Island Trails Network in Kodiak, AK seeks Outreach & Education Coordinator

November 28, 2011


Job Opportunity: Outreach & Education Coordinator - part-time job opportunity with the Island Trails Network in Kodiak, AK

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This is a part-time temporary position starting at 20 hrs per week. Work begins January 1st, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012. The Outreach & Education Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Must be willing and able to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends to facilitate volunteer opportunities for students and working adults.

1. Outreach projects as assigned. a. Assist with Safe Routes to Schools program to facilitate safe walking and bicycling from
home to school for elementary and middle-school aged youth, identify barriers to doing
so, and encourage participation through events and activities. b. Assist with marine debris outreach program to educate youth about causes and effects of
marine debris by working with students on collaborative art projects in the classroom
using marine debris as an artistic medium. c. Additional projects as assigned.
2. Advancement of strategic educational initiatives a. Establishment of a “Tread Lightly!” awareness campaign. b. Development and distribution of materials educating trail users on safe, legal and ethical
trail use.
3. General outreach & public relations a. Develop and enhance PSAs, press releases, web content, blogs, social media and other
public relations materials pertaining to organizational objectives. b. Contribute to production of annual report. c. Deliver presentations to potential donors, partners, sponsors and general public.
4. Volunteer recruitment and training a. Provides education and guidance to members of public wishing to participate in
programs. b. Attend and/or present on volunteer opportunities at relevant public forums c. Establish and provide staff support to committees as needed.
5. Fundraising a. Identify and pursue additional funding for education & outreach mission areas.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree or equivalent experience in field relevant to outdoor & environmental education. Refined written skills and public speaking ability. Proficient use of MS office, publishing programs for print and web-based media, and fluency in popular social media.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years experience in program development and promotion. Three years experience in volunteer management and supervision. Experience with volunteer management, conservation crews and outdoor learning programs. Current Wilderness First Aid or higher certification.

Preference may be given to those with any combination of leadership experience, field experience or further education which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, required to perform the essential job functions.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Employee must be able to work with minimal supervision. This is a telecommuting position without office, desk, computer, phone, utilities or ground transportation. Fuel expenses directly related to projects are reimbursable.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Must possess a valid driver’s license (copy of driving record from DMV will be required). Employment is based on qualifications free of personal and political considerations with equal opportunity for all with no restrictions as to age, color, creed, religious affiliations, age, or sex.

SALARY/BENEFITS: $18-24 per hour DOE. Starting benefits include flexible schedules & travel opportunities. Advancement opportunities for increased hours or full-time employment exist and may include pro-rated or full benefit packages including paid time off, major medical/dental, etc.

CONTACT: Email resume to by December 15, 2011. Contact 907-539-1979 with questions.
Note: This job opportunity posting is advertised on the Alaska Department of Labor website (ALEXsys), Job Order Number 18474

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