Seeking Part Time Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator will fill a new 10-hour per week position and will be responsible for nurturing the growth of a culture of volunteerism at the Whidbey Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. The right person for this job has a strong commitment to service, communicates well, and works well with others in both lead and support roles. Experience with event coordination is a plus.

We seek a flexible, collaborative team member who will fully engage with the Whidbey Institute staff and board, and will help us serve our mission to cultivate place, nurture community, and co-create experiences which grow our human capacity for compassionate, courageous action.

This position averages 10 hours per week, with seasonal variability. The compensation for this part time position is $18 per hour, depending on experience.

• Working with staff to identify volunteer-ready projects and needed skills, then creating and maintaining a list of appropriate routine and one time volunteer projects.
• Working with Land Steward to grow and maintain trail volunteer engagement strategy.
• Working with Communications Manager to develop outreach for volunteers.
• Sourcing and developing relationships with skilled, one-time, and repeat volunteers.
• Organizing volunteer orientations, volunteer workdays, and volunteer celebrations; overseeing the tracking of volunteer time and contributions.
• Participating in relevant staff meetings.

• Proven ability to attract and develop a community.
• Proven ability to self-start, initiate, and build new projects.
• Excellent organizational, time management, and communications skills.
• Computer competency.

• Whidbey Institute is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
• Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive priority consideration.
• Qualified applicants are invited to email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Marnie Jackson, Communications Manager, at

Pictured: students from the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School at Edmonds Community College, volunteering at Whidbey Institute.

March 28, 2017