Elder Volunteer Recruiter
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin. We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs serve a range of functions from Children to Elders. Our Mission is: To Enhance the quality of life for all Native People.
Elder Volunteer Recruiter
This position coordinates outreach activities for the Foster Grandparents Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Programs. The main focus is to provide active recruitment of tribal elders as volunteers for these programs within program requirements. Under the direction of Program Director, will work with volunteer station sites and tribal community organizations to educate, recruit and onboard qualified tribal elders to participate as volunteers. Extensive travel is required. Weekend work will be done on a regular basis.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Engage in proactive recruitment activities to populate volunteers at various program tribal station sites meeting requirements for youth mentoring and elder companionship.
- Initiate and have the ability to invest time and energy into meeting projected grant requirements.
- Create and sustain positive impression and relationships with customers including professional demeanor, neat physical appearance and professional verbal delivery of program requirements.
- Ensure all reporting, documentation and communication with supervisor is accurate and timely.
- Collaborate with team to troubleshoot/overcome barriers to retention of volunteers in tribal communities.
- Understand the tribal geographic area, culture and traditions to demonstrate respect for potential elder volunteers.
- Gain knowledge in, and assist in completion of, volunteer applications and background checks to assure eligibility for program.
- Assist in the development of marketing/promotional materials as well as the volunteer quarterly newsletter that will be utilized for volunteer recruitment, retention and cultivation.
- Assist with volunteer appreciation activities.
- Represent the program and organization at community outreach events, as directed.
- Willingness to learn and meet all compliance matters related to collecting data on volunteer and program performance.
- Identify resources to utilize and promote program, including but not limited to social media, tribal newspaper and newsletters, aging promotional materials etc.
- Ability and willingness to perform job-related travel.
- Create written materials including brochures, letters, flyers, memos, educational materials, marketing pieces and posters related to the program. Receive approval of the supervisor before using any public materials.
- Perform administrative support functions including but not limited to filing, copying, answering telephone calls, ordering supplies, preparing financial documents (vouchers, invoices) and other functions necessary to administer the program successfully.
This is a full-time salary/exempt opportunity with a primary worksite of Lac du Flambeau, WI. Requires regular weekend and evening work. Requires frequent travel for the purposes of attending community and program related activities. This position has a salary range of $37,000 - $40,000 annually (based on experience) with benefits including Annual/Personal Leave, Holiday Pay, Health, Dental, Life, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401(k) Retirement Plan. Background check and drug screen are required before employment. Due to COVID-19, a period of self-isolation may be required if relocating to the area.
Qualifications: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge, will be considered as meeting the qualifications. Required: Associate Degree in Human Services or Aging and at least two years of demonstrated experience in working with tribal elders and community organizations required or 3-4 years’ experience working in the Aging field or with tribal community-based organizations in lieu of educational requirement will be considered. Experience with Native American Tribal culture is essential. Desired: interest and ability to learn about the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs; willingness to share in cultural events and be proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Individual must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure and be flexible; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; ability to interpret complex written material; basic math skills; be an independent worker; and maintaining effective working relationships. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel extensively.
**Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Background check and drug screen are required prior to employment.
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title
25, U.S. Code, Section 44-66 and 47, and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207
Closing Date: 9/4/2020