Manager, Volunteer Program for Dow Corps

Philadelphia 19141, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Under the direction of The Nonprofit Center (NPC), The Dow Chemical Company: Volunteer Program Manager, working with Dow’s Northeast Public Affairs, and in unison with a STEM Ambassador Volunteer Manager (coordinated through The Franklin Institute), will manage day to day implementation of Dow’s global volunteer framework at Dow’s corporate, R&D and manufacturing sites in the Delaware Valley, specifically sites in Bristol and Collegeville.

Relying upon the knowledge and expertise of the NPC, this individual will work with NPC, Dow staff and community partners to continuously assess the Company’s local volunteer efforts in the region and leverage best practices and Company strategy to enhance tactics and relationships needed for a quality, respected (leader within Dow and in community), energized and impactful (individual, social & business) volunteer program.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

  • Program Continuation - Plan/Engage the Community
    • Project management of new and existing volunteer initiatives.
    • Under the direction of the NPC, leverage, liaise and coordinate with strategic local, and at times, global Dow partners to solicit and develop appropriate volunteer opportunities and grow skills-based volunteer opportunities.
    • Collaborate with STEM Ambassador Volunteer Program Manager on the delivery of STEM volunteer opportunities.
    • Maintain and where necessary build relationships with internal functions (Public Affairs, Volunteer Manager Network, HR, etc.), business, and employee resource groups locally and across Dow
  • Program Continuation and Staffing – Recruit, train, supervise and provide recognition for program volunteers.
    • Recruitment
      • Work with Dow Partners to continue to build Dow’s volunteer engagement culture and promote volunteer programming across Dow’s diverse workforce (corporate, manufacturing, R&D) via internal channels (newsletter, intranet, jabber, posters, meetings, tabling, etc.);
      • Recruit Dow employee volunteers (and leverage opportunities that may also be open to family and friends);
      • Build leadership base within the pool of volunteers
    • Training / Resources
      • Coordinate with Dow’s Northeast Public Affairs team, NPC staff and other partners on the implementation of  continuing education opportunities to increase volunteer capacity, community impact and Dow reputation.
      • Provide resources and subject-matter expertise to encourage volunteerism
    • Supervision / Evaluation
      • Aligning to Dow’s new volunteer framework, work with Dow partners to track and share metrics
      • Deliver the current orientation and training offerings to employee volunteers on how to maximize the volunteer experience for the employee, the nonprofit and Dow;
    • Recognition
      • implement volunteer recognition initiatives
  • Secondary Responsibilities:
    • Business Development and Customer Service
      • Represent Dow and The Nonprofit Center at programs in the community.
      • Promote and support public relations efforts for both organizations, as appropriate.
      • Other duties as assigned by the NPC.




  • Required:
    • At least three year’s work experience recruiting, managing and training volunteers
    • Significant experience in corporate social responsibility or nonprofit management.
    • Experience managing multiple projects
    • Superior organizational skills
    • Demonstrated skill in record keeping
    • Superior human relations skills, especially the ability to work with diverse groups of people.  Customer-service orientation and/or experience.
    • Highly skilled in written and verbal communications.
    • Proficiency with current Microsoft Office and Windows, database programs, other PC applications, including Excel.  Basic understanding of statistics/data analysis
    • Ability to make effective, quick decisions, working independently as well as collaboratively.
    • Self-starter, motivated to achieve program goals
    • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred:
    • Understanding of the Greater Philadelphia nonprofit landscape.
    • Experience developing communication strategies and leveraging internal and external communication channels
    • Affinity for enhancing the capacity of the nonprofit sector and recognizing the value the private sector and its employees can provide.


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • The position will be co-located at the Northeast Dow Center in Collegeville, Pa., and the NPC. It requires local travel throughout the Delaware Valley to Dow sites, strategic partners, and volunteer projects, requiring a reliable car.
  • Given that many volunteer opportunities take place on weekend days and some in the evening, this job will require the ability to work non-traditional hours (outside of 9-5) on a regular basis.
  • Responsibilities may include moving equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 30 pounds for various event needs.



To Apply: Please find the required documents and application for this position at

Contact: The Nonprofit Center

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