Volunteer Manager

DREAM Charter School - New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.DREAM has a long-standing volunteer program that started at the onset of the organization and continues to this day. Volunteering at DREAM has been integral to supplementing and enhancing our Grow the Whole Child Model through activities such as mentoring, sports coaching, tutoring, and volunteering at one of DREAM's career exposure events. Reporting to the Director of Advancement Operations, the Volunteer Manager will be responsible for overseeing and driving forward DREAM's volunteer program, coordinating with key stakeholders, and partnering with the Director of Advancement Operations on the vision and strategy for volunteer opportunities. This role is a great fit for a strong project manager, strategic thinker, and skilled relationship builder to develop connections and partnerships across teams within DREAM to innovate and grow our volunteer program.Responsibilities

  • Lead the coordination with various stakeholders and leadership to build the vision, strategy, and goals for the volunteer program with the support of the Director of Advancement Operations and MD of Advancement Strategy & Operations
  • Serve as the point person of the Volunteer Program to help build relationships with volunteers and with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to ensure meaningful employee engagement opportunities for corporate partners
  • Track volunteer key performance areas, identify areas of improvement and suggest ideas to course-correct as needed, identify opportunities to expand the volunteer program, and collaborate to create sound volunteer strategies for DREAM
  • Manage and cultivate partnerships with internal and external key stakeholders including Deans of Programs, Program Leaders, and the Advancement Team on volunteer strategies to support the growth and management of DREAM's volunteer program
  • Execute on all components of the consistent volunteer lifecycle from marketing, recruitment, screening, processing of all human resources needs, onboarding, evaluation, appreciation, and retention
  • Communicate regular updates to current and past volunteer pipelines to keep them engaged with news and opportunities at DREAM
  • Manage volunteer data in Salesforce to consistently improve all areas of the volunteer program to analyze metrics and prepare reports
  • Collaborate with internal partners to conduct ongoing evaluations of the programs and services delivered by volunteers and implement improvements as necessary
  • Support developing and overseeing a vision for the adoption of a regular data to action cycle and continuous improvement process that fosters a culture of learning to drive impact across all programs.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred;
  • A strategic thinker with a strong operational and logistics mindset who uses data to drive decision making;
  • An unwavering commitment to reaching goals;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and proven ability for bringing together different leaders and departments to work together toward a shared vision and goals;
  • Ground-level experience leading volunteer opportunities of various sizes and scopes, preferred;
  • Experience with marketing and recruitment of volunteers, preferred;
  • Strong project management skills, including solving complex operational challenges;
  • Highly organized with the ability to track and manage multiple projects and staff simultaneously, including the ability to prioritize work streams and meet deadlines;
  • Exceptional planning skills, high attention to detail, and a skilled problem solver;
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills with a take-initiative attitude;
  • Ability to integrate organizational objectives into the vision and strategy of DREAM's volunteer program;
  • Proactive attitude, out of the box thinking, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.

DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.

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