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Sr. Volunteer Engagement Specialist

American Red Cross
401(k), remote work
United States, Maine, Portland
May 13, 2024
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Job Description:

Why Choose Us?

As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, tothe Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!

The American Red Cross is seeking a Senior VolunteerEngagement Specialist to work to support our

Position is Work from Home but expected to live in New Hampshire, Maine or Vermont. Preference for Northern or Central Maine in proximity to our Bangor office.


A Sr. Volunteer Engagement Specialist is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to the implementation and execution of programs and services that further the engagement of volunteers. This person will supervise volunteers and act as a subject-matter expert on volunteer programs, tools, processes, and systems. Serve as a liaison to internal partners and external organizations. Provide support, development, and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Specific responsibilities: oversee new volunteer intake and screening; manage and develop screening team; oversee youth & young adult engagement including youth clubs in schools and colleges; oversee monthly volunteer newsletter and newsletter team.


  • Contribute expertise and serve as a resource for volunteer engagement best practices. Review volunteer satisfaction data and work with operational teams to develop and execute engagement and retention strategies to improve volunteer satisfaction within the assigned area which includes frequent interaction with the volunteer community both personally and through the volunteer infrastructure. Implement strategies and tactics to drive volunteer engagement and provide input on volunteer engagement issues.

  • Responsible for the development of a thorough volunteer needs assessment for assigned areas. Meet with stakeholders and ensure alignment of established goals to volunteer needs. Monitor the appropriate usage and implementation of the needs assessment through department collaboration and mutual accountability for results.

  • Lead and train volunteer leaders to conduct a comprehensive volunteer onboarding program for each volunteer position.

  • Lead volunteer training and serve as subject-matter-expert on volunteer programs, tools, and resources. Provide support and guidance to volunteer trainers and ensures training is thorough and documented.

  • Facilitate formal and informal recognition efforts and events to promote community and honor the volunteer experience and contributions.

  • Train and lead screening and training team volunteers. Serve as Point-of-Contact to the Volunteer Intake Processing Center. Assist in screening and referring prospective volunteers.

  • Lead the development and management of volunteer planning and scheduling to ensure a strong fill rate. Serve as a liaison to internal and external partners to ensure all volunteer requests are timely and complete.

  • Lead and execute all youth and young adult volunteer programs for the Region.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required; or, a combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of related experience. Volunteer Management experience preferred.

  • Skills & Abilities: Ability to work on a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple and continuously evolving priorities effectively. Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of group dynamics, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is preferred.

  • Travel: Travel is required. A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones, and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.


We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

  • Medical, Dental Vision plans

  • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

  • PTO + Holidays

  • 401K with 5% match

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

  • Service Awards and recognition

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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