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Red Butte Garden-Volunteer Coordinator-Fri, 03/29/2019 - 2:43pm

Volunteer Coordinator


Red Butte Garden
Salt Lake City , UT 84108

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Job Description 

Red Butte Garden is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator responsible for all aspects of the Red Butte Garden volunteer program including: recruiting and screening new volunteers; assigning volunteers to various positions in the Garden; training, recognizing and retaining current volunteers; managing the volunteer database; and evaluating, refining, and developing volunteer programs. The Volunteer Coordinator also oversees Red Butte Garden’s private and public tour programs. The position reports to the Director of Administrative Services and works collaboratively with other staff members throughout the Garden.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Retain the number of active volunteers in accordance with the Garden’s strategic plan

Provide information to the Garden’s Marketing Department regarding volunteer opportunities for PSA’s, brochures, newspaper ads, the Garden’s website, etc.

Field phone call and email inquiries about the Garden and its volunteer program

Public speaking and attendance at conferences and community service fairs

Create partnerships with community service centers, service learning organizations, corporate and other groups

Interview new volunteers to determine availability and area of interest and place individuals accordingly

Develop and lead new volunteer orientation and training sessions

Regularly communicate with departments to track volunteer activity and ever-changing volunteer needs

Produce quarterly volunteer spotlight in the Garden’s printed newsletter

Provide conflict management for volunteers and staff

Organize and implement volunteer incentive and awards programs

Lead planning efforts for volunteer recognition events including annual volunteer appreciation event

Maintain and update current volunteer database

Implement and manage volunteer budget

Schedule volunteers for special events, tram tours, off-site community events, horticulture shifts, etc.

Conduct exit interviews and follow-up calls with recent “inactive” volunteers to inform volunteer retention practices

Education and Experience 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Human Resources or other relevant field or equivalent, plus one year directly related experience

•A demonstrated commitment to Red Butte Garden’s mission of connecting people to plants and the beauty of living landscapes

•Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

•Demonstrated ability to work independently

•Strong organizational skills and experience in managing multi-faceted projects

•Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Application Instructions 
Full Name 
Dion Duffin