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OrganizationThe Haven
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMay 24, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$40,000+
Phone(434) 973-1234


The Community Engagement position is The Haven’s bridge to the larger Charlottesville community, interfacing with volunteers, donors, community partners, and clients. The position entails three main areas: volunteer coordination, communications, and coordination of building and fundraising events.

Job Duties

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Maintain and expand volunteer recruitment and retention strategy
  • Develop, provide, and oversee monthly volunteer orientations
  • Develop and maintain online volunteer schedule
  • Regular contact with volunteers, regarding scheduling and other volunteer issues
  • Keep physical and digital record of all volunteer documentation
  • Support volunteers in their roles and contact with guests of The Haven, helping them to make sense of their experiences
  • Revise Volunteer Manual and Volunteer Application as needed
  • Engage with and organize community groups, in particular, local student and faith-based groups
  • Attend local volunteer fairs and community expos, providing information and outreach
  • Organize annual volunteer appreciation event
  • Administer annual volunteer satisfaction survey
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of procedures and protocols—specifically, regarding volunteer recruitment, coordination, and retention—necessary to operating The Haven


  • Update and maintain agency Facebook page(s), Twitter and Instagram accounts, and website on a weekly basis
  • Create regular email blasts regarding sanctuary and fundraising events, Haven updates/needs, etc.
  • In conjunction with executive director, represent The Haven at community events
  • Create PSAs and images/ads to promote Haven fundraising events
  • Connect with local media outlets (radio, television, print, etc.) to advertise Haven fundraising events
  • In conjunction with the executive director, create bi-annual newsletters
  • Work together with the executive director and operations director to research, implement, and maintain a program which connects volunteer/donor databases and streamlines communications


Coordinate two major fundraising events – “Run for Home” 8K and Housing2Home Art Auction, including:

  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Secure event space, rentals, supplies, etc.
  • Partner with key volunteers to manage event logistics
  • Partner with New City Arts for Art Auction

Coordinate community events in sanctuary, kitchen, and dining room, including:

  • Manage online calendar of events
  • Collect and record rental payments
  • Secure coverage for events

Skills Required

  • Detail-oriented
  • Works well within a team setting
  • Experience in website management and design
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and interactive work context
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Good-humored

Work Schedule

Full-time; 9:00am – 5:00pm; Monday through Friday

Additional Info

  • Please submit cover letter and resume, with references, to the contact email.
  • Note: the position includes a healthcare stipend and retirement benefits.