Horizons for Youth enables Chicago students of all academic ability levels to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Founded in 1990, we are Chicago’s only organization providing a comprehensive suite of wraparound services and tuition support beginning in kindergarten and continuing through college graduation.
For more information, visit www.horizons-for-youth.org
The Volunteer Coordinator will support the volunteer recruitment and retention efforts of Horizons for Youth. In general, the Volunteer Coordinator will help to advance the growth efforts of the organization by meeting the volunteer needs of the organization.
The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit volunteers from the community and place them within the organization. He or she will work with the Program Managers to ensure that the mentoring and tutoring needs of all students are being met. The Volunteer Coordinator will also recruit ad hoc volunteers for events and corporate volunteer days. In an organization that relies heavily on volunteer support, this work will be crucial to recruiting and maintaining a strong volunteer base.
The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly to the Vice President of Programs. However, the Volunteer Coordinator will also work with the program team in areas that overlap to include both families and volunteers, and to ensure that the training needs of all volunteers are being met.
The Volunteer Coordinator position is full time with a work schedule of 40 hours per week. At least one Saturday of every month is a required work day for hosting volunteers and supporting Program Managers, as needed during outings and fundraising events. Flexibility is needed, as later evening hours are often required to meet with potential volunteers. Additional hours are needed during peak periods. A comp time policy is in place to allow staff members to balance their schedules.
The position includes paid vacation and health, dental, and life insurance benefits, with 100% of employee premiums paid by Horizons for Youth.
Individual Volunteer Recruitment
Corporate & Group Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Supervision, Maintenance, and Retention
Mentor Orientation and Training
Special Events Volunteer Management
Email your resume and cover letter to Meghan Colgan, Vice President of Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is a key member of the Horizons for Youth staff and is integral to the development of the organization and our ability to meet our growth goals. As such, they will be responsible for producing extensive written communications and for contributing to strategy and relationship development for corporate, foundation and individual donors. This role will work closely with the development team to support the implementation of a diversified development strategy aimed at raising $2.5 million this fiscal year.
Minimum requirements of position:
Successful candidates will possess excellent writing skills and direct experience in written communications for corporate, foundation and/or individual donors. Candidates should be efficient, organized, forward-thinking, proactive, and able to interact at all levels of the organization. They should be willing and able to work within a budget and to develop creative strategies and partnerships as needed to meet the organization’s needs. In addition, the following qualifications are required:
Email your resume and cover letter to Stephenie Lazarus, Development Director, at email@example.com