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Volunteer Florida, the lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida, administers $31.7 million in federal, state, and local funding for national service and volunteer programs across the state.1
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Volunteer Florida is guided by a bipartisan board of Commissioners, who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Volunteer Florida administers national service programs like AmeriCorps, which offer Floridians the opportunity to engage in intensive service to their community while increasing capacity for nonprofits and other service organizations. Volunteer Florida’s grantees include schools, educational foundations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and other community organizations.

Volunteer Florida provides required fiscal and programmatic oversight of these grants so that we maximize funds and ensure grantees are accountable for results.

Volunteer Florida also leads initiatives throughout Florida that use volunteerism as a strategy to meet needs. This includes leading Florida’s national days of service, such as the September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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National service – which helps Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service – addresses some our nation’s most pressing challenges.

It began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (now known as NCCC) in the 1930s. President Kennedy established the Peace Corps in the 1960s; President Johnson worked with Congress to pass the Volunteers in Service to America Act (VISTA) in 1964; and President George H.W. Bush signed into law the National and Community Services Act of 1990, which established a Commission on National and Community Service. Learn more about the history of CNCS here.

In 1993, President Clinton amended President Bush’s legislation to create the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency. The law required each state to create a state commission in conjunction with its Governor’s office to receive and administer federal funds for national service programs.

In accordance with this federal legislation, Volunteer Florida, the Florida Commission on Community Service, was created by an Executive Order of Governor Lawton Chiles in 1993 and established in Florida Statutes 14.29 by the Florida Legislature in 1994. Our Commission is one of 52 state service commissions administering national service grants across the United States (including Puerto Rico and Guam).

In 1997, following lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew, Volunteer Florida also became the lead agency for coordinating volunteers and donations for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Florida is a great place to work! We value the unique talents of each of our employees and encourage a positive, fun culture for our team.

Human Resources/Financial Analyst

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for a Human Resources/Financial Analyst to join our team. If you possess great organizational skills, have the ability to set goals and priorities, and have the desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere, this is may be the position for you!

Position Summary: This position will perform bi-weekly payroll functions as well as account payable and travel voucher processing for the employees of the agency. They will provide assistance with accounting data entry for budgets and expenditures for local, state, federal, and private funding, contracts, and grants. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, payroll processing activities and A/P and expense reimbursements for timely payments to employees, as well as payments to vendors, suppliers and sub-grantees; reviewing and examining supporting documentation from sub-grantees to ensure accuracy of information, calculations, proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and state and federal regulations; maintaining financial databases and manual filing systems; explaining processes and accounting policies to staff, vendors and sub-grantees.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and a minimum of two years of experience in accounting and budgeting, or other equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications, preference given to individuals with MIP software experience.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate employment records and files.
  • Assist in on-boarding new employees to ensure understanding of agency policies, use of equipment and available benefits.
  • Coordinate communication and employee information with People First.
  • Reviews and imports employee time card information into the payroll system.
  • Checks figures for accuracy and necessary approvals.
  • Reviews payroll documentation for accuracy and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Responsible for the timely entry of new hires, pay rates, pay status changes and termination information of all employees into the Center’s payroll and timekeeping systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Strong analytical and auditing skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.
  • Detail oriented and organized in work, ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and flexible work environment.
  • Knowledge of State of Florida operating procedures regarding grants, personnel, fiscal management, budget development, program operation and travel.
  • Knowledge of federal grant procedures as well as the OMB Circulars related to non-profit state and local government grants.

Volunteer Florida is the lead agency for volunteerism and national service for the state of Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $32M in federal and state funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. For more information about our organization, please visit us at: www.volunteerflorida.org

Volunteer Florida offers competitive salary and benefits. To submit your resume for consideration please submit your resume to: erin@volunteerflorida.org


Volunteer Florida is always seeking talented interns!

To apply, send your resume to careers@volunteerflorida.

Commitment to Transparency

Volunteer Florida values transparency and accountability in order to ensure good stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Volunteer Florida’s fiscal activities are reported regularly to federal and state funders and the organization undergoes an annual A-133 audit. Additionally, Volunteer Florida’s Commission and Foundation Board meetings are publicly-noticed and in compliance with the Florida Sunshine Law. Volunteer Florida is committed to the highest level of transparency.


Governance

Volunteer Florida is governed by a bipartisan Commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate per Florida Statute 14.29. The Volunteer Florida Foundation is a non-profit established as a direct support organization for Volunteer Florida. The Foundation raises funds to support Volunteer Florida’s programs and support Governor’s initiatives. The Volunteer Florida Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors subject to approval by the Volunteer Florida Commission.

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Public Records

Volunteer Florida operates in compliance with the Florida Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, governing the public’s right to access records. Records are available during normal business hours and may be requested in person, or via phone, fax, email or regular mail using the contact information below. Please address requests to:

Volunteer Florida
3800 Esplanade Way
Suite 180
Tallahassee, Florida 32311
Phone: (850) 414-7400
Fax: (850) 921-5146
Email: info@volunteerflorida.org


Sunshine Law

As part of the State of Florida’s commitment to Government in the Sunshine, Volunteer Florida provides public access to agency meetings and records. Volunteer Florida’s Commission and Foundation Board meetings are all publicly-noticed and in compliance with the Florida Sunshine Law. For a listing of publicly noticed meetings, click here.