Employment

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

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for an Emergency Management Grants and Contract 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 may be the position for you!

Position Summary

This position will support the team in overseeing management of all aspects of Emergency Management grants and contracts, including technical support and training to current and future grantees.  It will also serve as augmented staff for Emergency Support Function 15 in the State Emergency Operations Center when activated and perform duties as assigned during emergencies and planned events.  It will assist in the development of partnerships with local, statewide and national voluntary organizations to promote volunteers engaged in emergency management roles. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

  • State of Florida contract or grant management experience (current Florida Certified Contract Manager certification strongly preferred.)
  • Experience with grantmaking system, Blackbaud, highly desired.
  • Experience working with contracts and grants management for state and/or federal grant programs.
  • Experience in Emergency Management desired.
  • Familiarity with FEMA Volunteer and Donations Management training courses.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments: inside, outside, in high heat and humid conditions and in temporary shelters, etc.
  • Strong analytical skills and capable of retrieving, analyzing, and synthesizing data in a meaningful way.
  • Understanding of financial management and budgets.
  • Detail oriented and organized in work, ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and flexible work environment.

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $23M in federal and state funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida.

Volunteer Florida offers competitive salary and benefits as well as hybrid work options. The salary for this position is $50,000 a year.

For consideration please submit your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for a Volunteer Generation Fund Program Manager to join our team! Be part of the people powered solution of National Service, supporting solutions to Florida’s most pressing challenges.

Position Summary

Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer Generation Fund Program Manager will serve as a key team member in the National Service Department. The position will have primary responsibility for managing the grant and contract management, including training, of the portfolio of Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer Generation Fund grantees. This position requires grant or contract management experience and strong relationship skills.

The Volunteer Generation Fund is an initiative of AmeriCorps, a federal agency. This funding focuses investments on volunteer management practices that increase both  volunteer recruitment and retention. Results include increasing volunteers to meet critical community needs and the strengthening of volunteer management practices of Florida organizations.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience or seven years of relevant experience to substitute for the educational degree. Master’s degree in social work, administration, education or in a related field, preferred. The ideal candidate will be internally motivated towards excellence, a team player with grant management experience and will have a passion for service. Service in AmeriCorps or Peace Corps is an additional consideration.

Other knowledge, skills and experience include the following:

  • Grant Management — Knowledge of contract management, technical assistance, training and monitoring of subgrantees to ensure high quality performance.  Ability to provide technical assistance and monitoring compliance activities to ensure program fidelity. Lead the Volunteer Generation Fund RFP and subgrantee submission process. Ability to understand and provide guidance on federal regulations related to non-profit and government grants.
  • Technical Aptitude – Demonstrated ability to learn and fully utilize technology platforms. Volunteer Florida staff utilize the federal eGrants platform and Blackbaud Grants Management.
  • Verbal and Written Communication— Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Data Management – Skill in data collection procedures and supporting subgrantees with tracking outcome data.
  • Financial Aptitude — Skill in sub grantee budget review related to funding applications, budget amendments and in monitoring sub grantee utilization of funds. 
  • Complex Problem Solving — Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Ability to work independently and as part of a high performing team.
  • Planning and Coordination — Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate among members of the team and between other departments or external organizations in support of subgrantee training and other Volunteer Florida projects. Ability to develop training materials and present subgrantee training sessions.
  • Organization – Skill in maintaining a high level of organization with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. Skill in time management.
  • Travel – Ability to travel overnight for subgrantee monitoring, training and other events as needed.

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $23M in federal and state funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida.

Volunteer Florida offers competitive salary and benefits as well as hybrid work options. The salary range for this position is $45,000 – $55,000 a year.

For consideration please submit your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org

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