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Director of Volunteer Services - Volunteer Services

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Director of Volunteer Services - Volunteer Services for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 170594 



Supports the development of culture around building relationships, creating a compassionate, committed team within the hospital and creating a healing environment.  This individual is responsible for overall organization, operation, personnel and management of the Volunteer Department utilizing independent and collaborative judgment in decision–making, demonstrating leadership and problem solving.  




1. Plans, organizes and directs department services for the use of volunteers.  Develops and recommends goals and objectives for the volunteer function, coordinating with department heads to develop services suitable to volunteers and useful to the hospital and continuing the vital connection with community partners.  

2. Using collected data; implements policies, procedures, work guidelines and performance standards to assure the efficient and effective operation of the department in compliance with hospital standards and federal, state and local laws.

3. Supervises Volunteer Services staff in evaluating, monitoring, improving, and renewing all volunteer units. 

4. Develops and recommends department operating budget with provisions for expenditures and supplies.  Ensure that department operates within allocated funds.

5. Evaluates changing trends in the demographic background and interests of individuals who volunteer and develop programs to take advantage or react to such changes.  

6. Performs other duties as assigned. 





  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study required. Extensive experience in a management position in a related field or situation may be substituted for formal education.



  • Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) preferred.



  • Minimum of five years management experience in a Volunteer Services, Public Relations, or Human Resources in a healthcare setting, or related field preferred.



  • Supervisory, leadership, problem solving, decision making, time management, financial & budgetary 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Must be able to deal with a multitude of tasks/projects/programs in short time frames.




  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighining 50 lbs or less.
  • Work may require ocassional exposure to minor cold and heat in an uncontrolled outside environment, but is mostly performed under normal working condistionwith adquate lighting and ventilation
  • Job duties ocassionally require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (less thatn 34% of work time).


There may be more than one opening on this posting.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.  


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Leadership || Business, Administrative, & Facilities Leadership || Full Time || HUMAN RESOURCES

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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