Volunteer Management Certificate

Are you a volunteer resource practitioner looking for some ways to build your volunteer management skills? Do you want the opportunity to network with others in the volunteer management field? Then look no further – these courses are for you. Participants will review the major components for building a body of knowledge to further your understanding of the ins and outs of managing a volunteer and/or nonprofit organization. The certificate in Volunteer Management can also serve as a gateway to national certification.

Courses are offered online for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

SOC E22 - Volunteer Management I (Fundamentals of Volunteer Management) Fall Course
Course Description: Individuals pursuing the volunteer administration credentialing are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to apply skills required for competent volunteer management. This class examines the five core competencies that serve as a foundation for this profession, regardless of the setting or type of organization where volunteers are at work. 

SOC E23 - Volunteer Management II  (Professional Volunteer Management) Spring Course
Course Description: Individuals pursuing the volunteer administration credentialing are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to apply skills required for competent volunteer management. This class continues the examination of the five core competencies that serve as a foundation for this profession, regardless of the setting or type of organization where volunteers are at work. Topics include risk management, quality improvement, leadership, organizational involvement and advocacy.

 

Classes are designed to allow for a thorough understanding of the material by being offered in two parts; Fundamentals of Volunteer Management and Professional Volunteer Management.

This 60-hour certificate program covers topics including:
   • Ethics, Concepts and Definitions
   • Ethical Decision Making
   • Strategic Management
   • Operational Management
   • Volunteer Staffing and Development
   • Sustaining Volunteer Involvement
   • Meeting Management
   • Financial Management
   • Data management
   • Evaluation and Outcome Measurement
   • Risk Management
   • Quality Improvement
   • Leadership for NPOs
   • Organizational Involvement
   • Advocacy in Volunteer Administration
   • Community Collaboration and Alliances
   • Certification Portfolio Requirements
   • Philosophy Statement
   • Ethics Case Study
   • Management Narrative
   • Final Capstone Review

To receive more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us at askce@triton.edu     

Fall 2017 Schedule:

 Fundamentals of Volunteer Management

Sept. 11 - Nov. 17

ONLINE

Once enrolled, instructor will follow-up via email on September 10th with course access directions via email. 

 

Volunteer Management Job Outlook
Volunteer organizations may not distribute revenue to owners or employees, but staffers can still earn a competitive wage. Whether a position is sought in management, the legal department or as an office employee, hospitals, churches and charitable organizations have plenty of work to go around.

Managers
CEOs and upper management in the private sector have a significant edge over those who hold similar positions at volunteer organizations. Corporate managers earned an average of $41.86 hourly, compared with volunteer managers' average earnings of $34.24, according to the bureau. However, volunteer upper-management workers earned just $2 less than those with the same positions in state government.

IT and Mathematical Science
Information technology and mathematical science boasts growing careers due to the proliferation of computers and networking, and volunteer workers in these fields seem to be catching up with earnings of their private-sector counterparts. Private-sector IT and mathematical science workers earned $36.01 hourly, compared with volunteers' $32 hourly; state government and local government workers earn $26.87 and $28.25 hourly, respectively, the bureau reports.

Legal Jobs
Lawyers, paralegals and magistrates in the private sector – overall – earn roughly $40 hourly, compared to their volunteer, state and local government counterparts, at $34, $38 and $29 hourly, respectively, according to the bureau. However, statistically, private lawyers who earn upward of $59 hourly far exceed their volunteer counterparts' $40 wage.

Office Workers
Volunteer office staffers such as secretaries and clerks – overall – earned $15 hourly, which is comparable to private-sector employees in this field; however, secretaries earned more in the private sector – at roughly $19 hourly – compared to volunteer organizations, which paid an average $16 wage for the same work, according to the bureau.