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Job Opportunities with
United Way of Lane County

Current Position(s)

Community Volunteer Engagement Manager

management of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lane County, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), targeting persons 55 years+ to serve their communities through volunteer service. The manager is also responsible for engaging and recognizing general community members, in partnership with other members of the volunteer and resource development team at United Way of Lane County (UWLC). Both aspects of thejob focus on connecting volunteer talent with critical community needs through program development, implementation, management, evaluation, and sustainability efforts.

Primary Functions
Leadership and Management of RSVP Program (including oversight of all grant requirements):

  • Recruit and support non-profit organizations that utilize RSVP members as volunteers
  • RSVP volunteer recruitment, placement, retention, support, and recognition
  • Interview and match potential volunteers age 55+ to serve their communities in meaningful placement
  • Manage and use volunteer reporting systems including Volunteer Reporter software and UWLC’s Volunteer Connections Website
  • Comply with grant-related reporting requirements, meeting deadlines for both financial and program reports; prepare annual budgets for RSVP in coordination with Chief Financial Officer; review internal financial reports to verify proper account coding; monitor and track in-kind support; maintain program records in accordance with CNCS mandates.
  • Provide support to the RSVP Advisory Council

Community Engagement and Recognition:

  • Support the work of UWLC by engaging community members as volunteers – connecting them with partners and programs to meet critical community needs, while deepening relationships with UWLC
  • Provide staff support for the Volunteer Selection Committee including meeting preparation, scheduling and followup
  • Coordinate, develop, and manage the implementation of annual recognition event (Volunteer of the Year Luncheon) with The Register Guard, Volunteer Selection Committee, and United Way Staff
  • Identify, initiate, and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders including youth, seniors (including the RETIRE UNITED affinity group), and United Way partner agencies
  • Promote UWLC as a key volunteer resource for Lane County through tabling events, community outreach, site visits and volunteer website

Secondary Functions

  • Work with the Corporate Volunteer Engagement Manager to develop, improve, and execute volunteer department processes, technologies, and projects
  • Supervise Administrative Assistant in partnership with Corporate Volunteer Engagement Manager
  • Manage UWLC’s volunteer connection website and build support for its use throughout the community
  • Create mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives
  • Attend and participate in relevant programs and events to better understand community interests and activities

Previous Experience
A minimum of 3-5 years of leadership experience that includes community organization, volunteer management,collaboration, program development, administration and fiscal oversight. Work with the over 55 population and volunteers is preferred.

Bachelor’s degree

Demonstrated Abilities

  • Experience facilitating volunteer-based decision-making and consensus building is preferred
  • Successful project management experience from conception to implementation
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Supervisory experience is preferred
  • An understanding of and experience with nonprofit volunteer organizations
  • Knowledge of outcome measurements, indicators and data collection methods is preferred
  • Highly organized with attention to detail while managing multiple tasks
  • Experience in contract development, management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated effective listening skills with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner
  • High-energy individual, who takes initiative, maintains a positive outlook and can embrace change
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse high-performance team
  • Dependable, flexible and good natured with strong professional work habits
  • Proficient computer skills with databases, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Travel by car is required

Sitting or standing continuously for periods of four hours, communicate verbally, communicate in writing, faculty of seeing and hearing, operate a keyboard. Occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Occasional bending, squatting, at ground level. Occasional reaching above shoulder level to reach supplies overhead. Continuous use of hands in repetitive tasks such as simple grasping, twisting/turning of wrists; finger dexterity to perform various duties such as data entry, writing, continuous speaking and hearing for interactions with volunteers and coworkers. Continuous clarity of vision at 20 inches or less for normal daily computer tasks.

Interpersonal interactions, problem-solving, analyzing and evaluating, decision making, discretion/confidentiality, math skills, teamwork, handling of multiple tasks. Ability to conceptualize and set operational goals and objectives for the department. Frequent use of judgment, reasoning, patience, and negotiating in working with volunteers and co-workers.

Work is performed in an office environment but also requires mobility within the office. Required to travel to other facilities and various locations for job-related training, meetings, and events.
NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

Position Status: Full time, Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $17 - $20 per hour

** NOTE: This is a grant funded position currently approved for a 3-year period, starting April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2021, Federal level. Also note, no relocation assistance is available. More details available during the interview process. **

Benefits: We offer a generous benefits package which includes medical, vision and dental insurance, a defined contribution retirement plan, tax deferred savings options, and generous annual leave including 20 days of PTO and 8 holidays as described in the United Way of Lane County Personnel Policy Manual.

EOE/ADA employer.

Position is open until filled. Application deadline is Thursday, April 12, 2018 by 5 pm.

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To Apply: Submit an electronic cover letter, résumé, and references to: Julie Kennedy (
UWLC encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and representatives of protected classes to apply.