• Part Time
  • Portland
  • June 16, 2024

Website Friends of the Multnomah County Library

Position:                     Volunteer Coordinator
Reports to:                  Executive Director
Hours:                           Up to 24 hours per week
Office Loc:                  Rose City Reads Used Bookstore
221 NE 122nd Avenue, Suite A
Portland OR 97230
Friends Library Store
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland OR 97205
Pay:                 Hourly, will be determined based on experience.
This is a non-exempt position with benefits to include
paid time off, paid holidays and a retirement matching option.
Schedule:       10:30 am – 5:30 pm Thursday – Saturday plus one Tuesday per month for staff meeting

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library (FOL) advocates for and supports our outstanding public library.  We are committed to providing supplemental funding for library programs and services and to sponsoring activities which engage people who value our library. We are a membership-based organization with revenue deriving from donations, proceeds from the sale of used books and membership dues.

The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, trains, schedules, and supports the volunteers who staff the Rose City Reads Store and the Friends Library Store.  This position is 100% onsite and involves time spent at both store locations. This position also provides administrative and communications support for the organization.
Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Volunteer coordination and supervision 75%
·        Recruit, screen, train and schedule volunteers for applicable roles
·        Provide primary support and supervision Thursday-Saturday at Rose City Reads or the Friends Library Store
·        Maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, customers, library staff and patrons
·        Coordinate volunteer program, including tracking, evaluation and recognition
·        Maintain volunteer policies and procedures manual

Communications & Operational Support 25%
·        Assist membership coordinator with membership database including entering membership data as needed
·        Respond to member and volunteer inquiries
·        Assist with member outreach, renewals, and recruitment
·        Assist with planning annual meeting of FOL membership
·        Provide administrative and technical support as assigned
·        Assist with newsletter preparation
·        Cross train with other employees for coverage
·        Two years volunteer coordination experience required; at least one-year supervisory experience preferred
·        Knowledge of standard retail practices, procedures and excellent customer service skills
·        Proven work history showing reliability, flexibility and attention to detail
·        Ability to multitask and to work independently with minimal supervision
·        Ability to problem solve
·        Proficiency in Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Calendar and Drive
·        Strong verbal communication and excellent writing skills, experience with Mailchimp or similar a plus
·        Experience maintaining a Squarespace website and social media content a plus
Applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references in a single PDF to [email protected]. Applications are due by 6/15/24. No phone calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to apply@friends-library.org

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