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You Can Vote seeks full or part-time Volunteer Directors residing in Mecklenburg, Guilford or Wake County.  Candidates must have at least five years of successful experience in administration/management, community, issue, labor, or  political organizing. Must have demonstrated record of outstanding organizational and communication skills, and have meticulous attention to detail. Candidates must work well in a team and independently, and have experience building and managing effective teams. The position requires volunteer recruitment, training and management, reliable transportation, a commitment to non-partisan engagement with the public, and a willingness to work evening and weekend hours. 

Responsibilities

The Volunteer Director oversees the recruitment, training and management of You Can Vote (YCV) volunteers to educate, register and empower eligible voters to navigate the voting rules and cast their ballot. Volunteer Directors must have the skill set to successfully:

  • Manage, develop and coordinate a local YCV volunteer leadership team

  • Work with YCV Leaders to plan and execute volunteer recruitment, education, and registration events at various sites in the community. This can involve coordination with a point person at the site and may include mailing/presenting information on the program’s non-profit status, agreements on timing and use of the facility, negotiation on timing and placement of YCV volunteers.

  • Use the agency’s software to post events on the program’s website

  • Coordinate with Program Director on timing and content of email and social media communications to volunteers to encourage sign-ups

  • Ensure every event has a trained Captain; the Captain has received RSVPs from volunteers who have signed up

  • Promote events by contacting volunteers to encourage them to sign up, and to answer questions about  events and YCV practices

  • Coordinate with YCV’s Phonebank Leader to create call lists of volunteers for events and activities and ensure reminder calls are made to volunteers

  • Coordinate with YCV’s Materials and Logistics Coordinator(s) to assure there are sufficient materials for upcoming events

  • Notify leaders about volunteers who may need to be removed or volunteers who Captains recommend for advancement

  • Communicate to Captains any issues with event locations/partners

  • Serve as event Captain to work with new volunteers and new Captains to train and mentor them

  • Respond to requests for information, notify YCV leaders as appropriate, and direct new volunteers to sign up

  • Represent the organization's values while working in the community and follow all best practice guidelines and quality control procedures

  • Insure integrity of YCV’s communication with voters and volunteers

  • Record and report feedback from community sites, voters and volunteers and recommend procedures for improvement

  • Ensure organization's local goals are achieved

Other duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Experience

The Volunteer Director needs to be a self-starter, willing to work with a wide variety of volunteers and in a wide range of community settings. Must be comfortable working with databases and be willing to learn new technology. The successful candidate needs patience and a sense of humor, a sharp eye for detail and careful follow-up. YCV is looking for a team player who is passionate about building a non-partisan campaign for long-term civic involvement.

 

The ideal candidates will show:

  • Deep interest in social, economic and political justice in North Carolina

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment

  • Demonstrated record of training and mentoring of people

  • Dual language skills a plus, especially Spanish

 

People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. You will work with experienced volunteers and community organizers, in a rapidly growing organization with a 40 year history of progressive community action.

To apply send resume and cover letter with the title "VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR APPLICATION" to Kate@youcanvote.org. 


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