New Opportunity! Volunteer Coordinator

Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) seeks a part-time volunteer coordinator. The volunteer coordinator will onboard new members and volunteers and help to assign individuals to organizational tasks. Work hours are flexible. We anticipate that this position will work between 3 and 8 hours per week at $15/hr (benefits not included). This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows with interests in science education, outreach, policy, or the nonprofit sector.

Position Description

The coordinator will:

  • respond to emails from interested participants and answer questions
  • host quarterly volunteer orientation meetings either in person or online
  • follow-up with interested participants through email or in-person meetings
  • give tours of the lab
  • keep records of volunteer and member interests
  • meet with the Executive Director regularly to understand tasks the organization needs accomplished
  • match volunteers with needed tasks
  • train volunteers to complete tasks as needed
  • check in with volunteers during and after activities to ensure program quality
  • coordinate with the Lab Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to and enthusiasm for interacting with diverse individuals
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet programs such as Excel and videoconferencing tools such as Zoom
  • The ability to come to the lab on North Haven St approximately once per week

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    A science background, including familiarity with molecular biology and biotechnology
    Some experience with teaching or educational settings
    Familiarity with BUGSS, DIY Biology, and our mission

    To apply:

    Please send a cover letter and a resume/CV to Lisa Scheifele, Executive Director, at Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2023 but the position will remain open until filled.