Corps Outreach Coordinator

About EarthCorps

Hiring for this position is on hold during the Coronavirus outbreak. Applications are still welcome, and we will start the review process at a future date.

At EarthCorps, we believe that we’re part of something bigger. We believe that we have a collective responsibility to care for each other and nature, and that we need new ideas and boundless enthusiasm from across the globe to create a better world where people and nature thrive together. 

That boundless enthusiasm shines through our Corps Program. Since 1993, more than 1,000 young adults from across the US and 80 countries from around the world have come to Seattle, Washington to participate in an environmental leadership development program. These emerging environmental leaders make up our Corps Program, where they learn technical environmental restoration and hands-on leadership skills, all while building a close-knit community through caring for our natural world.

EarthCorps truly embraces the “think globally, act locally" concept. The lands and waters of Puget Sound are our classroom and our legacy. Corps members learn leadership and cross-cultural skills by working collaboratively, leading thousands of community volunteers each year, and executing technical environmental restoration projects including salmon stream restoration, native tree plantings, invasive plant removal, wetland and shoreline restoration, and trail construction around the Puget Sound region.

After the yearlong program, these young leaders return to their local communities and cities with the tools, skills, and enthusiasm needed to tackle the pressing issues of our time – including climate change, pollution, and ecological degradation– to create a better world for all of us.

Position Summary


EarthCorps seeks a part-time Outreach Coordinator to find and recruit extraordinary people to bring into our leadership development program for emerging environmental leaders. This role is often the first person to connect with potential candidates which means they set the tone for what it means to be a part of the EarthCorps community.

The Outreach Coordinator is part of the organization’s program team, which works to deliver a transformative environmental service learning experience to it’s participants.

Candidates should be excited to join an organization that is actively working toward building a race equity culture.  

We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and functional limitations to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities. 

Duties & Responsibilities

OUTREACH

The coodinator will manage all aspects of attracting the best applicants to be program participants at EarthCorps. They will develop and maintain relationships with relevant organizations around the world. They will create inclusive outreach materials for web and print. Tasks may include:

·        Leading annual efforts to attract 40 AmeriCorps Members and 15 International Exchange Visitors.

·        Tracking recruitment relationships in our Salesforce database.

·        Collaboration with the Fund Development Team for organizational storytelling.

·        Representing EarthCorps at outreach and recruitment events around the Puget Sound.

·        Researching and implementing creative methods of recruitment to build a diverse applicant pool for EarthCorps AmeriCorps and International positions.

·        Developing an annual outreach and recruitment plan that challenges conventional practices and reaches a broader audience.

HIRING and ADMINISTRATION

The coordinator will work to foster and support an equitable and human-centered hiring process for open positions at EarthCorps. Tasks may include:

  • Participating in interview and hiring processes for 50+ program participants annually.
  • Working with the Program Team to refine and clarify recruitment and hiring processes at EarthCorps.
  • Participating in screening, interviewing, and hiring processes for 1-2 staff positions annually. 
  • Supporting hiring and onboarding administrative tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

Staff at EarthCorps strive to embody our organizational values of integrity, inclusivity, service and sustainability each day. In addition we are looking for:

  • Experience in outreach and recruiting.
  • A commitment to racial equity and environmental justice.
  • Passion for the environment and vibrant storytelling.
  • Experience working alongside and connecting with young adults.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and conflict management skills. 
  • High level of organization and inclination to create and maintain systems.
  • High level of computer competence (especially database management, word processing, and Outlook).

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and manage work priorities
  • Experience working or living in a cross-cultural/international setting
  • Demonstrated interest in community service, environment and/or youth development.
  • Experience with Salesforce database.
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, organized, creative, self-directed and flexible.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor.
  • At least one year experience in a conservation corps, or outdoor job.

 

Terms of Employment

This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt position which requires occasional weekend work.

Compensation

$22-$25 per hour, DOE, 20 hours per week.

Deadlines and Start Dates

Hiring for this position is on hold during the Coronavirus outbreak. Applications are still welcome, and we will start the review process at a future date.

To Apply

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of this page. In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications. This should include your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at EarthCorps. Applications will be reviewed as received.