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Volunteer Coordinator

CJSW 90.9 FM, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is hiring for the position of Volunteer Coordinator for a two-year contract.

The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, a natural team-builder, a motivated and innovative self-starter, and have an interest in enabling CJSW’s diverse and ever-changing volunteer membership to thrive in a truly unique environment. This position requires strong organizational 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 two years. This position is based on a 37.5 hour work week that generally follows a Tuesday-Saturday cycle. The successful candidate must have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends on occasion. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Station Manager.

This position will entail:

  • Working with other CJSW staff to engage, manage and lead 250+ volunteers of varying backgrounds 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, and working with all CJSW staff to foster rewarding volunteer opportunities.
  • Collaborating with all departments on how to effectively motivate CJSW’s volunteer-led 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.
  • Preparing reports on volunteer activity, engagement and recognition.
  • Understanding the culture of CJSW, and act as the front-line representative of the organization to volunteers and guests.
  • Other duties as required.


  • A clear and accurate understanding of CJSW’s culture, and our impact in the Calgary community.
  • Experience with volunteer-powered environments.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and leadership skills are a must.
  • Proven mentorship and event-management experience is an asset.
  • Post-secondary education is an asset but is not required.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • An interest in underground music or alternative media is an asset.
  • Conflict resolution and people management skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with many types of people.

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, March 26, 2018, at 5:00pm
Position Start Date: Early April 2018

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to

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