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Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Lazarus Ministries
Job Description
Posted 12/03/18  

Lazarus Ministries is a faith based nonprofit housed at Linwood United Church in mid-town. Our mission is to offer unlimited compassion while providing for the unmet needs of Kansas City’s urban core.  Outreach programs include: Lazarus Boutique providing clothing, hygiene and household necessities, FREE Medical Clinic and our cornerstone program, Lazarus Table. Lazarus Ministries has been providing weekend meals to the homeless and hungry for over 21 years
and has an opening for a part time Manager of Volunteer Engagement (15 hours per week).
Lazarus Ministries is seeking a self-starter who is organized, enjoys working with people and has a heart for service. This position has several crucial roles both behind the scenes and as a representative of the organization to the public. Non-negotiable hours are Thursday 9AM – 1PM and Saturday 9AM – 2PM and must be able to check e-mail Tues – Sat.
·         The ability to begin task accomplishment with little or no direct supervision
·         Effective in communicating/interacting with individuals including clients, volunteers, and staff
·         Willing and able to take the initiative when working with volunteers amidst chaos
·         The ability to successfully manage volunteers and staff  resulting in the delivery of nourishing meals
·         Willing and able to act as a positive manner as a representative of the Lazarus Ministries in general, and Lazarus Table in specific
·         Ensure a positive volunteer experience from sign-up to serving to follow-up
·         Provide feedback to Director on volunteer experience after each serving opportunity
·         Welcome and orient volunteers as they arrive on-site and help ensure volunteer satisfaction
·         Coordinate with program managers to ensure respective teams have enough volunteer staffing, facilitate changes as needed
·         Effectively communicate the mission, vision and history of LM to new volunteers
·         Ensure all programs have the necessary paperwork and manage tracking of stats
·         Assist in receiving and coordinating donations, as needed 
·         Ensure thank you notes are sent to volunteers, as needed
·         Communicate in-kind donation needs to volunteers through regular communications
·         Cross-train with LT Manager and Boutique Manager, serve as back-up as needed
·         A personal desire for ministry or outreach such as is provided by Lazarus Ministries Must possess the capacity regularly access electronic communication, and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and communicating via email
·         Must be comfortable leading prayer with individuals from all faith backgrounds
·         Demonstrated ability to successfully interact/communication with peers, volunteers & guests
·         Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate tasks into successful outcomes
·         Honesty and integrity that is beyond reproach which includes a strong work ethic
·         Must have reliable transportation to the work place, and possess a valid driver’s license
·         Must be physically able to lift at least 40 pounds, and negotiate stairs regularly daily
Position is salaried at approximately $12,000 annually and paid bi-weely.

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