The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is seeking an outgoing Volunteer Outreach Coordinator who is a team player and organizational leader. They will recruit, train, support, and actively engage with volunteers in person and virtually – someone who will develop teams that perform essential functions to help us secure ecologically significant habitats to preserve in perpetuity. This is an essential role that will help us reach out to communities across the moraine, welcoming people from all backgrounds, and helping them support the moraine, while feeling valued for their contributions.
This position is a people-facing position that offers the opportunity to develop and take ownership of our volunteer program. We offer a flexible, and creative work environment where your ongoing activities will include nurturing internal and external relationships, supporting our programs by ensuring an abundant supply of trained volunteers, and communicating the organization’s purpose to the public by engaging with the community on our behalf. Like us, you believe that art nature is integral to healthy communities and that a healthy environment is meant to be shared as a way to connect and inspire people.
We are looking for a detail-oriented and focused volunteer and outreach coordinator to be responsible for refining, developing and building our database of volunteers, volunteer opportunities, outreach and engagement. Using distributed leadership principles, they will build a team of leaders and champions within our volunteer community to support operational and stewardship needs.
The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT) is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive organization. The Land Trust strives to further diversify our organization through a wide range of thought, ethnicities, age, genders, life experiences and more, including Indigenous Peoples. Diversity is integral to this commitment. Diversity and inclusion among our members, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors allows us to better understand, connect to and respond to ORMLT members and communities and make better decisions for the Trust.
Typical tasks include:
- Identifying volunteer opportunities using distributed leadership and engagement organizing principles.
- Development or refining volunteer job and task descriptions.
- Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the organization’s values.
- Recruiting, welcoming, training, and supervising new volunteers.
- Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database.
- Coordinating volunteer schedules and examining opportunities for automation of tracking and reporting.
- Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, social media, e-mails, and volunteer databases.
- Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities, expectations and receive the proper training.
- Empowering volunteers to take leadership roles to help support the organization and developing a structure that facilitates this.
What you bring:
- A post-secondary degree in business management, human resources, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
- Previous experience (3-5 years) recruiting, supporting and coordinating a volunteer base required.
- College or University degree in Volunteer Management or related field is an asset.
- Certification in volunteer administration or management is an asset.
- Working knowledge of databases including Keela.
- Excellent organization and team-building skills.
- Experienced in supervision, training or facilitation.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as with others.
- Knowledge of the Environmental sector is advantageous but not required.
- A successful volunteer coordinator should be meticulous about keeping records and passionate about volunteer work and the work of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust.
We are a small but mighty team who are continually inspired by the dedication of our donors and supporters. We believe in hard work, teamwork, responsibility, and a commitment to our donors and supporters to do great work. Protecting natural areas is not our job; it is our passion and our promise!
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter that articulates your relevant knowledge and experience as per the items outlined above (please send this as one file), why you are interested in this position and what you can bring to our organization in this role. Please send to the Program Director, Aileen Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require any accommodation as part of your application or interview (if selected), please let us know.
The Oak Ridges Moraine is part of the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Rama, and Beausoleil, and of the Mississaugas of Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Scugog Island – the First Nations of the Williams Treaties. We would like to thank them, and other Indigenous Peoples, for sharing this land with us.
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