Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Community Conservation Associate (Full-Time Job)

As the Community Conservation Associate, you will help communities get their Hands Dirty and Feet Wet for clean water through the management of our popular and highly successful volunteer stewardship and recreation programs along the Potomac River. You will also help create new programming, especially paddling events, with an eye to engaging communities of color. Funding for this exciting new position is guaranteed for the next two years through a partnership with the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Office, with a desire to make this position permanent. This is a full-time, hourly position (40 hours per week) with an annual compensation of $34,000 - $37,000 per year.

Position Requirements
• Recruit volunteers and participants to our Potomac Stewards, Growing Native, and Paddling events
• Develop volunteer and recreation participant retention strategy
• Maintain existing partnerships with NGOs, and federal and local government agencies, and develop new partnerships to expand our current suite of programming
• Manage participant records in EveryAction, our constituent record management system
• Scout new locations for volunteer events that reach target audiences
• Develop a suite of offerings with key partners designed to provide communities of color outdoor recreational opportunities
• Provide onsite event management
• Write and manage grants for Community Conservation programming
• Assist with the management of corporate sponsorships
• Assist with strategic planning for Community Conservation expansion
Qualifications
• Interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work is a must, experience preferred
• Self-motivated and able to work well in a team
• Comfortable speaking in front of a crowd as well as one-on-one
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Creative problem solving abilities
• Event management experience preferred
• Interest in the outdoors and outdoor recreation is a must
• Ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines
• A college degree in a related field or two years relevant experience
• A valid driver’s license required; access to a personal vehicle preferred
This position will work out of Potomac Conservancy’s headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, and reports to the Director of Community Conservation. During the busy season in the fall and spring, the schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday, with more flexibility in the off months. Travel around the DC Metro area is required. Access to personal transportation preferred. 
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to resume@potomac.org with Community Conservation Associate in the subject line by August 8, 2017. Any follow-up on your application may be done via email. No phone calls please. 
Applications Accepted Until: August 08, 2017; Desired Start Date: October 2, 2017

For more information, search the job posting’s ID number in Careers4Terps: 160728