COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is seeking a VOLUNTEER RECRUITER, based at our RISE Center, located at 820 W. Jackson in Chicago. This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Coordinator of the Crisis Line & Volunteer Services; salary is commensurate with experience. If you would like more details about the YWCA and its mission, "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women," please check out our website at www.ywcachicago.org.
POSITION PURPOSE: To ensure there is an adequate number of trained volunteers available to support the provision of optimal resources to sexual assault survivors to enable them to make informed decisions regarding a broad range of assault-related issues.
POSITION IMPACT: Sexual assault survivors receive the direct services they need that have an immediate and long-term impact on both their quality of life as well as their future possibilities. In addition, this position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, progressive social enterprise, led by a visionary leader, while interacting with supportive team members who are committed to engaging in mission-driven, purposeful work.
Implement and coordinate the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers for the 24-hour Crisis Hotline and Medical Advocacy services
Make sure that the training, development and support of Volunteers serves to encourage their vested concern for the program and their continued involvement with the YWCA
Recruit for multiple sites simultaneously in a manner that maintains a constant flow of qualified volunteers to meet the recruiting goals for each site
Ensure that volunteer recruiting deliverables are met or exceeded
Assist in the planning and implementation of special events or programs, including co-facilitating volunteer meetings and in-services
Bachelor’s degree with a major area of study in social work, human services, or a related field from an accredited university/college
Minimum of six months – one year of experience working in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or other trauma-related services
Fluency in both English and Spanish (oral and written) preferred but not required
Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to meet insurance standards
Initiative-driven, with a proven ability to work autonomously, while complying with clearly defined service requirements
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership and empowerment are the key cultural elements
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.