Location: Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners – Elgin Site (450 Sunset Drive Suite 229, St. Thomas with travel required within Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin County) and some remote from home Status:Full-Time, 18-month Contract, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend work required. About you: You are an enthusiastic, highly organized people person with a passion for working with diverse groups of people, older adults, and those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. You have experience coordinating and working with a volunteer team. You enjoy working with a multi-disciplinary team and utilize your excellent interpersonal skills. You are a natural with computers and your written and verbal communication skills are first-rate. You are an enthusiastic, highly organized individual with a demonstrated ability to deliver accuracy and attention to detail in your work. You manage your time well and you are able to problem-solve through challenging situations and unexpected circumstances
Position Summary: In this position, the Volunteer Specialist will recruit, screen, coordinate volunteers for programs, in-home recreation, education, events, administration, and fund development activities for the Society. The Volunteer Specialist will also provide feedback and recognition for all volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Recruit, screen, provide orientation and coordinate appropriate training, feedback and appreciation for all volunteers;
Monitor volunteers’ performance and recommend additional training, as needed;
Ensure appropriate recognition of volunteers (e.g. Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, internal and external award nominations, National Volunteer Appreciation Week, etc.);
Attend quarterly program meetings and follow up with clinical staff as required;
Attend community events and facilitate presentations to assist in the marketing of volunteer services at the Society;
Liaise with community partners in conjunction with the program, education, and fund development staff
Update Volunteer database, to enter all volunteer information, track hours and programs
Completed post-secondary education in Volunteer Management and/or Human Resources or equivalent;
Minimum 2 years experience working in the field of volunteer management
Ability to work independently and with volunteers, staff and community partners;
Experience working with volunteer databases;
Flexibility to represent the Society at events and programs, some of which occur outside of regular work hours;
Maintain a high level of confidentiality
Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias;
Experience working with persons with dementia and/or their families;
Knowledge and working understanding of Microsoft Suite of software;
Working Conditions: Work in office / some remote work from home. General office duties, typing, filing, occasional lifting / carrying 25lbs, reaching, bending, walking, sitting, and standing. Freedom of movement throughout the day. Some travel required.
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