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Nevada Volunteers Seeks Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer

Position:            Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer


Reports To:      Executive Director




LOCATION:                       Nevada, United States


SALARY RANGE:            $44,000 – 47,000/year, depending on experience


APPLICATIONS: Submit cover letter and resume to by September 11, 2020.


Nevada Volunteers has an immediate opening for a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Program Officer. Nevada Volunteers is located in Reno, Nevada; however, the person hired into this position may live anywhere in the State of Nevada.


This position will have three (3) primary responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver training and technical assistance to strengthen volunteer management, increase volunteer capacity, and grow volunteer programs;
  • Implement a program to award grant funds to community partners to increase organizational capacity and to manage, retain, and recognize volunteers; and,
  • Increase efficient and effective access and inclusivity of distinct visitors to org (, which facilitates connections of prospective volunteers with community partners who share an interest in meeting community needs. 


Grant Management – Experience with developing sub-grant applications and review, implementing grant awards and monitoring, delivering technical assistance, technical training and support to ensure high quality performance of grant recipients and sub-grant compliance.

Planning, Collaboration and Coordination – Ability to plan, coordinate, and facilitate capacity-building with community partners and external organizations. Ability to develop training materials, presentations, and collateral and to deliver training and technical assistance.

Data Collection and Management – Ability to collect data and track outcomes.

Financial Aptitude – Demonstrated performance in reviewing funding applications, budget amendments, and in monitoring utilization of funds.

Technical Aptitude – Excellent computer skills that include word processing, database entry, and social media. Ability to learn and utilize technology platforms: eGrants, Microsoft 365, Excel, other software applications and proprietary web-based platforms.

Written and Verbal Communication – Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with excellent interpersonal skills, and practice diplomacy, motivation, and encouragement.

Organization – Skill in maintaining a high level of organization and time management with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy, follow-through, and communication.

Travel – Overnight travel up to 25% FTE for grant recipient monitoring, technical training, events, or professional development is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


The individual in this position:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to values of integrity, teamwork, trust, personal responsibility and initiative.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or a combination of education and experience with a demonstrated, strong ethic of service.
  • Must be team-oriented, collaborative, and invested in volunteer engagement.
  • Promotes and advocates an organizational culture that values volunteers, supports volunteer development and retention, and leadership within the organization.
  • Works with volunteer and paid staff to successfully complete tasks, including following processes established for documenting and tracking volunteer hours and impact.
  • Effectively utilizes pro bono and volunteer support.
  • Completes work with strict adherence to deadlines, policies and procedures, and with accuracy.

Nevada Volunteers will conduct pre-employment/volunteer and employment /volunteer screenings as follows:

  • Fingerprint-based FBI check.
  • National Sex Offender Public Registry Website for all employees and non-episodic volunteers.
  • Conduct a name-based Nevada State criminal registry check on employees. This check may be required for a volunteer, depending on the volunteer role as noted on the position description.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nevada Volunteers provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

It is Nevada Volunteers policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations that do not constitute an undue hardship on the organization. Employees or applicants should direct questions or requests for accommodation to Nevada Volunteers management or its designee.

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