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Volunteer Outreach Specialist

Ride Connection, Inc., NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 12/24/2019

Volunteer Outreach Specialist

At Ride Connection we’re passionate about moving people. Transportation lies at the heart of equity, allowing people access to the things they need to survive and thrive. Last year we provided over half a million free rides for older adults, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, rural residents and general public. We have built and continue to develop programs that allow us to provide the best option for each individual, suited to their level of need.

We are looking for someone who has a desire to impact our ability to provide more transportation options in the community by building and maintaining our pool of volunteers, with an emphasis on recruitment of volunteer drivers.

As Volunteer Outreach Specialist you will be the first point of contact for prospective volunteers and work closely with staff and transportation partners to determine volunteer needs and goals for the organization.

In this role you will also be responsible for developing an outreach plan aimed at the recruitment of new volunteers and increasing community awareness of Ride Connection, as well as coordinate all volunteer onboarding and recognition.

Ride Connection is a nonprofit agency serving a diverse population and we place a high emphasis on diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Staff and volunteers are valued for the experience and unique viewpoints they bring to the job. Excellent benefits include healthcare for employee and dependents (partial paid) with generous paid time off.

Required Qualifications
• BA degree in a related field with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in volunteer recruitment and/or management
• Demonstrated experience in volunteer recruitment through various channels
• Excellent writing and speaking skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English
• Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
• Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar program

To apply, visit for an application and full job description. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to Compensation is $18.35 per hour. Position is open until filled.

Ride Connection shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Ride Connection take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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