• Recruitment & Engagement Specialist

    Posted: 08/02/2022

    GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:  This position employed by Aging Together, reports to the Executive Director while working with the Regional Transportation Collaborative to recruit and refer volunteer drivers for the senior transportation network and assists with other duties related to facilitation of transportation of seniors.  The position works closely with Foothills Area Mobility System, the One-Call Center, and Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services/Area Agency on Aging, VolTran, RappAtHome, LowLinc, and CareAVan programs, and other partner organizations.  
    Part-Time: 30 Hours per week, $21.00 hourly rate, approximately 75% in-person events/travel/meetings and 25% tele-work (work from home). *Significant travel around the five-county region required, gas mileage is reimbursed. *Some weekend work required for specific events.

    • Working with the RTC team, determines ways to find/recruit potential volunteer drivers;
    • Participates in health fairs, senior fairs, civic clubs, churches, etc. to promote senior transportation options and the need for volunteers. 
    • Reserves opportunities to speak/present to community groups/organizations.
    • Refers/Uploads applications for each of the unique programs.
    • Recruits and refers volunteer drivers for local volunteer driver programs.
    • Works collaboratively with the volunteer driver programs to maintain up to date recruiting messaging and program details, and to attend desired outreach events with program specific materials.
    • Works collaboratively with RTC staff and other volunteer recruiter positions to plan outreach and refer volunteers to training in an efficient manner.
    • Acts as a member of the Aging Together team, supports administrative tasks, outreach, and other duties as needed.
    • Act as a collaborative member of the RTC, participating in projects/meetings, and supporting goals/objectives.
    • Participates in the PTB for Culpeper, acting as a liaison and advocate for the target audience’s transportation needs.
    • Utilizes cloud database for reporting, referring inquiries, processing paperwork, tracking activities, and more as assigned.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:  Knowledge of community resources and needs of older adults and/or persons with disabilities and caregivers.  Working knowledge of MS Office; experience with website management, social media and development of flyers/posters is a plus. Knowledge of volunteer recruitment and interaction is preferable.  Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally is important. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; self-starter and independent worker with outgoing personality is ideal.
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in a relevant field and volunteer management / recruitment and/or community organizing experience.  Experience in a non-profit organization is a plus. Ability to work with multiple organizations/personalities, work independently, manage time efficiently, work in a team environment, collaborate and communicate diplomatically, adapt to evolving needs and frequently changing information, and maintain a positive, problem solving attitude towards work and challenges.
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSSignificant local travel; possession of valid driver’s license in Commonwealth of Virginia; background check will be done.  Flexible hours, some weekends and evenings required.  Funding of the position is grant-dependent.
    Email Cover Letter & Resume to:
    Ellen Phipps - ephipps@agingtogether.org