Director of Volunteer Engagement

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9Health Fair is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health awareness and to encourage individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. Our work is facilitated by providing free and low cost health screenings and education to over 100,000 individuals a year throughout Colorado and in surrounding states. This is a full time salaried position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

As a key member of our management team, you will lead the Volunteer Engagement Department, including supervising 2-3 staff members, developing operational policy, and handling management issues impacting our 19,000 volunteers. You will work with a team of high level, skilled volunteers to build the capacity of our volunteer engagement effort. Integral to your success will be relationships you develop and maintain between the 9Health Fair and its lead volunteers; diverse groups that provide volunteers and supplies; and new/ existing program sites, to achieve the highest performance possible at each site. In addition, you will collaboratively develop and execute a vision for the sustainable support of our volunteers, including cultivation, technology, acknowledgment, and evaluation of volunteer engagement outcomes.

We consider ourselves a learning organization and are looking for a well-connected, proven professional who wants to stretch.


  • Strengthening the Enterprise: Demonstrates knowledge of traditional volunteer resource management methods and experience incorporating current research findings and best practices into one or more volunteer engagement structures.

  • Communication: Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate specialized information orally and in writing, particularly in sensitive/controversial situations, with audiences that may include people from varied socioeconomic levels, educational attainment levels, cultures, family structures, and people previously under- represented in the organization’s volunteer pool. Facilitates and fosters open exchange. (Finalists will be asked to provide a writing sample during the interview process.)

  • Capacity Building: Is knowledgeable about principles of organizational change, cultural change, and organizational learning.

  • Collaboration: Experience using collaborative team models to build support for important strategic initiatives; knowledgeable about community resources, including volunteer and government agencies.

  • Team Building: Experience partnering effectively with community leaders for volunteer engagement and greater understanding of the organization and its opportunities for community involvement.

  • Financial Management: Experience preparing, justifying, and/or administering a budget, experience planning, administering and monitoring expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs, personnel and policies.

  • Decision Making: Listens and clarifies as needed, analyzes problems to arrive at conclusions, and makes sound, well-informed decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; is - and is seen as – a catalyst for change.


  • Demonstrated experience in organizational change, health care, project management and supervising and managing others

  • 3-5 years’ experience, minimum, working with volunteers at the director level or above

  • Recent experience as a volunteer (need not be health related)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel and Word, and in social networking, including Facebook and Twitter

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Willingness and ability to travel 4-8 weeks per year (within Colorado and our border states). Valid Driver’s license and good Motor Vehicle Record required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

  • Spanish proficiency is a plus

  • Some evenings and weekends required

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COMPANY: Gannett Co., Inc.

UNIT: 9HealthFair - Denver, CO

LOCATION: Denver, CO 80204 (map it!Map it!)




INDUSTRY: Healthcare - Health Services


JOB TYPE: Health Care
Nonprofit - Social Services

REQ'D EDUCATION: Not Specified



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