GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
9990 Fannin Street in Houston, Texas 77045
Commit for Life Department
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Communications Manager, this position is responsible for recruitment, training, development and placement of volunteer staff, including planning and evaluation of the volunteer program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
- Plan, execute and evaluate programs using volunteers.
- Design, draft and update volunteer position descriptions.
- Identify volunteer involvement opportunities and recruit interview, screen and train volunteers.
- Schedule placement of volunteers to support Blood Center operations and create and maintain method to track volunteer service hours.
- Document and report on volunteer activities and usage as well as plan and initiate volunteer recognition programs.
- Serve on internal and external committees related to volunteer activities.
- Prepare and print Community Advocate Materials for Meetings and Events as well as d evelop and publish volunteer newsletter.
- Organize and maintain Community Advocate materials and files.
- Act as liaison for Community Advocate and ensure appropriate follow-up to requests.
Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of him/her or others. Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.
must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.
Weekend and Holidays
Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
Must be regularly able to work at off-site locations and to either transport self to same
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Health Education, Public Relations, Marketing or related field from four-year college or university; and a minimum of two years' related experience and/or training to include sales/marketing or community outreach experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A bilingual (Spanish) skill is highly desirable.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Valid Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Microsoft Office, Desktop Publishing, Mobile Sched
Must be able to work irregular hours and days as needed.
Must have excellent project management skills.
POSITION DRIVING STATUS
Personal Vehicle Driver (formerly Select Consultant)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program in an effort to prevent bodily injury and for the health and safety of others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT
The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.