Job Posting: Volunteer Coordinator

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CJSW 90.9 FM, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is hiring for the position of Volunteer Coordinator.

The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, a natural team-builder and a dedicated organizer. The successful candidate for this role will possess an interest in recruiting, leading and empowering CJSW’s diverse and ever-changing volunteer membership to thrive in a truly unique environment. This position also requires strong multi-tasking and administrative skills, excellent communication, both verbal and written, patience and a good sense of humour. 

The Volunteer Coordinator position will start as soon as possible and is contracted for a period of two years with the potential of extension. This position is based on a 37.5 hour work week that generally follows a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends on occasion. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Station Manager. 

 Duties Include:

  • Working with other CJSW staff to engage, manage and lead 250+ volunteers of varying backgrounds, engagement and experience levels.
  • Working with staff and senior volunteers to develop volunteer recruitment, intake and training systems. 
  • Performing daily reception tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, giving tours of the station, and general maintenance and upkeep of the CJSW spaces.
  • Developing talent and dedication within the volunteer base, with a particular focus on recruiting volunteers among current undergraduate students at the University of Calgary.
  • Working with all CJSW staff to foster rewarding volunteer opportunities and recognition.
  • Collaborating with all departments on how to effectively engage volunteers with all station operations.
  • Engaging with staff and volunteers to effectively utilize CJSW’s volunteer management software, Better Impact.
  • Working with all departments to utilize volunteers to help plan, prepare and execute events, such as McHugh House events and other special activations as they arise. 
  • Preparing reports on volunteer activity, engagement and recognition.
  • Understanding and fostering the ever changing culture of CJSW
  • Acting as the front-line representative of the organization to volunteers and guests.
  • Fostering a safe work environment by implementing safety recommendations as CJSW’s designated Occupational Health and Safety Representative.
  • Other duties as required.

The ideal candidate is:

  •  Someone who is comfortable working as a mentor and manager of people.
  •  Big-hearted, open-minded and passionate.
  • Organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once. 
  • A strong listener, with skills in conflict resolution.
  • A natural self-starter with an interest in learning and teaching.
  • Enjoys developing and implementing new ideas into action.
  • Interested in community-building, underground culture and alternative media.

Qualifications:

  •  A clear and accurate understanding of CJSW’s culture, and the station’s place in the Calgary community.
  •  Experience with volunteer-powered environments.
  •  Strong organizational, administrative and leadership skills.
  •  Post-secondary education is an asset, but is not required.
  •  Experience working with members of vulnerable populations, i.e youth and those living with disability.
  •  Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  •  Experience with audio and/or video production and engineering is an asset

Terms: Pay starts at 41k per year, with potential for negotiation depending on experience and qualifications. This position is for 37.5 hours per week. This salaried position is paid out bi-weekly. The successful candidate will have access to a modest health and dental benefit package upon completion of the three-month probationary period.

**Applications Close: ** November 14th, 2022, at 12pm MST 

**Position Start Date: ** As soon as possible

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.