Community Coordinator: Pittsburgh, PA

Agency
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$40,000 - $45,000 DOE, partial healthcare reimbursement and generous PTO provided.
Last Date to Apply
08/21/2022
Website
https://www.threeriverswaterkeeper.org/
Description
Job Announcement: Community Coordinator Collaborating for Empowered Communities and Cleaner Waters POSITION: Community Coordinator REPORTS TO: Executive Director(s) SALARY and Benefits: $40,000 - $45,000 DOE, partial healthcare reimbursement and generous PTO provided. HOURS: Full-time/40 hours per week/Non-Exempt Work Environment: A combination of field, office, community, and remote work. The incoming community coordinator must be organized and flexible at shifting work locations. General Job Description: This is a joint position with Three Rivers Waterkeeper (3RWK) and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh (WOSP). The Community Coordinator is responsible for managing a new program: Collaborating for Empowered Communities and Cleaner Waters. The program focuses on community engagement, outreach, and an organized listening tour of Pittsburgh’s communities that are disproportionately impacted by water quality issues (hereafter, EJ communities). We aim to give our rivers and streams a voice by empowering our communities and highlighting the value of clean and healthy waterways for all citizens. We hope to learn from our communities while leading grassroot efforts to empower our residents through a variety of activities – virtual presence, in-person activities, and educational materials focused on watershed education and our rights to clean water. The Community Coordinator will help serve as a spokesperson and public advocate pertaining to environmental justice issues relating to 3RWK’s and WOSP’s mission, vision, and goals. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate, conduct and manage a listening tour in EJ communities within the Pittsburgh area and surrounding communities - this includes conducting surveys, dialogues and education events Represent 3RWK and WOSP at public hearings, community gatherings, and coalition meetings Coordinate outreach, advocacy and education activities for core policy/advocacy issues Train volunteers and lead organizing efforts in EJ communities Provide feedback on outreach and educational materials in accordance with the organizations’ mission and purpose Work collaboratively with partners and coalitions Contribute significantly to social media presence, develop media relationships and pitch stories related to our core issues Track project and program outcomes including people served and provide a periodic reporting of accomplishments As necessary, assist communications staff and support organizational leaders to drive and amplify the organization’s mission related to Environmental Justice issues As necessary, assist in grant writing and budget research & preparation for continued or growth of programming DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have lived or currently lived in a community with documented EJ indices higher than national average (Map of EJ Communities below) 3-5 years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, environmental, or social justice work Direct personal experience with program or campaign management Excellent public engagement and group facilitation skills Familiarity with environmental justice issues in Western Pennsylvania Experience with volunteer or other personnel management Experience creating engaging social media and digital video content Strong verbal and/or written communication skills Collaborative team working style with ability to relate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds Excellent organizational skills Computer skills including experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Drive, and Zoom Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Three Rivers Waterkeeper and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to attend evening and weekend events Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Must be able to work outside in occasionally adverse conditions Must not be afraid of the outdoors, i.e., no phobias about getting dirty or fear of insects or wildlife Must be able to sustain at least an hour hike on uneven terrain, up hillsides and in brushy understory Ability to transition between office work and field work Ability to sit, bend, and stand for 8+ hours a day Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle within Pennsylvania; valid driver’s license, willing to travel regionally We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage women, BIPOC and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce. HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please e-mail a cover letter explaining your interest in this position along with your resume or CV to jobs@threeriverswaterkeeper.org. Include your connection to an EJ community in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received. The position will remain open until filled.
Qualifications
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have lived or currently lived in a community with documented EJ indices higher than national average (Map of EJ Communities below) 3-5 years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, environmental, or social justice work Direct personal experience with program or campaign management Excellent public engagement and group facilitation skills Familiarity with environmental justice issues in Western Pennsylvania Experience with volunteer or other personnel management Experience creating engaging social media and digital video content Strong verbal and/or written communication skills Collaborative team working style with ability to relate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds Excellent organizational skills Computer skills including experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Drive, and Zoom Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Three Rivers Waterkeeper and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to attend evening and weekend events Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Must be able to work outside in occasionally adverse conditions Must not be afraid of the outdoors, i.e., no phobias about getting dirty or fear of insects or wildlife Must be able to sustain at least an hour hike on uneven terrain, up hillsides and in brushy understory Ability to transition between office work and field work Ability to sit, bend, and stand for 8+ hours a day Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle within Pennsylvania; valid driver’s license, willing to travel regionally
Contact Person
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
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