The Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) Employment Package is a series of resources designed to assist new as well as experienced Administrators of Volunteer Resources in preparing for career development. There are six tools available to professionals which include positions profiles, skill sets, interview questions, generic position description, a tool to establish salary ranges and an employer brochure that can be used individually or as a complete package.
How can these tools assist you? Click on any of the questions below to find out!
The salary levels for Administrators of Volunteer Resources vary depending on a number of key factors which include sphere of responsibility, number of volunteers, budget, risk associated with the position and program complexity. CAVR has identified eleven classification criteria which you can use as a guide in advocating for a salary increase or developing new responsibilities that will increase your salary in the future. The ranges identified are intended as a guideline only, and should be adapted to reflect regional differences and current labour market conditions.
To apply the classification criteria to your position, review the responsibilities of the position in relation to the eleven key criteria and record the results using the checklist tool.
Compare the role to the criteria by assigning a value of 1, 2, or 3 (as indicated by the level) to each criterion.
Add the score of each criterion for a total ranging from 0 to 33. Each score range corresponds to a salary range. Scores between 0-11 is a level 1, 12-22 is a level 2 and 23-33 is a level 3 salary range.
These salary ranges were based upon a professional classification analysis carried out in 2001 by the Health Sciences Centre site in Winnipeg, Manitoba and reality checked with Administrators of Volunteer Resources from across the country. They were reviewed again in 2006 via consultation with CAVR members.
If you are looking to update your position description or sphere of responsibility you may also use this generic position description as a guide.
The position profiles tool describes the typical job duties and a list of common position titles for volunteer management professionals working at three levels of responsibility, the Director, Manager or Coordinator level. You can use this tool to identify your sphere of responsibility and which title would best correspond to your position.
Once you have identified the level of responsibility you currently have in your position using the position profiles tool, you can then use the knowledge, skills and abilities tool to self assess and identify specific areas you want to develop further.
Under the Employers’ section of the CAVR website it outlines how employers can use these six tools. You may also give your employer this brochure which outlines the benefits to having an Administrator of Volunteer Resources.
Upon request, the CAVR Advocacy Committee is willing to provide limited assistance to professionals regarding the interpretation of this material. Please contact the CAVR Advocacy Chair at .