Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator
Organization: AmeriCorps GulfCorps
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Apply: Job listing #47716 at The Nature Conservancy website by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 2nd, 2019

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is
our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs which take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, conservation and more. AmeriCorps members make people safer, stronger, healthier; to strengthen communities and to Get Things Done for America. This position is rewarded by
serving their country, student loan deferment, new skills and training, a monthly living allowance, health care, an education award to help pay for college, and career opportunities.

Essential Functions

The Education and Outreach Coordinator implements community outreach and educational strategies that effectively communicate The Nature Conservancy’s conservation and restoration message and promote its community-involvement efforts through GulfCorps.

  • Assists in developing educational program content and/or curricula for all audience levels;
  • Produces publications, materials to promote and increase public awareness (not fundraising);
  • Establishes and develops collaborative relationships with local schools, universities, state/local agencies and corporations that are involved in environmental education to promote, expand and implement The Nature Conservancy’s educational initiatives in line with communicating GulfCorps’ mission;
  • Manages the coordination and logistics for various environmental outreach programs;
  • Collaborates with partners to ensure the Gulf Corps program is promoted and represented through various outlets, including but not limited to, local media, social media, meetings, festivals, fairs, educational activities;
  • Manages monitoring data collection and compilation: collects data from project sites; enters data into databases; compiles data and identifies gaps or deficiencies; prepares data for public outreach/sharing in format suitable to audience; collaborates with Partners staff to create data sharing documentation in line with reporting requirements;
  • Communicates conservation efforts being implemented such as forest thinning, prescribed fire, and invasive plant control to stakeholders, partners, and the general public;
  • May identify, map, remove invasive species;
  • May maintain and operate tools and equipment with training in a safe and efficient manner while taking appropriate care of equipment (e.g. lawn mower, chain saw, tractor, two-way radio, fire management equipment, etc.) May collect native seeds or plant native species;
  • May use GPS/GIS technology to map monitoring sites, collect monitoring data;
  • Performs administrative functions as required and within the scope of the grant

Responsibilities & Scope

  • Coordinate projects and set priorities
  • Adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances
  • Interpret guidelines & analyze information
  • Perform duties under direct supervision and within established guidelines, with opportunity to act independently on some tasks
  • Demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork with ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Write, edit & proofread written materials for use with education and outreach priorities
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the geography assigned
  • Network with diverse groups, including conservation partners, educators, media, local/regional government
  • May serve in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances
  • Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution, referring difficult questions and problems to supervisor
  • Must be willing to work evenings or weekends as duties dictate

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED, some college and conservation experience desirable
  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History check eligibility criteria
  • Experience written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience following instructions from colleagues
  • Commitment to complete 11 months as AmeriCorps member
  • Experience with organizational skills and ability to manage diverse activities to meet deadlines

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic Google Earth Pro or GIS knowledge
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences appreciated
  • Interest in the mission and activities of The Nature Conservancy
  • Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with public speaking and/or education
  • Experience writing and/or editing publications or related materials
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and flexibility to get the mission done

Additional Information

This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other position-related instructions within the scope of their normal service activities as requested by their supervisor (Site Coordinator and/or AmeriCorps Program Coordinator) in alignment with the grant and not unallowable or prohibited activities and subject to reasonable accommodation.
This position is contingent on funding.
This position does have reoccurring access to vulnerable populations.

How to Apply

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