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Volunteer Coordinator

DSI Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Target Candidate Profile: This position requires the candidate to supervise DSI’s in-office volunteers Monday through Thursday from 9:00 – 2:00 and requires a flexible schedule with frequent evening or weekend meetings. The candidate must be able to get along well with people and positively represent Down Syndrome Indiana within the community. The ideal candidate will have great people skills and be able to positively represent Down Syndrome Indiana when speaking to professionals. The ability to clearly express oneself through writing is very important to the position as well as the ability to speak in front of a large group.

In addition, the candidate must be a team player, flexible and open to change, and possess a desire to serve Down Syndrome Indiana customers in an excellent manner, believe deeply in the mission of Down Syndrome Indiana and be willing to learn new skills related to their field.

Wages and benefits:      $15.00 per hour

Down Syndrome Indiana relies heavily on volunteers to assist us in accomplishing our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Indiana Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for all things volunteer related. This includes but is not limited to creating volunteer job descriptions, soliciting and recruiting new volunteers, communicating with current volunteers, volunteer oversight, training, acknowledgment and reporting and events. Examples of items included in this position include (but are not limited to)…

  • Recruiting, training and recognizing volunteers;
  • Maintaining volunteer records;
  • Publishing and distributing newsletter;
  • Ad hoc tasks as requested by Executive Director

I have read and understand the job description as presented. I also understand that Down Syndrome Indiana is a small office and all staff members are likely to be called upon to help out during major events. I further understand and acknowledge that as the organization grows my job description will change to adapt to the needs of the organization. I may at any time request to sign a revised job description to reflect these new responsibilities.

Interested? Please send your resume and formal interest to our team by July 31st, 2022!

Buddy Walk Coordinator

Buddy Walk Coordinator Job Description

Target Candidate Profile: This PART-TIME position is responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of Buddy Walk® Indianapolis. Buddy Walk® Indianapolis is the largest Down syndrome awareness, advocacy, and fundraising event in the state of Indiana. This candidate must be flexible, able to speak in front of large groups, and be able to multitask, and be highly organized.

Wages and benefits:      $15.00 per hour

Overall responsibility for execution of the Buddy Walk® events. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• assisting staff
• tracking event reservations
• monitoring event budget
• evaluating outcomes
1. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all events, conducts post event evaluations and prepares final event reports.
2. Prepare event budgets and progress reports.
3. Maintain records and data bases related to special events. Enter pledges and reservations in database program and make regular reports. Responsible for recruiting and managing event sponsors and donors.
4. Attend and actively participate in regular meetings of the event committees.
5. Serve as a liaison between DSI, vendors, suppliers, sponsors, underwriters, product donors, etc.
6. Coordinate with key personnel to provide publicity for events.
7. Work positively with volunteers, assisting and supporting their involvement in work assignments, whenever appropriate.
8. A professional and positive attitude is expected at all times while interacting with peers, co-workers and the public.
9.Perform any additional duties and/or assume other responsibilities as delegated by Executive Director to ensure a successful event.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:
• Must be highly organized and self-driven;
• Extraordinary aptitude for dealing with people, always maintaining a friendly, courteous, and professional demeanor;
• Strong problem solving skills;
• Excellent oral communication skills, and writing ability;
• Proficiency in accuracy, detail, and follow-up;
• Ability to multi-task; handle stressful situations and constant deadline pressures;
• Budgeting experience;
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including long hours around special event time ;
• Display original thinking and creativity;
• Meets challenges with resourcefulness, makes timely decisions and deadlines;
• Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments;
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;
• Must be an advanced and competent user of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Interested? Please send your resume and formal interest to our team by July 31st, 2022!

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