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HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES, IN-DEPTH: Chose A Career in Non-Profit

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Brian discusses his decision to work for a non-profit and what he likes and dislikes about his job. Brian describes how his current job is very similar to working in Human Resources, and how he can bring his dog into work everyday.

Job Title: Director of Volunteer Services
Employer: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Job Summary: Human Resources Managers

Job Description

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization's management and its employees.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$60,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills

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m='12200'>animals.</span> <span m='12670'>What</span> <span m='12820'>I</span> <span m='12880'>dislike</span> <span m='13360'>most</span> <span m='13710'>about</span> <span m='13970'>my</span> <span m='14110'>job</span> <span m='14590'>is</span> <span m='15330'>that</span> <span m='15740'>issues</span> <span m='16090'>come</span> <span m='16260'>up,</span> <span m='16410'>just</span> <span m='16590'>like</span> <span m='16750'>in</span> <span m='16840'>every</span> <span m='17060'>job--</span> <span m='18600'>the</span> <span m='19200'>things</span> <span m='19500'>that</span> <span m='19610'>are</span> <span m='19850'>a</span> <span m='19900'>little</span> <span m='20070'>harder</span> <span m='20420'>to</span> <span m='20480'>do</span> <span m='20690'>that</span> <span m='20870'>you</span> <span m='20950'>have</span> <span m='21340'>to</span> <span m='22130'>just</span> <span m='22460'>do.</span> <span m='24210'>One</span> <span m='24460'>of</span> <span m='24520'>the</span> <span m='24610'>things</span> <span m='25020'>that</span> <span m='25500'>is</span> <span m='25790'>difficult</span> <span m='26290'>with volunteer</span> <span m='26690'>services</span> <span m='27320'>is</span> <span m='27540'>because</span> <span m='30150'>it's</span> <span m='30300'>very</span> <span m='30510'>similar</span> <span m='30830'>to</span> <span m='30940'>human</span> <span m='31240'>resources.</span> <span m='32200'>And</span> <span m='32860'>so</span> <span m='32990'>you</span> <span m='33610'>get</span> <span m='33790'>all</span> <span m='34040'>the</span> <span m='34170'>good</span> <span m='34440'>and</span> <span m='34560'>all</span> <span m='34690'>the</span> <span m='34760'>benefit</span> <span m='35290'>in</span> <span m='35430'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='36190'>But</span> <span m='36350'>then</span> <span m='36520'>there</span> <span m='36710'>are</span> <span m='37190'>some</span> <span m='37410'>issues</span> <span m='37710'>that</span> <span m='37870'>arise from</span> <span m='38320'>time</span> <span m='38560'>to</span> <span m='38650'>time,</span> <span m='38990'>and you</span> <span m='39060'>have</span> <span m='39380'>to</span> <span m='39930'>work</span> <span m='40280'>through</span> <span m='40460'>those</span> <span m='40710'>issues,</span> <span m='41040'>as</span> <span m='41170'>well.</span> <span m='42020'>One</span> <span m='42100'>of</span> <span m='42160'>the</span> <span m='42230'>key</span> <span m='42390'>decisions</span> <span m='42950'>that</span> <span m='43090'>I</span> <span m='43170'>made</span> <span m='43450'>in</span> <span m='43540'>my</span> <span m='43650'>career</span> <span m='44830'>was</span> <span m='45230'>actually</span> <span m='45660'>in</span> <span m='45780'>mid</span> <span m='45970'>life,</span> <span m='46960'>in</span> <span m='47140'>my</span> <span m='47230'>mid</span> <span m='47480'>'30s,</span> <span m='48210'>when</span> <span m='48370'>I</span> <span m='48420'>decided</span> <span m='49190'>that</span> <span m='49730'>I</span> <span m='49810'>wanted</span> <span m='50100'>to</span> <span m='50180'>work</span> <span m='50410'>in</span> <span m='50740'>nonprofits.</span> <span m='51570'>I</span> <span m='51720'>wanted</span> <span m='52200'>to</span> <span m='52490'>help</span> <span m='52780'>my</span> <span m='52900'>community.</span> <span m='53930'>And</span> <span m='55410'>I</span> <span m='55470'>wanted</span> <span m='55710'>to</span> <span m='55800'>move</span> <span m='56060'>away</span> <span m='56470'>from</span> <span m='58840'>just</span> <span m='59480'>worrying</span> <span m='59910'>about</span> <span m='60230'>making</span> <span m='60570'>money</span> <span m='61080'>and</span> <span m='61440'>worrying</span> <span m='61740'>about</span> <span m='62070'>doing</span> <span m='62310'>something</span> <span m='62690'>meaningful</span> <span m='63300'>with</span> <span m='63480'>my</span> <span m='63610'>life.</span> <span m='64250'>And</span> <span m='64360'>I</span> <span m='64430'>think</span> <span m='64610'>that</span> <span m='64830'>was</span> <span m='65080'>the</span> <span m='65340'>biggest</span> <span m='65730'>career</span> <span m='66230'>choice--</span> <span m='68426'>a</span> <span m='68820'>pivotal</span> <span m='69140'>moment</span> <span m='69500'>in</span> <span m='69580'>my</span> <span m='69700'>career.</span> </p><p><span m='70440'>How</span> <span m='70750'>difficult</span> <span m='71320'>is</span> <span m='71590'>it to</span> <span m='71660'>get</span> <span m='71800'>a</span> <span m='71840'>job</span> <span m='72170'>in</span> <span m='72250'>my</span> <span m='72360'>industry?</span> <span m='73860'>Like</span> <span m='74060'>any</span> <span m='74260'>position,</span> <span m='74670'>there's</span> <span m='74960'>entry</span> <span m='75410'>level</span> <span m='76650'>jobs</span> <span m='77120'>in</span> <span m='77240'>volunteer</span> <span m='77640'>services.</span> <span m='78660'>And</span> <span m='78900'>there's</span> <span m='79080'>more</span> <span m='79280'>advanced</span> <span m='79770'>jobs</span> <span m='80080'>in</span> <span m='80190'>volunteer</span> <span m='80490'>services.</span> <span m='81080'>I</span> <span m='81220'>think</span> <span m='82360'>as</span> <span m='83160'>a</span> <span m='83620'>young</span> <span m='84120'>college</span> <span m='84530'>student</span> <span m='84850'>just</span> <span m='85080'>coming</span> <span m='85370'>out</span> <span m='85450'>of</span> <span m='85510'>college,</span> <span m='86570'>a</span> <span m='86890'>volunteer</span> <span m='87440'>coordinator</span> <span m='88080'>position</span> <span m='88570'>is</span> <span m='88750'>really</span> <span m='89050'>great.</span> <span m='90800'>Many</span> <span m='91100'>non-profits,</span> <span m='91930'>you</span> <span m='92140'>could</span> <span m='93060'>start</span> <span m='93680'>from</span> <span m='93900'>the</span> <span m='93980'>bottom</span> <span m='94330'>up.</span> <span m='95650'>Our</span> <span m='95810'>volunteer</span> <span m='96230'>coordinator</span> <span m='96760'>that</span> <span m='96950'>is</span> <span m='97100'>here</span> <span m='98460'>right</span> <span m='98760'>now</span> <span m='98990'>came</span> <span m='99350'>right</span> <span m='99540'>out</span> <span m='99640'>of</span> <span m='99720'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='100730'>And</span> <span m='101210'>he's</span> <span m='101620'>done</span> <span m='101790'>a</span> <span m='101850'>great</span> <span m='102240'>job,</span> <span m='102870'>and</span> <span m='103180'>he's</span> <span m='103530'>helped</span> <span m='103820'>to</span> <span m='103880'>build</span> <span m='104220'>programs.</span> <span m='105090'>And</span> <span m='106150'>while</span> <span m='106400'>he</span> <span m='106520'>was</span> <span m='106660'>helping</span> <span m='106990'>us,</span> <span m='107210'>he'd</span> <span m='107530'>gained</span> <span m='107820'>a</span> <span m='107860'>lot</span> <span m='108090'>of</span> <span m='108190'>experience,</span> <span m='109140'>which</span> <span m='109500'>I</span> <span m='109570'>think</span> <span m='109810'>is</span> <span m='109930'>really</span> <span m='110170'>great.</span> <span m='110430'>And</span> <span m='110640'>then you</span> <span m='110720'>could</span> <span m='110880'>move</span> <span m='111130'>on</span> <span m='111982'>to</span> <span m='113790'>higher</span> <span m='114140'>level</span> <span m='114400'>positions</span> <span m='114840'>in</span> <span m='114930'>volunteer</span> <span m='115380'>services.</span> <span m='115940'>There's</span> <span m='116410'>volunteer</span> <span m='116880'>manager,</span> <span m='117580'>and</span> <span m='118080'>then</span> <span m='118580'>there's</span> <span m='118980'>volunteer</span> <span m='119470'>directors,</span> <span m='120010'>or</span> <span m='120150'>director</span> <span m='120600'>volunteer</span> <span m='121040'>services.</span> <span m='122080'>How</span> <span m='122370'>is</span> <span m='122490'>my</span> <span m='122650'>work</span> <span m='122950'>life</span> <span m='123310'>balance?</span> <span m='123940'>Well,</span> <span m='124120'>I</span> <span m='124270'>think</span> <span m='124500'>one</span> <span m='124660'>of</span> <span m='124710'>the</span> <span m='124790'>great</span> <span m='125140'>things</span> <span m='125370'>about</span> <span m='125680'>working</span> <span m='126330'>at</span> <span m='126490'>a humane</span> <span m='126800'>society</span> <span m='127060'>is</span> <span m='127320'>you</span> <span m='127680'>get</span> <span m='127910'>to</span> <span m='127980'>bring</span> <span m='128240'>your</span> <span m='128460'>dog</span> <span m='128870'>with</span> <span m='129100'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='129639'>And</span> <span m='129940'>that's</span> <span m='130150'>very</span> <span 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