The American Red Cross is a strong network of volunteers, donors and partners who are always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
We are currently seeking a Volunteer Services Officer (CO & WY) to work in our Colorado Region. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 25% of the time.
For those candidates located in Colorado, the salary range for this position is: $85,800-88,300
Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the job or employee resides. The stated salary range in this posting is an average and may not be reflective of your individual circumstances. We will review specific salary information at the time of phone screening based upon your location.
Job Profile Summary
Oversee efforts and activities of volunteer programs and services to ensure availability of sufficient numbers of volunteers to meet operational needs and meet objectives. Strengthens and grows programs and services that will meet the operational needs within resource constraints. Directs and oversees the work assignments and performance of staff and volunteers. Implements and executes strategy, manages processes, cultivates relationships and ensures coordinated outreach and partnerships within the American Red Cross organization and external constituents. Serves as a subject-matter-expert (SME) for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Lead multiple programs/services (i.e. volunteer recruitment and engagement) for a division or lead a single program/service (i.e. volunteer engagement or recruitment) at a national scale. Oversees implementation for large-scale single programs/services or multiple smaller-scale programs/services. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.
Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
1: Develop, implement and execute strategy within area of responsibility to advance volunteer services. Oversee risk management issues specific to volunteer services.
2: Lead and empower a team to implement and execute streamlined, flexible, effective programs, activities, systems and processes. Ensure goals are set, monitored and realized including attainment of national standards.
3: Responsible for the management of volunteer and paid staff including, but not limited to, hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and managing performance to ensure a well-qualified team and to enhance operational success.
4: Design and monitor effective metrics. Collect data and present key performance indicators and updates to management.
5: Build relationships and collaborate with internal partners, staff, volunteers, community, and external organizations. Work with internal partners to implement strategies for strengthening the Red Cross brand, ensure communication and a consistent experience for volunteers across all lines of service. Serve as a resource to volunteers and internal partners and lead efforts to maximize involvement, efficiency and institutionalization of volunteer support. Ensure that strategic partnerships are maximized to support relevant lines of service throughout the organization.
6: Lead project/program implementations.
7: May have budgetary responsibility. May be responsible for grant coordination duties in contract-funded programs.
Scope: Interpret and administer policies, process, and procedures that may affect sections and subordinate units.
Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience.
Management Experience: Minimum of 3 years of supervisory or management experience.
Skills & Abilities: Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively implement programs. Ability to work on a team. Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively, assimilate information quickly, analyze problems and implement solutions appropriately. Ability to work independently while developing and motivating a functioning team as well as have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of staff, volunteers and donors. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including training, presentation and negotiating skills.
Travel: May involve travel.
* Combination of candidate's education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description's minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and team spirit. We offer our employee's a competitive salary, wide range of generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with match; paid time off, holidays and floating holidays. Also, we encourage professional development and provide growth opportunities. To be considered for this position, please visit to apply.Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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