Mobilizing for Change



Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization building coalitions to bring change in local, state, and national policy. Our mission is to empower diverse people & organizations to engage more effectively in our communities, and in the civic process, to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice.

Alliance San Diego seeks an experienced and energetic person to recruit, coordinate, and support our growing volunteer needs. This position will also be responsible for creating and managing special events throughout the year. The Volunteer & Special Events Organizer will work closely with all staff to ensure volunteer and event needs are met.

A strong candidate will have experience with volunteer recruitment and coordination, event management and logistics, and great personal skills. This position will also be responsible for providing administrative support, managing volunteer relations, and conducting community outreach. Experience with MS Office and data entry, as well as great communication skills, is strongly desired.

Primary Responsibilities

The Volunteer and Events Organizer reports to the Associate Director and will be responsible to:

  • Recruit, organize and schedule volunteer involvement in a variety of programs at Alliance
  • Conduct orientations and trainings, supervise, evaluate, and celebrate volunteer contributions
  • Maintain relationships, volunteer database and communicate regularly with volunteers
  • Conduct outreach in the community to build base of ASD supporters
  • Organize and support events for Alliance San Diego

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • At least 3-5 years experience in community or volunteer organizing;
  • Experience in event organizing;
  • Experience supervising individuals and groups;
  • Experience working with vendors and contractors;
  • Understanding of social justice issues and challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and working class families;

Key Competencies

  • Proficiency working with diverse communities and with grassroots organizations;
  • Analysis and problem solving;
  • Time management;
  • Organization skills;
  • Results-oriented and organized;
  • Effective communication;
  • Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership and empowerment;
  • Compassionate service:
  • Resolving conflict;
  • Fostering Teamwork

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer competitive pay and benefits and a collaborative work environment with colleagues who are dedicated to social justice. Some weekend and evening work is required. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three references (minimum of two professional references required) to [email protected].

Alliance San Diego is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all people to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against based on religion, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, or any other basis prohibited by law.