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Job title​: Community Outreach Specialist

Position Summary

This is a half-time position with the opportunity to grow the position to more hours in the future.

Application deadline

Position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply please send Resume and Cover Letter to Stephanie Wagner at
stephanie@oswegowatershed.org. Please contact Stephanie if you have any questions about
the position.

Compensation

$18.00 per hour for an average of 20 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible but will require weekend and evening work to coordinate community meetings and events. Paid Time Off benefits and technology stipend included.

Responsibilities to include:

Trees on Campus Program

  • Work with the Watershed Coordinator to develop the Trees on Campus Program
  • Coordinate with teachers to develop tree assessment, mapping, and planting plans
  • Support student efforts to plant and maintain natural resources on school campuses

Community Outreach

  • Create and distribute outreach materials, attend partner events and community events
  • Work with volunteer committees to plan, publicize, and host events (examples: State of the Watershed, Tree Summit, etc.)
  • Coordinate six newsletters per year
  • Support volunteer event coordination for select sites
  • Work with the Watershed Coordinator to manage social Media outreach

Urban Forest Committee Coordination

  • Creation of city-wide Urban Forest Committee
  • Coordinate Neighborhood Asssociation Urban Forest Committees
  • Coordinate the  LOTree survey program with community members.

Education and Outreach Committee Coordination

  • Work with the Education and Outreach Committee to coordinate volunteer support for outreach and education programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Record Keeping and Reporting – Maintain financial records and records of accomplishments for each project. Write reports required by grant obligations.
  • Grant Writing – Work with the board of directors and Watershed Coordinator to write grants to support Council outreach and education activities.
  • Volunteers – Support the Watershed Coordinator with volunteer recruitment and recognition related to Education and Outreach and associated board activities.
  • Use mapping programs and databases to share LOTree survey results (ArcGIS, iTree)
  • General Organizational Support – Communicate activities to the board in a timely manner.
  • Attend monthly OLWC board meetings. Create content for OLWC website. Assist with other duties as assigned.

 

Position Requirements

  • Willingness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues
  • Interest in sharing
    traditional ecological knowledge perspectives
  • Availability for evening and weekend work as needed
  • Background (education or specific experience) in ecology, environmental science, or similar field.
  • Self-motivated with high standards
  • Good written and verbal communicator
  • Experience with managing multiple projects and tasks; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Experience building consensus within groups of people with differing goals and perspectives
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, file organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of ecological systems
  • Professional experience with social media and graphic design
  • Digital mapping experience with iTree, ArcGIS, or similar software
  • Willingness to grow and evolve
    with the organization
  • Database management experience
  • Experience working with community groups in a paid or volunteer capacity
  • Proficiency in a language
    other than English