Position: Volunteer/Advocate Coordinator
Salary Range: $37,500.00-$40,000.00 per year
Reports to: Executive Director
The Volunteer/Advocate Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, supervision, and support of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in order to ensure the best quality volunteer advocacy for children in juvenile dependency court. In the absence of the Director, the Volunteer/Advocate Coordinator has full responsibility for the daily operations of the Luzerne County CASA Program.
- Complete CASA training.
- Recruit volunteers and advocates by:
- Analyzing the County to strategically identify and present CASA concept to those residents who are the best potential volunteers and advocates.
- Developing and utilizing a contact list of targeted persons and organizations
- Creating promotional pieces and presentations
- Mounting a promotional campaign using the media, mailings, presentations and social media
- Screen, interview and train new volunteers, and advocates.
- Select and assign appropriate advocates by:
- Reviewing new cases and attending court hearings when appropriate.
- Preparing and distributing assignment documentation
- Assisting advocates with the development of initial case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy
- Mentor volunteers and advocates by:
- Providing assistance and consultation as needed and when requested
- Assisting the advocates in the creation and distribution of court reports
- Accompanying advocates to their hearings and debriefing with them
- Assist advocates and office staff in tracking case files and statistics
- Participate in evaluations of advocates, programs, and positions.
- Attend meetings locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally as assigned.
- Provide on-going support for volunteers and advocates by:
- Coordinating, facilitating, and attending in-service trainings
- Planning, organizing, and implementing events to recognize and appreciate their work
- Advocating for them with Luzerne County Children and Youth Services and other professionals involved in their cases, as necessary.
- Compliance with CASA operating policies and procedures.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Supervises office administrative staff, interns, and volunteers.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as multifunctional photocopiers, computers, phones, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, thirty-seven (37.5) hours per week as mutually agreed upon by the Executive Director and the Volunteer/Advocate Coordinator; one-half (1/2) hour paid lunch period.
Travel is expected for this position. Mileage reimbursement will be made at the current IRS rate.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree; in a social service related or human resources field preferred.
- Three (3) or more years of administrative experience along with supervisory experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must have access to a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.