Salary: Monthly stipend of $2,171.43 before deductions and withholdings
About Pierce Conservation District
Pierce Conservation District is government that works. We work strategically and passionately to conserve and restore the natural resources of Pierce County. Our work improves both rural and urban communities to benefit the health and well-being of our citizens. We work in five core program areas: Water Quality Improvement, Farm Assistance, Habitat Restoration, Urban Agriculture, and Environmental Education. The District works for clean water, healthy soil, salmon recovery, and local food access for all. When you join the Pierce Conservation District staff, you join a team of talented and committed people who are mission-driven and care deeply about improving our environment and our community.
Nature and Purpose of the Position
Pierce Conservation District is seeking a Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator to help expand one of the most diverse and rapidly growing networks of volunteers in the Puget Sound region and support the outreach efforts of District. Pierce Conservation District works with 2,500+ volunteers a year and continues to grow this passionate base of support by over 20% annually. This exciting position will help the District continue to reach new and diverse audiences through recruitment, outreach content development, assisting with educational workshops, and supporting data collection that can help communicate the effectiveness of our work.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for engaging people in conservation efforts, care about equitably delivering services to broad audiences, and have a desire to learn and practice the skills needed to pursue a successful career in communications.
Primary Job Responsibilities
The Volunteer Outreach Coordinator reports to the Communications and Community Engagement Manager, and is responsible for the following:
- Providing educational support for habitat and water quality restoration work parties.
- Recruiting volunteers and attendees for habitat restoration work parties.
- Daily email and phone correspondence with volunteers to ensure District volunteer opportunities are well attended.
- Represent the District at general outreach events.
- Assisting Annual Conservation Celebration event planning and execution.
Secondary Job Responsibilities
- Contribute to general District outreach materials such as website blog, outreach mailers, and social media posting.
- Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with video projects as needed and publish workshop recordings on the website.
- Provide assistance at smaller-scale virtual and in-person events and workshops, such as school field trips and farm tours.
- Assist with other projects according to need or interest.
- Research and attend trainings to further personal professional development
- Participate in PCD’s AmeriCorps Leadership Development program
- Attend meetings as a representative of the District and network with the environmental community
- Other tasks to be assigned based on Member’s interest
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building and collaboration, are detail-oriented and well organized. You should have:
- A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of volunteers.
- Detail oriented, excellent organization, time management, and task prioritization abilities.
- Comfort conducting cold calls.
- Experience conducting social media campaigns, or a desire to learn about communication campaigns.
- Familiarity with or desire to learn communication software programs such as: Canva, Adobe products, and Customer Relationship Management systems.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Some proficiency in Microsoft Office/Office 365 suite of software programs
- Flexible schedule and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Commitment to and passion for locally led conservation and community improvement.
- Knowledge of the Pierce County area and the communities within.
- Experience with graphic design, social media, and/or video editing.
- An extrovert, a natural “salesperson” who likes talking to people.
- Experience conducting outreach to diverse communities.
- A good eye for design or ability to write engagingly for the public.
Licenses, Certificates & Other Requirements
Valid Washington State driver’s license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites. This is a full-time position consisting of 40 hours/week. Position will require some work on Saturdays or after regularly scheduled work hours.
For more information and to apply: https://piercecd.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=AmeriCorps-Volunteer-and-Outreach-Coordi-114