Volunteer Pikes Peak

Job Description

Volunteer Center Director


Job Summary

Develops and executes the Volunteer Center at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence with the vision of strengthening the volunteer experience and the volunteer impact on the community.



The position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and is an employee of Pikes Peak United Way. 



  • Manage the centralized clearinghouse for volunteers and volunteer opportunities including:
    • Qualifying the opportunities that are posted
    • Answering questions regarding the tools, the process, and volunteerism
    • Recruiting volunteers, volunteer opportunities, and nonprofit agencies
    • Promoting the web based Volunteer Solutions software
    • Managing the volunteer resource library
  • Advocacy
    • Manage the Volunteer Day event
    • Collect statistics and research on volunteerism in the region
    • Connect with the State and National resources on volunteerism
    • Market volunteerism to the community
    • Partner on Make a Difference Day
  • Technical Assistance
    • Participate in DOVIA and the DOVIA Board
    • Find and/or develop training for volunteer managers
    • Work toward standards of excellence for volunteer programs
  • Establish and maintain collaborations
    • 2-1-1, Pikes Peak United Way, DOVIA, Advisory Commitee
  • Write grants related to the Volunteer Center
  • Operate within a budget
  • Participate in “all staff” functions


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Significant experience managing volunteer programs and/or a volunteer center
  • Organizational skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Training and presentation skills and experience
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to motivate and instill confidence


Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to run a volunteer program or center in a nonprofit organization
  • High degree of professionalism and management experience is required
  • Minimum of seven year experience in the nonprofit sector or corporate community relations
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, advanced degrees a plus
  • Certified Volunteer Program Administrator preferred
  • Training in volunteer administration preferred


Compensation and Hours

This position is full-time.  The annual compensation is $34,000 to $38,000 depending upon experience and includes all benefits available to employees of Pikes Peak United Way.


To Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 518 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 or [email protected].  No phone calls please.  We will be accepting applications until 5:00 p.m. on August 25th.


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Last modified: 08/01/06