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CAREERS AT THE USO

Welcome to the USO, where we believe that our greatest asset are our people. Every opportunity at the USO, is critical to accomplishing our mission and will be rewarding in ways that are unique and personally fulfilling.

Across all of our locations around the globe you will find USO employees who personify our core values: 
  • Mission First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Gratitude
  • Innovation

Each team member becomes an integral part of our success and plays an active role in discovering better and innovative ways to help us be by the side of our active service members and their families while they are away from home.

So take your first step in joining our organization by exploring our current career opportunities, we look forward to meeting you!


Volunteer Coordinator

Department: Ft Hood
Location: Fort Hood, TX, United States

For over 75 years, the USO has been the nationís leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Todayís USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to assist with the day-to-day operations, programs, events and activities of one or more USO Center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)   

  • Coordinate day-to-day volunteer operations for assigned location(s).  Recruit and schedule, train, credential, coordinate and communicate logistics and other requirements related to volunteer opportunities and duties with regard to regular center operations as well as special events and programs, including but not limited to Welcome Home/Send Off, Holiday, Fundraising and Entertainment events.* 
  • Assist with collection, maintenance and organization of volunteer service records, including contact information, hours worked and recognition.*
  • Orient and assist volunteers and guests with center amenities.  Coordinate and communicate day-to-day operating procedures including welcome, sign-in, schedules and other procedures.*
  • Oversee monitoring, maintenance and readiness of activity and lounge areas (i.e. check-in area, coffee/snack stations, gaming, telephone, and computer rooms).  Coordinate restocking and replenishment of supplies.*
  • Supervise volunteers during assigned shift, ensuring that quality customer service and support is provided and staffing levels are consistent with service delivery standards.*
  • Serve as knowledgeable resource related to programs offered at assigned USO Center.  Assist as directed with volunteer and program opportunities, communications and awareness.
  • Perform clerical duties, including but not limited to monitoring inventory and supplies, preparing documents and reports, and filing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  Bachelorís Degree preferred.
  • 0-2 years work experience in an administrative and/or event management or marketing support role.  Relevant experience in a non-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills.  Ability to interact with USO Leadership, the general public and military audiences at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment.  General knowledge of various software and gaming programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), Xbox, PlayStation and Wii.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment related to controversial and/or culturally sensitive subjects.  Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise.
  • General knowledge of safe food handling and storage practices. 
  • Must be punctual, organized and self-motivated, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing needs of USO Operations.
  • Ability to achieve desired results while working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic math and follow proper cash/donation handling and reporting procedures.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper credentials necessary to access USO Center locations and facilities including but not limited to security, credit and/or background screening, SOFA status, valid driverís license.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USOís mission.
Details
  • This position is located in Fort Hood, TX. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location.
  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration. 

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