Water Mission is hiring a
We are accepting internal Water Mission applicants only at this time.
Who is Water Mission?
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.
What is the opportunity?
The National Volunteer Specialist is an integral part of the Events & Engagement Team, with specific emphasis on coordinating the national volunteer program. The National Volunteer Specialist will receive and acknowledge all inquiries about volunteer opportunities, conducting an initial assessment of potential fit and roles. The National Volunteer Specialist will manage the volunteer application process and volunteer database. With an understanding of High Impact volunteer management principles and processes, the role will assist in recruiting, selecting, equipping, and leading volunteers. The National Volunteer Specialist will assist in developing and implementing a strategy for ongoing volunteer recognition and retention. This full-time position reports to the Director of National Volunteer Ministry and Community Engagement and will be based at Water Mission’s headquarters in North Charleston, SC.
A successful National Volunteer Specialist will perform the following:
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, donors, volunteers, and the general public.
Maintain high-level knowledge of Water Mission’s organizational objectives, programmatic strategies, projects, and activities.
Effectively communicate with a variety of audiences about the global water crisis and Water Mission’s vision, mission, values, and solutions.
Lead tours of Water Mission headquarters on a regular basis.
Utilize Smartsheet to plan event or project deliverables, assign tasks, establish timelines, and monitor progress. Ensure project status is always kept current and accurate.
Assist with Water Mission events as assigned.
Work interdepartmentally to identify volunteer opportunities at Water Mission headquarters. Collaborate with those departments to select, equip, and lead volunteers in assignments that further the mission.
Help develop and implement a system for receiving applications and tracking volunteer prospects through the interview, selection, onboarding, and placement processes.
Provide excellent service to people who inquire about volunteer opportunities.
Support selected volunteers through orientation and onboarding.
Support all administrative functions pertaining to the High Impact process of recruiting, selecting, equipping, and leading volunteers. This includes but is not limited to:
Help develop and implement a volunteer recognition and retention plan that builds one-on-one relationships, provides a platform for transparent two-way communications, and celebrates volunteers throughout the year. This could include, but is not limited to, an annual volunteer appreciation dinner, yearly recognition award, personal notes of encouragement, and annual participant survey.
Provide oversight and coordination of episodic, administrative, and production volunteers serving at the Water Mission headquarters.
Work in conjunction with the Charleston Community Engagement Coordinator to recruit, select, and equip episodic volunteers to support the annual Walk for Water in N. Charleston and other special events and one-off activities.
What is required?