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Corporate Volunteer Manager

Company: United Way of Midland County
Location: Midland
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOVERVIEW: United Way of Midland County has a new open role for a Corporate Volunteer Manager on assignment with Dow, Inc. This position is located at Dow's Michigan Operations location in Midland, MI.You will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of Dow's volunteer program across the Great Lakes Bay Region, and support the coordination of global purpose-driven employee engagement programs.You will collaborate closely with multiple Dow functions, business, employee resource groups and community partners to continuously elevate the Company's volunteer efforts in the region and leverage best practices to enhance tactics and relationships needed for a quality, respected (leader within Dow and in the community), energized and impactful (individual, social & business) volunteer program.You will report directly to the CEO at United Way of Midland County in partnership with the Director of Public Affairs - U.S. North at Dow, and become an integral member of Dow's Great Lake Bay Region Public Affairs and Global Citizenship teams. You will join at an exciting and dynamic time to be part of a team that supports positive change to increase social impact and improve the employee experience at Dow.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Volunteer Recruitment, Resource, Training and Recognition

  • Promote Dow's Volunteer and ERG Participation Policy and volunteer programming across Dow's diverse and inclusive workforce to inspire and recruit volunteers.

    • Project management of new and existing purpose-driven volunteer initiatives. To learn more about some of these programs, including the All IN ERG Fund, #PullingOurWeight and MLK Day, review Dow's 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report.
    • Partner with Dow's businesses, functions and employee resource groups, recruit Dow employee volunteers (and leverage opportunities that may also be open to retirees, family, friends, customers, and local community members).
    • Manage regional utilization and awareness of Dow's Volunteer Portal (CyberGrants).
    • Identify, train, and supervise high potential volunteers to be project leaders of individual volunteer projects. Strengthen the quality of volunteer engagement by empowering and building capacity amongst project leadership base of volunteers.
    • Coordinate with Dow's Public Affairs team, United Way staff and other partners on the implementation of continuing education opportunities to increase knowledge of community needs, volunteer capacity, community impact and Dow's reputation.
    • Be a resource and subject-matter expert to employee resource groups, site leadership and business teams to encourage volunteerism and engagement to help meet respective goals.
    • Implement a volunteer recognition program and connect volunteer work to impact on local community needs through internal and external communication channels.Program Administration and Evaluation
      • Connect with Dow businesses, functions, employee resource groups, and employees to better understand barriers to volunteerism as well as interest areas of team members.
      • Deliver orientation and training to employee volunteers and employee resource groups on how to address community needs and maximize the volunteer experience for the employee, the nonprofit and Dow.

      • Track volunteer engagement across the region, act as subject-matter expert for Dow's Volunteer Portal (Cybergrants) and train new volunteer leaders on portal utilization.
      • Share data, impact stories and other information to assist with storytelling and reporting.Community Engagement
        • Leverage, liaise and coordinate with strategic local (and when necessary global) Dow partners to address community needs and promote and further Dow's Global Citizenship strategy through volunteerism.

        • Act as direct link between community groups and nonprofit partners to Dow to create and facilitate community volunteer opportunities.Knowledge, skills and abilities include:
          • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, Dow functions, businesses and employee resource groups, and community stakeholders along with the skills to develop and manage multiple volunteer projects and partners simultaneously - prioritizing a diverse range of projects and meeting tight deadlines.
          • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively inspire and engage a variety of stakeholders.
          • Strong and persuasive communicator that can make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
          • Ability to travel throughout the region to Dow sites, community partners and volunteer projects (requires a reliable car and valid driver's license), at times, work non-traditional hours due to timing of volunteer opportunities, and moving equipment and/or supplies up to 20 pounds for various program needs.

            Preferred Qualifications:
            • 3+ years of experience in volunteer management, community relations, corporate social responsibility and/or nonprofit management.

            • Affinity for addressing community needs, enhancing the capacity of the nonprofit sector and recognizing the value the private sector and its employees can provide.

            • Proficiency with volunteer management technology systems (i.e., Cybergrants, Benevity) and basic understanding of statistics/data analysis.

            • Proven motivated self-starter who can achieve program goals as well as present new ideas to enhance program offerings.

            • A Bachelor's degree, relevant work or military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking.Our benefits include:
              • Combined time off (CTO) Vacation and Personal/Sick time
              • 10 Paid holidays
              • Flexible work schedule
              • Health and Wellness Reimbursement
              • Paid Volunteer time off
              • Summer Fridays
              • Maternity/Paternity Leave
              • BCBS Health Insurance
              • Group Life Insurance
              • Group Disability Insurance
              • Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account Contribution Arrangement (SEP‐IRA)
              • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)
              • Medical Flexible Spending Account (MFSA)
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)About United Way of Midland CountyUnited Way brings our community together to improve lives. We amplify individual passion to take on our toughest challenges together. We don't focus on a single issue because change is bigger than one organization or program. We partner with nonprofits and invest in programs that show measurable outcomes-every year. Together, we create new solutions to old problems and join with people from all walks of life to put those solutions into action.We make it easier to make a difference, whether it's through time, money or lifting your voice. We are more than fundraisers. We are the hand raisers, the game changers.Mission Statement United Way of Midland County unites our community to improve lives to ensure all individuals and families are thriving and living their full potential.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement United Way of Midland County stands firmly against all acts of discrimination by individuals, organizations and systems that prevent community members from reaching their full potential based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. As a board and staff, we commit to serving as a leader and partner with those committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; changing our mindset and challenging and confronting our beliefs, policies, and practices.Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. This position may also require travel.Minimum Salary Statement: All of the roles within United Way of Midland County have pay ranges that commensurate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate. The minimum salary for this position is $44,000.

Keywords: United Way of Midland County, Midland , Corporate Volunteer Manager, Executive , Midland, Michigan

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