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The Nature Conservancy - Community Engagement Coordinator

Confluence Environmental Center
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This position is a partnership between Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program and The Nature Conservancy in Oregon. The Community Engagement Coordinator will advance The Nature Conservancy’s goals to engage and activate more Oregonians in conservation efforts. The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon volunteer program involves 1,000 community members in direct service each year, greatly expanding the capacity of our organization to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. The Coordinator will build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps Members and join our volunteer programs team and help design, build and implement several urban engagement programs, including restoration work party and outreach programs targeted to an urban audience. The Coordinator will dedicate 40% of their time toward the strategic urban restoration work party program; 40% of their time toward the urban outreach and ambassador programs; and 20% of their time participating in Confluence led leadership development activities which include: Leadership Development Program, Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities.

Service Activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (to include, but not limited to):
• Collaborate with staff and volunteer leaders to plan and implement urban restoration program.
• Create stewardship activities that address needs and schedules of racially and economically diverse individuals and families.
• Conduct outreach activities to engage diverse individuals and organizations in resource conservation activities.
• Collaborate with staff to refine and expand volunteer ambassador program to engage more Oregonians in conservation.
• Develop deeper community partnerships to support urban restoration and outreach programs.
• Design and implement strategic volunteer recruitment plan for urban restoration and outreach programs.
• Serve closely with staff to recognize volunteer participants in personal ways.
• Track data and evaluate urban restoration and outreach programs.
• Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner; abide by program policies; attend and complete all training and service requirements.

Community Need Addressed

Advancing Environmental Justice

Position Outcomes

Volunteer Generation
Ecological Restoration
Youth Engagement
Adult Education
Underserved Communities


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

$100 Training Fund

Skills you will gain

Develop increased understanding and sensitivity around issues of equity and environmental justice.

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 8

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