Volunteer Manager Position with Blue Water Baltimore

Hiring Organization: Blue Water Baltimore
Job Announcement: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer_Manager_Job.pdf
Job Closing Date: 1 July 2016

Blue Water Baltimore Seeks Volunteer Manager

Blue Water Baltimore, the leading water quality nonprofit in Baltimore, seeks a Volunteer Manager to motivate, track, and place volunteers in our restoration programs. Volunteers power many of our restoration and monitoring projects and programs. Last year, over 4,000 volunteers and 12,000 volunteer hours supported our programs.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic and effective environmental nonprofits in the region. 

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes on and accomplishes a wide range of work, and partners with a variety of organizations to accomplish its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Our office is a LEED Gold certified green building. Read more at www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.

 Position Overview:

The volunteer manager recruits, trains and manages volunteers to meet the goals and needs of the organization. The manager works with 4 other program managers to assess needs and plan projects. The successful candidate is one who can have fun, while being efficient and enjoying challenges. The Volunteer Manager will work an average of 40 hours per week and will report to the Senior Manager of Greening. 


Recruits, trains and manages volunteers

  • Identify local groups to recruit for specific projects and programs
  • Maintains routine contact with volunteers and volunteer groups, including event reminders, follow-ups and monthly newsletter
  • Collects, enters and manages volunteer data in Salesforce
  • Expands volunteer group resources and manages partnerships with City and County agencies as well as non-profit, business, faith and community groups

Supports Blue Water Baltimore staff and programs

  • Works with program staff to schedule and implement events with volunteers (community forestry, water quality monitoring, stream cleanups, and nursery)
  • Coordinates logistics and assists in implementation for volunteer projects
  • Works with staff to identify needs for volunteers
  • Manages staff and interns for trash cleanups

Implements volunteer appreciation

  • Plans and implements volunteer appreciation events throughout the year
  • Maintains lines of communication and relationships with volunteers
  • Recognizes volunteers through social media, cards, gifts, awards and special nominations


Works with Development Staff to support corporate volunteer groups

  • Works with existing partners and develops additional partnership and project opportunities
  • Plans and leads corporate volunteer events
  • Seeks monetary and in-kind donations to support volunteer events
  • Assists with grant writing and reporting

Communication Support

  • Writes blogs, website or email content that highlight volunteers and great events
  • Maintains calendar with up to date events for volunteer projects
  • Helps to promote events



  • 1-2 yrs of volunteer program management
  • Planning and leading volunteer events


  • Excellent planner and extremely organized
  • Able to work with team members effectively
  • Goal driven and able to manage deadlines
  • A good people person and able to build lasting, meaningful relationships
  • Ability to lift 65 lbs.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather (including heat)
  • Possession of a driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to work weekends, seasonally and some nights


  • Understand social marketing and volunteer needs
  • Basic marketing and customer service
  • Excel, Word and email optimal function
  • Volunteer Management software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sales Force or similar data management systems
  • working on watershed restoration projects
  • College degree preferred or equivalent experience- marketing, sociology, or environmental field experience

Salary & Benefits:

  • $40,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience
    • Matched retirement investment plan
    • Employer contribution to health, dental, and vision benefits
    • Employer-provided life and short-term disability insurance
  • Paid holiday, sick, vacation and personal time
  • Opportunities for growth and professional development

To Apply:


Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirement to employment@bluewaterbaltimore.org with “Volunteer Manager” in the subject line. Please apply by July 1st.  This position will remain open until filled. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer.