Manhattan, New York

Volunteer Coordinator

PowerMyLearning -- Manhattan, New York

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service



PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.

We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

PowerMyLearning is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to enhance our programming in NYC by creating and managing meaningful volunteer experiences. Currently PowerMyLearning hosts Family Learning Workshops in 38 public schools throughout New York City, providing students and their family members with 3+ hours of technology training and a free Home Learning Center computer that they can use to support learning at home. In support of this work, the Volunteer Coordinator would recruit, train and lead volunteers to support our workshops, along with Call Banks to remind families to attend, and Computer Refurbishing projects at our warehouse to ensure families have the highest quality refurbished machines. The Volunteer Coordinator will also manage volunteer communications and data tracking through social media and Salesforce database, and may assist with other aspects of our program, such as school outreach, Family Connection Workshops and events, and other projects as needed. This position will report to the Director of Development.


  • Manage volunteer outreach and communications
  • Coordinate with New York Cares to recruit the appropriate amount of volunteers for each upcoming event
  • Coordinate with corporate and affinity groups that are interested in volunteering with PowerMyLearning
  • Train and supervise individual volunteers and volunteer groups
  • Lead Volunteer Call Banks to increase understanding of and attendance at workshops (takes place during select weekday evenings, with compensation time provided)
  • Track all volunteer data in Salesforce database, including dates attended and hours served
  • Identify key returning volunteers and further engage them in our work
  • Develop strategies for ongoing communication with volunteers and for engaging volunteers as potential donors
  • Attend Family Learning Workshops and provide assistance and support to families as needed (involves select Saturdays, with compensation time provided)
  • Support school-based outreach to students and families
  • Assist staff in logistical coordination at workshops as needed
  • Promote volunteer efforts on PowerMyLearning's social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) to increase awareness of our work



  • Participate in PowerMyLearning NYC weekly/monthly team meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve overall team goals
  • Contribute new ideas regarding PowerMyLearning's program, especially new opportunities for volunteer engagement
  • Manage up, by being proactive and keeping manager informed of changing priorities
  • Understand and communicate the mission to staff, clients, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Assist with special projects as needed




  • Passion for PowerMyLearning's mission and a demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Associate's degree/Completion of at least two years of undergraduate education
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize concurrent assignments
  • Energetic and independent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional demeanor both in person and on the phone
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Expertise with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to motivate staff to achieve high performance
  • Flexible nature and the ability to maintain a good sense of humor in potentially unpredictable situations


One or more of the following:

  • Experience working within public schools
  • Experience working with low-income communities
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking and/or writing
  • Knowledge of and experience working with database management tools, especially Salesforce
  • Comfortable using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter


PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


PowerMyLearning - 520 Eighth Avenue, Floor 10, New York, NY (Manhattan)

MVS Unit - 314 E 19th St, New York, NY (Manhattan)

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