Post through May 24, 2021
The City of Kettering is recruiting to fill the regular full-time position of Volunteer Administrator. The Volunteer Administrator manages the City’s Volunteer Program under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager. The City’s Volunteer Program was established in 1979 and serves as one of the first local government volunteer programs in the nation. The program consists of over 1,000 volunteers contributing 35,000 hours annually at a savings of approximately $865,000. This position identifies needs within the City’s workforce and supports those needs by providing volunteer assistance. The Volunteer Administrator is responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, placement, risk management and recognition for volunteers in all city departments.
The Volunteer Administrator develops volunteer position job descriptions, listing specific duties to be performed and qualifications needed; works with community groups on special projects and days of service; develops activities for periodic recognition of volunteers; responsible for onboarding all volunteers including processing background checks; prepares the budget for the volunteer program and the Kettering Leadership Academy. This position also orients staff to effective use of volunteers and maintains records and creates reports which reflect the activities of the Volunteer Program.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
This position requires advanced communication skills, both written and oral. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, extremely well organized, detail oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks. Projects pleasant and efficient characteristics and works well with others. Experience with volunteer management strongly desired with a background in management or supervision preferred. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and public relations; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with citizen volunteers, the general public, employees, City officials, various community organizations and business leaders. Must possess the ability to work independently and the ability to define, develop and propose goals and objectives. Must exercise initiative and frequent independent judgment in the performance of duties. Completion of a high school diploma or its equivalent required, supplemented with additional related college courses or seminars; previous public relations experience, event planning experience or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
The salary range for this position is up to $85,509 annually, with entry rate contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, education, knowledge, and abilities; excellent benefits.
Interested candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter, including a brief overview of relevant work experience, salary history and education, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021 to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax 937-296-3371. Please visit www.ketteringoh.org for more detailed information about this position.
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