The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a 42,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Opening in 2014, it will be a world class cultural institution dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights in dynamic indoor and outdoor space. It is located at Pemberton Place, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Please visit to learn more about the Center.

We are currently seeking experience and motivated professionals with a belief in our vision: to present the evolving global human rights story and commemorate the historical struggle for African-American equality – the lessons and strategies of which are embraced every day by groups striving for freedom.



The Volunteer Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Visitor Services and is responsible for the coordination of volunteers. In this role the Volunteer coordinator will handle all aspects of managing volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must work closely with the Manager of Visitor Services and Event Coordinator in scheduling and ensuring volunteers are available for all departments. The person in this position will conduct needs assessment and prioritization involving volunteers and the referral agency. The coordinator also acts as an internal consultant within the organization.



  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing and training of new volunteers
  • Manage volunteer resources and develop volunteer program for the organization
  • Develops the volunteer program to meet assessed needs of volunteers and referral agency
  • Place and schedule volunteers, ensuring an effective match
  • Develop and implements orientation programs for volunteers and staff working with volunteers
  • Evaluate the success of the volunteer program in relation to planned outcomes and impact assessment
  • Develop formal recognition programs for volunteers, departments and the referral agency
  • Participate in development of policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in volunteer management
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in a non-profit public service environment preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities
  • Ability exercise independent judgment and reasoning skills
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of the Center
  • Local candidates preferred




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The following 3 documents must be attached to be considered for the role: