Position Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Bio IV
Working hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Description of Duties:
The Diversity Outreach Coordinator will work within PASO’s Conservation Stewardship and Interpretation Program to plan, develop, promote, and evaluate outreach to wildlife management area visitors, participants in our wildlife conservation education programs and the public. The purpose of this position is to ensure that the programs offered by the Public Access Services Office (PASO) are welcoming and inclusive with a specific focus on Hispanic audiences and other underrepresented groups in the existing participant base.
The Coordinator will develop and implement an outreach plan with goals, objectives, target audiences, priority issues, strategies, timelines, budgets, and evaluation methods. The plan will identify partners to assist in implementing its strategies. The Coordinator will develop strong partnerships to help design and implement outreach programs. The Coordinator will evaluate the plan annually and update based on evaluation results from previous years.
The Coordinator will develop promotional strategies and coordinate production and distribution of informational resources including those targeting Hispanic populations, encouraging coverage of outreach programs in Hispanic media as appropriate.
Wildlife Conservation Outreach:
Analyze the Florida Nature Trackers program for effectiveness at engaging underrepresented groups in the existing participant base, with a specific focus on Hispanic audiences.
Develop the Florida Nature Trackers program to incorporate effective and relevant activities and events for public conservation outreach to underrepresented audiences.
Manage and operate the Florida Nature Trackers program including coordinating sub-programs, in-person activities, event planning, and communications campaigns.
Distribute the Backyards & Beyond newsletter and develop additional communications tools for target audiences.
Develop strategies to invite participants from underrepresented communities to FWC areas and programs, with a specific focus on Hispanic audiences.
Engage Hispanic community organizations and groups in each of Florida’s major metro areas and local to Wildlife Management Areas.
Evaluate existing agency partnerships with targeted audience groups across divisions for potential coordination and to increase reach.
Assist PASO and Wildlife and Habitat Management staff to evaluate existing recreation opportunities on FWC-managed lands to determine the extent to which they are welcoming and inclusive to all audiences.
Coordinate public surveys and human dimensions research to assess formal program offerings via annual events, bioblitzes, and other activities on Wildlife Management Areas.
Regularly review outreach and communications products including signage, flyers, web, and interpretive materials to determine their effectiveness for underrepresented groups in the existing participant base, with a specific focus on Hispanic audiences.
Identify web pages and other products that should be translated into Spanish and identify and translate or develop materials, publications, how-to videos, web pages and social media needed to engage target audiences.
Internal Agency Coordination:
Act as a resource to PASO, Habitat and Species Conservation and other FWC staff on audience research and strategies to make outreach programs welcoming and inclusive to all audiences.
Serve as a member of the Outreach & Education Standing Team.
Coordinate with R3 efforts and other internal agency teams as appropriate.
Administrative Duties: Attend staff meetings, prepare required forms, participate in professional development courses, complete timesheets in a timely and through manor, respond to telephone and mail inquires. Other duties as required.
Level of Education :Minimum of a B.S. in a life or physical science, MS preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experienced in culturally relevant conservation outreach program development and evaluation.
Experienced in partnership development, grant writing and sponsorship development.
Knowledge of human dimensions research and other social science practices to gather information for public engagement.
Knowledge of Florida’s natural ecology and wildlife management practices.
Skilled in using computer software applications particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing, work independently and prioritize work, collaborate with others, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with others, create and distribute routine reports, utilize problem solving techniques and apply critical thinking skills, plan, organize and coordinate work assignments, collect, organize, evaluate, and analyze data, design, edit and produce a variety of program materials.
Must be able to demonstrate fluency in conversational and written Spanish.
Applicants who can document strong networks within the Hispanic communities in Florida and the ability to partner with these groups.
Experience in event planning and management.
Skilled in volunteer management.
Ability to use graphic and web design software including Adobe Creative Suite and Wordpress.
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