Program Officer: Public Lands Engagement

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:45am

Address:

Washington, DC
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leading NEEF’s flagship engagement activity, National Public Lands Day with an eye toward increasing the reach and impact of national activities and involving employers for the purposes of employee engagement.
  • Building and managing a portfolio of strategically designed relationships with donors and federal partners necessary to achieve NEEF’s overall goals.
  • Collaborating with other staff and external partners to promote the integration of environmental education, citizen science, health and wellness, and recreational activities into public lands/NPLD events across the country.
  • Oversight over NPLD activities (i.e. managing the recruitment and registration process, coordinating and implementing NPLD events).
  • Leading the identification, conception, and development of resources related to conservation, event and volunteer management, and employee engagement.
  • Coordination and implementation of an evaluation strategy for NPLD in collaboration with staff from the Research and Best Practices units as well as federal and local partners.
  • Preparation of program reports for Federal and corporate sponsors/stakeholders.
  • Overseeing and ensuring compliance with all existing and new, grant initiatives provided by federal, foundation, and corporate partners.
  • Collaborating with NEEF’s Marketing & Communications team to develop content for engaged donors and federal partners as well as the general public.
  • Designing and implementing engagement initiatives that speak to traditionally underrepresented audiences/communities.
  • Assisting with fundraising.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas: volunteer management, community engagement, event management, conservation education
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to manage stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • Strong event management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit in meetings for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work effectively using program management and other tools on a personal computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers excellent benefits.

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@neefusa.org and include Program Officer, Public Lands Engagement in the subject line. This permanent, full-time position is based in Washington, DC.

Job Compensation:

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