Identify, recruit, train and deploy volunteers in City Park. Serves as liaison between City Park and the community to match park needs and community volunteer resources. In addition to the significant value of the volunteer sweat equity, the park derives from volunteers, the Volunteer Supervisor also generates significant cash donations on an annual basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED
•Develops, promotes, and maintains an annual work plan that includes a wide range of volunteer opportunities within City Park and advances internal goals and needs of the Park.
•Actively participates in work activities of volunteers.
•In a competitive volunteer market, the Volunteer Supervisor sells volunteering at City Park to prospective volunteer groups (particularly corporate groups) over volunteering with other organizations in the community.
•Actively encourages volunteer groups to supply funds for supplies needed for the group's volunteer day in addition to soliciting additional cash donations to further the Volunteer Department.
•Recruits, interviews, and places applicants for volunteer work and conducts or coordinates their training.
•Prepares written reports.
•Ensures the highest level of safety and compliance in the volunteer program and within the Department.
•Informs volunteers of policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service.
•Maintains accurate records and provides timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation.
•Works a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as required by volunteer activities.
•Attends trainings and meetings to further the development of the volunteer program.
•Works with other departments within the park to foster partnerships for volunteer projects.
•Keeps Management updated on current volunteer projects and upcoming opportunities.
•Oversees maintenance and upkeep of Couturie Forest and aids in planning to keep forest native, healthy, and accessible.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
•5 – 10 years of experience in the field. A bachelor's degree preferred.
•Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
•Familiarity with best practices in horticulture, trails and forestry management
•Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
•Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
About New Orleans City Park
City Park is one of the nation’s largest urban parks, distinguished by its expansive urban wilderness, variety of active recreation offerings, and location in the middle of New Orleans.