Volunteer Coordinator

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Volunteer Coordinator

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

CJSW 90.9 FM, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is hiring for the position of volunteer coordinator.

The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, a natural team-builder and a dedicated organizer. The successful candidate for this role will possess an interest in recruiting and empowering CJSW’s diverse and ever-changing volunteer membership to thrive in a truly unique environment.

This position also requires strong multi-tasking and administrative skills, excellent communication, both verbal and written, patience and a good sense of humour.

The volunteer coordinator position will start as soon as possible and is contracted for a period of one year with the potential of extension. This position is based on a 37.5 hour workweek that generally follows a Wednesday to Sunday schedule. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends on occasion. The volunteer coordinator reports to the station manager.

Duties Include:

  • Working with other CJSW staff to engage, manage and lead 250+ volunteers of varying backgrounds, engagement and experience levels.
  • Working with staff and senior volunteers to develop volunteer recruitment, intake and training systems.
  • Performing daily reception tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, giving tours of the station, and processing Funding Drive pledges.
  • Developing talent and dedication within the volunteer base, with a particular focus on recruiting volunteers among current undergraduate students at the University of Calgary.
  • Working with all CJSW staff to foster rewarding volunteer opportunities.
  • Collaborating with all departments on how to effectively engage with CJSW’s volunteer executive.
  • Engaging with staff and volunteers to effectively utilize CJSW’s volunteer management software, Better Impact.
  • Working with all departments to utilize volunteers to help plan, prepare and execute events, such as CJSW’s annual Halloween party, McHugh House events, and other special activations as they arise.
  • Preparing reports on volunteer activity, engagement and recognition.
  • Understanding and fostering the ever-changing culture of CJSW.
  • Acting as the front-line representative of the organization to volunteers and guests.
  • Fostering a safe work environment by implementing safety recommendations as CJSW’s designated occupational health and safety representative.
  • Other duties as required.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Someone who is comfortable working as a mentor and manager of people.
  • Big-hearted, open-minded and passionate.
  • Organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • A strong listener, with skills in conflict resolution.
  • A natural self-starter with an interest in learning and teaching.
  • Enjoys developing and implementing new ideas.
  • Interested in community-building, underground culture and alternative media.


  • A clear and accurate understanding of CJSW’s culture, and the station’s place in the Calgary community.
  • Experience with volunteer-powered environments.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and leadership skills.
  • Post-secondary education is an asset but is not required.
  • Experience working with members of vulnerable populations, i.e youth and those with disabilities.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Experience with audio and/or video production and engineering is an asset

In return for your extraordinary talents, we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, at 5:00pm MST
Position Start Date: Negotiable for the right candidate. Early December 2020 is preferred.

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to manager@cjsw.com.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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