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OUTREACH COORDINATOR - FULL TIME, MADISON, WI

A LITTLE ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

Nature matters to all of us, and for 57 years, The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin has brought people together to protect nature in our state and beyond. The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing and/or supporting all volunteer, intern and fellowship programs and activities within the Wisconsin business unit.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for connecting people with nature and accomplishing Wisconsin’s strategic plan through coordinating volunteers, internships, fellowships and other people in relevant program areas. S/he initiates and/or assists in coordinating activities and special events run by staff and volunteers, including member field trips, preserve work parties, and corporate, board and other engagement activities. S/he coordinates all aspects of the volunteer, internship and fellowship programs, including recruitment, orientation, training, recognition, risk management, budgeting, program evaluation and improvement. S/he will coordinate projects with staff and leadership volunteers and maintain a volunteer database. S/he will work with colleagues to ensure continuity and quality of all volunteer, internship, and fellowship programs. The Outreach Coordinator serves as a point person for volunteers, interns, and fellows, and works cooperatively with Conservancy staff and members, as well as partner organizations, agencies and businesses.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Coordinate multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing a timeline;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget; may assist with budget preparation and monitoring;
  • Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution;
  • Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments;
  • May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff;
  • Work independently without requiring detailed management review of general work;
  • Willingness to travel around the state, undertake occasional evening work and 5-10 weekend days/year
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and physical exertion and/or strain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
  • Experience in organizing and managing a volunteer program or equivalent experience;
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experiences are appreciated;
  • 1 year experience in organizing and managing a volunteer program;
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts, and solving problems;
  • Ability to write and edit written materials for use with member communications and special events;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and needs required by a volunteer program;
  • Database management skills with ability to produce reports; 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Experience planning and coordinating events;
  • Experience using social media.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit nature.org/careers, job position number 45738

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.