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Outreach Coordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location New York - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/04/2011
Company Name Audubon
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Manage outreach programs to promote awareness of the Sanctuary and Audubon Center in the local community. This includes marketing and teaching public programs, management of volunteers, creation and coordination of local special events. Develop and teach outreach and other programs as needed.

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and schedule volunteers;
  • Manage marketing materials for the organization, which including the newsletter, website, email distribution list, flyers and For The Birds! program, and other promotional copy;
  • Teach programs for school, camp, public, family, and adult groups as needed.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate model natural science education programs for all ages;
  • Oversee all existing, and establishment of new, citizen science activities.
  • Manage database for outreach programs.
  • Provide educational support including evaluation, database management, and promotional mailings.
  • Establish new contacts and maintain existing contacts with schools, groups, and supporters. Duties include speaking engagements for local organizations, staffing special event booths, and attending relevant community meetings.
  • Assist with the care of resident non-releasable wildlife.
  • Articulate the Audubon mission and the Sanctuary’s mission to the community;
  • Assist the Center Director in overall Center responsibilities, as well as perform all duties deemed necessary to further the mission of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center.

Report to the Center Director. Work with all staff to achieve goals and objectives of the Sanctuary.  Coordinate with Audubon New York and National Audubon Society staff as needed.

Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with local organizations, agencies, university faculty, media contacts and the general public.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental studies, education, natural science, outdoor recreation, business administration or related field preferred;
  • Must have demonstrated experience working with the public, including groups of children, adults, and families;  experience working with wildlife a plus;
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy, particularly word-processing, e-mail, website design/updating, desktop publishing, and database functions preferred.
  • Experience developing and conducting education and outreach activities for all age groups and diverse audiences.
  • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to travel, including service area from Montauk to Manhattan;
  • Possess a valid New York State driver's license, or the ability to obtain one in a timely manner;
  • Must be knowledgeable about, and committed to, the Audubon mission and the conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft operating platforms and programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel. Proficiency with design software such as Microsoft Publisher.

Ability to walk uneven trails and lift up to 50 lbs.

Please email resumes to Ted Scherff.

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