Coordinator of Youth Volunteers

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:00am



Philadelphia, PA
United States

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Who We Are:

Philadelphia Zoo works to fulfill our mission as an animal care organization, as a resource to schools and families, and as an ark and advocate for endangered animals around the world.
What makes the Zoo a unique place to work? Whether you are involved with caring for animals, educating our visitors or working in a behind-the-scenes position in administration, maintenance or garden services, all of our positions share our institutional mission, purpose, and core values.

Who We Are Looking For:

A Coordinator of Youth Volunteers that will oversee the Philadelphia Zoo’s youth programs that support the Zoo’s mission, purpose and core values.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with Manager of Volunteers in the recruitment of new program members that reflect the diversity of our audiences and communities.
  • Responsible for the daily management of youth volunteer groups.
  • Responsible for workshops, trainings, field trips, overnight trips, and other events for the youth volunteer program.
  • Train new and continuing youth volunteers in job-readiness skills.
  • Assists in other Conservation and Education programs as required and performs other duties as assigned.

What This Role Requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant work with youth in an informal education setting.
  • Thorough understanding of Volunteer programs and general business principles.
  • Must strongly believe in and value the power and contributions of volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends, evenings, & holidays.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, facilitating interaction between visitors and Zoo volunteers

What We Can Offer You:

  • Competitive Pay – We recognize talent and we pay to keep it
  • Medical, Dental, Vision –While you have our back on the grounds, we cover yours’ with health insurance
  • Annual Leave – We all need a break from time to time
  • 401K – There will come a time, when you are ready to retire

Family membership pass with complimentary tickets – (Warning: You will become a celebrity amongst your family & friends once they hear you work for America’s 1st Zoo)