RSVP Volunteer Program Coordinator, Kossuth County
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a part-time position (15-20 hours/week) housed at the Iowa Lakes Community College, Algona Campus. Primary responsibilities are to recruit, train, and place volunteers at public agencies and with non-profit organizations. Hours are somewhat flexible with very little evening or weekend work.

DEPARTMENT: Continuing Education


Constant (67-100%)

  • Recruit, screen, train and place volunteers at public agencies and non-profit organizations as tutors, mentors, volunteer drivers, companions, friendly visitors and in other positions to meet program goals.
  • Work with community organizations to increase the number of volunteers in the primary focus area, Healthy Futures, as well as other RSVP focus areas including: Education, Environment, Services for Veterans & Families, Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation, Environment and Economic Development.
  • Frequent (34-66%)

  • Maintain frequent contact with volunteers, volunteer site managers, Department of Human Services, Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging, churches, local organizations and school personnel.
  • Oversee the RSVP transportation program, recruiting and placing volunteers as drivers.
  • Maintain accurate records and collect data on program operations and program effectiveness.
  • Produce and submit necessary reports, conduct performance measurement, and provide information for reports to the RSVP Director as required by the Corporation for National Service.
  • Coordinate advisory council meetings; type and mail meeting minutes and agendas.
  • Occasional (10-33%)

  • Attend required training events and staff meetings.
  • Promote public awareness of RSVP and promote volunteer opportunities.
  • Seek additional local financial support and in-kind support from the community for RSVP.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness as directed.
  • Ensure that all volunteers have rewarding and challenging volunteer experiences; provide opportunities for feedback from volunteers and provide ongoing recognition activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Ability to work well with people of all ages (not just seniors); familiar with Kossuth County organizations, public agencies and residents.
  • Must be creative in developing new projects and volunteer opportunities based on identified community needs.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to speak to community service organizations, city government bodies, and public agencies in an effort to raise awareness of the program.
  • Possess leadership, management and communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills (word processing and email) required.
  • Highly motivated and able to work without close supervision, but willing to accept direction and guidance from the director.
  • Represent Iowa Lakes Community College and RSVP in a most positive manner to employees, students, visitors and the general public.
  • SPECIAL DEMANDS: Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time with some local travel; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, crouching, pushing, and pulling occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting, carrying and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work constantly (67-100%). Required to travel locally utilizing personal vehicle.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services, counseling or related area preferred but not required. Successful experience in working with community organizations or agencies and with volunteers desired.

    SALARY: $11.60 / hr.

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