• Volunteer Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MS-Moss Point
    Type
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Community Relations/Outreach
    ID
    2018-3557
    City
    Moss Point
    State/Province
    MS
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     

    Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) 


    The AMCBSP is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, citizen science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations. 

    Position Summary

    We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Volunteer Coordinator for our breeding bird stewardship efforts. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate volunteer efforts to protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance during the breeding season (April - July). The Volunteer Coordinator will also coordinate volunteer efforts for outreach associated with breeding bird stewardship. 


    Volunteer Coordinator position will be based in Moss Point with weekly recruitment efforts in Harrison and Hancock Counties, Mississippi.

     

    This is a temporary, part-time position working up to 20 hrs/week.

    Essential Functions

    • Coordinate, schedule, and confirm volunteer shifts for stewardship, especially for July 4th weekend
    • Maintain communications and continue to build upon relationships with existing volunteers
    • Communicate program volunteer needs via social media, emails, phone calls, etc.   
    • Maintain volunteer website, social media, and other communication platforms
    • Recruit new volunteers at community events
    • Attend volunteer stewardship steering committee meetings
    • Help schedule and implement volunteer training opportunities and provide individual orientations when needed
    • Educate general public at outreach events about beach-nesting birds
    • Provide assistance to the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager in organizing and implementing stewardship events
    • Participate in other projects as necessary

    Qualifications and Experience

    • At least two years coordinating volunteers or staff and/or experience in scheduling shifts for a busy operation
    • Willingness to work the weekend of May 5th and the July 4th holiday is a must.
    • A positive and professional attitude, and excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including use of social media and Microsoft programs
    • Must enjoy engaging with all types of people and sharing the mission of Audubon
    • Ability to maintain a professional and upbeat attitude when working with disagreeable members of the public
    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently in a dynamic, non-structured environment
    • A passion for environmental conservation and a willingness to learn
    • Must have valid Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks (e.g., driving to assigned sites along the Mississippi coast)

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