Position:  Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Location:  Jacksonville, FL
Job Id:  259
# of Openings:  1

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
We are currently seeking a full-time Volunteer Engagement Coordinator; whose role is to support and coordinate all aspects of our busy Volunteer Services function.   The department recruits year-round long-term adult and teen volunteers, short-term service project and special event group volunteers, as well as interns who serve 6 to 12-week rotations for nearly every department within the zoo. 
The position is primarily responsible for coordinating our ZooTeens! program, on-boarding, coordinating adult volunteer schedules and administrative tasks.
Applicants must be available to work special events, for example, Spooktacular/Zoolights, that may occur outside of regular work schedule, including evenings, weekends or holidays, as needed.  In addition, must have the ability to work independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion.   The typical work week is Tuesday through Saturday (able to work flexible hours as necessary to meet deadlines).
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service, solid interpersonal and organizational skills coupled with an ability to communicate our mission and vision.  Teaching/training experience a plus. Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.  Able to work flexible hours as necessary to meet deadlines. Must be able to pass Level 2 background check.
Candidates must have the ability to stand for long periods of time, traverse zoo grounds on foot, work in adverse weather conditions, be able to bend and lift, sweep, mop, stoop and be able to lift 50 pounds without difficulty for short distances. You must also possess a valid driver’s license.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers all full-time employees a competitive benefits package including low cost medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, 403B Retirement Plan, and discounts at the Zoo.

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