Alumni Engagement Coordinator
EarthCorps is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that cultivates leaders and community partnerships to advance environmental justice. We believe in the power of people – acting through their collective responsibility to one another and our planet – to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our world, and we envision a world in which all people and nature thrive together.
EarthCorps is embarking on our next chapter: this year we brought on a new Executive Director and recently finalized a new strategic plan to guide us as we transform our organization to meet the environmental justice and racial equity needs of today. Come be a part of the transformation of this organization!
Commitment to Racial Equity
EarthCorps strongly believes in the values of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. EarthCorps works to ensure that everyone feels engaged and supported in all areas of the organization's operations as we work to become a fully inclusive, multi-cultural, and anti-racist organization.
EarthCorps seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Alumni Engagement Coordinator to further develop EarthCorps’ alumni engagement program. This is a grant funded, pilot program, with a specific focus on international alumni, especially from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The objective of the alumni engagement position is three-fold:
- Build and expand alumni programming to support their leadership and strengthen their engagement with EarthCorps
- Provide opportunities for cultural exchange between international alumni and current US Corps members, including events.
- Connect with all alumni (US and international), keep track of alumni contact information, and establish an ongoing global network of environmental leaders who engage, connect, and learn from one another.
This position will be 20 hours a week beginning in January 2023. The position will report to the Development and Communications Director and will work intimately with our Corps Program team.
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
Alumni programing (70%):
- Focus on outreach specifically to alumni from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
- In Collaboration with the Corps Program team, create virtual leadership development opportunities for international alumni that take place every other month or quarterly
- In Collaboration with the Corps Program team, create cultural exchange opportunities and events for international alumni and current corps members
General alumni engagement (30%)
- Maintain alumni data in our database (current contact details, jobs, etc.)
- Gather stories from alumni to highlight in newsletters and blogs
- Send newsletters monthly or every other month to highlight alumni stories and share ways to connect with each other and with EarthCorps
- Update blog with alumni stories
- Update alumni section on website
- Increase membership and engagement with the EarthCorps alumni LinkedIn group
- Amplify peer to peer fundraising platforms
At the end of the 2-year grant funded period, we will evaluate the success of the pilot. Depending on funding, we envision extending the position into 2024.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is dedicated to EarthCorps’ mission, values, and racial equity and environmental justice
- Has a deep and authentic commitment to DEI and desire for continued growth
- Has experience in cross-cultural exchanges
- Is a proactive cross-cultural communicator
- Has superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Has strong verbal communication, storytelling and presentation skills
- Is creative and dependable
- Has a sincere commitment to working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups including board, staff, corps members, volunteers, donors, and stakeholders
- Is entrepreneurial, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
- Is legally authorized to work in the United States
Terms of Employment
We are requiring all employees to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to the start of employment. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted on or no later than your scheduled start date. If you believe you are entitled to either a medical or religious exemption to our vaccination requirement, your situation will be evaluated.
Competitive benefits package includes employer provided health insurance, dental insurance, 401k with employer match of up to 3% after first 6 months, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, subsidized transit pass and staff training.
This is a non-exempt hourly part-time position at EarthCorps with a pay range of $20-25 an hour DOE. This position will be 20 hours a week beginning in January 2023.
Deadlines and Start Dates
Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by December 16, 2022. To ensure your materials are considered, please submit your completed application as early as you are able. After this priority date, new applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. We expect first round interviews to start in early January.
Please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on “Apply Now” on our website. In your cover letter, please describe as specifically as you can how your experience, interests, and values are a good fit for this position and with EarthCorps. In addition, please share how your lived and/or professional experiences inform your understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. The priority deadline will be 12/16/22. All applications will be reviewed by the priority deadline. Any applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We expect first round interviews to start in early January.