ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional non-profit organization that brings together individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver innovative, broadly-supported programs that benefit the land, waters, and residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our work in Pennsylvania is focused on the Susquehanna River and Potomac River Basins and their tributaries.
JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator
TIME COMMITMENT: Full Time
COMPENSATION: Negotiable based on experience
LOCATION: 3310 Market St. Camp Hill, PA 17011
SUMMARY OF POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will have a diverse background and understanding of water quality and land use issues facing Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams and their relationship to restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential as the Project Coordinator will provide technical assistance and conduct educational workshops as well as work closely with members of the business community, local government, other nonprofits, and citizens on ways to protect and improve local water quality and the environment.
The Coordinator should have experience in project management and project or program development. The successful candidate will show creativity in generating new ideas and problem-solving. The Coordinator should demonstrate the potential for leadership and facilitation skills needed to engage a diversity of partners and generate consensus on goals and project ideas. Excellent written communication skills are also important as the Coordinator will produce content for print and electronic media.
The Project Coordinator will work under the direction of the Pennsylvania State Director in the Pennsylvania Office of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and interact with other state offices in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. All staff members of the Alliance are expected to support strategic planning, program development and membership and fundraising activities.
· Manage conservation projects from concept to completion, including partnership building, budgeting and outreach
· Develop and deliver presentations and workshops to general public
· Network with other conservation professionals and potential funding organizations.
· Write grant proposals, newsletter articles and project reports
· Recruit, train and motivate citizens and partner groups in restoration work
· Assist the State Director in program development
· Administrative duties and office management support as needed
• A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources management, planning or a related field and ideally two years related work experience.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
• Effective time management skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency in PC environment and basic Microsoft programs
• Effective writing skills, including grant applications
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to build positive working relationships with a wide variety of people; government officials, the press, funders/donors, and the general public
• Commitment to the overall goals of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for improvement of local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay
• Knowledge of social media and traditional networking applications, Adobe Creative Suite and website development programs is a plus, but not required
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION: Please send a cover letter and resume with references to PA Director, Donna Morelli, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 8, 2013. For more information, call 717-737-8622 ext. 3.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted within 2 weeks of the application deadline.