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Manager of Volunteer and Guest Relations

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.


Under the direction of senior management, the Manager Volunteer & Guest Services is responsible for recruitment, retention, recognition and management of adult and teen volunteers in both clinical and non-clinical areas of the medical center.  This position is responsible for interviewing, screening, orienting and appropriately placing volunteers within the medical center, and affording volunteers a high level of satisfaction in relation to their work, by matching their needs and skills with the needs of the departments. In addition, this position is responsible for creating and developing new volunteer roles/programs to meet or exceed the needs of the medical center and its customers. This position also manages the staff and daily operations of the Hospital Main Lobby and Cancer Center Information Desks ensuring that excellent customer service is provided to support the department’s goals and objectives and the hospital’s strategic plan.


  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the volunteer services department activities.
  • Actively recruits new adult and teen volunteers and promotes the volunteer program and hospital throughout the community and schools.
  • Assess the competencies of all volunteers. Supervises volunteer performance through observations, workgroup meetings, review sessions and individual consultation and evaluations.
  • Monitors the relationship between staff and volunteers on a continual basis to ensure that interaction is positive and mutually beneficial.
  • Develops a continuous recognition program ensuring that volunteers receive appropriate recognition for their efforts, through acknowledgment letters, phone calls, service awards, and other agency-wide recognition tools.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Main Hospital and Cancer Center Information Desks. Ensures operational excellence and that services provided exceed customer expectations in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards.
  • Maintains staff schedule for the Information desks.
  • Ensures coverage is provided for vacations and absences.
  • Communicates and provides copies of monthly schedule to all Information desk employees noting any changes.



  • Associates Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of administrative, supervisory experience required. Experience in volunteer services preferred in a related healthcare field or community organization, in a management capacity.

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