Come join a growing team of conservation professionals working to protect habitat for some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator who will reach out to broadly engage the public in Xerces Society’s education and conservation efforts. The Coordinator will develop and implement a community outreach and engagement plan including: defining engagement goals, identifying key audiences, recruiting volunteers to expand the reach of our communication and education efforts, and evaluating the impact of engagement activities.
Our vision is to transform towns and cities around the country to increase their support for sustainable populations of bees, butterflies, and other invertebrates. By developing and working with a network of motivated activists, the successful candidate will mobilize communities to speak out for protection of natural areas; augment habitat in yards, parks, community gardens, and other public spaces; and advocate for policies that reduce the use of pesticides. The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications and Outreach to help communities reconnect with nature and beautify neighborhoods with flowering habitats and will foster leaders and stewards of nature.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate will have expertise in outreach and education and a background in or knowledge of ecology, biology, conservation biology, or entomology.
PHYSICAL & JOB-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: