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Title Community Services Assistant 5 - Volunteer Specialist
Job Status Part Time Regular
Employment Group Union - CUPE Local 402
Overview The City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department currently has a regular part time Community Services Assistant 5 opportunity in the Heritage Services Division. This position is responsible for planning and implementing the recruitment, screening, placement, orientation, training and recognition of heritage volunteers. Working as part of a team, the Volunteer Specialist assists the staff of the Surrey Museum, Historic Stewart Farm, Surrey Archives and Heritage Collections to support community volunteerism and work experience students in Surrey’s heritage facilities. The position collaborates with community agencies to promote and attract volunteers to a variety of heritage placements. The Volunteer Specialist reports to the Manager of Heritage Services.
Scope In this role, some typical duties include: writing and preparing promotional material to attract heritage volunteers; developing volunteer recruitments strategies including presentations and displays at job fairs, events and community support agencies; planning and hosting enhancement training sessions and field trips for long-service volunteers; meeting with potential volunteers to assess skills, experience and interests for placement; providing orientations for new volunteers; planning and co-coordinating recognition events; liaising with secondary and post-secondary institutions to promote internship and work experience opportunities in Heritage Services; and maintaining volunteer records including recruitment forms and training manuals. The successful applicant must have considerable understanding and knowledge of volunteer management programs within the cultural sector. Effective communication skills both orally and in writing; strong interpersonal and public relations skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with heritage colleagues, community agencies, educational career counselors and the public.
Requirements You must have completed Grade 12 supplemented by a degree/diploma in a discipline relevant to the specialty from a recognized post secondary institution plus 2 years progressively responsible experience in area of specialty, including supervision, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. As well, you will have a current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate (or acceptable equivalent), and possess a valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving history.
Note Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
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