Kentucky Nonprofit Network

Lexington Rescue Mission

VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

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Description

Lexington Rescue Mission is seeking qualified candidates for a one-year, full-time position as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator. This position is responsible for expanding and strengthening our volunteer base to serve and raising funds to assist those who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness in securing and/or maintaining safe, permanent, affordable housing.

This position will focus on the following three objectives:

  • Create standard guidelines based upon best practices for the Lexington Rescue Mission to use in recruiting, training, and managing volunteer mentors that can be adapted to each service division: Outreach, Employment, Transitional Living, and Re-Entry.
  • Streamline a system to effectively manage 500 volunteers and strengthen internal structures for coordinating volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, placement, and follow-up so that 75% of applicants who fill out a volunteer application are placed in an assignment and 90% of volunteers express satisfaction with their service experience.
  • Raise $5,000 in cash contributions and $1,000 in in-kind contributions to support Mission programs that help people move from homelessness to maintaining permanent housing.

This is a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA assignment through the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK) that will start on July 22, 2019. VISTAs receive a living stipend of approximately $12,312 annually, and VISTAs receive either an education award or an end-of-service stipend after completing their year of service. Health care benefits are provided as are relocation assistance (if eligible) and child care assistance (if eligible). For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vista-member.

Interested candidates may e-mail their cover letter and resume to Kim Livesay, Director of Development, at kim@lexingtonrescue.org.

Requirements

Personal

Organized, pays close attention to detail, strong team player, connects with people, able to manage multiple priorities, and is passionate about the ministry of the Lexington Rescue Mission. Must also be able to work Saturdays.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience is preferred. Supervisory experience is helpful.

Knowledge

Understanding of effective volunteer management practices and professional ethics.

Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; strong writing skills; ability to manage individual volunteers and groups of volunteers; and ability to develop and implement short-term and long-range plans. Driving for Mission business is required.

Job Information
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky, 40508, United States
  • Job ID:
    48706861
  • Posted:
    May 30, 2019
  • Position Title:
    VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
  • Company Name:
    Lexington Rescue Mission
  • Area of Focus:
    Volunteerism
  • Job Function:
    Volunteer Management
  • Entry Level:
    Yes
  • Job Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Duration:
    1-2 Years
  • Min Education:
    BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience:
    0-1 Year
  • Required Travel:
    0-10%
  • Salary:
    $12,312.00 - $12,312.00 (Yearly Salary)
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