Regional Volunteer Coordinator
Reports to: Program Services and Volunteer Manager
Summary: Coordinates Meals on Wheels South Texas’s AmeriCorps Seniors American Rescue Plan (ARP) Senior Demonstration Project (SDP).
The Regional Volunteer Coordinator will be a significant changemaker in South Texas human services. Areas like Aransas and Goliad counties are scored by AARP at an over 80% risk of social isolation; our service area averages 62.96%, more than four times the score for the entire state of Texas. Loneliness is epidemic, and the incumbent will be on the front lines of fighting it.
About Us: Meals on Wheels South Texas aims to help seniors live nourished lives. We are a close-knit team that works closely with our dedicated volunteers to deliver on our mission. It’s rewarding work, providing satisfaction at being able to make a difference in people’s lives. We are growing fast, and we want new additions to the team who share our passion for service and are excited to grow with us.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the expansion of MOW South Texas’s senior companionship services to an 8-county region of South Texas (Victoria, Aransas, Refugio, Goliad, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, and Calhoun) under direction of the Program Services & Volunteer Manager and Executive Director.
Recruit, support, and evaluate senior (age 55+) volunteers in the 8-county region to meet the goals of the AmeriCorps federal grant opportunity and MOWSTx organizational mission, needs, and objectives.
Arrange for formal and regular volunteer recognition.
Ensure AmeriCorps Seniors ARP SDP grant requirements and milestones are met, including timely reporting of required fiscal, personnel, program, and volunteer data and that National Service Criminal History Checks are completed for all covered staff and volunteers.
Adhere to, administer, and enforce Meals on Wheels South Texas’s established policies and procedures, including fiscal, personnel, volunteer, and participant behavior.
Attend trainings and conferences as assigned, including those conducted or authorized by AmeriCorps Seniors.
Develop and maintain close coordination and relationships with community partners throughout the Project service delivery area to ensure project success.
Maintain and promote a positive, cooperative environment for volunteers, clients, and staff.
Communicate openly, effectively, and timely with Executive Director, Program Services and Volunteer Manager, and other agency staff.
Perform other duties as assigned or as they become apparent.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with multiple constituencies, Comfortable giving oral presentations and trainings.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and provide culturally competent services.
Prior experience working with public.
Ability to maintain client and agency confidentiality.
Ability to exercise judgement, schedule work around multiple demands, and adjust priorities based on emergent conditions.
Computer proficient and comfortable learning new software systems and programs.
Regional travel is a requirement of this position: reliable personal transportation; valid Texas driver’s license; and driving record that meets agency guidelines required.
Ability to attend occasional after-hours and weekend meetings/events.
Ability to pass required criminal background checks.
Training or experience working with older adults and volunteers.
4-year degree (Or 2-year degree with 2 years’+ relevant experience).
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
Work is performed in an office environment, in client homes of unknown condition, and on the road throughout the service delivery area.
Employee will frequently sit, stand, move, reach with hands and arms, present, and converse.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Must drive to and from various locations and repeatedly get in and out of vehicle as needed.
Must be able to lift, load, and unload 25 pounds, and operate typical office equipment (computer, copier, etc.).
Willingness to work in all weather conditions.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary: $32,000; 35 hours/week (8-3, M-F)
15 days PTO (Paid Time Off) first year
Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 1 month
401k eligibility with employer match after 3 months
Daily staff lunch (Mon-Fri) provided by MOWSTx kitchen (see daily menu on our website)