The Associate Manager of Volunteer Development supports The Mountaineers volunteer base of 3,000+ volunteer leaders, instructors, committee members, and branch council members. Reporting to the Associate Director of Leadership, this position is responsible for the execution of our org-wide leadership development program and volunteer recognition programs, as well as related monthly and annual communications, for both adult and youth programs. Working closely with a mix of staff, key volunteers, and external partners, the Associate Manager of Volunteer Development collaborates to provide high-quality, impactful programming for Mountaineers volunteers.

Success in this role looks like growth in program capacity, high student and participant satisfaction, high volunteer satisfaction, growth and development of individual volunteers, and growth and sustainability of a highly-skilled volunteer base.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership Development Programs: Responsible for the scheduling and success of The Mountaineers robust leadership development programs.
– Work closely with the Associate Director of Leadership to develop vision, design, and budget for leadership development and volunteer recognition programs.
– Schedule, manage, and track leadership development programs and events for volunteers.
– Support eLearning course development and administration.
– Develop and manage relationships with leadership development presenters and content experts.
– Attend and participate in volunteer and staff led programs, as needed.

Volunteer Support & Recognition: Responsible for administering The Mountaineers org-wide volunteer recognition programs.
– Develop and implement program evaluations to ensure leadership development programs are meeting The Mountaineers mission and volunteer needs.
– Schedule and track volunteer appreciation events while managing annual recognition, benefits, and award programs for volunteers.
– Create and manage systems to connect volunteers to approved vendors.
– Work with various Activity Councils to facilitate annual Activity Summit meetings.

Communications: Responsible for the creation and/or curation of the Education Department’s scheduled and ongoing communications with Mountaineers volunteers.
– Manage and write quarterly magazine contributions (Outside Insights) for the Education Department.
– Manage and write content for regular Education Department blogs, including program announcements and annual recaps.

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Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

- Experience in program and/or event planning, oversight, and evaluation.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks as needed.
- Experience in writing newsletters, blogs, or similar communications, or a comparable position with demonstrated success in these areas.
- Cultural competency and desire to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.
- Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.

Preferred Skills:

- Experience working directly with volunteers.
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Proven strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to communicate empathetically in all interactions.
- Desire to spend time outdoors and learn new outdoor activities.
- Experience with outdoor leadership development topics.

About The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 16,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places as well. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love.

Visit www.mountaineers.org to learn more.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7745350/The-Mountaineers-Associate-Manager-of-Volunteer-Development