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Why Work at Conservation Works?
Do you have a passion to serve our communities to protect the environment and foster economic growth with sound land stewardship practices, working in the areas of forestry, natural resources, and sustainable agriculture in the North Coast? Then working at Conservation Works might be a great place for you!
We offer a living wage, flexible work hours and professional development opportunities.
Location: Mendocino County / Remote
Term: June 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023
Status: Flexible, 5-10 hours/week @ $18.75/hour
Conservation Works seeks a part-time team member to help lead, connect and recruit youth and community participants to our Kids Creek Care and Bee Patches projects. If you’d like to be part of our team, make a difference to support our land, water and wildlife and enhance the quality of life across Mendocino County, we would love to hear from you!
Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director, the Intern Conservationist will be responsible for leading activities on two grant funded projects; Kids Creek Care, Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park Project to improve water quality protection and establish youth and community action groups for continued water quality protection advocacy and environmental stewardship activities along the Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park in Fort Bragg; and Bee Patches in Mendocino County with the Bee Bold Alliance Project to educate and engage local community members to protect, plant and restore native pollinator habitats together.
More Duties and Responsibilities
Essential responsibilities under these two projects include, but are not limited to:
- Utilizing local leaders and existing outreach platforms in specific communities to facilitate outreach and recruit local community participants
- Collaborating and establishing partnerships with others working to steward the Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park and plant pollinator habitats in the region
- Developing social media, radio and email marketing messaging that is interesting, useful, and remembered to engender project participation
- Assisting the Executive Director plan and facilitate pollinator gardening workshops in various Mendocino County locations, and multiple creek and forest stewardship days in the Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park.
- Ensuring bilingual access to materials and information
Desired Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Required to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form and
- Has experience in environmental education, environmental science or natural resource management, but other relevant experience is considered (internship, volunteer experience, high school or college coursework etc.). However, more important is to have a passion for providing youth and community in Mendocino County with opportunities to take action to protect, plant and restore native pollinator habitats together.
- Familiarity with and enthusiasm about conducting outreach with social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube.
- Spanish/English bi-lingual ability desirable.
If additional grant funding is secured, this position will continue beyond April 1, 2023, and more hours could be available.
It is Conservation Works policy that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage those from diverse backgrounds and from historically underserved communities to apply. Multicultural candidates encouraged to apply.