Augsburg University Volunteer Coordinator - MN Urban Debate League in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Company Description Augsburg University has maintained a strong academic reputation defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies since 1869. A safe and welcoming campus in the heart of Minneapolis, Augsburg offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to nearly 3,200 diverse students. Augsburg\'s mission is to educate students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University which provides resources and programming to support competitive academic debate in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. The mission of MNUDL is to empower students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. Currently, MNUDL serves more than 1,000 students at 40 partner schools and has seen sustained growth in student participation since its inception in 2004. Augsburg invites individuals who share our mission and commitment to intentional diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to join our community. In particular, Augsburg invites BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, women, veterans and those from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Job Description The Volunteer Coordinator plays an essential role in ensuring a positive and educational experience for our students and members of the debate community, through the recruitment, vetting, and support of volunteers. This position requires bilingual communication (speaking, reading, and writing) skills in Spanish and English. Primary Responsibilities Volunteer recruitment in the Twin Cities metro area: refine recruitment materials, engage with potential volunteers through digital communications and in-person events, manage background checks. Volunteer training and management: train volunteers as debate judges, ensuring readiness and positive experiences; manage background checks and onboarding. Track volunteers in salesforce. Enhance engagement: foster volunteer commitment through gratitude, surveys, and recognition strategies, including video messages. Tournament logistics: Coordinate judge training, manage event execution, organize and transport tournament supplies, and handle payments for paid volunteers. Reporting and collaboration: Provide ongoing event-specific volunteer reporting, supervise student workers, and collaborate on grant-related reporting and donor connections. Spanish translation: translate all volunteer and family engagement materials for our Spanish debate program. Community relationships: Manage family engagement and collaborate with school personnel for volunteer verification. Additional Responsibilities Oversee student employees focused on community engagement for our Spanish and East African debate programs Other duties as assigned Note: Review of applicants will begin immediately; hiring will take place on or after October 1st. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Bilingual Communicator (speaking, reading, writing) in English and Spanish Personal vehicle and license for transportation High school diploma or equivalent At least one (1) year of relevant experience Able to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision Detail-oriented Preferred Qualifications Associates or Bachelor\'s degree Three (3) years work experience Proven ability to provide great customer service through responsive and clear communication Demonstrated ability to improve workflows and manage mult ple projects Experience with Salesforce or other databases. Able to reason/analyze Work Environment and Physical Demands The work environment is dynamic; there will be a mix of work at Augsburg University, on location at tournament sites (primarily middle and high schools in the metro area), as well as attending community events. Position will include occasional evening or weekend hours related to tournaments. Regular computer use Occasional lifting or carrying items up to 20 lbs. Additional Information Benefits at Augsburg Augsburg University offers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards program including: Medical, dental and vision coverage A generous 403(b) matching program with an employer contributions of up to 8% upon eligibility Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses and dependents, and participation in the Tuition Exchange program with colleges and universities throughout the US Generous paid time-off, including 14 paid holidays, 12 sick days, 2 community service days, and vacation of up to 22 days per year immediately upon hire Employer-paid STD, LTD and life insurance Enhanced Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees Augsburg\'s Statement regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations For the safety of our students, employees and the community in which we live and work, Augsburg requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to religious or medical reasons, Augsburg offers exemptions and accommodations. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email: email@example.com. Videos To Watchhttps://youtu.be/UtI0XuMs4hY Augsburg College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact Augsburg College\'s Human Resources.