Stakeholders and Community Coordinator

The Stakeholders and Community Coordinator is a facilitator, a people’s person, and a team worker. The Coordinator has the primary job of engaging people from all sources of life to perform volunteer work in order to accomplish the mission of the San Juan Bay Estuary. This professional is also in charge of encouraging public participation and community involvement in restoration projects across the San Juan Bay Estuary watershed. This position develops sponsorship/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations interested in supporting the San Juan Bay Estuary Program’s general operations and program areas. This position reports to the Executive Director. Main products delivered: Develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach plan targeting individual, private, corporate, school and other organizations. Submits proposals to engage potential partners on behalf of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program in a timely and consistent manner. This includes developing concepts, gathering and formatting information and preparing clear communications. Recruits, coordinates and evaluates volunteers for the organization’s volunteer program; promotes community involvement; and coordinates the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)’s meetings.

Stakeholder and Community Relations
• Maintains constant communication with relevant stakeholders and community leaders
• Facilitates meetings between the Executive Director and stakeholders
• Maintains and feeds a database with information about stakeholder groups and organizations in the estuarine system and beyond.
• Provides overall coordination and submits quarterly reports related to SJBEP’s AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer Program.
• Maintains open communication channels and is aware of community concerns, and proposes the Executive Director appropriate actions to take.
• Work collaboratively and seamlessly with staff to identify new potential foundation, individual, private, corporate, school and other organization partners.
• Solicit grants, gifts, and sponsorships from new and continuing partners.
• Research and assist in developing plans for expanding the San Juan Bay Estuary Program’s presence.
• Supports in the development and submission of reports submitted by the Executive Director to the Management Conference of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program.

Supporting Citizens as Volunteers
• Supplies the need of volunteers for programs such as habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, education, administration, and others.
• Executes communication strategy to increase engagement of past, current and future volunteers via effective prearrival communication; engaging orientation and introduction to the organization upon arrival; a nuanced follow up depending upon the volunteer’s interests after the service experience
• Deepens recruitment and engagement of key volunteer groups including corporate groups, faith based, locals, veterans, and skilled volunteers
• Develops volunteer job descriptions, recruiting, and evaluation processes as needed by the staff, contractors, and stakeholders of the organization, and as defined by annual work plans.
• Develops and updates a volunteer manual with general information about the organization, volunteer opportunities, safety protocols, and other information. • Ensures all volunteer data is gathered, tracked and communicated throughout the organization using tools including
• Organizes recognition activities for the volunteers.
• Coordinates informational sessions and workshops to inform citizens on opportunities to volunteer.

Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan
• Provides updates on the progress achieved by the organization regarding the actions under the Outreach and Public Participation division of the CCMP.
• Advises the Executive Director on effective strategies to implement the actions, and the need of new CCMP actions.
• Coordinates the CAC meetings, keeps evidence of attendance, agendas and minutes.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s in education, biology, or environmental science related field, and at least four years of experience in the field. A Masters degree is desired, but not required.
• Strong communication skills both verbal and writing. Copy editing experience is desired.
• Must have documented successful partnership cultivation experience and a keen understanding of fundraising/income development.
• Strong computer and analytical skills.
• Experience working on interdisciplinary teams as well as independently.
• Experience working in the San Juan Bay Estuary or with partners in the region is preferred.
• Experience with project management

Job Knowledge and Skills:
• Strong performance orientation and skillful strategic thinking. Establishes clear expectations and continuously measures performance.
• The ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail is required. Maintains focus on priorities.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
• Experience working with vulnerable populations
• Flexible, positive, solutions oriented attitude and desire to achieve results
• Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively.
• Demonstrates excellence in both oral and written communications. Knowledge of external communications and cultivation techniques are essential.
• A high degree of integrity in dealing with confidential donor, supported family and financial information.
• Ability to conceptualize task projects from start to finish and complete all tasks; including - logistics, correspondence, financial reports and printed materials. • Ability to work in a team setting
• Competent in conflict and crisis management
• Access to a personal vehicle
• Fully Bilingual; English and Spanish.

Send an email with resume to Brenda Torres, Executive Director of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. by July 15, 2018. Contact: Brenda Torres
Salary: Based on experience
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