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Volunteer Coordinator

Internship Responsibilities

This is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program, placed by VM to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. The applicant must be available to start work in late August.

 

The AmeriCorps Member will recruit, place and oversee 70 new volunteers in GSCM’s environmental conservation projects, the G.I.F.T program and the Beyond Bars program. They will create the entire volunteer program infrastructure for non-troop volunteers, including (1) policies and procedures manual; (2) program tracking system; (3) volunteer application (4) volunteer position descriptions (5) recruitment materials; (6) screening materials, orientation/training agenda and materials; (7) volunteer recognition/retention plan. This position will develop sources of skilled and unskilled volunteers, implement all volunteer recruitment, placement, training and oversight of volunteer effort. This position will track volunteer activity, and assess/document best practices. This position will work collaboratively with the GSCM Property Department and the Beyond Bars/GIFT Program staff to develop standard practices that will sustain the program after the first year.

Skill Set Required

  •  Some college is preferred, with an AA degree or equivalent credits in areas of environmental sciences, communications, non-profit management or related fields.  One year of experience in these areas can be substituted for 2 years of study at an institution of higher education.
  • Skilled at building interpersonal relationships, to work effectively independently, as part of a team and to manage volunteers.
  • Skilled at verbal and written communication.
  • Some background in policy-writing, risk management and human resources activities is a plus.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office suite of products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and use.
  • Have own, or have access to, transportation to and from work site and activities.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Human Resources, Communications, Non-profit management, environmental sciences

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec), Winter (Jan)
Year: 2020-2021
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $14000 stipend + $6200 tuition award stipend
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: July 20, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, References
Application Instructions

Send a cover letter and resume to Ryan Janes, Facility and Property Director, at Rjanes@gscm.org.  Once reviewed by GSCM, the applicant will be referred to Volunteer Maryland, a State agency, for on-boarding and placement at Girl Scouts.  

Additional Information

This is a great gap year project.  The contacts you will make in the field, and the experience you will gain in many areas of non-profit management will be invaluable to a future career.  

The main locations of operation for the Volunteer Coordinator are GSCM Headquarters, 4806 Seton Drive in Baltimore City, and Camp Whippoorwill, 524 Lake Shore Drive, Pasadena, MD.   Volunteer Maryland provides (at its facility in Crownsville) approximately 20 days of training in program development, volunteer management, marketing, communication, leadership skills, history of National Service, AmeriCorps and unallowable activities.  Training is held the first two weeks of the service year, with monthly training days throughout the rest of the year. 

Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend of $14,028; health insurance if they are not already covered; and may qualify for a child care allowance. Other benefits:   mileage reimbursement for site-related travel, student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities.  After completion of a successful service year, members receive an education award of $6,195 through the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.  Some members may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, per Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Headquarters

4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

About Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Inc.

  1. Mission:  The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland adopts and promotes the mission statement of Girl Scouts USA.  “Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”  The Vision of GSCM is to be the premier leadership experience for girls in the Central Maryland Region.  The Value proposition is that Girl Scouts is where girls find their voices and make them matter. 

  2. History:  The first Girl Scout Troop in the United States was organized in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.  As the Founder of the Girl Scouts USA, Ms. Low’s mission was to help girls and young women realize their full potential outside of the home.  The Girl Scout program is “fun with purpose,” based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law that generations of girls have followed for 103 years.

  3. Goals:  GSCM operates under a three-year strategic plan with goals and objectives relevant to all girls who live in Central Maryland.   In partnership with committed adults, through the GSCM Leadership Experience, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. 

    The goals for 2015-2018 were established in a strategic plan that promotes movement-wide customer focus.  With the target population of girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, the goals are:

    (a) to empower a culturally diverse population of girls through engagement in a Girl Scout pathway;

    (b) to increase the reach of GSCM’s programs and unique experiences by enrolling an increased number of girls, particularly girls from underserved communities,  as members of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; and

    (c) to recruit, screen and orient new and existing adult volunteers, who are guided and trained to mentor a culturally diverse Girl Scout population.  

    There are several priority objectives to achieve this goal that are detailed in the GSCM strategic plan, and include Membership; Volunteerism; Engagement; Funding; and Technology.