Temporary Educational Outreach Coordinator
The American Littoral Society (www.LittoralSociety.org) is seeking a temporary Educational Outreach Coordinator to support several of our coastal and estuarine habitat restoration projects in the Delaware Bay. The position is grant funded for eight months with immediate start date and ends May 30, 2016. There is potential for extension dependent on grant funding. Temporary position is 40 hours a week, with no benefits.
The American Littoral Society is a national, nonprofit coastal conservation organization dedicated to promoting the study and conservation of aquatic life and its habitat. The Society is headquartered at Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey.
Our habitat restoration program is currently growing and we are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized and knowledgeable individual to support the Habitat Restoration Program Team and link our educational outreach programs with a number of multi-disciplinary restoration projects such as salt marsh restoration, living shorelines, oyster reef restoration, coastal resiliency, and beach habitat restoration.
The Temporary Educational Outreach Coordinator will work predominantly out of the Delaware Bayshore Program Office in Millville, NJ but may travel to field sites and schools throughout the state of New Jersey as needed.
- Support various projects and project teams within the Habitat Restoration Program with focus in Delaware Bay and educational outreach.
- Support Habitat Restoration Program Staff with project deliverables, grant milestones, and reports based on work completed.
- Assist Habitat Restoration Staff with promoting and communicating project objectives to a s s o c i a t e d communities, schools, and members of the public.
- Support development and implement an educational outreach program tailored to our current science-based restoration projects and their relevance to the natural and human-built environments.
- Support Restoration Staff with coordinating and linking educational outreach with project volunteer tasks and events as outlined in each restoration project and actively engage the public at various project events.
- Prepare and perform in-class and on-site field presentations that highlight the importance of current restoration projects to Delaware Bay ecology and that creatively provide positive hands-on interaction for students and connectivity to known environments .
- Conduct logistical planning and coordination with teachers, bus drivers, and other points-of contact in order to implement and perform in-class and on-site field presentations.
- Prepare and assemble outreach materials as needed and directed.
- Occasional evening and weekend work.
- Position is grant funded and position duration is contingent upon grant end date. Position duration may be extended dependent upon award of future grant opportunities.
- BS in an environmental field such as marine/coastal ecology, wildlife biology, landscape architecture, and/or restoration ecology. Educational degree is also acceptable.
- 1-2 years of experience in educational outreach and/or marine/estuarine ecology educational programs with understanding of ecological principles and how to convey to a variety of audiences.
- Strong experience in logistical planning, scheduling, and project coordination across multiple disciplines.
- Understanding of educational program objectives and the ability to integrate those objectives with school curriculum, in-class/field presentations, and volunteer events.
- Proven ability to work with youth groups and groups of 30 or more.
- Demonstrated ability in successfulmulti-tasking and coordination with minimal supervision.
- Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent written/verbal communication skills.
- Experience in coordinating volunteers and project related events.
- Computer knowledge - familiarity with MS Office suite is required. Use of CADD and ArcView/Arclnfo GIS software a plus.
- Ability to work on multiple tasks with varying deadlines.
- Must be self-motivated and have willingness/ability to travel locally and/or state- wide.
- The work requires some manual labor; must be able to lift 35lbs, bend, twist, and walk long distances.
- Position reports to the appropriate Task or Project Manager and ultimately the Habitat Restoration Program Director.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a dependable vehicle.
- Compensation is commensurate with experience.
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September 25, 2015
The American Littoral Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the American Littoral Society complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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