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Guardian Ad litem Office, 8th Circuit-volunteer Recruiter - 21012802

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 382061

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21012802

Salary: $38,076.40

Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2021

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Volunteer Recruiter

IMPORTANT! Please navigate to the following website: WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG to apply for this position:

  • Click on "Career Opportunities" icon
  • Scroll down to the link titled, "Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here"
  • Complete the "mini" job application and attach your current and updated resume
  • Select ALACHUA COUNTY for job location



The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida's award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With over 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective "best interests" advocacy for Florida's abused, neglected and abandoned children. Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out-of-home care. The Program's mission is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff. Utilizing a unique "child advocacy team" approach, the Program ensures that all children served receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased attention to fulfilling their physical, educational, emotional and cultural needs. The Program's core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission. Those values are:

  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy

An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at the WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG website.


The GAL Volunteer Recruiter position offers an extremely interesting and challenging opportunity for job-seekers engaged in a career of direct sales/marketing or non-profit, community outreach programs involving volunteer recruiting and management. It provides a great venue for increased professional growth and personal development. You will experience and benefit from daily exposure to critical aspects of partnering with a diverse group of community partners including but limited to: community-based service agencies, non-profit organizations, county governments, faith-based organizations, large and small business operators, local media outlets, civic-minded citizens and current GAL child advocate volunteers. The daily working environment is dynamic, fast-paced, intellectually and emotionally challenging, and satisfying! The Guardian ad Litem Program offers excellent benefits, affordable health insurance plans and options, sick and annual leave policies, tuition waiver program, holiday schedule and qualified participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS).


The Volunteer Recruiter position encompasses a broad range of marketing, managerial, consultative, administrative, advocacy and leadership activities. Some examples of a "typical" working day may include the following:

  • Performing personal and direct community outreach activities
  • Sourcing, developing, processing, and following up on volunteer candidate "leads" and lead sources
  • Engaging in public speaking events and outreach presentations
  • Conducting telephone screenings and personal interviews with volunteer candidates
  • Consulting with local GAL staff regarding the suitability and "fit" of volunteer candidates
  • Creating and monitoring effective social media outreach and marketing resources
  • Conducting initial volunteer candidate training and on-going training activities
  • Participating in local program efforts to develop and retain valued volunteers


The following are desirable knowledge, skills, abilities and traits for prospective Volunteer Recruiter position candidates:

  • Self-motivated and achievement oriented
  • Strong desire to learn and pursue personal development
  • Able to effectively interact with and/or influence people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise discretion, respect privacy, and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational/time management skills and ability to meet deadlines independently
  • Excellent oral, writing, and computer literacy skills
  • Able to maintain a professional and effective demeanor
  • Ability to instruct, coach, mentor, and motivate volunteers
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in community outreach activities and techniques, public speaking, and presentations
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in all aspects of volunteer recruitment, coaching, and management
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, the internet, and social media venues
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in interviewing, screening, selecting, and training volunteers or staff


The following are education and experience requirements for prospective Volunteer Recruiter position candidates:

  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in marketing, business, psychology, or communications
  • Two years of relevant experience in direct sales/marketing or non-profit, community outreach programs involving volunteer recruiting and management.

(Please note: an exception for the required education and experience may be granted by the Executive Director or designee.)

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Gainesville , Guardian Ad litem Office, 8th Circuit-volunteer Recruiter - 21012802, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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