Now Hiring: Director of RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Funded by the Corporation for National Community Service as a part of the larger Senior Corps initiative, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. Building on the foundation and relationships L.A. Works has with nonprofits in the community, by June 30, 2017 this new program will engage more than 850 individuals in meaningful service experiences.

Position Overview: The Director of RSVP will spearhead the RSVP program for Baby Boomer volunteers, age 55 plus, at L.A. Works. This role will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic management, leading the team of staff and skilled volunteers to achieve the outcomes set forth by CNCS. This program requires a Director who is entrepreneurial, results driven, an excellent program manager, passionate about service, and highly organized.  This individual should have an understanding of the Baby Boomer demographic. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities for ensuring overall success of RSVP program:

  • Managing relationship, requirements and reporting of federal RSVP grant to the Corporation for National Service;
  • Securing MOUs with Volunteer Stations (nonprofits and public agencies where RSVP volunteers serve) within grant specified focus areas;
  • Mobilizing 850 volunteers (age 55+) each year, within grant specified project activities;
  • Tracking and verification of these volunteers’ service; and
  • Recognizing and retaining the volunteers for continued participation each year.
  • Supervision of RSVP staff;
  • Directing RSVP staff in planning and organizing Managed Projects – short-term, recurring group volunteer projects led by RSVP volunteers, including groups of RSVP volunteers;
  • Development and maintenance of strategic relationships with larger Volunteer Stations (nonprofits and public agencies where RSVP volunteers serve);
  • Leading teams of RSVP volunteers on L.A. Works’ large-scale Days of Service;
  • Providing timely and well-articulated reports, including identification of barriers and potential solutions;
  • Preparation and management of program budgets totaling $300,000 annually;
  • Recruitment and ongoing engagement of local RSVP Advisory Board;
  • Limited private sector fundraising; and,
  • Relationship building, communications, and community building with community and civic organizations.

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
  • Valid driver’s license; comfortable with driving a van or large vehicle for supply delivery and pick-up;
  • Access to personal car for occasional travel throughout Los Angeles County;
  • Initiate criminal history check prior to hire;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Reporting: This position reports to the Executive Director.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Medical insurance and parking provided.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a single PDF file with a cover letter, resume, and salary history (current job and past two) to HR@laworks.com with “Director of RSVP” in the subject line. Only submissions providing all of the requested information will be considered. No calls or emails regarding the position will be responded to, unless initiated by L.A. Works.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2016.

Check out the RSVP program here: http://www.laworks.com/RSVP

Seeking Intern: RSVP Program

About RSVP: RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) is L.A. Works’ newest volunteer program that matches energetic and experienced volunteers age 55+ to opportunities that help support communities in need. RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a national volunteer program that allows you to use the skills and talents you have learned over the years and develop new ones while serving in a variety of activities.

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/rsvp

Position Description: This position will entail providing the nonprofit sector with the volunteer support and resources it needs to continue providing programs for the disenfranchised communities of LA. The Coordinator will work on maintaining communication with our partner nonprofits, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities. They will work closely with a variety of nonprofits in identifying needs, building a volunteer project out of those needs from the ground up and ensuring the project continues to exemplify L.A. Works standards. We’re a fast-paced, energetic office open to new ideas to expand our program. If you love community service and engaging with people this opportunity could be for you! We look for experiences and interests that will be a great fit for both organization and intern.

Responsibilities: Outreach to nonprofits and volunteers, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities and hours, collecting and entering information, assisting with volunteer events, developing volunteer packets, streamlining procedures and representing L.A. Works in the field.

Requirements: Passion for community service. Great in a spokesperson role. Relationship builder. Excellent research skills. Knack for methodology and standardization. Great phone and email etiquette. Comfortable with initiative. Ability to multi-task. Good organizational skills and attention to details and deadlines. Enthusiastic and eager to learn. Computer experience in Microsoft Office.

Equipment Requirements: Personal transportation, laptop and cell phone.

Hours: 8-15 hours a week; days and times negotiable.

Compensation: Volunteer Only- Applicants must make their own arrangements with their host institution. Volunteers will benefit from this great learning experience, enhance their resumes, and build their personal and professional skills as they make a difference in the LA nonprofit community.

Location: L.A. Works is in Cypress Park, close to Elysian Park at the NE corner of Dodger Stadium. We are accessible by the gold line. This position will require being out in the field for some of the time.

Duration: Position is open year-round. Internship length is flexible, but with a minimum of 3 months.

Application Deadline: Immediate. But applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Procedure: E-mail a resume, writing sample, and cover letter outlining your interest, skills, availability and desired start/end dates to Jessica Manzo, RSVP Program Coordinator at jessica@laworks.com.

Now Hiring: RSVP Outreach Coordinator (part-time position)

RSVP Outreach Coordinator Position Overview: The RSVP Outreach Coordinator will seek out, engage and recruit new volunteer members to help build this special program providing volunteer and social opportunities for active adults age 55+ in Los Angeles County. This position requires a Coordinator who is passionate about mobilizing older adults in service and excited to present to and connect with a broad array of communities throughout Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will need to be entrepreneurial, an excellent communicator, energetic, and highly organized. This individual should be knowledgeable on aging issues and opportunities. In collaboration with the Director of Special Programs and RSVP team, this position will help increase RSVP membership, and ensure expected outcomes are achieved. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively conduct outreach to community organizations, continuting education programs, gyms, clubs, libraries, and centers for older adults;
  • Register individuals age 55+ for RSVP membership and help connect members to ongoing volunteer opportunities;
  • Utilize all Corporation for National and Community Service and L.A. Works website, collateral and resources;
  • Work closely with RSVP team to maximize outreach impact;
  • Maintain clear, current and accurate records in salesforce;
  • Work within existing budget to develop dynamic and inspiring outreach presentation materials;
  • Participate in L.A. Works’ large-scale Days of Service;
  • Think and act creatively and professionally to build and maintain an enriching volunteer program for the active older adult community throughout Los Angeles County.

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
  • Personal cell phone;
  • Access to personal car for regular travel throughout Los Angeles County;
  • Valid driver’s license; comfortable with driving a van or large vehicle for supply delivery and pick-up;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates, manages, and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. With nearly 25 years of success, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: to increase volunteer participation in the community; to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through access to volunteer labor and other resources; and to educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community. L.A. Works has more than 30,000 registered volunteers who have contributed over 1,000,000 volunteer hours of service to thousands of nonprofits in the Los Angeles community.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people age 55 and above. Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service as a part of the larger Senior Corps initiative, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. These volunteers have been an invaluable resource for nationwide response efforts—in everything from hunger prevention to natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy. L.A. Works has received a three year renewable grant to develop a strong Los Angeles RSVP program. Building on the foundation of existing programming and relationships L.A. Works has with nonprofits in the community, this new program will more than double the volunteer resources L.A. Works provides to the greater Los Angeles region.

Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Special Programs. This is a 20-hours/week, flexible position.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please email a single PDF file that includes a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and relevant skills to HR@laworks.com.

Now Hiring: RSVP Coordinator

This position has been filled! 11/4/14

About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates, manages, and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. With more than 20 years of success, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: to increase volunteer participation in the community; to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through access to volunteer labor and other resources; and to educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community.  L.A. Works has more than 30,000 registered volunteers who have contributed over 1,000,000 volunteer hours of service to thousands of nonprofits in the Los Angeles community.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Funded by the Corporation for National Community Service as a part of the larger Senior Corps initiative, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. These volunteers have been a critical resource for nationwide response efforts—in everything from hunger prevention to natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy. L.A. Works has received new, three year renewable grant funding to launch a Los Angeles RSVP program. Building on the foundation and relationships L.A. Works has with nonprofits in the community, this new program will more than double the volunteer resources L.A. Works provides to the community.

Position Overview: The RSVP Coordinator position will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the nonprofit Volunteer Stations (nonprofits and public agencies where RSVP volunteers serve) for effective RSVP volunteer placement as well as for RSVP member recruitment, engagement, and placement. This position requires someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, passionate about service, energetic, and highly organized.  This individual should be knowledgeable about issues facing today’s older adults. In collaboration with the RSVP team, this position will be responsible for providing input on the annual program plans, and will ensure expected outcomes are achieved.  The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, and have experience working in the nonprofit sector. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities:
* Assisting Volunteer Stations with development and creation of volunteer roles in database portal (HandsOn Connect);
* Coaching and consulting services to Volunteer Stations to identify measurable outcomes associated with RSVP volunteers and developing tracking processes for these outcomes;
* Training Volunteer Stations on database portal utilization;
* Overseeing the database portal for Volunteer Station reporting;
* Participating in nonprofit, volunteer and leadership training and orientations;
* Recruitment, training, placement, and management of RSVP members;
* Management of the volunteer tracking and reporting in database portal (HandsOn Connect);
* Building the RSVP volunteer member community; including creating meaningful volunteer recognition events as well as identifying additional ways to recognize RSVP members;
* Creating and managing enewsletter content and communications for RSVP members;
* Leading teams of RSVP volunteers on L.A. Works’ large-scale Days of Service; and
* Providing timely and well-articulated reports, including identification of barriers and potential solutions.

Key Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years progressively responsible nonprofit program management;
* Knowledge of and significant experience in the volunteering sector;  in-depth understanding of engagement of older adult volunteers a plus;
* Open to and excited by the opportunity to inform our strategic thinking and work within an entrepreneurial environment;
* Strong customer service skills with professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone;
* A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
* Excellent written and oral communication skills;  bi-lingual in Spanish or other language dominant in the L.A. market a plus; and,
* Proactive, self-directed, and results-oriented personality with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Additional requirements:
* Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
* Valid driver’s license; comfortable with driving a van or large vehicle for supply delivery and pick-up;
* Access to personal car for occasional travel throughout Los Angeles County;
* Some evening and weekend commitments; and
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Special Programs.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Please email a single pdf file that includes a cover letter outlining your interest, skills, and recent salary history along with your resume to HR@laworks.com.