Program/Volunteer  Coordinator

Reporting to the Executive Director and supporting the Senior Programs Coordinator. The Program/Volunteer Coordinator, coordinates volunteers within our programs, taking the lead in volunteer onboarding, support recruitment, marketing and promotion, volunteer evaluation, and performance reviews.

The coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Senior Programs Coordinator for the day-to-day operations of Nutrition for learning programs within the framework, philosophy, policies, procedures, standards, and quality management. You will be able to work as a team to ensure that Nutrition for Learning programming is effective and supports the achievement of its strategic objectives.

The Volunteer Experience / Program Coordinator supports the development, delivery and evaluation of Nutrition for Learning programs and events; and monitors program budgets; produces program reports; supports the development of proposals; and manages day-to-day relationships with program delivery partners.

The Senior Programs Coordinator provides guidance and leadership to program volunteer in the schools.
Key Responsibilities:
Program Management
• Determine volunteer roles based on event needs
• Plan, coordinate, and implement opportunities for volunteers to support all events.
• Recruit, pre-screen interview, orientate and train volunteers.
• Develop and maintain volunteer handbooks across events
• Supervise volunteers at all events
• Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database
• Respond to inquiries and requests from potential volunteers and volunteer groups
• Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities
• Steward volunteers with follow-up phone calls, thank you cards, etc.
• Coordinates volunteer recognition and social events
• Supports all aspects of program planning and delivery
• Supports program marketing/outreach and recruitment activities
• Stays up to date on relevant research and program innovations/models in the sector for
• Monitors program budgets and monitors expenses for our schools and community partners
• Prepares regular program reports
• Support data collection for program reporting and evaluation purposes
• Oversees and supports program evaluation processes and incorporates learnings into program planning
• Implements, and monitors program policies as required (e.g., safety, program privacy, etc.)
• Supports develops funding proposals in collaboration with the Executive Director

Community/Partner Relations
• Support ongoing relationships with delivery partners
• Supports new delivery partnerships as required, in collaboration with Senior Programs Coordinator and Executive Director
• Identifies community resources and resource people to support program needs
• Participates in community-level stakeholder meetings and consultations as assigned by Executive Director
• Marketing the program to youth in specified priority, community presentations and direct registration of participants. Support the recruiting of volunteers as needed for the delivery of the program
• Conducting ongoing data collection activities for the program’s evaluation

Secondary Responsibilities:
• Program Re-design: Re-design of programs.
• Community Engagement: All members of the Nutrition for Learning team are expected to be accessible to the community, be present at community events when required and serve as ambassadors for Nutrition for Learning
• Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications:
• At least 5 years of overall professional experience in community-based youth, development work
• 3+ years of supervision experience in a related environment
• Bachelor’s degree or post-grad diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g., sociology, social work) or equivalent education, training, and experience
• Direct experience in social service delivery to individuals facing multiple barriers,
• A demonstrated understanding of issues, needs and realities of at-risk youth
• Cultural competence working in diverse communities
• Significant experience managing risk, exercising judgment, and supporting staff and clients in crisis situations in a complex, high needs environment
• Strong demonstrated program and project management skills, excellent organizational skills
• Experience implementing program data collection and evaluation processes.
• Excellent interpersonal and team skills; demonstrated ability to manage, coach, and mentor staff
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Resourcefulness, initiative, and flexibility to function effectively as part of a small team
• Integrity and ethics beyond reproach
• Understanding of the values and mission of Nutrition for Learning
• Knowledge and experience of working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework
• Training and experience in conflict resolution and staff resiliency are assets
• Access to a vehicle

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for this position.
Please note, only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000 to $45,000 depending on experience and qualifications

EMAIL WITH RESUME TO oedwards@nutritionforlearning.ca

 

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