Volunteer Coordinator

Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Program: Sexual Assault Response Services (SARS)
Report To: Program Director

Qualifications:
  • High School Graduate or equivalent;
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or other human services related field or two (2) years’ experience in related field;
  • Minimum of two years in victim services and a knowledge and understanding of sexual violence;
  • Minimum of two years of public speaking experience;
  • Knowledge of trauma informed supportive services for sexual assault victims of all ages;
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to all forms of harassment, dating violence and sexual assault;
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the unique circumstances of underserved populations and to survivors of sexual assault;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well in a crisis situation;
  • Serve as a stable non-judgmental role model;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Ability to be accountable to peers and community;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Duties:
  • Conduct and/or facilitate the State required domestic violence/sexual assault training for advocates, community members and staff;
  • Establish a training program for the community and local high schools on dating violence, assault and domestic violence;
  • Conduct and/or facilitate sexual assault/domestic violence training in private/charter/public schools;
  • Establish relationships with local high schools;
  • Schedule awareness presentations with local high schools;
  • Recruit and maintain community resources to assist in trainings;
  • Promote and advertise for sexual assault/domestic violence training;
  • Develop public awareness and education presentations, brochures, public service announcements to be used at schools, community centers and other public forums that are designed to inform crime victims of specific rights and services;
  • Assist and attend community events with program resources;
  • Identify volunteer opportunities within the organization;
  • Manage volunteer application process;
  • Conduct background investigations for potential volunteers;
  • Maintain volunteer records: including applications, background check, emergency contact information, hours, record of training and other pertinent documents;
  • Communicate with staff to assess volunteer needs, scheduling and specific program involvement;
  • Set up and manage a database to track volunteers, their interest and availability;
  • Supervise the efforts of the volunteers in providing direct services to the clients.
Requirements:
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment pending on drug screen), 40-hour Domestic Violence training and CPR/First Aid certification.
Hours: Monday – Friday/ 8am – 5pm
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