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End Slavery Tennessee

Volunteer and Events Coordinator

End Slavery Tennessee

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Job Summary

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: End Slavery Tennessee (ESTN) was founded in 2012 as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization for the purpose of community awareness and education. Since the founding, ESTN has grown to become one of the premier human trafficking survivor service agencies in the nation. On average, the agency receives over 250+ requests for service and assistance each year and maintains a total case load of over 40+ survivors living on our property or in the community. We hire and appoint persons who are committed to our mission to promote healing of human trafficking survivors and strategically confront the crime in our state. We strive to create an environment of faith and spirituality to restore hope and a lifetime of community. We are an agency committed to trauma-informed principles and seek to promote an environment focused around a diverse and inclusive team – all working towards the mission and vision of the organization.

JOB SUMMARY: The Volunteer and Events Coordinator will create and implement opportunities for the community to engage with the mission of ESTN through volunteerism, awareness, education, and fundraising. This person will work with the External Relations team to conceive and implement awareness and fundraising events. The position will work closely with the Assistant Director of External Relations to plan and execute a minimum of two major fundraising events throughout the year.

Job Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer Program:

  • Build strong relationships with agency volunteers and cultivate a positive volunteer experience.
  • Coordinate with direct service, external relations, and administrative staff to continuously evaluate agency needs to determine appropriate volunteer engagement opportunities.
  • Plan and implement one-time group volunteer opportunities to engage corporate, faith-based, and civic partners.
  • Recruit, interview, and train agency volunteers to best work in a trauma-informed environment
  • Manage and maintain all volunteer paperwork.
  • Coordinate with staff on other community engagement opportunities including ESTN’s meal train, agency needs list, etc.

Events:

  • Organizes and oversees all official awareness events with the goal of increasing community awareness of human trafficking (4-6 a year).
  • Organizes and oversees all events initiated by ESTN, including the annual fundraiser, Voices of Freedom (2-3 events per year).
  • Serve as point of contact for third party events.
  • Manage timelines, budgets, vendor relationships, contracts.
  • Coordinate with External Relations team to advertise events.
  • Serve as point person for sponsorships and silent auctions.

All positions at ESTN interact with survivors of human trafficking from day to day. This issue is sensitive and complex. Every employee is trained in trauma-informed and strength-based approaches in order to connect with and build appropriate and encouraging relationships with survivors. We strive to create a completely judgement free work environment. Empathy, compassion, and the ability to deal with difficult situations is a must for anyone who works at ESTN.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is carried out primarily in an office setting with intermittent sitting, standing, walking and some light physical activity or out in the field. Most work is performed while sitting and using the computer, phone and engaged in face-to-face conversation with staff and/or volunteers. Regular car travel required (must operate both personal and staff vehicle).

Work hours are primarily daytime but does require some night or weekend work for meetings and events.

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS:

  • Volunteers and community partners
  • External Relations and Direct Service teams

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience implementing community and fundraising events
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Proficient computer skills required, including: Excel, Outlook, Windows
  • People-oriented with demonstrated ability to build rapport and gain trust with diverse populations
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, as required by law and in the best interest of survivors, donors and the organization as a whole
  • Fast learner, ability to problem solve, and capacity for hard work
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license, state-required driver’s insurance and access to reliable personal transportation
  • Able to excel in a team atmosphere
  • General knowledge about the issue of human trafficking or intersecting traumas

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Initial and subsequent random drug screening is required as per agency policy.
  2. A background check is required.
  3. Must be willing and able to embrace and exemplify our core values.

JOB TYPE:

Full-time, 8am-4pm (willing to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed). Some travel may be required.

Additional Information

Benefits

Benefits:

  • Healthcare stipend – $500.00/month. Eligible after 30 days of employment.
  • $150.00/month reimbursement for therapy
  • 120 hours PTO accrued 10 hours/ month. Eligible after 30 days of employment.
  • 96 hours sick leave accrued 4 hours/ pay period. Eligible after 30 days of employment.
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 4 floating holidays
  • Short term disability, Long-term disability, AD&D and Life insurance
  • Employer 403b match up to 1% of salary based on employee contributions and dependent on annual board vote. Eligible after 6 months of employment.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to creed@endslaverytn.org with your name and title of position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls accepted for this position.

Website: https://www.endslaverytn.org

Fax: (615) 806-6994

PO Box 160069 Nashville, TN 37216-0069

**End Slavery Tennessee recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.**

Details

  • Date Posted: October 24, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 11/21/2022
  • Salary Range: 38000-44000
  • Working Hours: M-F 8am-4pm