The Volunteer Coordinator will work with Refuge staff and volunteers to improve and expand Refuge volunteer programs. Current volunteer projects include habitat improvement, wildlife monitoring, environmental education, visitor services, maintenance, and more. The member will:
• Recruit, orient, and train new volunteers, communicate with new and existing Refuge volunteers about volunteer opportunities, and organize formal and informal volunteer recognition events
• Work with staff and volunteers to identify volunteer projects (including citizen science projects) and develop position descriptions
• Work with partners to coordinate the education and service components of the Deer Flat Master Naturalist chapter
• Coordinate individual and group projects
• Help coordinate large-scale events working closely with colleagues.
Full Time position for 11 months between approximately September 2017 and July 2018.
Important Note: This position is contingent on funding . Funding should be confirmed in late July or early August.
Member Benefits include:
• A taxable, monthly living allowance ($12,630.00 paid over the term of service).
• Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $5,775.00 for a full-time position. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
• Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable.)
• Basic medical insurance for those who qualify.
• Childcare allowance for those who qualify.
• Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities.
• Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in full accessible settings.
• Free housing may be available on site.
• Access to government vehicle for member service activities.
• Funding available for some position-related training.
• Experience overseeing volunteers or staff, preferably in a natural resources context.
• A background in volunteer management, wildlife biology, natural resources, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree is a plus, but not required.
• Experience developing and conducting formal presentations for groups of varying sizes and backgrounds.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and computer skills.
• An independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful individual to work with diverse groups of people.
• Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Complete applications must be received by July 12, 2017 . Please submit: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Narrative responses to these questions: a) Describe experiences that demonstrate your knowledge of and skill in supervising volunteers or staff and b) Describe experiences that demonstrate your organizational and communication skills.