American Red Cross Volunteer Services Specialist in Rochester, Minnesota

Job Description: As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work! The American Red Cross Minnesota Region is seeking a Volunteer Services Specialist to support our Rochester, MN and Mankato, MN Chapters. The selected hire will be responsible for splitting their time each week between our Southeast MN Chapter (Rochester) and the Southwest MN Chapter (Mankato). There is 50% travel. Job Summary: Responsible for identifying and developing volunteer initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility in the community. Assist in implementing and executing programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers in assigned geographic territory. Work closely with Volunteer Center Of Expertise leaders in the execution and implementation of specific programs and service delivery with the Chapter's jurisdiction. Advances assigned program and services to meet regional/chapter goals and objectives. Represents Red Cross on key volunteer engagements and serve as liaison between Volunteer Center Of Expertise and key volunteer leaders. Assist with supporting and coordinating the outreach and recruitment of volunteers within specific geographies. Assist regional/chapter leaders in scheduling volunteer meetings, orientation and recognition events. Aids in advancing assigned program and services to meet Chapter's goals and objectives. Represents the Red Cross within the assigned jurisdiction for the purpose of volunteer engagement. Responsibilities: At the direction of the Regional Volunteer Services Officer/Senior Specialist: *Outreach & Recruitment:Support outreach and recruitment of volunteers per identified needs of Volunteer Assessment * Scheduling & Coordination: Scheduling and coordination of in-person orientation/placement of volunteers by volunteer team, volunteer meetings, and volunteer recognition events as planned and executed by volunteers. *Program Services:Assist in programs and services to meet goals and objectives set by the Chapter. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree or combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Experience:Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in social service programs. Demonstrated experience of managing multiple priorities Other: Intermediate proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Travel:May involve travel Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. 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. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day. The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit