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Conservation Program Volunteer Coordinator (P/T) 30 hrs/wk through September 2020

Reports to:

Conservation Biologist


Job Summary:

The person hired for this 13-month grant-funded position will play a critical role in NYC Audubon’s effort to engage diverse communities in environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation. The Volunteer Coordinator will assume responsibility for coordinating volunteer beach clean-ups and community science projects (horseshoe crab surveys and bird collision monitoring). The ideal candidate has an environmental science or biology background and strong interpersonal, project management, and communications skills. They/she/he will work closely with current partners, reach out and build relationships with new partners in communities near project locations, as well as recruit, manage, and support volunteers. Responsibilities include project scheduling, day-to-day volunteer management, volunteer stewardship, data entry, project documentation, and tabling at community events. Some evening and weekend work is required. This is a part-time position of 30 hours/week through September 2020, and includes prorated benefits.


The Organization:

Founded in 1979, NYC Audubon is a grassroots, membership-based organization recognized as an affiliated urban chapter of the National Audubon Society. NYC Audubon’s mission is to protect wild birds and habitats in the five boroughs of New York City, and, in so doing, to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. NYC Audubon’s conservation and science activities, education and public programs, and advocacy efforts on behalf of urban and migrating birds and wildlife are more critical than ever, due to climate change effects and the devastating, steady loss of the natural environment in the City over the last 35 years. We accomplish our work with a tight-knit team of eight full-time and four part-time staff, along with over 500 volunteers. NYC Audubon is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environmental community.

 

Duties:

• Conduct outreach to potential partner groups in targeted communities.
• Promote volunteer opportunities to target audiences and recruit volunteers.
• Schedule and assist with training sessions for community science projects.
• Schedule all volunteer activities and volunteer assignments.
• Manage community science project data: collect data sheets, enter and proof data, enter volunteer hours.
• Maintain regular communication with volunteers during project period.
• Coordinate volunteer project logistics (permits, bus transportation, gear, refreshments).
• With the Conservation Biologist, communicate with local partners.
• Table at community events.
• Write blog posts and social media for project.

Required Qualifications:

• Degree in biological or environmental science
• Experience volunteering or working with volunteers locally and/or internationally
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
• Excellent organizational skills, strong problem-solving skills, and meticulous attention to detail
• Proficiency in basic computer applications
• Strong written and interpersonal communications skills
• Willingness to work nights and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of New York City environmental issues and challenges
• Valid NYS Driver’s License
• Professional proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and current CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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