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Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at
Fri Oct 17 10:04:27 MDT 2003

  Make-a-Wish Foundation of Utah - Manager of Volunteer Services

ROLE: To enhance the professionalism and competence of Foundation 
operations through the recruitment and management of volunteer resources 
and the creation and maintenance of a strong volunteer program.

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer


    * Continually assess the Foundation's volunteer needs with entire
      staff, creating or assisting in the creation of volunteer position
    * Recruit volunteers based on organizational needs and respond to
      volunteer program inquiries from the public.
    * Ensure quality training for Foundation volunteers. Conduct
      orientations and work with rest of staff to create and implement
      training plans.
    * Screen volunteer applicants by conducting reference checks,
      background checks, and interviews.
    * Place volunteers in appropriate positions with an identified chain
      of command, ensuring volunteers receive continual support,
      guidance, and supervision.
    * Maintain volunteer files and create a database of volunteer
    * Design and distribute Volunteer Newsletters
    * Develop and implement an evaluation plan for the Foundation's
      volunteer program and individual volunteer performance.
    * Develop and implement a motivational plan, which will enhance
      volunteer satisfaction through ongoing recognition and leadership

Committee and Event Activities:

    * Staff the Rubber Ducky Derby Committee, motivating volunteer duck
      sales and coordinating all aspects of race.
    * Assist in identifying, training and placing event volunteers for
      the Gala and Escape and supervising volunteer activities on the
      day of.
    * Provide volunteer resources as required for additional MAWFU
      events and external fund-raisers.
    * Provides staff leadership to appropriate new event committees
      including wish family events and opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA degree in relevant field; excellent management, 
organizational and interpersonal skills; human resource experience a 
plus; experienced with managing and providing leadership to volunteers; 
experienced in event planning and committee leadership; ability to 
motivate volunteers and create an environment in which volunteers have 
fun, are well-matched to the projects they undertake, feel appreciated, 
and are respected by others; demonstrated patience and tolerance; 
willing to work flexible hours; sense of humor; ability to a work 
flexible schedule as needed, including some evenings and weekends; able 
to juggle many activities at once; comfortable with computers and 
Microsoft Office; accept and appreciate diversity of people and situations.

SALARY RANGE: $32,000 TO $37,000

CLOSING DATE: November 7, 2003

To apply for this position, e-mail a cover letter, a resume, and three 
current professional references by e-mailing 
mailto:csharer at

References from immediate supervisors are preferred; and please provide 
a current phone number for each one.


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