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KIB seeks Volunteer Coordinator

Engaging diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) has a proven 30-year track record of partnerships with neighborhoods, the public sector, local philanthropists, and corporations. Each year KIB supports an average of 500 community improvement projects around Marion County, accomplished with more than 25,000 volunteers. Since 2006, KIB has helped volunteers to plant more than 30,000 trees, hundreds of thousands of shrubs and perennials, and establish many successful pocket parks and outdoor classrooms.

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Full or Part-time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Purpose: To oversee the Volunteer Program at KIB, which includes recruitment, retention, cultivation and engagement of the volunteers at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for building and facilitating a strategic plan to engage, manage, train and retain committed volunteers. This position works closely with all departments at KIB, as well as outside partners. Volunteer administration includes managing volunteer database, recruiting new volunteers, managing volunteer sign-ups through website and calls, and working with project managers to assure solid volunteer experiences. Volunteer program development will include training, recognition programs, annual volunteer events and growing the current Ambassador and Tree Tender programs. Stewardship for the volunteer program will have the Volunteer Coordinator out in the community formalizing and developing partnerships with external groups. Volunteer Coordinator will also work closely with PR Director and Community Engagement Coordinator on special events.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: Must demonstrate success in experience with planning, developing, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating successful projects. Must have effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Candidate must demonstrate success in integrating volunteers with paid staff. Must be self-motivated, self-directed, able to multi-task effectively, have attention to detail, be able to prioritize responsibilities, willing to take strategic risks and assume responsibility while working independently with minimal supervision. Microsoft Office and basic website development skills a must. Must be able to work well in a team environment.

Education and/or equivalent experience: Bachelors degree. Minimum of 2 years relevant work/volunteer experience. Spanish language skills a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Chris Duncan at 
Deadline is December 20, 2013.