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Volunteer Florida (officially recognized as the Florida Commission on Community Service) receives over $43 million in federal and state funding to support our efforts to expand national service, promote disaster resiliency and advocate for volunteerism in Florida. The agency is guided by a bipartisan board of Commissioners, who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established to administer national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, throughout the state. Today, the majority of these programs are education-based, but grantees are also actively working to protect public land, end homelessness and help adults with developmental disabilities live independently.

After Hurricane Andrew hit Florida, Volunteer Florida evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters. The Volunteer Florida Foundation also manages the Florida Disaster Fund, the official fund for aiding Florida’s communities after disasters.

Finally, Volunteer Florida exists to endorse volunteerism as a solution to critical issues in Florida. The agency hosts annual community service projects (i.e. Suits for Session) and manages Florida's official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect.

 

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National service addresses some our nation’s most pressing challenges and allows Americans to meet their fellow citizens' needs through service.

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.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton amended President Bush’s legislation to create the federal agency known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The law also required each state to create a state service commission, administratively housed in the Executive Office of the Governor, that would receive and distribute federal funds for national service programs.

In accordance with this legislation, Volunteer Florida (officially recognized as 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 a year later.

In 1997, following Hurricane Andrew, Volunteer Florida’s mission evolved and the agency expanded to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and managing donations before, during and after disasters.

Today, Volunteer Florida is one of 52 state service commissions throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico and Guam).

 

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. In addition, as an Employer of National Service, Volunteer Florida recognizes the unique skills of national service alumni. Accordingly, AmeriCorps alumni, returned Peace Corps volunteers, and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our job openings.


Employment Opportunities

Chief Financial Officer

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for a Chief Financial Officer to join our team.

Position Summary
This position will oversee all aspects of Volunteer Florida’s Finance Department, including supervision of finance staff.  This position is responsible ensuring timely and accurate fiscal activities including but not limited to federal financial reporting, accounts payable/accounts receivable booking, grant draw requests, sub-grantee payments, payroll preparation for the payroll company, bank reconciliation and preparation of monthly financial statements, and developing spending plans and preparing budgets. This position oversees fiscal monitoring of grant recipients and directs the annual audit process for the agency.  As a member of the agency’s Leadership Team, this position will perform reviews and quality control as needed, engage in development of policies and operating procedures, participate in strategic planning, and provide recommendations to Executive Leadership.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related discipline as well as 5-7 years of experience. Experience in Abila MIP accounting system is highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have non-profit and grant accounting experience. Additional desired qualifications include the following:

  • Understanding of grant management accounting principles and ability to provide proactive oversite of grantee invoicing/payment process
  • Excellent leadership and time management skills with the ability to manage/supervise others concurrently on multiple projects
  • Advanced proficiency in multiple accounting software systems, preferably Abila MIP, Payment Management System, and Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Extensive knowledge in bookkeeping, preferably the natural flow of accounting balances
  • Ability to perform office and bookkeeping duties accurately and efficiently
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • CPA training and non-profit accounting experience is preferred for this position.
  • Self-driven, demonstrates initiative and is able to multitask and adapt to changing priorities in a small but fast-paced office
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and ability to maintain strong relationships with external and internal partners
  • Knowledge of State of Florida funding allocations and budget process
  • Ability to understand federal OMB Circulars related to non-profit and government grants
  • Ability to travel overnight

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $52M 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: http://www.volunteerflorida.org/

To apply for this position:
1) Download the Volunteer Florida Job Application Form.
2) Fill out the application form completely.
3) Submit a cover letter, your completed application form and a copy of your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

Financial Analyst

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for a 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 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 processing checks for timely payments to employees, vendors, suppliers and sub-grantees; reviewing and examining supporting documentation 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 billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and sub-grantees; leading and participating in sub-grantee audits, which includes planning, executing, directing and/or completing financial audits.  Back up functions to include payroll entry and processing.

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.
  • 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 state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $52M 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: http://www.volunteerflorida.org

To apply for this position:
1) Download the Volunteer Florida Job Application Form.
2) Fill out the application form completely.
3) Submit your completed application form and a copy of your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

Office Manager

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for an Office Manager 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 serves as the Office Manager/Executive Assistant for Volunteer Florida and is responsible for overseeing administrative and organizational functions in an executive management setting. The position will handle all facilities, supply maintenance and ordering as well as acting as the liaison to Commission and Board members.  The position will assist in meeting planning and coordination and provide executive support to Volunteer Florida Executive Leadership. The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $50,000 annually. Volunteer Florida offers competitive benefits and retirement options.

Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university along with experience in office administration, organizational oversight and/or office systems. Additional desired qualifications include the following:

  • Knowledge of office and administrative operations in an executive management setting
  • Knowledge of inter-and intra-office correspondence
  • Knowledge of file systems and records retention schedules
  • Knowledge of various techniques for researching information from a range of areas
  • Skilled in operating a personal computer and software applications.
  • Skilled in reading comprehension and proofreading.
  • Skilled in effective telephone communications.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of public contact on a national, statewide and local basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to independently prioritize, multi-task and follow through on complex and broad assignments while also being able to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan meetings, training events, executive functions and site visits. Schedule travel and assist with expense reimbursement for Commission and Foundation board members as well as Executive Leadership
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to update technical skills as needed to perform functions of the office.

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $52M in federal and state funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida.

To apply for this position:
1) Download the Volunteer Florida Job Application Form.
2) Fill out the application form completely.
3) Submit your completed application form and a copy of your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

 


Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Florida is always seeking skilled interns. To apply, send your resume to careers@volunteerflorida.org.

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.


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
1545 Raymond Diehl Road
Suite 250
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Phone: (850) 414-7400
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.