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Manager, Communications and Outreach
PART-TIME
 
POSITION SUMMARY
The Communications and Outreach Manager role supports Volunteer New York!’s efforts to increase, broaden and deepen awareness of Volunteer New York! in the community. Specifically, the Communications and Outreach Manager divides their time between outreach to our nonprofit partners and to future volunteers. One important goal of this role is to raise community awareness for the inclusion of diverse populations, specifically those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs) through support of our RISE program. The role requires the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and initiatives while maintaining a positive attitude and energy. Ideal candidates will do well speaking in front of a variety of audiences including agency staff, youth, older adults, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and working professionals. Knowledge of Westchester and surrounding communities is preferred.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Communications
  • Develop, curate, and share engaging content across Volunteer New York!’s social media platforms, maintaining a unified voice across different channels that engages target audiences 
  • Develop collateral materials and volunteer recruitment emails, approved by Director of Communications, for select programs/events throughout the year  
  • Share events on community calendars 
  • Take photos and capture video at events, as needed 
  • Collaborate with Director of Communications to establish a communications calendar 
  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools, and applications 
  • Review analytics and create reports on key metrics 
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Director of Communications. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Volunteer Outreach
  • Deliver presentations to prospective volunteers 
  • Attend and distribute Volunteer New York! information at select fairs and community events, such as expos and internship fairs, healthy day fairs or local street fairs 
  • Manage street team volunteers to support collateral distribution 
  • Recruit interns through college events and online job boards  
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Nonprofit Outreach
  • Deliver presentations to prospective volunteers 
  • Identify, develop and facilitate relationships between relevant community partners to support the implementation of service projects for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) 
  • Meet with nonprofit partners to learn about their volunteer needs 
  • Maintain active communication and information flow with RISE program manager who overseas program for people with IDDs 
  • Meet monthly with Volunteer and Nonprofit Engagement Manager to discuss nonprofit volunteer needs 
  • Keep excellent records of all outreach activities  
  • Input all contacts into a Salesforce database and document all referrals made in the online system
 
STRONG CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
  • Excellent copywriting, editing, and verbal communications skills 
  • Initiative! Passion about community, volunteerism, and increasing the awareness of Volunteer New York! programs and services 
  • Passion for social media and 2-4 years of experience using major social media platforms and social media management tools 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite/Canva (or equivalent photo and video editing software); Editing HTML/WYSIWYG; and Constant Contact (or equivalent email marketing platform) 
  • Experience with Hubspot (or a similar marketing automation platform) is a plus 
  • A diplomatic and collaborative approach to working on time-sensitive issues with diverse groups of individuals 
  • The ability to communicate with followers in a way that builds community and camaraderie, responding to comments, inquiries, and direct messages in a timely manner 
  • A strong sense of aesthetics and graphic design is preferred 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; can relate effectively to a broad range of volunteers, staff, and community leaders  
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of Volunteer New York!  
  • Spanish fluency is a plus  
  • Representational/public speaking and tabling skills or experience 
  • Excellent organizational skills  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other database is a plus  
  • Flexibility and ability to work evenings and occasional weekends (approximately 1-2 nights/weekends scheduled as needed, per month)  
  • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license  
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID 19 
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds  
  • Sense of humor 
 
Schedule: Part-time, 21 hours per week
 
Compensation: Compensation paid on an hourly basis: $20-$22/hour depending on experience.
 
Supervisor: Director, Communications
 
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Tony Fasciano, Director of Communications at tony@volunteernewyork.org with "Communications and Outreach Manager" in the subject line.
 
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
 
Volunteer New York! is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion.
 
 

 
 
Manager, RSVP of Westchester
PART-TIME
 
POSITION SUMMARY
RSVP of Westchester is an AmeriCorps Seniors program and is locally sponsored by Volunteer New York! located in Tarrytown, NY (www.volunteernewyork.org). The program is also funded in part by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, NYS Office of the Aging and the Westchester County Dept. of Senior Programs and Services. RSVP is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation; engaging people aged 55+ in a diverse range of volunteer activities. Currently, Volunteer New York! has over 900 RSVP members serving throughout our local communities.
 
The RSVP of Westchester program is Volunteer New York!’s primary strategy for meeting the needs of volunteers 55 and over. As directed by AmeriCorps Seniors, all RSVP of Westchester volunteers must be mobilized in one of its strategic focus areas. RSVP of Westchester focuses its efforts on K-12 Success, Aging in Place, Capacity-building, or Veterans.
 
RSVP of Westchester has been awarded American Rescue Plan funds through AmeriCorps Seniors to address K-12 learning-loss during the pandemic. This position will support these efforts over the next two years.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Volunteer Outreach
  • Attend outreach events such as expos, seniors’ fairs, healthy day fairs, or local street fairs to solicit volunteers 55+ interested in addressing learning-loss in K-12 students.
  • Connect with senior and retired organizations such as local retired teachers’ associations, to discover volunteers with teaching skills and a keen interest in assisting this target population.
  • Find public venues to display information on volunteering, such as libraries, community centers, grocery stores, community events etc.
  • Maintain consistent contact with the four RSVP stations who will be involved in this augmentation grant ensuring RSVP offers the support they need to succeed in their promised outcomes.
  • Keep excellent records of all outreach activities, number of recruits, and audience size
  • Input all contacts into a Salesforce database and document all referrals made in the online system as well as RSVP’s database.
  • Communicate regularly with the RSVP volunteer recruitment specialist.
  • Support social media program initiatives to improve engagement at community events and overall volunteer retention
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: RSVP of Westchester Program Coordination
  • Respond to RSVP member inquiries via phone and email.
  • Administer the RSVP Zoom program.
  • Recruit, select, and place RSVP volunteers with volunteer stations.
  • Collect volunteer hours from all sites on a quarterly basis.
  • Generate required reports as requested.
  • Follow up with prospective volunteers.
  • Plan and implement, in coordination with Volunteer New York!’s Director of Communications, public relations opportunities to promote RSVP activities and volunteerism.
  • Assist in preparation of meetings and associated materials.
  • Assist, as necessary, with Volunteer New York! “all-hands-on-deck” initiatives such as Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Breakfast, Leadership Westchester Graduation, Day 4 Doing Good, etc.
 
STRONG CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
  • Initiative! Passion for going out into the community to increase awareness of Volunteer New York! programs and services
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; can relate effectively to a broad range of volunteers, staff, and community leaders
  • Inspiration to increase volunteerism and awareness of nonprofit needs at local level
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of Volunteer New York!
  • Love of social media
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Salesforce or another database experience
  • Access to a flexible schedule, including working evenings and occasional weekends (approximately 1-2 nights/weekends scheduled as needed, per month)
  • Effective time management skills
  • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • A sense of humor
  • Full vaccination for COVID 19 
 
Schedule: Part-time, 21 hours per week
 
Compensation: Compensation paid on an hourly basis: $23-$25/hour depending on experience.
 
Supervisor: Director, RSVP of Westchester
 
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Wendy Armstrong, Director, RSVP of Westchester at wendy@volunteernewyork.org with "RSVP Program Manager" in the subject line.
 
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
 
Volunteer New York! is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion.
 
 
About Volunteer New York!

Volunteer New York! is a one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities. Our core mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community. We believe in volunteerism and community.

For over 70 years, Volunteer New York! has evolved to meet the changing needs in our community, creating initiatives in collaboration with the business community, expanding services to engage volunteers of all ages, and expanding its online outreach to make it even easier for people to get connected. Through organized volunteer projects, as well as by connecting individuals to nonprofit organizations, Volunteer New York! helps people take action to strengthen the quality of life in their community.
 
During the past year alone, Volunteer New York! inspired over 35,000 volunteers in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties who contributed over 399,000 hours of service valued in excess of $12.7 million. Volunteer New York! prides itself on a culture of excellence and was recently recognized, for the 10th year in a row, as a Top Rated Nonprofit.
 
 
 
If you are interested in collaborating with us and/or have ideas of ways we can work together to create a greater positive local impact, please contact us today.
 
 
 
[updated 11-16-2021]