Volunteer Coordinator

Employer:Women's Electoral Lobby NSW
Work Type/s:Volunteer (1 day per week, during business hours) Sector/s:Not For Profit (NFP)

Applications close:​ Friday 9th December 2016

WEL NSW is an independent, feminist, non-profit, non-party political lobby group founded in 1972. Building on its 40 years of feminist advocacy work, WEL NSW is looking to increase the number of active volunteers to ensure that WEL has the ongoing capacity to achieve social change for women.

Volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and the focus of this role is to recruit, induct, train, support and recognise WEL volunteers. Our aim is to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator who will welcome volunteers, channel them into the best role for their own skill development but also for WEL’s ongoing future.

At this point in time we are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who is available during business hours to work from our Newtown office and who has expertise to help increase the diversity and geographic reach of WEL.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be expected to:

  1. Welcome, induct, train, support and recognise WEL volunteers.

  2. Work with our existing Volunteer Coordinator to respond to volunteering expressions of

    interest from WEL members and university students.

  3. Work with the Membership Engagement & Fundraising Coordinator to hold social events for

    WEL members.

Essential skills:

  1. Willingness to promote WEL’s feminist goals.

  2. Successful volunteer management/coordination experience in a not for profit setting.

  3. A track record of building a positive volunteer team environment.

  4. Experience developing and delivering induction and training courses.

  5. Experience increasing membership diversity and geographic reach.

  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including cross cultural understanding and

    building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.

  7. Sound organisational skills, including high level computer and database skills.

  8. Ability to work autonomously in a team environment.

9. Ability to attend meetings with volunteers both inside and outside business hours.

Desirable skills:

  1. Familiarity with the women’s NGO sector.

  2. Experience using a NationBuilder or similar digital platform.

  3. Lateral thinking around member engagement and volunteer management.

Terms & conditions of engagement

This is a volunteer role. Applicants are asked to commit to one day per week during business hours for a 12 month period. The one day per week can be spread over two or three days to increase face to face contact with volunteers.

Remuneration - NA
For more information about this opportunity call Kaitlyn Birkett, WEL Volunteer Coordinator on 0424 273 711 or email [email protected]

To submit an expression of interest for this role, please email Kaitlyn Birkett, WEL Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]by Friday 9th December, 2016.