Hours & Rate of Pay: 10-15 hrs/wk; $20/hr Supervisor: Loretto Volunteer Program Director
Summary The Loretto Community seeks an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator based in Washington, D.C. The position is available as soon as possible. The Loretto Community is composed of Catholic vowed sisters and lay co-members, who live out the Community's mission to "work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us." The Loretto Volunteer Program carries Loretto values into a new generation, by pairing young adult volunteers with social justice organizations for a formative year of service and communal living. Administration offices are located in Denver, CO, St. Louis, MO and in rural Kentucky. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator's primary work is to help planning and implementation of volunteer support and engagement. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator ensures that the program stays consistent with the inclusive, social justice values of the Loretto Community. Currently, there are thirteen volunteers located in Washington, DC, St. Louis, MO, and El Paso, TX. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Program Director based in St. Louis.
Collaborate with Program Director and El Paso Assistant Coordinator.
Manage relationships with D.C. placement organizations and supervisors, including facilitating biannual volunteer professional evaluations
Assist with application screening, interviewing, and matching
Maintain volunteer housing in D.C. and, if applicable, for one New York volunteer
When possible, help plan and facilitate orientation (Aug), mid-year retreat (Jan/Feb), and closing retreat (July) in Nerinx, KY
Maintain ongoing contact with D.C. Loretto Volunteers, including quarterly one-on-one meetings, monthly attendance at community nights (weekly in Aug & Sept), and planning of occasional additional programming
Ensure volunteers are upholding program commitments and values
Problem solve and address conflict or crisis when necessary
Based on Coordinator’s strengths and skills, they may choose to assist the Program Director in one or multiple areas: fundraising, recruitment, outreach, and/or communications
Relate to the Loretto Volunteer Program Advisory Committee monthly
BA or BS degree
Experience in social justice work, organizing, social services and/or campus ministry; preferably with experience facilitating discussion
Personal commitment to core program values [community, social justice, simple living, spirituality]
Familiarity with communal living concepts
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize discretion
Strong organizational skills, as well as flexibility and adaptability
Ability to work with minimal supervision, to work independently and with others
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point}
Ability to travel to volunteer sites
Preferred: management experience, local knowledge of DC, familiarity with Loretto and/or post-graduate service, ability to travel to New York, NY and Nerinx, KY a few times per year
How To Apply Applications are being accepted through January 14, 2019, but a hiring decision will be made as soon as possible. Submit resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Mallory Daily, Program Director - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loretto Community encourages applications from candidates of all races, classes, ages, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, religions, and abilities.
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