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The Bridge Center relies on paid and volunteer staff to support all of its programs and operations.

In addition to our year-round professional staff, we hire a strong team of counselors and instructors both year-round and during the Summer.

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Current Job Openings:


Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Classification: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Part time 30 hours per week to be scheduled 10:00AM-2:00PM Monday-Thursday &
Saturdays. Off Friday and Sunday.
Report to:
Volunteer Coordination: Therapeutic Riding Program Director
Community Outreach: Executive Director


Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Under the supervision of the Therapeutic Riding Program Director and the Executive Director, the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator will oversee all volunteers to ensure a highly motivated group of individuals are committed to supporting The Bridge Center weekly. This individual will recruit all volunteers, is responsible for the volunteer intake process, coordinating orientations and training sessions, networking, evaluating volunteers, and will act as the liaison for The Bridge Center in providing volunteer recognition. Additionally, the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach initiatives. This position will develop relationships with businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations interested in attending and learning more about The Bridge Center’s programs. This individual will regularly attend resource fairs, provide site tours, visit schools and meet with Parent Advisory Councils to share information about The Bridge Center.

Volunteer Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Organizes and conducts the orientation and training of volunteers, instructors and therapists making sure all aspects of the training are in accordance with The Bridge Center’s mission and philosophy.
  • Updates training materials as needed and trains volunteers to use specialized equipment.
  • Develops and implements strategies to recruit volunteers.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding the volunteer program and conducts interviews.
  • Maintains volunteer personnel records (including CORI/SORI/NSOPW reporting) noting special skills and interests.
  • Matches volunteers to appropriate jobs seeking to fulfill the needs of the organization as well as the individual.
  • Prepares and distributes calendar of volunteer job assignments and monitors compliance by volunteers.
  • Regularly surveys staff to reassess needs for volunteer assistance and updates job assignments as needed.
  • Conducts recognition programs to honor volunteers.
  • Assists in resolving disputes and terminates volunteers not fulfilling the required duties.
  • Recruits volunteers for campus wide events and prepares work assignments as needed.
  • Liaisons with community organizations and businesses to promote the organization’s mission and expand the potential volunteer base.
  • Regularly updates volunteer handbook, job descriptions and volunteer forms as needed.
  • Manages volunteer office and is responsible for remaining current in general office technology.
  • Attends staff and project meetings as requested by the Riding Center Program Director and Executive Director.

Outreach Coordinator
  • Liaisons with community organizations and businesses to promote the organization’s mission and expand program awareness and involvement.
  • Attends banquets, conferences, meetings, and resource fairs to promote The Bridge Center’s programs.
  • Set up and perform campus wide tours to families, facilities and other organizations as needed.
  • Markets the program to other facilities in the area as well as websites, and online services.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
  • 2 years of college coursework or Bachelor’s degree in recreation, disability, or animal sciences preferred
  • 2-5 years of marketing experience

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background checks (CORI/SORI, NSOPW)
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
  • Knowledge. Experience and comfortable with public speaking, community outreach, and public relations preferred. Good working knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities in youth and adults preferred. Knowledge of successful interviewing techniques a plus.

  • Ability. Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with other employees and the general public. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with people of all ages and abilities. Ability to develop and adapt innovative cost-effective marketing strategies and volunteer outreach techniques. Ability to instruct others. Ability to use a computer including spreadsheet and word processing applications. Exceptional ability and aptitude to collaborate to achieve The Bridge Center mission, enact and uphold The Bridge Center’s values and an ability to adhere to The Bridge Center’s Employee Policies & Procedures. Ability to maintain a positive attitude and mature personality conducive to working effectively as a team player with diverse staff, volunteers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders.

  • Skill. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills. Excellent communication skills.

Job Environment
This position requires the ability to perform work in a highly interactive environment residing in a barn based office. Must be comfortable working with and around barn animals (horses, dogs, cats, pig etc.).

Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort generally required in performing duties under typical office conditions. Some physical effort required when performing duties in the field. This person must demonstrate the ability to, maintain a high level of energy, be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities and the ability to lift and carry (short distances; up to 15’) up to 80 pound occasionally. Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon terrain, surfaces or physical structures.

Compensation
$12.00-$15.00/ $18,720-$23,400 per year based on current qualifications. This is an hourly position and the employee is to punch in for hours served on site. This position is classified as non-exempt and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Disclaimer
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


Posted on 7/7/2014
Loved the fishing/boasting activities! Having the puppies and animals there for the kids was a nice touch. I have to admit the concept of archery scared me! The family day at the end was awesome.
- Summer Camper parent