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Program Manager, Volunteers

Best Buddies Int. Inc West Palm Beach, FL

  • Expired: July 24, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communication skills, and feel valued by society. Job Title: *Program Manager, VolunteersDepartment: State Operations and ProgramsReports to: Director, Programs / Program Supervisor*Position Overview: *The program manager, volunteers' primary role is to provide support... resources, and serve as the point of contact for school and community-based volunteers.The program manager volunteers is responsible for regular communication with our volunteers and providing key information on our program policies, database tools, training tools and guidance on program implementation.The goal of this role is to ensure consistent quality in all of our Best Buddies school and community programs.In addition, the program manager volunteers will provide support to volunteers attending our Annual International Leadership Conference, local training opportunities, and our efforts to expand our programs to new schools and communities.

Job Qualifications - Qualified applicants must have: *Bachelor's degree or minimum four years' relevant experience.Be comfortable engaging with people with IDD.Experience recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers.Must be adaptable and able to quickly and effectively develop and balance multiple relationships, and get results from a variety of people.Basic project and time management skills.Exhibit strong written communication skills.Exhibit strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills.The ability to work independently and as part of a team.A clear understanding of multiple communication platforms and proficient use of social media.Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.Must be comfortable working with youth and adults.Must be willing and able to travel frequently, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary to accomplish job responsibilities.Access to an automobile with applicable insurance. Job Duties: **Programs*Support volunteers through direct and consistent communication using virtual networks, online platforms, and in-person meetings.Provide mission-focused guidance and support to all volunteers to ensure they are working towards overall mission outcomes.Build connections among volunteers to encourage collaboration, mentorship, and growth.Provide information on web-based resources and other training opportunities through personalized communication and development plans.Monitor and provide analysis on program quality to local, state & national programs teams by using our Best Buddies Online (Volunteer CRM system).Use program analysis to develop support plans and strategic designs for key volunteers to identify opportunities for growth, training needs, and other tactics to advance the mission.Develop networks for volunteers, including peer mentor groups, leadership teams, and planning committees, to engage volunteers in the advancement of our mission through autonomy and ownership of programs.Understand and communicate programmatic goals, responsibilities, and risk policies to ensure all volunteers operate within guidelines, including chapter dues, buddy pair matching, and chapter leadership development.Execute annual volunteer appreciation programs for all of our student, teacher, and community volunteers.Track and provide support for volunteers to grow with

Best Buddies Int. Inc


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