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Project Connect Nashville

Volunteer Coordinator, North Nashville

Project Connect Nashville

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Job Summary

Project Connect Nashville breaks the poverty cycle through relationships, resources, and education in partnership with the local church.

The Volunteer Coordinator is essential for communicating the Project Connect Nashville mission to the church, and inspiring believers to love and care for the poor. This position is responsible for ensuring the volunteer needs are met at PCN’s North Nashville location and playing a vital role in the development and implementation of projects and events that provide opportunities for volunteers to serve and connect with local impoverished communities. The ideal candidate is outgoing with a lot of energy, an ability to keep up with fast-paced environments, and quickly builds relationships with volunteers and community members at events through putting them at ease and directing volunteer teams to meet needs.

Job Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that volunteer needs are met for programs at PCN’s North Nashville location including recruitment of meal deliverers, storehouse workers, classroom allies, and more
  • Work with the construction manager to understand tornado re-build projects, ensure volunteer needs are met for re-building, connect church groups to service opportunities and manage those relationships and details as volunteer groups serve
  • Manage online sign-up forms to recruit for and organize volunteer opportunities for regular programming, projects, and events
  • Utilize social media and email blast to recruit and engage volunteers (in cooperation with Communications Manager)
  • Recruit for and organize Volunteer Equipping Sessions in North Nashville every quarter
  • Minister to volunteers through communication about the nature and challenges of poverty and help volunteers dream and understand the impact they can have
  • Adopt the P-E-O model for volunteer development – participate > engage > own
  • In partnership with program staff, oversee planning and execution of outreach events in the community, including the recruitment and management of volunteers and church partners to execute events (events can include Health Fair, Lighting of the Green, VBS, etc)
  • Work with program staff to brainstorm additional ways to serve the community in need and deepen the connection to the church and PCN
  • Collaborate with fundraiser committees to ensure that volunteer needs are met at fundraiser events

General:

  • Attend regular staff meetings and address successes, needs, or concerns
  • In collaboration with PCN staff, communicate effectively with local congregations and community organizations regarding mission and outreach opportunities and help the church re-think how it connects and does outreach
  • Attend professional development trainings with Mission Increase Foundation and other organizations to become further equipped for ministry
  • Assist leadership with tracking data useful for reporting to churches, granting agencies and other stakeholders
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration with volunteers by empowering and encouraging them as they build relationships with clients
  • Additional duties, as assigned

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Passionate about Christian ministry to the under-served and in full agreement with PCN’s mission and core values
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Servant heart
  • Outgoing personality comfortable in many situations
  • Able to think quickly on one’s feet and improvise
  • Graphic design skills a plus  

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Ministry-minded and team-oriented workplace

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Zach Bevill at zach@projectconnectnashville.org

Details

  • Date Posted: February 15, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/week; Daytime: Monday-Friday, occassional Saturdays (exact hours TBD)