Communications: Volunteer Engagement Lead

Communications: Volunteer Engagement Lead

The Department Volunteer Engagement Lead is responsible for overseeing “The Volunteer Experience” for volunteers serving in the department.

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Aitkin County,Anoka County,Beltrami County,Benton County,Big Stone County,Blue Earth County,Brown County,Carlton County,Carver County,Cass County,Central Minnesota Chapter,Chippewa County,Chisago County,Clearwater County,Cook County,Cottonwood County,Crow Wing County,Dakota County,Dodge County,Douglas County,Douglas County, WI,Faribault County,Fillmore County,Freeborn County,Goodhue County,Grant County,Hennepin County,Hubbard County,Isanti County,Itasca County,Jackson County,Kanabec County,Kandiyohi County,Koochiching County,Lac qui Parle County,Lake County,Lake of the Woods County,Le Sueur County,Lincoln County,Lyon County,Mahnomen County,Martin County,McLeod County,Meeker County,Mille Lacs County,Morrison County,Mower County,Murray County,Nicollet County,Nobles County,Northern Minnesota Chapter,Olmsted County,Pine County,Pipestone County,Pope County,Ramsey County,Redwood County,Renville County,Rice County,Rock County,Roseau County,Scott County,Sherburne County,Sibley County,Southeast Minnesota Chapter,Southwest Minnesota Chapter,St. Louis County,Stearns County,Steele County,Stevens County,Swift County,Todd County,Traverse County,Twin Cities Area Chapter,Virtual (Region Wide),Wabasha County,Wadena County,Waseca County,Washington County,Watonwan County,Winona County,Wright County,Yellow Medicine County

Key Responsibilities

• Consults with department managers on position on-boarding, planned growth experiences, and volunteer career development.
• Provides consultation, coaching and training resources to promote positive workforce relationships (employees with volunteers, volunteers with volunteers) and effective ongoing volunteer engagement.
• Follows up with volunteers and department managers to ensure proper placement and job satisfaction.
• Consults with department managers regarding the leadership potential of volunteers and supports requesting department managers in developing leadership and advancement opportunities for volunteers.
• Serves as the point of contact for reassignment or referring volunteers to other department positions, or if not a fit for the department to Volunteer Services.
• Connects supervisors of volunteers to Volunteer Services HR relations team for mediation and facilitation of volunteer grievance and performance related issues.
• Leads ongoing discussions with requesting department managers about volunteer engagement cycle, roles and responsibilities working to identify what’s working and lessons learned.
• Conducts exit interviews.
• Works with team members to ensure the integration of their work with volunteer recruitment, referrals and screening, recognition, and Volunteer Connection.


• Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs
• Proven leadership in nonprofit or for-profit organizations
• Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences
• Knowledge and understanding of Red Cross services and operations and opportunities for volunteer service
• Work well both individually and with others
• Relevant, complementary management and/or technical skills/operational experience
• Relationship building skills working collaboratively with staff partners as well as board members, senior management, and other volunteer partners as needed
• Understand the value of volunteers and provide leadership and support to ensure volunteers are productive and have a mutually rewarding experience

Time Commitment

Approximately 10 hours per month, working remotely and on-site.

Development Opportunities

• Community advocacy and leadership
• Relationship building
• Enhance leadership and communication skills
• Interact with and meet a variety of people
• Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers and community partners

Length of Appointment

One year appointment, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance of position.


Red Cross employees, volunteers, donors and the public


• Orientation to the American Red Cross
• On the job training, as needed

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