• Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-PA
    Type
    Regular, Full-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Outreach/Teaching
    ID
    2018-3587
    State/Province
    PA
  • 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).

     


     

    Position Summary

    Audubon Pennsylvania has been working in Philadelphia for more than 10 years, engaging Philadelphians in on-the-ground habitat work, environmental education in schools, and community planning projects. The Project Coordinator will lead and/or assist with delivering conservation, education and outreach programs around the city, stemming from the needs of local teachers and leaders. S/he will work closely with Philadelphia staff to strengthen and expand Audubon's programs and deepen the organization's work within targeted communities.  

     

    This is a permanent full-time opportunity. The Coordinator will work from the Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park and be directed and supervised by the Program Manager, Community Stewardship.

    Essential Functions

    • Develop, implement and assess environmental education programs for students grades 2-8 both on- and off-site.
    • Coordinate lessons and activities for after-school environmental programs.
    • Develop, organize and lead educational activities for attendees of all ages at community festivals and events, including the Philadelphia Science Festival in April.
    • Assist with habitat restoration projects throughout the city, including schoolyard habitat programs and plantings on community spaces, including engaging volunteers in the projects.
    • Create, plan, coordinate and evaluate public programs for children and adults.
    • Build and maintain partnerships with Philadelphia community groups, schools, local Audubon Chapters, City of Philadelphia departments and others to create successful conservation programs throughout the city.
    • Explore ways to engage new and diverse communities, including under-represented audiences in the city.
    • Assist with development of youth and young adult corps to provide skill and leadership training, and promote stewardship of Philadelphia habitats.
    • Recruit and assist with managing volunteers, as needed.
    • Work with Communications Manager to promote volunteer opportunities, workshops and other programs with Audubon’s constituents in Philadelphia via social media and targeted emails, and maintain database of contact information.
    • Work with Program Manager to increase programs and Audubon’s visibility in Philadelphia.
    • Work with Audubon Pennsylvania staff to align programming to the National Audubon strategies.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental studies, education or related field preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
    • 2-3 years’ experience conducting education programs and community engagement; experience in conservation preferred.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills essential.
    • Experience working with a diverse audience, including children and adults.
    • Strong interpersonal and social skills with a positive attitude and good sense of humor.
    • Ability to work independently and in dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with GIS preferred.
    • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule; some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, will be required.  Access to a personal vehicle preferred, but not required.
    • Passion for and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society.

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