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Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist
LandPaths

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Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist

LandPaths

Job Summary

Wage
$20 per hour
Job Type
Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 17 days ago
Job Role
Community Management, Community Development
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-Exempt

HOURS: 20 hours per week, Weekend and Occasional Evening Hours Required

SALARY: $20 Per Hour; Competitive Benefits Package

REPORTS TO: Community Care Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

LandPaths seeks an individual with a passion for building a diverse, healthy and whole community connected with the land. The ideal candidate is driven, energetic and creative; excels in an active work environment, is committed to equity in access to nature, and loves the outdoors. The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist will provide day-to-day implementation of: LandPaths’ volunteer program to support volunteerism across all LandPaths’ work; TrekSonoma, a multi-day adventure program, organizing walking, biking or paddling trips across areas of the County, and; community enjoyment of LandPaths’ preserves and properties we manage to cultivate these places as “community hubs.” The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist is responsible for responding to numerous inquiries ranging from interested volunteers, to potential Trek participants, and individual and group interest in visiting LandPaths’ preserves and properties. The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist will support additional activities and events that cultivate connections with nature and each other, such as monthly pot-lucks, annual signature celebrations, and a volunteer thank you event. The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist will represent LandPaths during volunteer activities, and participate in other community building events in a manner that builds collaboration with individuals, corporate groups, and the broader community.

The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist will be a member of the Community Care Initiative dedicated to strengthening our shared purpose to steward the land, collectively celebrate its beauty, and renew and inspire awe. The Volunteer & Community Hub Specialist is responsible for knowing and implementing volunteer best practices and providing reflections on the effectiveness of the program and the volunteer experience. TrekSonoma responsibilities represent approximately ten percent of work hours, with seasonal variation.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Become trained on specific volunteer program, community hub, and TrekSonoma goals, approaches and methods;
  • Respond to public inquiries regarding volunteering, TrekSonoma and experiencing LandPaths preserves and properties;
  • Facilitate safe, responsible, fulfilling enjoyment of LandPaths preserves, gathering documentation and insurance, and communicating logistics to outside parties, partners and organizations;
  • Become knowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of LandPaths’ mission, strategic plan, preserves and community programs;
  • Develop and deepen through active listening and mutual understanding, relationships to engage and expand volunteer participation, advancing LandPaths’ goals;
  • Work as part of team across programs to facilitate a clear and consistent volunteer program, ensuring that volunteers and staff know what is expected and complete all necessary paperwork;
  • Foster a culture of volunteer empowerment, maintaining a welcoming environment for volunteers and creating meaningful volunteer experiences;
  • Track volunteer needs across the organization and coordinate with volunteer groups and interns to meet those needs;
  • Recruit and orient volunteers, through activities such as tabling, presenting to potential volunteer groups, screening, interviewing, and orienting volunteers;
  • Support volunteer retention by coordinating data tracking of volunteer hours and impact across organization and organizing volunteer recognition—gifts, perks, events, and other potential ways to support and encourage volunteers;
  • Coordinate TrekSonoma logistics including: calendar postings, registration, and communication with registrants pre-trek;
  • Communicate with corporate and other community partners to cultivate ongoing positive relationships.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

A successful candidate will likely have experience as a volunteer or working with volunteers, including the following qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for equity in access to nature;
  • Experience with volunteers;
  • Comfort and confidence in the outdoors, both alone and with groups;
  • Experience leading groups;
  • Detail oriented, well organized;
  • Strong communication skills: articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively, willing to have difficult conversations to build community;
  • Event coordination experience
  • Bi-lingual and/or having a significant cross-cultural experience or understanding;
  • HS diploma or equivalent, some college and or relevant work experience.

ATTRIBUTES

A successful candidate will embrace LandPaths’ values and culture, including the following:

  • Align with LandPaths’ values, inclusive of our commitment to fairness and equity;
  • Curious; enjoys learning and supporting the work of others;
  • Works best in busy work environment, managing multiple variables with divergent goals;
  • Flexible;
  • Enjoys contributing to a positive work environment; and,
  • Committed to growing community with nature.

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time position. Pay for this position begins at $20 per hour, and includes a benefits package.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should send a BRIEF AND SPECIFIC cover letter and resume to LandPaths ~ attn: HR, 618 4th Street, Suite 217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or hr@landpaths.org. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 27.

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