Service Projects Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Death Valley, CA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

This will include administration, event management, and community outreach/ recruitment. The Coordinator will also be tasked with training, supervising, scheduling, coaching, and recognizing volunteers. To ensure that volunteers are safe as well as knowledgeable about natural and cultural history, the Coordinator will provide orientation information. Volunteers will be managed to accomplish a variety of duties that involve stewardship of the park’s ecosystem and/or engaging visitors to enjoy and learn about the park while developing respect for its sensitive ecosystem.  The Coordinator will also work with a team to promote, schedule, and help to host special events, providing friendly, positive visitor interactions. These events will involve a combination of groups including families, corporations, community groups, and general public. 

Timeline:

September 26, 2016 – April 30, 2017
40 hours per week; some overtime may occasionally be required.  Flexibility to work weekends and holidays.

Compensation:  

$21/hour
Health insurance

Location:

Death Valley National Park is located in Nevada and California and boasts some of the hottest and driest climates, and lowest elevation in North America. A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons, and 3 million acres of wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone people and to plants and animals unique to the harshest desert.

Qualifications:

Technical requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, non-profit management, education, or related coursework and/or commensurate field/professional experience;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently conduct volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and media development;
  • Experience recruiting, scheduling, coordinating, training, and coaching volunteers;
  • Experience in event coordination and promotion;
  • An exemplary knowledge of oral communication techniques and program presentation;
  • Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable;
  • Experience in working with a variety of federal, state and local agencies, the public, business executives, special interest groups, partners and volunteers;
  • Experience engaging and motivating volunteers in stewardship and educational projects;
  • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter;
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs used for presentations (Power Point), written materials (Word, Page Maker), data management (Excel, Access, File Maker Pro) and communications (Internet, Lotus Notes);

Additional requirements:

  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • Possess a reliable vehicle for personal transportation;
  • Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unimproved roads
  • Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
  • Possess strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with the public, coworkers, and Technical Advisors both orally and in writing, and respond in a professional manner to inquiries from the public regarding work activities;
  • Ability to safely conduct strenuous fieldwork requiring regular physical exertion including hiking on uneven terrain;
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items, such as equipment packs weighing up to 50 pounds, on a regular basis;
  • Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and
  • Ability to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.