Employment Opportunities

About the non-profit: The goal is to provide a much-needed housing choice for adults with special needs. Because every person is different, Promise will have varying levels of support – based on individual needs. With a sense of independence long yearned for, Promise residents will have an inclusive, safe and fun place to live, among neighbors who care. Promise will also include vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education.

The Promise main campus is being built on 39 acres adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne, Florida and will provide housing for 126 adults with special needs.

The 7,100 sq. ft. Promise Café & Bakery is being built at the West Melbourne Community Park adjacent to the Field of Dreams, on Minton road and will employ individual with and without special needs.

Volunteer Coordinator

Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe (a division of Promise, Inc.)
Position Purpose: Coordinate and manage all elements of our Community Volunteer Program
Reports To: Thrift Shop Manager
Supervises: Community Volunteers

Mission Statement:
To provide a much needed housing option for young adults with special needs that includes vocational training, employment, health, wellness and fitness, as well as develop public/private partnerships that will help minimize the need for state funding.

• Assessing and placing volunteers in areas where the organization has a need and openings are opportunities.
• Obtain skill set, experience and expectations of potential volunteers in order to ensure the organization is staffed with reliable volunteers that are utilized for retention and fulfilment of our mission.
• Manage volunteer relationships with those they come in contact with including their peers, the public and other Promise staff.
• Develop and maintain a relationship with volunteers by getting to know them so we can make sure their interests are met. Keep them informed of our needs and goals, so they can be very much part of our purpose.
• Welcome and provide new volunteers with an orientation and tour of the establishment.
• Management of volunteer database and any other admin duties pertaining to our volunteer program.
• Create for approval any needed volunteer materials, such as policies, procedures, handbook and orientation documents.
• Coordinate with staff to develop volunteer position descriptions.
• Communicate with staff on a regular basis to asses what Promise’s needs are.
• Attend staff meetings and communicate organizations needs regarding volunteers and any policy changes volunteers will need to know about.
• Coordinate with staff to obtain the appropriate volunteer to Promiser ratio.
• Participate and assist in conducting a monthly birthday celebration to include our community volunteers.
• Participate in and help to plan any volunteer appreciation activities.
• Work with outside organizations who wish to volunteer for short term assignments or for a specific project.
• Recruit new volunteers as needed by building relationships with outside organizations.
• Coordinate with Director, Programs & Services and Staff Support Specialist to obtain training or documentation volunteers should have to educate new volunteers when they enter our program.
• Ensure volunteers understand our mission and that they are able to support the needs of our Promisers.
• Because we are a mission driven nonprofit, the volunteer coordinator must also adhere to the values of our organization and be able to convey our purpose to others.

Qualifications and Required Skills:
• Minimum 1-3 years management experience with the ability to coach, develop, guide, and motivate volunteers.
• Ability to work with persons with all types of abilities, and willingness to work with individuals with different types of disabilities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, persons with disabilities, family members, and the community.
• Represent Promise Inc. and the participants in a professional manner to the public.
• Computer and organization skills, including Excel and Word.

Please email your resume to Ron Goode, HR Manager, at HR@PromiseInBrevard.com

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Promise In Brevard provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law