GNH Community

Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information

We Love What Makes You Unique
Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Who We Are Looking For
Are you passionate about bringing people together to be a force for good in our community? Are you a self-starter who is organized in the office and has a knack for meeting and making new friends?

If so, our Volunteer Coordinator position may be perfect for you.

What You Will Do:

  • This is not a 9 to 5 job. If that statement sparks joy, keep reading. If not, this may not be for you. Each month you will be required to work some evenings and weekends to coordinate and participate in volunteer events that make a difference in the community. This also means that you will have a flexible schedule.
  • Your number one job will be to make sure United Way volunteers have an excellent experience. From event planning to execution–you will need to support United Way’s big, fun signature events that draw more than 100 volunteers at a time. There are also smaller United Way volunteer projects that you will lead on your own. You will represent the values and mission of United Way and engage groups of people, big and small, before, during, and after volunteer projects to deliver a seamlessly executed and meaningful experience.
  • You will be the point person for United Way volunteers. You will make sure we have the right amount and a great mix of options to meet different volunteer needs. You will help craft and send volunteer email communications, solicitations, and thank you cards. You are comfortable with technology and will use your skills to update volunteer postings on United Way’s website, manage volunteer registrations, and communicate with volunteers to share information, solicit feedback and have fun together. To make this happen you will keep an organized United Way volunteer database.  All of this work will help you build new relationships and deepen existing ones in the community.
  • You will work as part of a team. Back in the office, you will work closely with every department at United Way. You will report to the Director of Communications, and meet weekly with the Communications and Marketing team. You’ll collaborate with our fundraising team to set up projects for local businesses looking to volunteer and lend a hand with fundraising events. You will recruit and coordinate volunteers for our community change efforts. You will need to track who volunteers and when, so that at the end of the year we know the impact United Way volunteerism has made. You will need to participate in the planning and advertisement of volunteer events. You will also maintain good working relationships with community, nonprofit and business leaders in the community. And of course, there will be other duties as assigned.

What You Need:

  • A positive, team-focused, can-do attitude with a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • A driver’s license and a reliable vehicle because you will need to travel throughout our region. You will be able to expense your mileage.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to key stakeholders and staff; strong written, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve in the moment and juggle multiple priorities.
  • High degree of professional integrity to deal ethically with confidential information.
  • High comfort level with MS Office suite, Google apps including Gmail, and social media.
  • The ability and willingness to support peer to peer, social media, digital, and volunteer fundraising efforts.
  • The ability to lift 40 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet and load them into and out of vehicles as necessary for volunteer projects.
  • Photo and video experience is a plus. 

About United Way
United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability.  We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter telling us about your relevant experience and your interest in this position and a current résumé to No phone calls, please, but we encourage you to explore The position will remain open until filled.

Views: 37


You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever



Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Development Needs LGBTQ+ Pride

In honor of Pride Month, Dan McConvey, a member of LISC’s development team, reflects on the actions we must take to center and celebrate the lives and needs of LGBTQ+ people in our work with communities, and within our organization.

Investing in Climate Action

As part of an ongoing blog series, LISC’s Anna Smukowski looks at the way LISC is advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a range of activities supported by LISC Impact Notes, including investments that support climate solutions.

A New Study Shows the Power of LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities Model

Combining essential math and literacy preparation with job readiness training and financial coaching are the building blocks of LISC's "Bridges" model, which helps people skill up for good-paying, 21st-century jobs. Now, a new report demonstrates how effective Bridges is, and makes the case for greater investment in an approach with proven success.

© 2021   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service