Job Posting: Outreach Coordinator
Organization Mission: Savannah Riverkeeper (SRK) serves as the primary guardian of the Savannah River striving to respect, protect, and improve the entire river basin through education, advocacy, and action. The workplace culture is collaborative, dynamic, flexible, and dedicated. The organization protects our most important natural resource and improve people’s lives in the process, making an impact in the watershed, region, and beyond. SRK believes in following a strategic path forward, and in ensuring the mission and our integrity are at the forefront of all that we do.
Job Description: SRK is seeking a highly motivated, organized and creative individual for an exciting opportunity to serve as Outreach Coordinator to promote recreational use and respect for the river, to spread our messaging to underserved areas, increase community involvement and expand our reach of the watershed. This full-time position will be expected to travel often, working half of their time in Savannah, GA, quarter time in Augusta, GA, and quarter time in the Allendale, SC (Middle-Lower Savannah River) area. Personal and reliable transportation is a requirement; mileage is reimbursed.
Primary Duties: Work closely with the Riverkeeper, staff and affiliates to:
- Coordinate recreational river outings, paddle trips, and cleanups.
- Serve as SRK representative on various working groups and coalitions.
- Review and respond to permits and public notices related to the Savannah River Basin, citizen pollution reports, and other advocacy issues as needed.
- Manage a network of volunteers for events and initiatives.
- Manage citizen water-quality monitoring programs such as Adopt-A-Stream.
- Improve partnerships with outfitters and local businesses to promote ecotourism.
- Develop strong relationships with officials, business interests and other civic entities to promote ecotourism.
- Represent the organization with media relations and at community events throughout the basin.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or significant experience in an environmental or recreation-related field. Significant on-the-water experience and/or familiarity with the river and tributaries; proficiency in motorized boat operation is a big plus. Basic knowledge of water quality chemistry and river ecology. Ability to develop supportive partnerships with donors, leaders and community members. Physical capability and adeptness for cleanups and river outings. Excellent organizational skills and initiative. Excellent decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills. Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new materials. Proficiency at Microsoft Word, Excel, and experience or ability to learn SalesForce donor database. Ability to work independently.
Job Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); some nights, weekends, and travel are required.
Start Date: ASAP
To Apply: Please submit a single PDF attachment including cover letter, resume, and references. Include your name in the filename, and include “Outreach Coordinator” in the e-mail subject line. Send to: Elena Richards, SRK Communications Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copies may be mailed to P.O. Box 60 Augusta, GA 30903. Deadline for application is Friday, February 8, 2019.
We encourage you to learn more about Savannah Riverkeeper. Please visit our website, www.savannahriverkeeper.org, where you can subscribe to our e-newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Savannah Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any race, religion, color, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying disability, veteran status or other basis covered by law. All employment and promotion is guided by qualifications, merit, and need. We believe there is strength in diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.