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Current Opportunities at Quaker Voluntary Service-

Updated 8 NOV 2017

Minneapolis Program Start-Up Coordinator

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Position FAQs...
  • More info and full job description can be found here.
  • Application deadline is November 15, 2017
  • P/T Approximately 20 hours/week
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, [email protected]
  • We will interview candidates as applications come in
Who we are...
Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a 501(c)(3) Quaker organization providing opportunities for young adults to serve for one year in organizations contributing to social justice, while living in intentional Quaker community, and receiving support and training from QVS. QVS work is based in four core values: Community, Service, Transformation, and the Quaker Way.
We are seeking...
We seek a highly motivated and well-organized person to join us in launching our fifth house in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, set to open in late August, 2018. The candidate should be a Quaker or very familiar with Quakerism, possess administrative and organizing skills, have successful experience working with volunteer committees, and resonate deeply with the vision and mission of Quaker Voluntary Service. The position of Program Start-Up Coordinator is approximately half time and will run from January 1 to August 31, 2018. This person will report to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, who is based in Atlanta, and will also work closely with other QVS staff. This person will also work closely with a group of local Friends who are supporting this effort. We expect to hire someone for the ongoing position of Local Coordinator to support the QVS house, its Fellows and program starting mid-August, 2018. The person hired for the Program Start-Up position will be highly considered for the ongoing position, if interested.
Full position description...

Full Position Description

Minneapolis Program Start-Up Position Description (January-August 2018), approximately 20 hours/week 

Role Primary Responsibilities
Liaison with local Friends
  • Work with the local working group of Friends to transition into an ongoing Local Support Committee.
  • Interface with local Friends meetings to provide information and outreach about QVS.
  • Attend all working group/ local support committee meetings and communicate regularly with QVS Executive Director about these meetings.
Assist in Securing Service Site Placement Agreements
  • Work with local working group and QVS staff in securing commitments from at least 10 nonprofit organizations to become QVS service sites in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
  • Serve as liaison to service sites to help them develop appropriate job descriptions, get to know QVS, and complete necessary paperwork.
Manage Search for and Furnishing of QVS House
  • Collect recommendations for a house to rent for 6-8 young adults beginning mid to late July or early August, 2018.
  • Visit houses and communicate with landlords as needed.
  • Coordinate donations from local Friends and supporters to furnish the house before Fellows arrive in September 2018.
Assist in Recruitment and Selection of Fellows
  • Assist staff in doing outreach and recruitment for new Fellows, especially from the Twin Cities area, to apply by March 10.
  • Participate in interview and selection process for incoming Fellows.
Administrative Tasks
  • Timely completion of expense reports and other required documentation
  • Prepare materials for website and social media as needed.

Competencies include:

  • Familiarity with Quakers and the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Self-directed and goal-oriented but informed by organizational needs and mission.
  • Ability to see the big picture along with a willingness to pitch in and do what needs to be done, including small administrative tasks.
  • Creative problem solver with entrepreneurial spirit and attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; easily builds new relationships and has experience managing conflict.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passion for the mission and vision of the program.

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and some professional experience preferred.
  • Should have worked with volunteers or have significant volunteer experience; volunteer recruitment and management experience preferred.
  • Experience working in multicultural communities and with a wide variety of people.
  • Knowledge of local not-for-profits, social justice organizations and service agencies preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and advocacy work.

Compensation:
This is a half time position with no benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, [email protected] Application deadline is November 15, 2018. We will interview candidates as applications come in.

*QVS reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way QVS desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” Quaker Voluntary Service is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply...
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, [email protected] Application deadline is November 15, 2017. We will interview candidates as applications come in.

Director of Program

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Position FAQs...
  • More info and full job description can be found here.
  • Application deadline is December 11th, 2017
  • Full time position; frequent evening & weekend hours
  • Position based in of one of our current QVS Cities (Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, or Portland, OR)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience; $40,000-$55,000 range.
  • To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, [email protected]
  • We will interview candidates as applications come in
  • This position will begin as soon as January 2018, to be determined by the Executive Director and the selected candidate
Who we are...
Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a 501(c)(3) Quaker organization providing opportunities for young adults to serve for one year in organizations contributing to social justice, while living in intentional Quaker community, and receiving support and training from QVS. QVS work is based in four core values: Community, Service, Transformation, and the Quaker Way.
We are seeking...

We are seeking a dynamic and engaged individual to fill this role in one of our service cities. The candidate should be a Quaker or very familiar with Quakerism, works well with Friends from around the country at various levels, and resonate deeply with the vision and mission of Quaker Voluntary Service. This is a full-time position with two primary areas of responsibility.  The first area of responsibility is around Local Friends Outreach. This would be a supportive role in forming and working with already formed Local Support Committees, Spiritual Nurturers, and other support folks around the country. The second half of this position is working with staff and Fellows around the programming in QVS, particularly around spiritual formation. The Director of Program would report to the Executive Director, and would supervise some Local Coordinators. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work, and will begin as soon as January 2018, to be determined by the Executive Director and the selected candidate.

Full position description...

Job Title: Director of Program

Reports To: Executive Director.

Location: Position will be based in one of the current QVS cities: Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, Portland, OR, or Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and will require significant travel to all of the QVS locations. This is a full-time position with two primary areas of responsibility.  This position requires frequent evening and weekend work. This position will begin as soon as January 2018, to be determined by the Executive Director and the selected candidate.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Christina Repoley ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed as they are received but are requested no later than December 11, 2017.

Local Friends Outreach (Approximately half-time)

  • Serve as a communications hub between QVS cities to enable  Local Support Committees (LSCs) and spiritual nurturers (SNs) across the QVS cities to more easily learn from one another.
  • Oversee and offer support and resources to the LSCs and the spiritual nurture programs, including soliciting regular feedback, keeping them informed of the big picture, and creating and disseminating clear expectations and guidelines around LSC and SN service.
  • Serve as the conduit of concerns and complaints as related to the division of authority and responsibility between local coordinators, national staff, LSCs and SNs.
  • Work with the QVS Director of Community and Inclusion to plan and carry out anti-oppression trainings for LSC members and SNs.
  • Travel regularly to each QVS location for support, training and relationship building.
  • Support the development of a healthy and productive relationship between the LSC, host meetings/churches, SNs, and local coordinator when QVS expands into a new city.
  • Assist in fostering a healthy and vibrant relationship between QVS and sponsoring meetings/churches, including conducting periodic review of the relationship and the mutual commitment.
  • Determine how to best make QVS programming and LSC/SN resources available to a wider audience (local meetings/churches, yearly meetings, etc.)

Program Support (Approximately half-time)

  • Supervise local coordinators including weekly check-ins and semi-annual written evaluations.
  • Orient new local coordinators (whether in new cities, or replacement coordinators for current cities) to the QVS program and programming expectations.
  • Coordinate consistency in programming, including QVS Day and retreat programming.
  • Work with staff to clearly articulate our approach to and philosophy around spiritual formation for QVS Fellows.
  • Provide training to local coordinators in programming activities to equip them to effectively facilitate those activities with their Fellows.
  • Stay current on and bring new programming resources to the attention of local coordinators.  Facilitate discussions about how those resources can be incorporated into QVS programming.
  • Assist local coordinators with finding/scheduling outside resources/facilitators for QVS Days and other programming as needed.

Other:

  • Assist Executive Director in preparing newsletters, annual reports and other communications.
  • Represent QVS at events and conferences as needed.
  • Assist in the review and selection process of new Fellows each spring.

Competencies include:

  • Familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers and Quaker practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to easily build new relationships and experience managing conflict.
  • Self-directed and goal-oriented but with a willingness to be informed by organizational needs and mission.
  • Ability to see the big picture along with a willingness to pitch in and do what needs to be done, including small administrative tasks.
  • Creative problem solver with entrepreneurial spirit and attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in working with and responding to the particular needs of young adults.
  • Passion for the mission and vision of the QVS program.
  • Commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy work.      

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree Required; professional experience preferred.
  • Experience in supervision/management of staff and teams preferred.
  • Prior Experience working with volunteers or significant volunteer experience; volunteer recruitment and management experience preferred.
  • Experience working in multicultural communities and with a wide variety of people.

Compensation Commensurate with Experience; $40,000-$55,000 range.

QVS reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way QVS desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” Quaker Voluntary Service is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply...

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to QVS Executive Director Christina Repoley, [email protected] Application deadline is December 11th, 2017. We will interview candidates as applications come in.

QVS is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. This policy prohibits discrimination on all legally-recognized bases including, but not limited to, race, creed, color, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, national origin or service in the uniformed services.

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