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VISTA Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Libera

Libera, Inc. is a West Virginia non-profit organization dedicated to building brighter futures for youth and  young women, so they are free to achieve their dreams. We do this through a variety of programs working  with at-risk youth across the state, creating safe spaces for young people to be listened to, supported, and  connected to the resources and tools they need to succeed. Libera believes all youth regardless of their  background or history have the potential to achieve their dreams and deserve opportunities to succeed. We  are looking for motivated, dedicated, and bold change-makers to help Libera reach new heights and more  youth. Together we can change the narrative for youth and young women growing up in West Virginia, and  it starts with people bold enough to believe that they can. 

OUR MISSION: Provide mentorship, education, and employment opportunities to West Virginia youth and  young women through the transformative power of listening, connection, and hope. Learn more about our  programs and our mission at www.liberawv.com.  

JOB TITLE: VISTA Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The VISTA Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for managing and  growing Libera’s network of volunteer “Listeners” and increasing community engagement.  Some responsibilities will include recruiting, training, coordinating, and supporting volunteers  and leading community and donor outreach efforts. Other tasks will include planning,  coordinating, and attending events, participating in team meetings, and collaborating with  Libera staff on projects. This position is key to carrying out our vision to build a brighter future  for youth and young women in WV, so they are free to achieve their dreams. 

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Outreach to and recruit Volunteers (“Listeners”) across West Virginia 
  • Under the direction of the Director develop and implement a strategy for soliciting, engaging, and  maintaining new and existing volunteers 
  • Build relationships with volunteers based on mutual respect, support, and listening
  • Maintain a volunteer database and keep records of volunteer activities, including number of  volunteers, hours worked, contact information, etc. 
  • Process, organize and maintain volunteer paperwork, including background checks
  • Organize volunteer recognition/appreciation and outreach events 
  • Work with the Director to organize volunteer trainings as needed 
  • Identify potential business partners as sponsors and lead sponsor outreach 
  • Organize fundraising events while overseeing teams of volunteers 
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and effectively convey Libera’s mission, vision, and programs  to potential donors and volunteers 
  • Collaborate with other Libera VISTA positions on groups projects and tasks as needed
  • Complete all VISTA reporting and requirements as required by AmeriCorps VISTA and WV’s Promise
  • Ability to demonstrate Libera’s staff values: Listen, Learn, Love, Grow, Own, Risk, People

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Proficient computer and Microsoft Office skills 
  • Self-starter and creative thinker with a willingness to learn and take direction 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management and project management skills
  • Works well independently and in a team environment  
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with new people, businesses, and organizations
  • Recruiting, training, planning and/or nonprofit experience preferred 
  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, and driven high-performer looking to make a difference 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must be willing to travel on a weekly and/or monthly basis across WV 
  • Some weekend or evening hours may be required based on timing of events
  • Required to complete Libera Listener Training, a background check, and suicide prevention training
  • Location: Remote/Morgantown, WV. Candidates must be willing to travel to Morgantown 2-4 times  per month. Preference will be given to local candidates. 

VISTA BENEFITS 

  • VISTA Bi-Weekly Living Allowance (full 14 days of service) =$877.66 = Yearly total estimate $22,882- (Before Taxes) 
  • End of Service Award: Segal Education Award = $6,895 or Cash Award = $1,800
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance 
  • Student Loan Forbearance 
  • Career Development 

To apply, email your resume and an explanation of why you would be a good fit for this position  with the subject line “VISTA Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator” to [email protected].  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required  of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Libera, Inc. is an equal  opportunity employer. Libera, Inc. does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or  any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job email your details to evan@generationwv.org