VOLUNTEER JOB OPPORTUNITY:
MRFF Needs COMMUNITY COORDINATORS Nationwide!
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is looking for a group of dedicated volunteers willing to take on the responsibility of being MRFF’s representatives on a community level. In representing MRFF at the community level, you will be providing an extremely valuable and noble service on behalf of members of the U.S. Military by helping to protect their civil right of religious freedom. Every U.S. Service Member is entitled to a career without religious influence being exerted in their training, assignment, advancement and retention along with freedom from mandatory participation in religious practices (i.e. compulsory prayers among assembled personnel).
Please contact John Inman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andy Kasehagen (email@example.com) if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity at one of these locations (see sidebar to the right).
POSITION: Community Coordinator (locations nationwide)
REPORTS TO: Director of Volunteers & Interns (DVI)
SUPERVISES: Volunteers and/or Interns as assigned
HOURS: Flexible; estimated 10-15 hrs/week
STATUS: This is a Volunteer Position (Estimated In-Kind Value of Position = $21,750)
The Community Coordinator is responsible for representing the mission and goals of the MRFF at the community level to potential clients/donors, government agencies, other charities/organizations (both allied & adversarial) and the general public.
The purpose of this position is to increase the visibility and fundraising at, the community level, enhancing MRFF’s ability to better fulfill its mission.
Success in this position will ultimately instill clients/donors/supporters with a deeper engagement and commitment to the mission of protecting members of the U.S. Military and civilian DoD employees from unconstitutional religious (any religion) influence in relation to their training, assignment, advancement and retention and to prevent mandatory participation in religious practices (i.e. compulsory prayers among assembled personnel).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinate placement and maintenance of MRFF Materials in Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) in coordination with DVIP and in compliance with MEPCOM Policy Memorandum 11-2 (as amended)
• Represent MRFF at Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Kickoff Events. These events usually involve setup/attendance/breakdown of an information booth or table for varying amounts of time once each year. However, CFC Kickoff events may also require public speaking at Charity Speaker Events and Roundtables. (If the public speaking aspect is a deterrent to your participation, we may be able to find a work around.)
• Coordinate with MRFF Director of Volunteers & Interns to determine demand for services and fundraising opportunities in your community.
• Identify, plan, organize and manage miscellaneous fundraising activities benefitting MRFF clients in your community.
• Represent the organization in a professional manner to potential clients/donors/supporters and other public/private profit and non-profit organizations.
• Direct the execution of an effective on-line and social media presence for MRFF activities on a local level.
• Periodically assist in organization wide fundraising and social media events on an as-needed basis.
Leadership of Other Community Volunteers or Interns
• Create a positive environment where two-way communication and strong trust are established.
• Ensure training on the skills necessary for success.
• Provide professional and personal growth opportunities as appropriate.
• Report accurately and in a timely manner on all pertinent (positive & negative) MEPS, CFC, fundraising, and social media activities related to MRFF in the designated community.
• Efficiently develop and manage effective documentation process, scheduling and pertinent data collection .
• Demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally. Understand the impact of work on others.
• Understand safety and client confidentiality policies and always actively promote safety and confidentiality.
• Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
• Deal constructively with conflict and focus on the situation, issue or behavior and not on the person by diffusing situations before conflicts arise, resolving conflicts directly and actively promoting and gaining cooperation from others.
• Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications. Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way. Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
• Willingness and ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
• Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.
• Have a “thick skin” and ability to just walk away or otherwise defuse a situation when being “baited” with insults or lies about you or MRFF’s mission.
• Highly organized and able to work alone in most situations.
• Ability to prioritize big picture ideas and execute into tangible actions.
• Excellent written, oral and social media communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups and the public.
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals in politically and emotionally charged environment.
• Ability to perform professionally in both receptive and adversarial situations/environments.
• Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills.
• Reside within 2 hours driving distance of designated community/location.
• Ability to work on a computer and phone from a home office situation.
• Ability to travel short distances (2hr drive time max).
• Ability to lift and transport 50 lbs.
• Ability to stand/sit in one location periodically for an extended amount of time.
Director of Volunteers & Interns (DVI)
Others as directed by DVI