We are looking for an experienced community ambassador to serve as the main point of contact and to lead engagement opportunities at our Indian Boundary Prairies and in the community.
This will include developing and maintaining strong relationships with key community members, partners and organizations such as, but not limited to: schools, libraries, local faith institutions, hospitals, Markham Park District, Markham Block Club, Southland Ministerial Health Network, Faith in Place and the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
This position will also will work with partners and staff to plan, promote and coordinate youth programs including Eco-Ambassadors (a summer youth program in partnership with Faith in Place for youth ages 14 to 18); Mighty Acorns (an environmental education program that connects third through fifth grade students with local natural areas through science and stewardship); and NatureWorks Everywhere (a Conservancy program that provides teachers with free digital resources to teach young people about nature including lesson plans, videos, virtual field trips and interactive garden tools).
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
- Experience in community organizing and/or managing a volunteer program
- Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
- Supervisory experience and working with youth.
- Interest and willingness to learn about the prairies and land restoration.
- Familiarity with Chicago’s southland region.
- Strong communication skills including writing, editing, proofreading and presenting.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
- Experience managing projects and a budget.
- Cross cultural; multi-cultural; multi-lingual skills, background or experience a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience, or the equivalent.
With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in urban areas including cities.
Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses.
We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.
If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID # 45864 in the keyword search. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 26, 2017 to be considered.
Please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more.