to meet our students’ needs and gain a broad and deep understanding of our work. All non-programs staff are expected to tutor with at least one program per week (approx. 2-4 hours)
  • Meet all deadlines and maintain accurate timesheets
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Director of Volunteer Engagement
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
  • Able to regularly travel between Writing Centers, school sites, and throughout San Francisco 
  • Able to complete a background check and Tuberculosis screening. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, but will not hire anyone with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
  • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including any booster doses when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while in our Writing Centers, schools, or at work events
Required Competencies
  • Develop individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s work, ensuring high-quality and timely delivery
  • Produce crisp, engaging, and quality communications, both written and verbal 
    • Openly and regularly communicate information about progress towards goals with supervisor and team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Build authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences
    • Seek to embody 826 Valencia’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
    • Support the work of colleagues and engage meaningfully to provide input or collaborate when appropriate
  • Approach new ideas, changes in work, or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, positivity, and solutions-based aptitude
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to various working and management styles
Compensation & Benefits
  • $50,000-$53,000 annual salary +  a $1,000 language premium for employees who meet the criteria
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years), 9 Wellness days per year, 13 holidays, and winter office closure. Additional COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave available through December 31, 2022
  • Employer contributions to health insurance coverage for employees and dependents, Employee Assistance Program, group life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account for health care and dependent care expenses, Commuter Benefits
  • Professional development funds (budget permitting)
  • Relocation support may be available for moving to California from another state or country
  • 30% discount at all 826 Valencia stores
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse staff and inclusive work environment. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression. For more information, read the 826 Stand: https://826valencia.org/the-826-stand/. You can read about our core values at https://826valencia.org/core-values/.