Job: Volunteer Coordinator

General Information
Position:
Volunteer Coordinator

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$12.00-$14.00

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

 

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Provides assistance to library administration and program coordinators by performing tasks relating to the recruiting, interviewing, placing, monitoring and recognizing of library volunteers. Work is performed under general direction and is reviewed through conferences and results obtained.  Position is funded and hired through the Clearwater Library Foundation.  Clearwater Public Library System Library Director supervises the position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Coordinates the functions of a comprehensive library volunteer program.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and communication of policy and procedures related to the volunteer program. 
  • Recruits and assists in the interview, selection and placement of volunteers for positions in all library locations.  Develops volunteer recruitment strategy with supporting recruitment materials.
  • Coordinates the application process paperwork and background checks.
  • Assists in identifying areas of potential volunteer assistance and in development of job descriptions.
  • Assists in the coordination of training for library staff on the use of volunteers; periodically updates library personnel on the program's purpose and policies.
  • Ensures that volunteers have necessary training and resources including workspace, materials, clear direction, and proper supervision.
  • Develops and maintains a method for volunteers to sign-in and insures open communication so that volunteers receive notices about training, special events, and new volunteer opportunities. Maintains records on volunteer activities.
  • Assists in organizing a publicity plan to keep advocacy groups and the community informed about the volunteer program. May make presentations to citizens, community agencies and organizations explaining and promoting the volunteer program.
  • Coordinates and assists in organizing volunteer recognition ceremonies and providing on-going support and recognition for volunteers.
  • Participates in the annual volunteer program evaluation.
  • Assists in the coordination of business and community partnerships.
  • Implements and monitors contractual agreements with outside agencies for volunteer services (e.g. RSVP); recommends additional agreements that will fulfill the Library mission.
  • Develops and maintains records and statistics on the extent, nature, and value of volunteer activities.
  • Performs related work as required.

  

COMPENSATION:

 

$12.00 - $14.00 per hour for 20 hours a week.  Schedule is flexible and may be adjusted to meet needs of the position.  May require occasional evenings and weekends.   Employee will be compensated for the 10 federal holidays at 4 hours a day.

  

Volunteer supervisory experience and general knowledge of libraries are preferred.

 


Education:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, plus one (1) year of experience in a library or related to or similar to the above mentioned duties and responsibilities.  Further education in a relevant area highly preferred.

 

Other Skills and abilities:

 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general information.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to deal with others in a courteous, professional, and tactful manner.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to resolve concerns and to adapt to interruptions, changes, and shifting needs without losing efficiency, effectiveness, or composure.
  • Proficiency in the use of current personal computer technologies, e.g., Internet research, word processors, spreadsheet applications, desktop publishing software, current operating systems, database applications, electronic mail.
  • Ability to establish procedures and to follow through to assure consistency in program goals.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-27-2017

Application deadline:
10-31-2017

Apply at:
http://www.myclearwater.com/government/city-departments/human-resources/apply-for-employment

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Part-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Clearwater Public Lbrary System

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
100 N. Osceola Ave.

Address 2:
Library Foundation

City:
Clearwater

Zip:
33755

County:
Pinellas


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Clearwater Public Lbrary System

Address:
100 N. Osceola Ave.

Address 2:
Library Foundation

City:
Clearwater

State:
FL

Zip:
33755

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Jennifer Obermaier

Contact Email:
Jennifer.Obermaier@myclearwater.com

Contact Phone:
727-562-4973

Contact Fax:
727-562-4977

How to apply

Please obtain application from Jennifer Obermaier at Jennifer.Obermaier@myclearwater.com or paula.chaplinsky@myclearwater.com

Please call Jennifer Obermaier at 727.562.4973 or Linda Rothstein at 727.562.4971


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