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Volunteer Program Coordinator

Posting Date: 8/22/17

(Full-time, exempt role with a Tuesday through Saturday work week)

St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati provides spiritual, emotional and material assistance to neighbors in need through a network of staff and parish-based volunteers. As a local organization that maintains the front line of emergency aid for neighbors in need, our ability to impact Cincinnati neighborhoods is unparalleled. We accomplish this by consistently drawing inspiration from our history, values, beliefs and founding principles. Although part of an international organization, St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati is very much grounded in grassroots engagement…making volunteers an integral component of our mission execution.


1.Develop and implement volunteer strategy to ensure effective operations of several SVDP services and events while help grow the organization’s capacity to increase access to its programs and services

A. Recruit:

  • Consult with the organization’s staff on an ongoing basis to understand volunteer needs and requirements
  • Proactively identify appropriate volunteers for the organization’s needs and ensure diverse volunteer populations are considered
  • Manage interview/assessment and placement process for new volunteers at the Outreach Centers and Thrift Stores
  • Integrate opportunities for Conference Vincentians to deepen their experience‚Äč

B. Schedule:

  • Respond to all volunteer inquiries within 24 hours
  • Obtain contact information from all individuals and groups
  • Schedule all groups and individuals on organization-wide Volunteer Calendar

C. Train:

  • Refine and update volunteer policies and procedures
  • Maintain Volunteer Handbook
  • Welcome volunteers, both individuals and groups, and ensure orientations are given prior to the start of their assignments
  • Provide continuing education for consistent volunteers

D. Supervise:

  • Ensure that there is staff supervision and support for all volunteers
  • Train staff on how to interact/work with volunteers both efficiently and effectively

E. Appreciate/Retain:  

  • Responsible for promptly following up with volunteers to express appreciation and gather feedback
  • Manage the entry of volunteer information into the organization’s database
  • Work with Outreach Center Program Manager on development and implementation of appropriate volunteer appreciation
  • Help identify opportunities for volunteers to progress in participation

2. Support SVDP’s Development and Community Relations efforts

  • Assist in developing and implementing strategy to encourage volunteers to become even more engaged in the organization
  • Develop and facilitate meaningful volunteer opportunities for current and new donors
  • Help identify volunteer stories and photo opportunities, and create reports highlighting the impact of volunteers
  • Conduct research on incoming volunteers; inform and involve members of Development team, when appropriate
  • With support from the Community Relations/Development team, develop appropriate communications, emphasizing the organization’s needs and a call to action, for different volunteers/groups and be comfortable delivering this messaging
  • Assist Community Relations team by recruiting and supervising volunteers for all SVDP special events, including events outside normal business hours
  • Recruit, create schedule and supervise all volunteers for drives and distributions, including those outside normal business hours

3. Educate community on SVDP’s mission

  • The Volunteer Program Coordinator must be comfortable in developing and presenting material that is based on Catholic teaching and beliefs
  • Tailor and coordinate SVDP formation opportunities for volunteers
  • Field inquiries of people wanting to get involved with SVDP in some capacity
  • Communicate regularly – newsletter, emails, in person – to ensure volunteers know what is going on within the entire organization
  • Model our mission – serve others with care and compassion, and be comfortable discussing spiritual life with volunteers
  • Represent the organization in public as needed

4. Assist Outreach Center Program Manager with annual programming and other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience
  • History of successful program implementation and development
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; with emphasis on effectively relating to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds are necessary
  • Valid driver’s license, and willingness to travel in the Cincinnati area as programming dictates.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35lbs
  • Ability to see for purposes of reading printed material
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Ability to speak so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation, both in person and over the telephone

St. Vincent de Paul provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Vincent de Paul complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Outreach Center Program Manager

Application Information:

Candidates should forward current resume & cover letter, reference contacts, and salary expectations to:

Andrew Levers
Outreach Center Program Manager
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati District Council
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
alevers@svdpcincinnati.org  - please put “Volunteer Program Coordinator” in subject of email.

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