Resource Specialist

Status: 
Accepting Applications
Schedule: 
Negotiable - depends on whether volunteer is off-site or on-site.
Type: 
Volunteer
Compensation: 
Volunteer
Department: 
Resources
Location: 
Other
Contact Name: 
David Schertzer
Contact Name: 
Lori Luper
Summary: 
Children of the Nations is seeking people who will devote their time to becoming Resource Specialists. A Volunteer Resource Specialist is a person who specializes in creatively sourcing for a specific category of country-requested items and also contacts and secures US businesses that will provide supplies and donate resources for COTN Children's Homes, schools, and community outreach programs. This person will use their experience and knowledge in certain areas -- e.g. medical, education, hospitality, spiritual, etc. -- to find donations or the best deals on needed items requested by our countries, as well as to build business partnerships. Training will be provided and specialists will be given editorial resources to be used for applying for donations or partnerships. NOTE: This position is flexible in regards to whether a person serves on-site at the nearest COTN office or off-site.
Responsibilities: 
  • Regular online sourcing for needs on the over-all needs list
  • Search for opportunities to contact businesses online and in person to donate strategic resource supply needs
  • Follow-up on leads given to COTN Resource Development through emails and phone calls
Skills and Qualifications: 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Web-search capabilities
  • Passion for equipping children with needed supplies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to work individually and in a team
  • Self-motivated
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Reliable
  • Organized