The Volunteer Center is Looking for a New Executive Director to Join Our Team

The Volunteer Center is Looking for a New Executive Director to Join Our Team

Our Executive Director Barb Tubekis is retiring after an inspiring 30-years as our fearless leader.  She leaves the Volunteer Center with a vibrant mission, strong and healthy relationships with  local community groups and organizations — and a very bright future. 

We’re looking for someone who can build on The Volunteer Center’s 60-year history and Barb’s legacy.   Our next Executive Director will team with our high-energy, hard-working, collegial Board to lead us into The Volunteer Center’s next chapter.

This is a great job and an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a meaningful difference in the VC and in our community.  We invite you to read the Position Description below for more details.  We look forward to hearing from you to start a conversation!

Volunteer Center Executive Director Position Description

The Volunteer Center is looking for a new Executive Director to lead our small but mighty team that is dedicated to fulfilling our nonprofit mission to promote volunteerism, support local nonprofits, and engage people in meaningful volunteer service in our community.

About Us
As our Executive Director, your role is to:

  • Represent the Volunteer Center at community events, days of service and training programs
  • Collaborate with our Board to develop and implement our strategic plan
  • Oversee the routine daily operations, finances and activities of the Volunteer Center
  • Build relationships with our 160+ Chicagoland Nonprofit Partners, and schools and faith-based organizations in the New Trier Township
  • Lead our fundraising and marketing activities
  • Help us build on our 30-year success by inspiring us to think in new and creative ways about our mission

About You
You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are passionate about volunteerism and community service
  • Thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrate leadership experience in an organizational context
  • Have fundraising or marketing experience
  • Are comfortable speaking
Save The Date! VC Recognition Event Coming Up on May 10, 2023

Save The Date! VC Recognition Event Coming Up on May 10, 2023

Don’t miss the annual 2023 Volunteer Center Recognition Event, where we will honor 4 local volunteers who make a difference in our community every day. Help us celebrate our honorees — and all volunteers — at this lively evening of good food, great company and inspiring stories. Details to come, but mark your calendar now!

Are You a Nonprofit Looking for Holiday Volunteers?

Are You a Nonprofit Looking for Holiday Volunteers?

We’re here to help you.  The VC is currently collecting volunteer opportunities for our Annual Holiday Volunteer Opportunities Directory.  This listing will be featured on the homepage of our website from Thanksgiving through New Years, and is a valuable resource for volunteers looking to make a difference during a time of particular need.

Please send a brief description of your volunteer needs, the location and the dates/times to info@volunteercenterhelps.org.