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Volunteer Center Coordinator/GA

Date inactive: 5/31/2013

Employing Department: Career Services & Student Activities

Contact: Rebecca Emery


Job Title: Volunteer Center Coordinator/GA

Job Description:
A Graduate Assistantship (tuition & stipend) is available in the Career Services/Student Activities Offices for the academic year of 2013-14. The GA will receive extensive training and is expected to work 20 hours per week, spread over at least 3 days. Occasional weekends, evening and event attendance will also be required. This assistantship requires the willingness to serve students in an excellent manner as well as the ability to professionally interact with students and agencies in person and on the phone and via email. The GA will help establish and maintain a Student Volunteer Center. This will include: Interacting with community partners (community Nonprofit agencies) and maintain close working relationships with several key community volunteer clearinghouses (for example: ShoreCan) Managing databases of agency information, volunteer needs/requests and individual volunteer sign-up procedures Maintaining a website Counseling or advising individual student volunteers as well as working with clubs and organizations to meet their volunteer goals Publicizing the Volunteer Center in such a way that gets students to know and understand the functions of the Volunteer Center. Determine a volunteer Opportunity of the Week and publicize it on the SU TV. Become familiar with other existing Student Volunteer Centers at Universities so as to ascertain best practices. This research would be the basis for developing and designing policies and procedures to run a Student Volunteer center. Research the volunteer habits of SU students by collecting data on the volunteers, analyzing this data in a way that produces statistics that tell us how many students volunteer, the nature and duration of their volunteer activities, their satisfaction with these volunteer activities etc. The research will be such that data will be able to be sorted by a number of criteria (athletic, Greek or club affiliation, race, sex, etc.) This data analysis will be the foundation for further research on student volunteers and agency participation. Represent/make presentations about the SU Volunteer Center in the Community and on-campus. Develop service projects to kick off the school year with new, incoming students. A grad student interested in community service, volunteering, or the nonprofit world would be particularly suited for this position. This position will work with a University committee as well as both the Directors of Career Services and Student Activities. In addition to being customer-oriented it would be beneficial to have some knowledge of Publisher, Excel, FrontPage and Access, good knowledge of Word is required. Candidates from all Masters Program are encouraged to apply.

Location: Student Activites Office

Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to
raemery@salisbury.edu no later than april 22.

Majors Required: All