Volunteer Florida is a great place to work! We value the unique talents of each of our employees and encourage a positive, fun culture for our team. In addition, as an employer of national service, Volunteer Florida recognizes the unique skills of national service alumni. Accordingly, AmeriCorps alumni, returned Peace Corps volunteers, and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our job openings.

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for a Emergency Management Coordinator to join our team!

This is a full-time position that reports to the Emergency Management Director. This position supports Volunteer Florida’s Emergency Management (EM) team through training activities and responds to potential dangers and threats that occur throughout the state, such as a natural disaster, large-scale accidents, terrorist attacks, or any event triggering activation of the State Emergency Operations Center.

Acts as Alternate Emergency Coordinating Officer for Emergency Support Function 15, Volunteers and Donations. Coordinates with Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet the volunteers and donations needs. Serves as alternate State Voluntary Agency Liaison.

Oversee the development, revision and implementation of Volunteer Florida’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) by incorporating lessons learned, best practices and suggestions from internal team members and external stakeholders

Supports the planning, implementation and support of special events and statewide convenings, conferences and outreach events. Supports and delivers trainings to emergency management partners statewide.

Provides Community Emergency Response Team Programs throughout the state in related services, planning, coordination and development of training activities, through partnerships and relationships with CERT programs.

Desired Skills and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public administration, social services, or related discipline. Experience may be used as a substitute for education. Non-profit experience. Familiarity with Community Emergency Response Teams preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a team player. Additional qualifications and requirements include:

  • Ability to think independently, prioritize needs, and work effectively with individuals and organizations on a statewide basis
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and ability to maintain strong relationships with external and internal partners
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Emergency Management operations, planning, preparedness and response
  • Ability to analyze problems and make sound judgments and recommendations during emergency disaster situations
  • Ability to function during emergency events for long durations.
  • Effective problem-solving and critical analysis skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and manage sensitive emergency situations appropriately
  • The ability to think and act quickly in high stress emergency situations
  • Must be able to respond with little notice, travel to disaster sites, and work with State, Federal and Non-Governmental Partners to support response and recovery efforts
  • Must have familiarity with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), emergency management and volunteers and donations
  • Must be able to travel out of area for extended periods of time
  • Certification in the Florida Professional Emergency Management Certification (FPEM) preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills inclusive of Outlook, Word, Basic Excel, PowerPoint

Certificates of Completion for:
IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Actions
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS
ICS-400: Advanced ICS
IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
IS-800.C: National Response Framework, An Introduction
G-288: Local Volunteers & Donations Management
G-489: Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

Position is subject to after-hours calls for emergencies and may be required to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays in case of a disaster event and/or a threat to public safety.

$58,000 – 62,000 annually, dependent upon experience and references.

To apply for this position:
Submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

Volunteer Florida is currently looking for an AmeriCorps Program Manager to join our team! Be part of the people powered solution of AmeriCorps, supporting impactful programming to address Florida’s most pressing challenges. The position is based in Tallahassee, Florida. Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for our team.

Position Summary
Volunteer Florida’s AmeriCorps Program Manager will serve as a key team member in the National Service Department. The position is responsible for the grant and contract management of a portfolio of Volunteer Florida’s AmeriCorps Programs. This position will have the primary responsibility for managing the contract deliverables and grant management activities associated with 10 or more AmeriCorps programs. This position requires strong relationship skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience or seven years of relevant experience to substitute for the educational degree. Master’s degree in social work, administration, education or in a related field, preferred. The ideal candidate will be internally motivated towards excellence, a team player with grant management experience and will have a passion for service. Service in AmeriCorps or Peace Corps is an additional consideration.

Other knowledge, skills and experience include the following:

  • Grant Management — Knowledge of contract management, technical assistance, training and monitoring of subgrantees to ensure high quality performance. Ability to provide technical assistance and monitoring compliance activities to ensure program fidelity. Ability to provide AmeriCorps grant application review, ensuring strong proposals are submitted for funding. Ability to understand and provide guidance on federal regulations related to non-profit and government grants.
  • Technical Aptitude – Demonstrated ability to learn and fully utilize technology platforms. Volunteer Florida staff utilize the federal eGrants platform and Blackbaud Grants Management.
  • Verbal and Written Communication— Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Data Management – Skill in data collection procedures and supporting subgrantees with tracking outcome data.
  • Financial Aptitude — Skill in sub grantee budget review related to funding applications, budget amendments and in monitoring sub grantee utilization of funds.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Ability to work independently and as part of a high performing team.
  • Planning and Coordination — Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate among members of the team and between other departments or external organizations in support of subgrantee training and other Volunteer Florida projects. Ability to develop training materials and present subgrantee training sessions.
  • Organization – Skill in maintaining a high level of organization with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. Skill in time management.
  • Travel – Ability to travel overnight for subgrantee monitoring, training and other events as needed.

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service for Florida. Volunteer Florida administers over $72M in federal and state funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida.

Volunteer Florida is a great place to work! Benefits include:

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System – Employer paid with the exception of 3% employee contribution.
  • Participation in the Florida Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • One hour per month for volunteer activities.
  • Employer paid $50,000 life insurance policy.
  • Employer paid individual health insurance. Employer supplemented family health insurance (employee pays $180 per month).
  • Annual and sick leave accruing at 8.67 hours each, monthly.
  • Availability of other State of Florida offered benefits at cost of employee.

Volunteer Florida is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state and local laws.

$50,000 – $60,000 annually

To apply for this position:
Submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: careers@volunteerflorida.org.

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