Volunteer Coordinator

City of Avondale, AZ in Avondale

Job Description

Job Description

The City of Avondale has an opportunity for a Volunteer Coordinator assigned to the City's Police Department. This is a full-time exempt position with benefits.

Administers a wide variety of police community service volunteer initiatives that include supervising volunteers who provide a variety of non-confrontational police services to assist police officers so they can attend to other police duties. Examples include but are not limited to writing parking citations, providing traffic control, assisting as directed at crime scenes, handling abandoned vehicles, checking houses on vacation watch, etc. Further, volunteers are not limited to providing assistance to police officers on patrol, they also provide clerical support, and other administrative functions as directed.

Essential Functions

Interacts with the public promoting the vision, mission, and values of the police department. Recruits qualified volunteers to provide day to day support for the police department.

Conducts background investigations and screening for all volunteer civilian applicants by interviewing, fingerprinting, conducting criminal history background searches, pre-polygraph interviews, and scheduling polygraph examinations.

Conducts assessment of department/volunteer ongoing needs and operations and develops meaningful volunteer positions/duties, job descriptions, and evaluations that meet the needs of the police department.

Supervises the work of volunteers and follows human resources guidelines for hiring and releasing volunteers.

Markets the Avondale Police Department Volunteers in Police Service program for recruitment and public relations. Develops creative and challenging program opportunities to attract and retain volunteers.

Assists Community Services with various volunteer support for programs and events such as Citizen Police Academy, Shop with a COP, GAIN, VIN Etch, etc.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Education, Non-Profit Management, or similar field.

Three (3) years of experience and working knowledge of volunteer management systems and engagement.

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), preferred.

Ability to get TOC B Certified within six (6) months.

Supplemental Information

Work requires the ability to read and interpret manuals, rules, contracts, purchase orders and professional publications.

Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Work requires the ability to write administrative reports, general correspondence and develop training, marketing and recruitment materials.

Planning responsibilities include organization of daily activities, reports, and research on a variety of community service issues.

Assists in preparation of bureau budget and may research and prepare recommendations for bureau budget expenditures and grant opportunities.

Ability to develop, manage and oversee Service Learning and Internship with college / university students. Ability to oversee VISTA AmeriCorps Volunteers.
Work involves choices of action within broad guidelines established by adopted organizational policy and the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Professional judgment is required on a routine basis to apply the proper course of action.

This position contact others within the organization. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the City such as Fire, Community Relations and Field Operations which may be involved in decision making or providing approval or decision making authority. In addition, these incumbents work with individuals outside the City who may belong to professional or peer organizations or citizen groups. Working with various state and federal agencies may also be required of the employee. Vendors and suppliers may also be called upon for information on purchases, supplies or products. Frequent citizen contact may also be required. Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


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