Employment opportunities

Human Resources & Volunteer Program Coordinator

37.5 hours per week – 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter to lead a passionate team of volunteers in a fast paced, team environment.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective recruitment and management of a diverse group of volunteers who are engaged in a variety of roles including; client support, fundraising, events such as the signature Celebration of Women Long Table Lunch and iconic Purple Bra Day, as well as coordinating corporate volunteer projects.

You will also implement strategies to grow the program and our volunteer base in line with best practice methods.

Volunteers are a vital part of what we do at Breast Cancer Care WA and the effective management and engagement of this important resource is essential.

This role is also responsible for the coordination of HR processes including recruitment, performance reviews, learning & development opportunities, and the team engagement program.

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week – 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

The option of a nine day fortnight is available by negotiation.

Key job functions

  • Coordination of volunteers to support the organisation’s fundraising and support services objectives
  • Recruiting, interviewing, reference checking, training, assessment, support and supervision of all volunteers
  • Ongoing volunteer management including induction, supervision, feedback, reward and recognition
  • Development of strategy for the Volunteer Program in conjunction with the Executive Team
  • Coordinating recruitment including updating position descriptions, advertising roles, shortlisting candidates and scheduling interviews
  • Coordinating the onboarding experience for new team members
  • Scheduling performance and development reviews
  • Coordinating learning and development opportunities
  • Coordinating team workshops
  • Preparation and facilitation of training sessions
  • Evaluation of the volunteer program
  • Manage the program through the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Database
  • Monthly reporting
  • Assist the receptionist with answering the phones and with capacity to cover the receptionist role during periods of planned annual leave 

Essential criteria

Minimum 2 years’ experience in volunteer management or people management with demonstrated abilities in the following areas;

  • recruitment, training and people management
  • understanding of the value of volunteering
  • high level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate and liaise with a range of individuals
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Highly developed skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign as well as proven experience using a client database
  • the ability to multitask and work to conflicting deadlines
  • ability to work both independently and as an active and involved team member
  • understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of people living with breast cancer
  • the capacity to increase hours to cover reception during planned annual leave
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in a charitable organisation
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Ability to network

How to apply

To be considered for the position, please send the following to Zoe@breastcancer.org.au

  • Completed position questionnaire (downloadable here)
  • A covering letter that tells us why you are applying for the position and confirming that you meet the essential criteria
  • Current CV with two most recent workplace referees

Click here for the full position description.

Applications close

5pm, Friday May 1, 2015.
However don’t delay as interviewing will commence immediately!