Current Job Opportunities at ALIVE!

Founded in 1969 as a grassroots movement led by faith-based organizations and community leaders in response to growing concerns about poverty and hunger in their City. ALIVE! is a volunteer-governed 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to people in Alexandria. Its recent work to prevent and assist people facing eviction in the City of Alexandria is one of six programs currently run by ALIVE! and has helped people stay housed and recover funds to support their housing. ALIVE! House is the oldest transitional shelter of its kind serving women and their families.

Part Time Volunteer Manager

The Volunteer Manager recruits, orients, schedules volunteers, and works closely with program staff to ensure all volunteer needs are met and volunteers are adequately prepared for the job. This includes developing with program leaders appropriate onboarding materials, communications, and training support documents for volunteers, and working with team members to represent the organization to variety or organizations for the purposes of volunteer recruitment with an eye to community engagement as a means to diversify the volunteer base. It also includes management of volunteer postings, data, and tracking volunteer engagement, record keeping and managing daily correspondence to match volunteers to the job and ensure volunteers are ready and available for the organization’s needs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as appropriate)
• Develop, promote, and maintain active lists of volunteer opportunities within the organization.
• Interface with program staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance.
• Maintain Volunteer Descriptions for each volunteer assignment.
• Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations.
• Work with Communication Manager and Executive Director to ensure volunteer opportunities are well marketed and communicated to the public; provide regular updates via database about volunteer needs, and work with team to produce a regular volunteer newsletter.
• Work with the team to recruit volunteers from a variety of organizations or partners.
• Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training and onboarding.
• Work with volunteers and staff to maintain lists of volunteers and update database, track attendance, and hours as may be needed.
• Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service.
• Assess volunteer feedback and work with team to respond appropriately and make needed changes.
• Ensure volunteers are appropriately recognized and thanked.
• Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate.
• Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation.
• Recruit and place applicants for volunteer work.
• Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area.
• Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers.
• Author written communications such as letters, best practices, instructions, or other media, as appropriate

To be successful, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily, be able to work in a changing environment, problem solve, and be an excellent communicator and team player.

Education and Experience
Have job-related experience such as working with a public facing organization, managing volunteer programs, leading teams and/or organizations, event planning, good organizing, and public relations skills. Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to programs that involve volunteers is helpful. Prior experience using a database is helpful.

Skills and Capabilities
• Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet usage and social media; MS office suite.
• Record and data management skills.
• Organization and planning skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Enthusiastic, friendly and positive demeanor.
• Ability to network and interface with external organization.
• Demonstrated capability to present a professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations.
• Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
• Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job.
• Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
• Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.
• Ability to drive between sites (may require use of personal car).

Time Commitments
Hours may vary depending on need. Weekend and evening may be required, as will day-time hours.

Pay rate for this part time position is $25 to $30 an hour depending on experience. Interested Candidates please send resume and cover letter to