Director of Volunteer Recruitment

Atlanta, GA
Nov 06, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level


Job title: Director of Volunteer Recruitment

Job Summary

The Director of Volunteer Recruitment is responsible for establishing meaningful corporate and community partnerships that create a pipeline of volunteers, as well as children and youth, for the agency’s mentoring programs. The Director of Volunteer Recruitment will set the strategy for long-term and short-term growth in volunteer recruitment, and manage key relationships which will drive that growth. This position will work closely with the resource development team in identifying and cultivating corporate prospects.

Essential Functions

  • Design and implement a multi-year volunteer recruitment plan to support the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Analyze the need for volunteers based on geography, gender, and special needs of children on the waiting list, and establish meaningful partnerships to help meet that need.
  • Build awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta through presentations, speaking engagements, in-person meetings, and networking with corporations, schools/educators, civic organizations,  faith-based institutions and other community groups.
  • Manage the Recruitment Committee of the Young Leaders Council, so that their efforts add value to the agency’s recruiting plan.
  • Analyze volunteer recruitment methods and strategies to determine effectiveness, and adjust plans accordingly.
  • Create and cultivate partnerships with corporations, civic organizations, colleges, faith communities and other groups in order to recruit volunteers and raise awareness.
  • Manage online recruitment sources.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to create print materials and website/social media messaging for volunteer recruitment.
  • Create and cultivate partnership with schools, non-profits and other organizations for the referrals of children.
  • Lead and/or participate in agency information sessions, open houses, and orientation events both on and off site.
  • Track and evaluate results of recruitment and outreach efforts. Provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports for both volunteer recruitment and youth outreach efforts and forecast returns on upcoming efforts.
  • Participate in Agency events and perform additional tasks assigned by the Director of Program Services.
  • Supervise the Recruitment Specialist and other staff members as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Marketing, Communications or related field.

Schedule: Must be able and willing to work nights as needed and two Saturdays per month.

Knowledge Requirements:  Excellent written and verbal skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office; self-starter who can work independently and take initiative; is flexible, adaptable, and organized.

Preferred Credentials: Bi-lingual (Conversational Spanish)

Experience: Minimum 3-5 years working in sales, non-profit, or volunteer management. Management experience preferred.

Special Information: Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license.  Traveling throughout Metro Atlanta up to 75% of the time.

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