Job Opportunity: Service Learning/Outreach Coordinator – Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Native Plant Salvage Foundation LogoJob Title: Service Learning/Outreach Coordinator
Company: Native Plant Salvage Foundation
Location: Olympia, WA
Website: http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/
Salary: $1,195/month (stipend); Education Award of $5,730
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Job Type: Paid Job

Native Plant Salvage Foundation is now recruiting for an enthusiastic AmeriCorps Member to begin service as our Service Learning/Outreach Coordinator in September 2015.

The member will be part of two-person team that carries out all the activities of the WSU Water Resources Program & Native Plant Salvage Project, conducting action projects and providing hands-on environmental education for people of all ages. We are seeking an individual who:

  • is an enthusiastic learner ready for new challenges that will develop a range of skills;
  • enjoys learning and working in an interdisciplinary manner;
  • works as part of a team, but who is independently driven and comfortable managing specific projects with minimal supervision but regular communication.

Our activities take place in a fast-paced environment, with multiple projects often occurring simultaneously and in different locations in the South Puget Sound region (mostly in Thurston County) and occasionally in other locations in the Salish Sea/Puget Sound region.
This position will work with learners of all ages, including students engaging in community service field-based learning and adults participating in community-based workshops. There is a special emphasis on recruiting and retaining volunteers who can assist with carrying out activities in the different learning environments and on-the-ground activities such as plant salvage and nursery care, revegetation/habitat restoration, and low-impact development/green stormwater retrofit projects. The successful candidate will be eager to learn and engage with community partners, including schools, veterans’ organizations, public agencies, non-profit organizations, and volunteers of diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Our organization has successfully mentored 11 previous AmeriCorps members who have gone on to successful careers in ecology, environmental education, sustainable horticulture, agriculture, planning, field biology, parks, and planning, working with government agencies, local and international NGOs, land trusts, and private businesses.

Basic duties will include:
o Recruit adult volunteers and youth service-learners/volunteers;
o Coordinate/assist with field events such plant salvage events, local restoration and trail maintenance/cleanup projects, and installation of rain garden or other LID/GSI projects;
o Maintain NPSF nursery holding beds, tools, and work truck with support from adult & youth volunteers;
o Maintain and improve communication with and recognition of volunteers and supporters of NPSF;
o Manage and improve publicity and outreach for NPSF events, including use of traditional and social media;
o Maintain and improve the NPSF website to provide broader access to NPSF’s resources, better communicate activities to the general public, and recruitment of additional volunteers;
o Track volunteer and training data and manage Excel databases for reporting to WSU and Washington Service Corps;
o Integrate Community-based Social Marketing strategies into education and data-gathering activities;
o Support the volunteer board members by tracking and organizing documents for specific projects;
o Assist with organizing, carrying out, and cleaning up from regular workshops and special events, including an annual meeting/volunteer recognition, and small-scale educational fundraisers.

The term of service will be from September 1, 2015 to July 15, 2015 or September 15, 2015 to July 31, 2016.

Read the full announcement and application procedure at this link: http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015position.pdf

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