Environmental Outreach Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:00pm


Cupertino, CA
United States

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Job Description:

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Community Education Presentations
  • Outreach Nature Programs
  • Outreach/Tabling events (aka Community Festivals)
  • SCVAS Community Festivals – Wildlife Education Day and Wingding Family Fest
  • Volunteer Management
  • Manage and produce bi-monthly newsletter (Avocet – 6 times a year)


Primary Objectives and Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Help recruit, coordinate, train and support SCVAS volunteers for outreach programs
  • Maintain outreach activity scheduling calendar
  • Coordinate programs with partnering organizations as needed
  • Provide program support as needed
  • Coordinate and execute quarterly activities for families
  • Maintain Volunteer, donor and membership database
  • Attend outreach events as needed
  • Plan, develop, publicize and execute SCVAS festivals twice a year (at minimum)
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in: Conservation Concepts, Schedule Management, Volunteer Management
  • Above average skills in: recruiting, training, organizing, and/or managing volunteers and support staff
  • Excellent skills in: Group management, public speaking, event coordination, schedule management – must be highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to: work with groups of all ages, cultures, backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to: use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and graphic layout programs
  • General knowledge of: birds, ecology, Bay Area natural areas
  • Experience in: collaboration with partnering organizations, grant writing (helpful)
  • Strong organization and communication skills – must be a good speaker and an excellent writer (publication references a must)


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Years of Experience: minimum of 1-2 years involved with Community Outreach or Event planning (or equivalent)


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to walk/stand for long periods
  • Must be able to hike along moderately strenuous trails, often along uneven terrain
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Must be able speak to groups, often outdoors and to large audiences
  • Must be able to sit and use computers
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, sit on the ground, reach up to shelves
  • Must be able to walk up/down stairs
  • Must have valid California driver’s license

How to Apply:

For more information about this position please call Ralph Schardt at 408.252.3648.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your resume with a one-page cover letter highlighting your relevant experiences to:

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

22221 McClellan Road

Cupertino, CA  95014

FAX: (408) 252-2850

Start date for this position is no later than June 30th, 2016.

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:

$17.50 – 21.00/hour based on experience

Contact Name:

Ralph Schardt

Contact Phone:

(408) 252-3648