Volunteer Engagement Representative II

Job Description:
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.

The Nebraska Iowa Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Volunteer Engagement Representative II tosupport the regions volunteers. This position can be based out of the following offices: Des Moines, Iowa or Omaha, Nebraska.

The Volunteer Engagement Representative II is responsible for assisting with the implementation and execution of programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers. Additionally, assist with the screenings, referrals, and placement of prospective volunteers to effectively support goals and ensure placement of sufficient numbers of volunteers to meet operational needs within the assigned area. May serve as liaison to internal partners and external organizations. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Responsibilities:
1. Contribute input and serve as a resource for volunteer engagement best practices. Review volunteer satisfaction data and work with operational teams to develop engagement and retention strategies to improve volunteer satisfaction. Participate in the implementation, execution and monitoring of the volunteer engagement and retention strategy to include interaction with the volunteer community both personally and through the volunteer infrastructure.
2. Participate in the development of a thorough volunteer needs assessment for assigned area. Meet with stakeholders and ensure alignment of established goals to volunteer needs.

3. Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive onboarding program for each volunteer position.

4. Support the volunteer training plan. May serve as a Facilitator for all volunteer training coursework. Provide guidance on volunteer programs, tools and resources. Provide support and direction to volunteer trainers and ensures training is thorough and documented.

5. Facilitate formal and informal recognition efforts and events to promote community and honor the volunteer experience and contributions.

6. Assist in identifying partnerships and screening and referring prospective volunteers.

7. Schedule volunteers and assist with efforts to ensure a strong fill rate. Serve as a liaison to internal and external partners to ensure all volunteer requests are timely and complete.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience required.

Experience: Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience implementing and advancing staff related programs. Knowledge of volunteer programs and policies preferred.

Management Experience: N/A

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work on a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple and continuously evolving priorities effectively. Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of group dynamics, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is preferred. Knowledge of volunteer programs and policies preferred.

Ability to travel to field offices and events.

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.

Work Conditions:
Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

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.



Interested in Volunteering?
Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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