Opportunities Available

Community Knights has many unique employment positions available. We serve the underserved on the Peninsula and need your help to support our mission. Will you join us?

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Volunteer Recruiter

Community Knights, Inc is currently looking for a Volunteer Recruiter to join our team!  Community Knights Inc is focused on supporting non-profits, public schools, and individuals with disabilities on the Virginia Peninsula. We need an enthusiastic Volunteer Recruiter who can help us recruit and retain a diverse pool of volunteers. By developing and deepening relationships with key community partners and volunteers, the Volunteer Recruiter advances Community Knights’ mission to serve the underserved and marginalized in our community. We aim to have a truly inclusive community, and the Volunteer Recruiter is integral in achieving that goal.

This position will be a combination of in person on the Peninsula and remote activity.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Generate volunteer job descriptions
  • Manage CK’s postings on volunteer listing sites
  • Research new potential volunteer recruitment avenues 
  • Attend in person and zoom networking functions
  • Network with local community services club to promote repeat volunteers
  • Collaborate with CK team to create a Volunteer Recognition Program to improve retention
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with people from diverse backgrounds and across various platforms and media
  • Create content such as fliers to advertise volunteer roles 
  • Find and attend local volunteer fairs 
  • Train volunteers their job duties and roles
  • Manage volunteer social media accounts and relationship building 
  • Assist in administrative work, including answering phone calls, and sending acknowledgement letters.

Required Skills

  • Must be an excellent communicator both verbally and written
  • Must be comfortable making cold calls to local organizations
  • Must be organized and reliable
  • Outgoing personality 
  • Must be proficient in Gsuite (gmail, google forms, sheets, meetings, etc)
  • Must be comfortable hosting Zoom meetings 
  • Must be comfortable using CRM systems
  • Experience with Canva preferred
  • Must be able to work independently and part of a team
  • Must have project management capabilities
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment

Start Date: July 2021
Commitment:  Flexible scheduling with Weekend and Evening hours on certain days of the week required.  Approximately 30-40 hours per week
Compensation: 30k annual

To apply:  E-mail your resume and cover letter to Chrismccormick@communityknights.org

INTERNSHIPS

We have 3 exciting new Internship opportunities! Seeking long term interns with the possibility of a stipend based on experience/knowledge level. These positions will be mostly in person with some remote work assigned. To apply for internships: Email the intern job title and your resume to volunteerck@communityknights.org.

Qualifications for all intern positions

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • No degree or previous experience required, we encourage college students looking to gain experience to apply

Business Management Intern

The Business Management intern will learn all aspects of our bingo fundraising program. This program supports area nonprofits and public schools through grant opportunities, and has granted over $1,532,000 to the Peninsula since it’s inception. This is a large business endeavor and has many moving parts, and will facilitate real life experience on how a successful nonprofit and business is run.

The Business Management intern will:

  • Create job descriptions for all volunteer positions
  • Maintain and learn customer service skills
  • Learn how to keep track of inventory
  • Help train and manage volunteer staff
  • Gain experience with State Regulations 
  • Learn all aspects of how a business is run and managed

Position Requirements:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Financial and accounting experience or interest
  • Ability to work evening and weekends 
  • Ability to work independently and part of team
  • Must be proficient with gSuite Applications (Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, gMail, Google meeting, etc.)
  • Must be extremely comfortable with computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Internship Duration:  Ongoing
Commitment:  Approximately 15-20 hours per week
Preferred Degree Paths: Great for business, finance, accounting, communications, and marketing majors. Also anyone who is interested in nonprofit employment.

Volunteer Outreach Intern

The Volunteer Outreach Intern will work alongside our Volunteer Coordinator and Marketing Manager. To be a well run nonprofit and support all of our programs we require a large amount of recurring and new volunteers. You will be assisting in canvasing for volunteers for bingo, which supports our grants to the Peninsula, and our COACH program, which supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Volunteer recruitment by phone calls to local businesses and colleges.
  • Networking with community service clubs to promote repeat volunteers
  • Collaborate with CK team to create Volunteer Recognition program to improve retention
  • Flyer local businesses and colleges
  • Table in person or attend zoom networking functions
  • Seek out new opportunities for volunteers

Position Requirements:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be outgoing and comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to work evening and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work independently and part of team
  • Must be proficient with gSuite Applications (Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, gMail, Google meeting, etc.) and computer skills
  • Must be comfortable setting up and attending Zoom meetings
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Sales or marketing experience is a plus

Internship Duration: Ongoing
Commitment:  Approximately 15-20 hours per week
Preferred Degree Paths: Great for business, finance, accounting, communications, social services, and marketing majors. Also anyone who is interested in nonprofit employment.

To apply for internships: Email the intern job title and your resume to volunteerck@communityknights.org.

Community Knights Inc. is currently looking for (2) interns for our COACH Program. COACH is a program that enables adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to volunteer in their community by providing the support they need to thrive.  We do this by: 

  • Providing participants with opportunities to learn about available volunteer positions by providing access to virtual tours and Q&A sessions with local non-profits
  • Developing individual plans for each participant to ensure that they find a volunteer position that they enjoy, are successful in, and helps them progress toward personal goals. 
  • Matching participants with volunteer coaches who work with the participant to master the skills required to volunteer at the location of their choosing.  The participant and coach will volunteer together until the participant can confidently volunteer independently
  • Raising community awareness of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by providing training for volunteer coaches and resources for non-profits organizations.

COACH Program Intern

Community Knights Inc. is currently looking for (2) interns for our COACH Program. COACH is a program that enables adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to volunteer in their community by providing the support they need to thrive.  We do this by: 

  • Providing participants with opportunities to learn about available volunteer positions by providing access to virtual tours and Q&A sessions with local non-profits
  • Developing individual plans for each participant to ensure that they find a volunteer position that they enjoy, are successful in, and helps them progress toward personal goals. 
  • Matching participants with volunteer coaches who work with the participant to master the skills required to volunteer at the location of their choosing.  The participant and coach will volunteer together until the participant can confidently volunteer independently
  • Raising community awareness of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by providing training for volunteer coaches and resources for non-profits organizations.

Internship Job Duties

  • Attend Disabilities Awareness and CPR/First Aid training during the first 2 weeks of the internship – all training will be provided by Community Knights.
  • Perform as a volunteer Coach for at least 3 program participants on a weekly basis 
    • Work with CK staff to make a personalized volunteer plan based on program participant’s goals
    • Volunteer in the community with the participant and track their progress
    • Work with CK staff to create a plan for fading services
  • Develop relationships with local non-profits
  • Assist CK Staff members in securing volunteer positions for individuals with disabilities
    • contact non-profits
    • arrange virtual or in person site tours for volunteers
    • conducting task analysis of volunteer duties
  • Host virtual social and skill building activities for COACH Program participants and volunteers

Internship Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check 
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Access to a computer 

Desired Start Date:  August 2021

Preferred Degree Paths:  Human Services, Social Work, Education

To apply:  E-mail your resume to ChristinaPysher@CommunityKnights.org

Note:  This position is in person and will require daytime availability
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