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VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

 

Director of Volunteer Services

Job Description: The Director of Volunteer Services is responsible for overseeing the activities of the volunteer team to ensure quality, responsiveness and the integrity of our operations and volunteer databases. T he director supports the Fund-raising and Programs teams by providing volunteers as needed.  In addition, this position will provide, but is not limited to: 

  • Provide and/or present quarterly executive reports, assess current and future volunteer needs, performance of volunteers and the performance of the Volunteer Team.

  • Represents the volunteer team in Foundation meetings.

  • Recruit volunteers.

  • Ensure volunteer activities are in alignment with the overall charter and goals of the Foundation.

  • Champion process improvements within the volunteer team.

  • Documenting experiences and findings in Lessons Learned

  • Contact for assistance in all matters within the volunteer team and within the volunteer community at-large.

  • Ensure that awards, certificates and letters of appreciation are being issued to volunteers on a timely basis.

  • Audit the volunteer database to ensure integrity of data.

  • Ensure the integrity and friendliness of the Foundation website from a volunteer perspective.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and delegation skills.

  • An ability to engage, encourage, and empower teams to volunteer.

  • Ability to prioritize and create focus for volunteer job postings so as to best serve the needs of the Foundation.

 

Accountant

Job Description:  The Accountant is responsible for performing the accounting activities of the volunteer team to ensure quality, integrity and adherence to good accounting and tax reporting practices of our operations.  The Accountant should expect to spend an average of five hours a month on Team Flynndog activities.  This position reports directly to the Michael T. Flynn Foundationís Executive Team and will work closely with the foundation's Treasurer.  The ideal candidate will be:

 

  • Bondable and experienced in all areas of accounting

  • Experienced in 501c(3) nonprofits

  • Able and willing to prepare tax filings and other legal financial reporting requirements

  • Expected to conduct an annual audit

  • A go-to person for accounting and tax questions on behalf of the Michael T. Flynn Foundation.

Required Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and tax preparation practices

  • GL reconciliation expertise

  • Non-profit experience is required.

 

 

Grant Writer

Job Description:  The Grant Writer is responsible for performing the accounting activities of the volunteer team to ensure quality, integrity and identifying potential grant opportunities, developing winning applications and submitting them in a timely manner.  This position requires excellent writing skills, a familiarity of the core requirements of successful grant writing and the ability to work on multiple deadlines simultaneously.  As a member of the Communications Team, the Grant Writer will be able to work in collaboration with other team members to produce effective and winning applications.  The Grant Writer may be required to attend the occasional Board of Directorsí meetings.  The Grant Writer reports to and works in collaboration with the Communications Team to produce high-quality, winning grant proposal submissions.  The Grant Writer should expect to spend an average of five hours a month on Team Flynndog activities.

 

Required Skills:

 

The ideal candidate will have a history of writing grant applications to secure operating funds.  This individual will have excellent writing skills, research skills, familiarity with core elements of successful grant writing and be accustomed to working on multiple grant writing deadlines.  Experience in health related field, particularly cancer charities, is highly desired. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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