Volunteer Manager

Posted Date: February 27, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington
Position Summary:
The Volunteer Manager in partnership with the Associate Vice President-Director, Field Philanthropy will focus on increasing the philanthropic capacity of the State Advisory Boards in order to ensure the long term sustainability of the organization and their respective field offices. The Volunteer Manager is responsible for identifying, recommending and tracking best practices and performance metrics, develop system(s) for staff learning/sharing and in partnership with the AVP, Director, Field Philanthropy and SVP, Field Programs determine board recruitment and development priorities. The position will also serve as liaison between the field and the Volunteer Leadership team as well as serve on the National Leadership Conference planning team.
70%      Advisory Board Support:  Establish baseline for advisory board performance, adoption of guidelines and current best practices. Research industry standards and best practices and provide recommendations. Design and facilitate the sharing of best practices, processes and policies across the organization as it relates to State Advisory Boards. Develop and track State Advisory Board performance measurements.  Collaborate with Field Leadership, State Directors and Directors of Philanthropy to identify recruitment and development priorities by market.
10%      Volunteer Leadership Coordination: Collaborate with Volunteer Leadership team on the logistics and content development for the quarterly advisory board chair calls. Serve as liaison between Volunteer Leadership and Field teams to share information and feedback ensuring alignment between state advisory boards and the national board.
15%      National Leadership Conference Planning: The conference focus brings together advisory board members from across the country to learn, share and inspire!  This role will serve as a member of the planning team which includes, central events, marketing and volunteer departments. 
5%       Other duties as assigned or required.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or High School Diploma with 5 years directly applicable experience
  • Minimum of 4+ years working with national non-profit and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Experience working with local and national governance, non-profit advisory boards
  • Experience establishing metrics, gleaning insights and reporting/recommending strategies that achieve goals
  • Experience researching and implementing best practices
  • Experience developing and organizing event programs and organizing meetings
  • Experience working with volunteers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Self-motivated; able to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; and can perform successfully without regular supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours with 10-15% travel required.  Some evenings and weekend work may be required.
  • Understands acceptance policies and ensures ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.  High integrity and commitment to personal and professional excellence.
  • Interest and commitment to The Trust for Public Land’s mission.
  • Other duties as required