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Job Description: The Living Planet Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans. Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work. We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more.
The Volunteer Program Manager will be tasked with growing and developing the LLPA Volunteer Program. The Volunteer Program Manager will be responsible for the recruitment, training, and daily supervision of the various volunteer positions at LLPA. The Volunteer Program Manager will be responsible for maintaining relationships with outside organizations and various community groups. They will also conduct volunteer interviews, new volunteer orientation, and volunteer training on a quarterly basis. The Volunteer Program Manager will also ensure that Volunteers are performing their duties to the world class standards of LLPA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Respond to phone and email requests for information on the various volunteer programs at LLPA
-Conduct quarterly new volunteer interviews, new volunteer orientation, and volunteer training.
-Act as a resource for volunteers during volunteer shifts: conduct pre-shift meetings, provide guidance during volunteer rotations, and ensure the volunteers are performing their duties to LLPA standards.
-Conduct regular volunteer evaluations
-Perform regular reviews of the various volunteer programs to ensure LLPA is meeting volunteer expectations
-Maintain accurate records for volunteers and interns
-Survey LLPA departments regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance
-Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
-Speak to various community groups (i.e. universities, retirement communities, and community support groups) about the volunteer opportunities at LLPA
-Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
-Must have at least 2 year(s) of professional experience in the supervision of a large volunteer program (greater than 200 participants)
-Preferred experience in an aquarium or zoo setting
-Experience using volunteer coordination software such as Volgisitics
-Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office software packages
-Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing
-Experience in training individuals of varying age and ability
-Must possess strong organizational skills
Scope of position:
-Available to work holidays and weekends as needed
Physical Demands of the Job:
This job requires periods of standing and walking as well as extended periods of sitting with data entry.
This job also requires regular lifting of heavy equipment and exposure to adverse environments including cold and wildlife.
Special Working Conditions:
While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. LLPA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected class under federal, state or local laws.
Location: Draper, UT
Status: Full Time