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Volunteer Coordinator
Category: Manager

Mounts Botanical Garden
West Palm Beach, Florida

Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013

Volunteer Coordinator

Mounts  Botanical Garden

The Volunteer  Coordinator is a part-time position reporting to the Director of Mounts Botanical Garden.  
• The  Volunteer Coordinator works  with Events Chair, Events  and Education Coordinators, Horticulture Supervisor and Master Gardener Coordinator.
Recruitment of new volunteers  while maintaining an existing base and a high level of retention
Achieving a high level of satisfaction of volunteers.
Ensuring success with our programs and events with a strong volunteer  presence and well
coordinated and executed effort.
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize the work of others.
Recruit  new volunteers
Training volunteers as needed
Manage and maintain volunteer records
Solving and dissipating conflicts with volunteers
Arranging  for and proper  placement of volunteers  at events and programs
Attend  and monitor all volunteer driven events
Attendance at events occasional outside normal hours
Create and execute with staff assistance two membership appreciation events each year
Exercising independent judgment and initiative when needed
Communication to volunteers  through well written letters, announcements and e-mail
Quick response  to volunteer  needs
Process  all volunteer expenses
General Duties and  Skills:
Demonstrate the highest standards of conduct, attitude and appearance
• Exhibit  tact, honesty and integrity
Assume or delete responsibilities based on Mounts Botanical Garden's  changing needs
Respond courteously to telephone calls or visitors when other staff is not available
Be available for occasional evening, special event and/ or weekend work
Understand and adhere to all applicable safety policies and procedures
General office administration duties as needed
Other  duties as assigned
College or associates degree preferred,  but high school diploma or equivalent accepted
Two years experience in volunteer  coordinating, sales or related work appropriated to the assignment
Proficient  in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel and knowledge database software helpful
Effective  ability to communicate  both orally and in writing
Duration: Part-time@ up to 24 hours per week, year-round
Apply  by:
Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements  to: R. .Allen Sistrunk, Director
Mounts Botanical Garden,  559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL  33415
Telephone (561) 233-1757

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