Date:  Sep 17, 2023


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Requisition No: 796128 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21013918 

Salary:  $39,269.16 

Posting Closing Date: 10/01/2023 



Volunteer Recruiter


IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website: to apply for this position:


  • Click on the “Career Opportunities” icon.
  • Scroll down to the link, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here.”
  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current resume.
  • Select Broward for the job location
  • You may also email, fax or mail your Cover Letter, Resume and Guardian ad Litem Application to the following:



Fax:    954-831-7096


Guardian ad Litem Office

Attention:  Samantha Matalon

612 S. Andrews Avenue

Suite 1000

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301




The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office is Florida’s award-winning, state-funded child advocacy organization. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers, that includes more than 180 attorneys.  Its primary focus is the powerful and effective representation of Florida’s abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes, and sadly, many end up in foster care. The Office’s mission is to provide the most vulnerable children in Florida with an adult from their community who will be a consistent, positive presence in the child’s life as a part of a multi-disciplinary team that may include trained volunteers, pro bono attorneys, staff attorneys, and child welfare professionals providing the highest quality community advocacy and legal representation to protect each child’s rights and best interests. A critical function is to provide dependency judges with thorough and accurate information regarding the children under the court’s jurisdiction. The Office’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission. Those values are:


  • Commitment to Children
  • Communication Built on Trust
  • Collective Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Courtesy


An excellent overview of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office can be found at


As an employee with the State of Florida, your benefits are a significant part of your compensation with 19 percent of your total compensation coming from the benefits that the State offers. As a fulltime employee, your employee insurance rate will be significantly lower due to the contribution of the State of Florida. In fact. In fact, single coverage is as low as $50 per month with family coverage costing only $180 per month.

While the rates are higher for halftime employees, health insurance options are still available to you as long as you are in a salaried position.


Benefits Package: 


  • State of Florida Retirement package – Pension or investment plan (3% employee contribution required)
  • (9) Paid state holidays
  • Paid personal holiday
  • (13) Paid sick leave days
  • (13) Paid annual leave days
  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions.  Employee may purchase additional coverage
  • Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Tuition Waiver Program




The GAL Volunteer Recruiter position offers an extremely interesting and challenging opportunity for job-seekers engaged in a career of direct sales/marketing or non-profit, community outreach programs involving volunteer recruiting and management.  It provides a great venue for increased professional growth and personal development. You will experience and benefit from daily exposure to critical aspects of partnering with a diverse group of community partners including but limited to:  community-based service agencies, non-profit organizations, county governments, faith-based organizations, large and small business operators, local media outlets, civic-minded citizens and current GAL child advocate volunteers. The daily working environment is dynamic, fast-paced, intellectually and emotionally challenging, and satisfying!  The Guardian ad Litem Program offers excellent benefits, affordable health insurance plans and options, sick and annual leave policies, tuition waiver program, holiday schedule and qualified participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS).




The Volunteer Recruiter position encompasses a broad range of marketing, managerial, consultative, administrative, advocacy and leadership activities.  Some examples of a “typical” working day may include the following:


  • Performing personal and direct community outreach activities
  • Sourcing, developing, processing, and following up on volunteer candidate “leads” and lead sources
  • Engaging in public speaking events and outreach presentations
  • Conducting telephone screenings and personal interviews with volunteer candidates
  • Consulting with local GAL staff regarding the suitability and “fit” of volunteer candidates
  • Creating and monitoring effective social media outreach and marketing resources
  • Conducting initial volunteer candidate training and on-going training activities
  • Participating in local program efforts to develop and retain valued volunteers




The following are desirable knowledge, skills, abilities and traits for prospective Volunteer Recruiter position candidates:


  • Self-motivated and achievement oriented
  • Strong desire to learn and pursue personal development
  • Able to effectively interact with and/or influence people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise discretion, respect privacy, and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational/time management skills and ability to meet deadlines independently
  • Excellent oral, writing, and computer literacy skills
  • Able to maintain a professional and effective demeanor
  • Ability to instruct, coach, mentor, and motivate volunteers
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in community outreach activities and techniques, public speaking, and presentations
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in all aspects of volunteer recruitment, coaching, and management
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, the internet, and social media venues
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in interviewing, screening, selecting, and training volunteers or staff




The following are education and experience requirements for prospective Volunteer Recruiter position candidates:


  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in marketing, business, psychology, or communications
  • Two years of relevant experience in direct sales/marketing or non-profit, community outreach programs involving volunteer recruiting and management. 


(Please note: an exception for the required education and experience may be granted by the Executive Director or designee.)


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami