Corps Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

About EarthCorps

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 temportary Outreach and Recruitment 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.

This role will do outreach to program alumni, community-based organizations, and university programs across the country who can help nominate candidates for the 2021 EarthCorps Corps Program.. They will work to foster and support an equitable and human-centered hiring process for open positions at EarthCorps

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

This position will manage all aspects of attracting a racially diverse pool of applicants to be program participants at EarthCorps. They will develop and maintain relationships with relevant organizations and people across the US to help fill 40 positions. They will create inclusive outreach materials for web, social media, and print. Tasks will include: 

Tasks will include:

  • Implement creative methods of recruitment to build a diverse applicant pool
  • Track recruitment relationships in our Salesforce database
  • Represent EarthCorps at virtual outreach and recruitment events (if relevant)
  • Participate in interview and hiring processes for 40+ program participants in the fall/winter of 2020.
  • Support 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
  • Passion for the environment and vibrant storytelling
  • Commitment to racial equity
  • 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

Start date and end date: October 5th - December 18, 2020


Benefits package includes:

  • paid sick time
  • subsidized transit pass
  • staff training.


Pay range of $20-23 an hour part time, expected 25 hours per week

Deadlines and Start Dates

Priority close date is September 18th, Position will be open until filled.

To Apply

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter by clicking the 'APPLY NOW' button below.

In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including 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.