Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Chesapeake Field Representative will plan and implement NPCA’s strategic advocacy campaigns to expand and protect parkland; increase the health and connectivity of the landscape; reach and engage new and diverse audiences; and connect people to parks at the Chesapeake Bay shoreline and its tributaries. The Chesapeake Field Representative will engage in priority issues at the local, state and federal levels. S/he will travel throughout the region.
Essential Functions: % of Time
Other: Promote policies that are sensitive to the needs of a diverse workforce. Respect employees regardless of their position or background. Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Participate in administrative staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, staff committee meetings, training programs, and attend other meetings and seminars as designated by the supervisor. Assist in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position.
Minimum Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday with compensatory time off. Requires frequent weekend and evening work, so there is flexibility in the schedule. Significant local and regional travel required. Other required travel may include trips for regional council meetings and other staff events/retreats in Washington D.C. and the greater Mid-Atlantic region.
Minimum Scope of Position: Interacts with Mid-Atlantic staff, Government Affairs, Development, Communications, and other NPCA departments, in addition to external audiences and constituents.
Minimum Qualifications, Competencies, Skills, Education, and Traits:
Live, honor, and own the organization’s Core Values:
Commitment. We are passionate about NPCA and dedicated to achieving excellence through our work and mission. We seek to improve our performance by taking opportunities for professional and personal development, and encouraging reasonable risk-taking and innovation.
Inclusion. We value diversity of thought, background, experience, and opinion. We create a culture of empowerment by welcoming and encouraging meaningful participation from all people and promoting an environment that embraces different perspectives.
Integrity. We hold ourselves accountable to each other, our members and partners, and our mission. We evaluate the impact of our work and strive for honesty and transparency across the organization. We operate ethically in the organization’s best interests.
Respect. We collaborate in results-oriented teams based on trust and consideration for each other. We promote harmony between our work and our personal lives. We foster a healthy and positive workplace culture and work collaboratively with external partners.
Physical Effort and Dexterity: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Physical Environment: Typical office setting in open cubical office space. Travel as required.
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