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Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

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North Olympic Salmon Coalition
205 B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
United States
Phone: (360) 379-8051

Job Announcement: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator!

Start Mid-June 2011
Full‐Time Monday-Friday 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, seeks a full-time Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. NOSC works to restore, enhance, and protect habitat of wild salmon and to promote community volunteerism, understanding, cooperation and stewardship of our resources. For more information about NOSC, please visit our website at www.nosc.org.

Position Summary
The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator supports NOSC’s mission by managing their community-based volunteer, education, and outreach programs. They report to the executive director and supervise the Washington Conservation Corps AmeriCorps intern. In addition to running programs, they assist with restoration project monitoring, riparian plant installation and maintenance, and other tasks as needed.

Typical Duties Include:
• Manage volunteer program including recruitment, training, support and appreciation of new and returning volunteers
• Manage education program including maintaining and expanding upon current educational offerings for students and adults in East Jefferson and Clallam Counties
• Maintain and build partnerships to increase scope and impact of NOSC’s work
• Coordinate and carry out outreach activities including speaking engagements, festivals attendance, and community events; create outreach materials including fliers, press releases, and monthly email newsletters
• Plan and execute events, with support of staff and Board, such as an annual membership drive and annual dinner
• Manage NOSC merchandise design, inventory and orders
• Manage NOSC website and social media outlets
• Perform diverse field work as needed such as data collection, tree planting, fish surveys, water quality monitoring, vegetation surveys, photo point documentation and invasive species control
• Support staff in design, implementation and monitoring of restoration projects
• Other tasks as needed

Qualifications
1. Minimum education: College level courses or degree in a field relating to environmental science, biology, environmental education or equivalent experience and expertise
2. Experience working with youth and adults in an educational setting
3. Excellent communication, public speaking and writing skills
4. Organized, self-motivated, high attention to detail
5. Proven leadership skills and diplomatic problem solving abilities
6. Good natured team player, comfortable working with many types of people
7. Ability to perform physical labor in all weather conditions including hiking up streams, planting trees, setting nets, wading through moving water and lifting up to 50 lbs.
8. Familiarity with Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite
9. Access to personal vehicle and willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends (reimbursed for mileage at the current WA State rate)

Note: Given the wide range of qualifications we will seek the most qualified applicant but applicants need not have all qualifications at time of application.

Desired Skills/Demonstrated Interest
• Experiential education and/or inquiry-based learning training
• Experience working with volunteers and a non-profit Board
• Background in event planning, fundraising and creative outreach
• Website and social media experience especially with WordPress, Blogspot and Picasa
• Knowledge and skills related to stream restoration and salmon habitat needs
• Knowledge and skills related to native plant identification and re-vegetation techniques
• Ability to operate and troubleshoot hand and power tools such as gas mowers and string trimmers
• Passion for our mission of community stewardship and collaborative restoration!

Location
Our office is located in Port Hadlock just outside Port Townsend, Washington. The watersheds we work in extend from East Jefferson to Clallam County along the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Olympic Peninsula. We are 5 minutes from the beach, thirty minutes from Olympic National Park, two hours from Seattle and two ferries away from the San Juan Islands.

Salary and Benefits
Compensation will be at an hourly rate between $13 and $15 depending on experience. Benefits include sick, vacation, holiday and medical.

To apply, please mail three (3) copies of the following- a letter of interest, resume and three references to:

North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Attn: Hiring Committee
205B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Questions:
info [at] nosc.org
(360) 379-8051

Applications due Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 5pm

Location

North Olympic Salmon Coalition
205 B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
United States
Phone: (360) 379-8051