Volunteer Coordinator

The Boston Section is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator – someone to lend a hand to other volunteers, to help guide them for their own success as well as the success of the local chapters or the section itself. If you think you could help us, read through what we are looking for and let us know by sending an email to us at ieeebostonsection-at-gmail.com. Please include your link to your LinkedIn profile. We are excited to meet you!

General Role Description:

The Volunteer Coordinator provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within the Section to

  • Strengthen public or private programs,
  • Involve a community of supporters as described in the duties outlined below.

Role Responsibilities

Volunteer opportunities

  • Survey chapter and committee leadership to assess needs for volunteer assistance
  • Develop and Maintain Volunteer Service Descriptions for volunteers
  • Develop, Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation

Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work

  • Maintain Volunteer efforts in live events and virtual/on-line activities, including web forms and social media
  • Work with Marketing and Public Relations and professional associations to publicize opportunities for volunteers
  • Build relationships with related technology and social groups of interest to membership (currently more than 8,000 local members)

Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers

  • Develop and provide materials for volunteer orientation and training
  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service
  • Provide new volunteers with information to help them be successful
  • Act as a single point of contact for communications related to Volunteerism at the Section
  • Periodically survey volunteers for feedback

Create and distribute various communications and publications

  • Maintain relationships with chapter chairs (currently more than 25)
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings for the Executive Committee of the Section (about 6 per year)
  • Maintain relationships with all the committee members (currently more than 12)
  • Maintain schedule of opportunities for volunteers in each chapter and committee

Experience Preferred

  • Have role-related experience, such as managing volunteer programs, leading teams and/or organizations
  • Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques that involve a cadre of volunteers


  • Do you have experience in:
    • basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets
    • web-based applications, such as Google Docs, Survey Monkey, Constant Contact and Mailchimp
    • web-based posting to a website CRM, such as WordPress
    • mobile-based social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or willing to learn
    • Organization and planning skills


  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the role
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities

Time Commitments

  • Low weekly time impact, optionally attend committee and chapter meetings
  • Attend special events and training (Annual meeting, Engineer Week, etc.)
  • Attend meetings of the Executive Committee (about 6 per year)