Community Outreach and Volunteer Specialist

Springfield, Missouri
Depends on Experience 
Part-Time Temporary

The International Institute of St Louis is a not-for-profit organization serving refugees and immigrants. The International Institute of St Louis along with their Southwest Missouri branch office have a mission to build a more connected and productive society to benefit immigrants, their families, and the wider community. Our Springfield office is currently seeking a Temporary Part-time Non-exempt dedicated individual to work in the Client Services Department.

Summary Job Description:

The Community Outreach Specialist will work with the International Institute of Southwest Missouri's Site Manager. This position is responsible for creating awareness about the International Institute of Southwest Missouri's Refugee Reception and Placement Program and recruiting and organizing volunteer groups to support that work.

Duties and Responsibility:

  • Understand and support the agency's mission, vision and core values 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and comply with all agency policies and procedures
  • Provide culturally competent, equitable client services with minimal supervision
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Cultivate relationships with churches and community service groups
  • Conduct volunteer recruitment and training presentations
  • Build and maintain a volunteer contact list
  • Conduct Volunteer Background checks
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Two years related experience and/or with job related expertise
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office - Beginners preferred)
  • Strong Presentation and Training Skills
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Driver's license and Insured Vehicle

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.