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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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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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