Coordinator, Volunteer Programs
The Coordinator works in collaboration with the Faith and Service leadership and chaplain teams, faculty, staff, students, and alumni in coordinating and implementing community service programs and events both on and off campus. The Coordinator will manage and develop all youth service programs; recruit Babson volunteers as well as create and cultivate appropriate partnerships with organizations that serve youth in the greater Boston community.
Oversee all youth service programs (such as Big Brother Big Sister and First Year Service in Action Program (FYSAP)) including but not limited to scheduling and logistics, financing, risk management, marketing, volunteer recruitment, supervising of student leaders, and developing new and strengthening existing relationships with partner youth service organizations.
• Work in collaboration with the Associate Director to hire, train, and manage up to 35 federal work study students participating in (youth development programs) within the Community Action Program, a mandated federal work-study program.
• Provide support and assistance to the Associate Director, and the entire Faith and Service team, as needed for departmental events including but not limited to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, Service in Action week, and the Cruickshank 5K Race for Shelter.
• In collaboration with the Associate Director, coordinate the Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). This includes logistics and oversight of 21 student volunteers during the spring semester.
• Collaborate with Student Activities and Leadership and Residence Education on service events, specifically within the residence halls, athletics, Greek organizations, and other student service organizations.
• Provide on-site leadership for at least one service immersion trip per year.
• Create, implement, and manage promotional and marketing strategies for the Office of Faith and Service programs, including social media and website development.
• Responsible for scheduling the Faith and Service van and assisting in coordination of transportation for service programs.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Work-study students (35)Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Bachelor's degree
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• 1-3 years previous related experience working in higher education, community engagement and/or volunteer programs.
• Knowledge of program design, implementation strategies, and evaluation methods and ability to execute.
• Knowledge of learning outcomes and ability to design programs to achieve desired curricular and co-curricular goals.
• Ability to establish and maintain mentor relationship with students.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with faculty, administrators and parents.
• Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
• Some nights and weekends required.
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
• Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College's insurer's criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College's vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee's driving record based on the College insurer's criteria; and safety training as required by management.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Master's degree preferred.