Jobs at Games Done Quick

These are our currently available contract and employee positions open for application. Contract work is typically focused around the events, while employee positions work year-round.

The job descriptions posted reflect the general qualifications/duties and/or responsibilities necessary to identify jobs and are not necessarily intended to set forth all of the specific requirements of each job.

Volunteer Manager - Contractor

Position Summary

The Volunteer Manager will lead the planning and scheduling of all volunteer positions onsite and offsite during Games Done Quick events. Reporting to the Event Directors, this position will collaborate with all departments that recruit volunteers. This position requires outstanding management and communication skills, promoting teamwork and collaboration across several disciplines within Games Done Quick.

The ideal candidate for Volunteer Manager is a leader with experience constructing schedules and coordinating volunteers, evaluating and refining existing processes to provide and improve upon the experience for volunteers at Games Done Quick events.

Responsibilities

Games Done Quick teams work remotely between events and attend events onsite. Flexibility is key.

Pre-Event (Remote)

  • Supervise and assist the Volunteer Coordinators to ensure they are fulfilling their duties and that any roadblocks are addressed
  • Facilitate communication between departments to source volunteers for over 20 different roles
  • Ensure all volunteer candidates adhere to Games Done Quick's guidelines, rules and standards
  • Compile all volunteer application data into one place for Volunteer Coordinators to work with
  • Ensure volunteer applications and scheduling software are prepared for each event
  • Ensure volunteer coordinators create schedules for their department, using scheduling software, ensuring adherence to local labor laws
  • Answer inquiries or forwarding them to the correct person that are sent to the volunteer inquiry email
  • Assist with volunteer accommodations as necessary
  • Maintain and create records of volunteer evaluations
  • Interface with service vendors as necessary
  • Attend and schedule meetings via phone or online meeting software
  • Ensure that the volunteer coordinators meet all necessary deadlines, and assist as necessary
  • Work with other departments to make the arrangements necessary for Volunteers onsite
  • Gather feedback post event from the Volunteers and the Volunteer Coordination team to identify problems and solutions and improve processes for future events

During Events (Onsite)

  • Ensure volunteer orientations are given by the respective Volunteer Coordinators
  • Adjust and maintain the volunteer schedule to cover for gaps or sudden drops
  • Cover shifts as necessary to ensure proper coverage

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America
  • Possession of a functional computer and phone with the ability to use software such as Slack, Discord. Google Suite, Zoom, Initlive, and a web browser
  • Experience constructing work schedules
  • Self-motivation, organizational skills, and experience in project management
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and execute on plans
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to travel to Games Done Quick events
  • Proven experience in team management

Bonus Points If You:

  • Have familiarity with Bloomerang (Formerly Initlive)
  • Are an active member of communities within the video game, speedrunning, and esports ecosystems
  • Have experience running events
  • Possess experience in teaching or public speaking

Miscellaneous Notes

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Applying

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If you have any questions, please contact jobs@gamesdonequick.com


About Games Done Quick

Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Teaming up with several charities in its ten-year history, Games Done Quick is currently the largest individual fundraising event globally for both Prevent Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders USA.

To date, Games Done Quick has raised over 45 million dollars for charity. Our events average over 2000 people in attendance, including staff, volunteers, runners, and attendees!