San Francisco
Research + Volunteer Coordinator (San Francisco)


Hours per week: 20 hours/week

Preferred schedule: Monday and one other day in office, with commitment to check email throughout the week. Some work can be done remotely. 

Commitment: 4+ months

Start date: April 2015

Reports to: Administrative Director



We are seeking an individual with enthusiasm and the know-how to assist in building and preserving a dynamic and diverse team of volunteers and interns to ensure SPUR continually meets its mission. Be part of the team that brings together the right people to conduct the research, education and advocacy efforts needed to help further this vision in the San Francisco





  • Work with staff to determine volunteer and interns needs for SPUR departments and events
  • Create and maintain volunteer intern and job descriptions
  • Post opportunities on and volunteer posting sites
  • Review applications
  • Set up interviews and follow up with offers



  • Recognize volunteers and interns efforts, formally and informally


  • Help coordinate work schedules and ensure work resources for the interns
  • Ensure a positive volunteer and internship experience
  • Provide on-site orientation and training for Front Desk Ambassadors, and orientation paperwork for all Policy Interns
  • Manage volunteers for special events, sometimes serving as a volunteer point person or house manager
  • Serve as liaison between interns and SPUR staff
  • Develop and budget intern team building and/or career development events

Administrative support

  • Maintain e-mail
  • Track applications, volunteer contacts, jobs, and intern hours in SPUR’s organizational and HR databases
  • Act as point of contact to set up and trouble shoot administrative issues, such as keycard authorization and email addresses

Additional Responsibilities

  • Act as core Human Resources staff for interns and volunteers
  • Manage, instruct, and recruit volunteers for forums, exhibits and symposia, as requested by Public Engagement staff and interns


  • Interest in cities, public policy, and urban issues
  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on team building
  • Database and spreadsheet experience, on-line database experience preferred
  • Savvy with e-mail communications
  • Experience with MacOS and Microsoft Office
  • Interviewing experience a plus
  • Volunteer coordination experience a plus


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Volunteer & Intern Coordinator, with the job title in the subject line, at

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