Coordinator - Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Head Start
Position: Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Volunteer and In-kind Services Coordinator
Job Location: Head Start Program
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Aug 15, 2020**
District: Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Head Start
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: 314-615-3600
Job Description:
Want to become a member of a nationally recognized early childhood education program?  Join our team!

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is currently seeking a qualified individual to work as a Volunteer and In-kind Services Coordinator to support the Agency’s Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program.    The Volunteer and In-kind Services Coordinator monitors the comprehensive system of non-federal share to insure that the Head Start/Early Head Start program achieves and maintains full compliance in meeting the annual non-Federal share match in accordance with Federal regulations.
This position will organize and implement an active volunteer program to engage Head Start/Early Head Start parents, community volunteers and corporate donors, providing a method to support the program in generating the in-kind match and to degenerate goods to support the needs of children and families served by the program. The Volunteer and In-kind Services Coordinator will manage the recruitment, placement, and recognition of volunteers to support the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The Coordinator is responsible for developing a wish list of needed items and subsequently securing in-kind donations from individuals, groups, and corporate donors and distributing them throughout the program.  The Coordinator will also provide administrative support for appeals, donor mailings, phone inquiries, and in-king gift tracking. 
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop comprehensive written volunteer/in-kind plan with strategies for new and existing donors/volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of in-kind donations/volunteers via acknowledgement letters, phone calls, gift policies, adherence to donor bill of rights and sharing accurate information of how gifts are being used to benefit children and families.
  • Cultivate donor relationships to support the program by engaging them in volunteering, in-kind donations, supply drives, and communicate with them via, email or phone.
  • Create and coordinate opportunities for volunteers to work within the HS/EHS program by creating connections and memorandums of understanding through community outreach with local, regional and national resources/agencies.
  • Monitor all receipts of In-kind services for program including childcare partners, classrooms, outside vendors, etc. to secure the necessary back-up documentation for in-kind received.
  • Oversee the submission and entry of in-kind donations into ChildPlus database.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualified individuals must have considerable knowledge of recruitment of volunteers and soliciting of donations. Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and the Uniform Guidance regulations developed by the Office of Management and Budget and adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services in the code of Federal regulations 45CFR Part 75.
Ability to know and implement the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity at all times, consistent with the organization’s vision, mission and values. Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.  Demonstrates resourcefulness and flexibility, with the ability to anticipate and act on opportunities quickly. Ability to interact and influence at the most senior level so of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions, levels and departments toward shared objectives. Ability to exercise professional judgement in evaluating before making decisions.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, children, parents, outside agencies and the public.  Ability to keep all information strictly confidential.  Transport self to and from, agencies, Head Start/Early Head Start and other locations.  Possess valid driver’s license, be insurable by the program insurance carrier, and have reliable transportation. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as requested.
Qualified candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree in social work, nonprofit management or development and at least three years of experience with Head Start/Early Head Start Federal non-share, volunteer coordination, and development.  Must be willing to obtain the Red Cross First Aid Certification and CPR coursework and updates as required.  A health exam and clear tuberculosis screen are required for hire.
Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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