Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator
The American Littoral Society is seeking a detail-oriented Coordinator, who will be responsible for supporting the Director of the Society’s Healthy Oceans Coalition. The Healthy Oceans Coalition is a network of small and large organizations and citizens working to support full implementation of the U.S. National Ocean Policy and coastal and marine spatial planning efforts. The Coordinator will primarily be responsible for member outreach and engagement. This includes fostering close relationships with HOC members, designing member outreach and media materials, helping members utilize materials, organizing meetings and workshops, website development and updates, and designing and implementing a social media strategy. The candidate will also support Coalition members by providing assistance in the management and execution of a communications strategy in support of full implementation of the National Ocean Policy, and effectivelyconnecting the public, communities and decision-makers to the implementation process. This position will report to the Society’s Regional Marine Conservation Project Director and Healthy Oceans Coalition Director, Sarah Winter Whelan and will work with the Society’s Coalition partner, the Conservation Law Foundation.
This position is a full time position located in the Society’s Boston, Massachusetts office.
Core Duties:
In conjunction with the Director, responsibilities of the Coalition Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
 
Media Outreach
  • Develop communications strategy and coordinate with HOC members to develop media stories on NOP;
  • Support development of media and outreach campaigns for HOC member organizations;
  • Develop sample action alerts, media toolkits, outreach materials for HOC members;
  • Liaison with media outlets about National Ocean Policy and ocean planning and help coordinate with partners on media outreach;
  • Develop relationships with state, regional and national reporters and pitch stories.
  • Monitor print and electronic news and social media coverage and collect and distribute media clips and news analysis on relevant issues.
 
Member Support
  • Assist with production and implementation of Coalition regional workshops and trainings;
  • Support HOC members in outreach to federal agencies and other stakeholder groups;
  • Plan and implement HOC outreach through use of web-based social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook and coordinate with HOC members to support HOC outreach;
  • Coordinate HOC events and use of outreach materials;
  • Maintain and update the HOC website and social media accounts;
 
The Coalition Coordinator must be comfortable working with a broad range of stakeholders including industry, scientists, elected officials and community activists. This position offers an opportunity to work in a wide range of forums including federal, regional and state agencies, science and policy symposiums, public outreach events, and a variety of print and electronic media. This job does require travel, average 4-5 times a year. This is a two year funded position.
 
Qualifications
 
Qualified candidates will have:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Marine Science or Policy, Political Science, Communications or a similar field;
  • Four or more years experience in public interest environmental advocacy, public policy and organizing around environmental issues. This is not an entry-level organizer position;
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, environmental issues, particularly ocean conservation science and policy, and a passion for and commitment to the environmental mission of the American Littoral Society. Candidates should have the ability to understand and explain the science and policy aspects of environmental problems and their solutions;
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of people in a collaborative fashion, to be tenacious yet flexible, determined yet good natured, and with the highest personal and professional integrity;
  • Political awareness and demonstrated excellence and sound judgment in a variety of circumstances;
  • Excellent analytic abilities, exemplary oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of web-based environmental activism tools, including social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook, to build strong coalitions and public action;
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; 
  • Good sense of humor;Must be willing and able to travel.
 
The salary for this position is $50,000-55,000 depending on experience and expertise. A generous medical contribution plan and vacation leave are provided. Please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Line: HOC Coordinator. No phone inquiries please. We invite you to go to www.littoralsociety.org to be better informed about the work of the organization and www.healthyoceanscoalition.org to learn more about the Healthy Oceans Coalition work.
 

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.


 

P/T Administrative Assistant Position

 

The American Littoral Society is looking for a P/T Administrative Assistant at their Sandy Hook, NJ, headquarters to assist the staff with administrative tasks. This person will report directly to the Assistant Director and Executive Director, with support to other department heads as appropriate and necessary. 

Primary Duties and responsibilities

• Be the “face” of the organization as the first point of contact.  Answer phone calls, take messages, direct inquiries to the proper department/person
• Assist various departments with data entry
• Open, sort and distribute mail with another member of senior staff
• Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for the Executive Director and Assistant Director, keep and maintain the organizational calendar, execute weekly reminders for appointments
• Maintain contact lists
• Prepare and distribute written correspondence, assist with mass mailings
• Maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems
• Assist financial director with expense and other reports
• Order office supplies and assist with the day-to-day upkeep of the office
• Greet visitors
• Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications
• Outstanding verbal and communication skills
• Must be extremely detail oriented
• Strong comfort level with computer skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with strong emphasis on Excel and Word, knowledge of basic social media in order to post multiple calendar events to multiple on-line outlets on a routine basis and to assist the Communications Manager
To apply, email resume, professional references, and a cover letter that includes your salary history and requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Please format your files as shown below. Applications with no salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.
YourlastNameResume.pdf or YourlastNameResume.doc(x)
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YourlastNameRefs.pdf or YourlastNameRefs.doc(x)
The American Littoral Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, alienage or citizenship or disability.
Phone: 732-291-0055 · WWW.LITTORALSOCIETY.ORG
 

 

Part-Time Habitat Restoration Technician
 
The American Littoral Society (www.LittoralSociety.org) is seeking a Part-Time Habitat Restoration Technician to assist with several of its coastal and estuarine habi tat restoration projects in New Jersey. Work will be full-time starting August 10, 2015 through November 10, 2015 and may continue through March 30, 2016 (grant dependent).
 
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.
 
We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized and knowledgeable individual to support the Habitat Restoration Program Team on a number of multi-disciplinary restoration projects such as salt marsh restoration, living shorelines, marine debris removal, oyster reef restoration, aquatic connectivity, coastal resiliency, and beach habitat restoration.
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Support various projects and project teams within the Habitat Restoration Program with focus at Wreck Pond in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Support Habitat Restoration Program Staff with project deliverables, grant milestones, and reports.
  • Assist Habitat Restoration Staff with promoting and communicating project objectives to associated communities and members of the public.
  • Perform monitoring protocol as provided for science-based restoration projects and ensure integrity of data and future replication.
  • Prepare, upload, and manage collected data.
  • Support Restoration Staff with outreach and coordinating project volunteer tasks and events as outlined in each restoration project and actively engage the public at various project events.
  • 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.
Qualifications
  • BS in an environmental field such as marine/coastal ecology, wildlife biology, landscape architecture, and/or restoration ecology.
  • 1-2 years of experience in habitat restoration and/or marine/estuarine ecology programs with understanding of conservation biology, functional ecology, and habitat restoration implementation and monitoring.
  • On-site Health and Safety experience. OSHA Hazwoper 40 Hr Training a plus.
  • Strong experience with science-based monitoring, sampling, surveying, and data collection.
  • Demonstrated ability in successful task performance and coordination with 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.
Supervision
  • Position reports to the appropriate Task or Project Manager and ultimately the Habitat Restoration Program Director.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and does not include health insurance or other fringe benefits.
To Apply
  • 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.
Supervision
  • Position reports to the appropriate Task or Project Manager and ultimately the Habitat Restoration Program Director.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and does not include health insurance or other fringe benefits.
To Apply
 
To apply, email resume, professional references, and a cover letter that includes your salary history and requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please format your files as shown below. Applications with no salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.
 
YourlastNameResume.pdf  or YourlastNameResume.doc(x)
YourlastNameCovletter.pdf or YourlastNameCovletter.doc(x)
YourlastNameRefs.pdf or YourlastNameRefs.doc(x)
 
Closing Date
 
June 30, 2015
 
The American Littoral Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, alienage or citizenship or disability.
 
Phone: 732-291-0055 · WWW.LITTORALSOCIETY.ORG

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