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Volunteer Coordinator - City of Sammamish ( Job # 14-0014)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $48,930.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $66,964.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Closes: June 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



Plan, develop and manage the City’s volunteer program, including the development of goals, policies, procedures, and marketing. Major emphasis of the volunteer program is on outdoor volunteer programs, including park/trail stewardship, native plant projects and other restoration work in public areas. The work requires excellent communication and customer service skills due to considerable public contact.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor. Exercises supervision over volunteers, interns and part-time/seasonal staff.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is a Tuesday to Saturday position, with volunteer work parties and programs occurring regularly on Saturdays. Some evening work may be required as well.


  • Develops, coordinates, implements and manages the volunteer program consistent with the mission and goals of the city.
  • Leads outdoor volunteer programs including park restoration projects, trail stewardship/construction programs, native plant programs and other stewardship programs.
  • Uses a variety of recruitment and retention strategies to recruit, cultivate and steward a sustainable pool of volunteers.
  • Coordinates, conducts, and facilitates training for volunteers.  Prepares orientation packets for volunteers and conducts orientation. Resolves operational problems such as scheduling, reassignments and personnel conflicts. Ensures compliance with insurance, safety and other regulations.
  • Supervises and evaluates volunteers. May coach and counsel volunteers or interns on all relevant personnel issues and concerns.
  • Establishes annual program goals and benchmarks, records and analyzes statistical information used in the evaluation of programs and prepares annual program evaluations.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks including developing and/or revising policies and procedures, preparing presentations and maintaining data records and files. Manages and maintains a volunteer database, including tracking volunteer hours and project progress.
  • Manages the volunteer recognition program and coordinates annual volunteer celebration.
  • Develops and implements marketing and information strategies including public information releases, internal and external newsletters, audio-visual materials and website updates.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative efforts and relationships with public and private agencies, organizations, associations and groups to promote volunteer programs.
  • Educates and collaborates with other city departments on volunteer opportunities and programs.
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.


  • Knowledge of volunteer program philosophy, principals, practices, techniques and trends.
  • Knowledge of proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used for general park maintenance and outdoor work.
  • Knowledge of risk management, including workplace and field safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of computer software programs used for electronic communication, report writing and database management.
  • Knowledge of organization and functions of a municipal government.
  • Skill in research methods and report preparation and presentation.
  • Skill in customer service and conflict resolution.
  • Skill in teaching children and adults.
  • Skill in public speaking and demonstrated outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records, reports and evaluations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a large number of projects at one time and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, city officials, representatives of other government agencies, volunteers, school district representatives, the public and other partners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation, public administration, business, or a related field; and a minimum of two years of professional related experience in volunteer coordination, environmental stewardship, park maintenance, or other related areas.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in office and outdoor settings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good driving record and possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within one month of employment, is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field. Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee may be required to work in outside weather conditions or in wet and/or humid conditions. The employee must be able to drive a City vehicle.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.


Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075