Status: Part time temporary – 10 - 15 hours per week for 6 months
Reports to: Chair of Governing Council
**Successful candidate must pass criminal background check, sign a Confidentiality Agreement, and show proof of Covid vaccination.
Northeast Village PDX is a non-profit organization that values community, promotes a variety of activities to encourage connections among all Villagers, and provides volunteer services that enable members to continue to live at home and remain active as they age. We serve residents of 17 NE Portland neighborhoods under the umbrella of Villages NW-Metro (VNW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit which serves as the hub for 10 villages in the greater Portland metro area and one village located on the Oregon coast. NE Village is also part of the nationwide Village-to-Village Network.
Our village has been open since November 2016 and currently has 130 members and more than 40 active service volunteers. Additional volunteers also provide office support, serve on various committees, and support the village in other ways. A 10-member Governing Council oversees all village operations.
Over the past two years, our membership growth has leveled off, and the number of active service volunteers has declined. We need to reverse these trends and re-establish growth in both areas.
Recruiting new volunteers and members is currently handled by our Communications, Marketing and Outreach Committee (CMO). During the pandemic, we have presented monthly “Village 101’s” via Zoom to the public and done limited promotions at neighborhood festivals – but these efforts have not been sufficient to grow our village. Thus, we are seeking help from persons experienced in recruiting and retaining volunteers and with recruitment practices in general.
Check our website for further information about our village, and for detailed Job Description.
The Recruiting Coordinator (RC) is responsible for developing an effective program for volunteer and member recruitment for NE Village PDX.
External recruitment: Develop and implement strategies to recruit new volunteers and members from local Village neighborhoods, working from a common message about the benefits of NE Village PDX.
Internal recruitment: Help the Village recruit from within – develop opportunities for current members and volunteers to introduce friends and neighbors to the Village community and the benefits of Village affiliation.