Community Engagement Specialist
Announcement and Position Description
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Foundation) -- a private, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting U.S. national marine sanctuaries -- is seeking a Community Engagement Specialist in Port Angeles, WA, who will work with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (NMS). The incumbent is responsible for managing the Olympic Coast Discovery Center, volunteer coordination, coordination of the Sanctuary Advisory Council, and assisting with social media.
Location: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Port Angeles WA
Overview of Position
The Community Engagement Specialist is responsible for managing the Olympic Coast Discovery Center (OCDC); volunteer coordination; coordination of the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC); and assisting with sanctuary social media.
Due to the nature of the work, workdays will vary according to operational needs. In general, operations will be conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with some days requiring additional hours. Due to seasonal fluctuations in need, particularly for the OCDC, the number of hours required per month will vary, but will average 32 hours per week throughout the term of employment. In addition, there will be 8 hours/week available through December, 2017 for the wrap up of a marine debris program project.
The nature of this position requires close coordination of work schedules with Olympic Coast NMS staff. Due to the necessity of utilizing specific files, which contain Privacy Act information, along with the location of the OCDC, much of the work involved will take place in the offices of Olympic Coast NMS. The sanctuary will provide a workstation at the sanctuary office.
Volunteer Coordination Tasks:
Sanctuary Advisory Council Tasks:
Marine Debris Tasks (8 hrs/week through December, 2017):
Teamwork and Professional Accountability
Safety and Environmental Compliance:
Professional Conduct and Diversity:
Security requirements; and,
Term of Employment: July, 2017 – July, 2018
General Hours of Work: Monday through Friday; hours will fluctuate seasonally and will need to be coordinated with the on-site coordinator. Weekends, evenings and the occasional holidays, will be required.
Reporting: The incumbent shall work closely with, and receive direction from, the on-site coordinator, Kevin Grant, Deputy Superintendent for Operations and Administration. The OCNMS office in Port Angeles, WA, will include access to a computer and other IT equipment, telephone, copier and facsimile machine. This position will be monitored and managed through frequent verbal and email contact with the Foundation, the OCNMS Education and Outreach Coordinator and Sanctuary Superintendent.
Compensation and Benefits:
$21.00 and $24.00 per hour (commensurate with qualifications) plus benefits; 32 hour work week is the usual standard.
Position requires full-time, 40 hours per week, from July, 2017 through December, 2017.
Government Vehicles: The use of government vehicles may be available to the Community Engagement Specialist. However, proof of an insurance endorsement called “extended non-owned coverage” (or broad form, drive other car coverage) and successful completion of a GSA Defensive Driving course are required. If a government vehicle is not available, the incumbent should have a person vehicle that can be used, with reimbursement based on Federal government reimbursement rates.
Start Date: As soon as possible
To Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, resume, list of references and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to reference Olympic Coast Community Engagement Specialist in the subject line of all email correspondence
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to insure fair and equal treatment of its employees.
About the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation:The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that connects people to the most valued places in our American oceans and Great Lakes: national marine sanctuaries. The Foundation works to strengthen and expand the network of national marine sanctuaries for the benefit of current and future generations. Through public-private partnerships, the Foundation fosters scientific research, funds conservation projects, supports educational programs, and advocates for public policies on behalf of these special places. The Foundation’s signature programs are Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the largest annual ocean and Great Lakes policy conference in Washington, D.C., and the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, which provides grants for promoting public awareness on ocean-related issues. The National Marine Sanctuary System consists of 15 sites, with more than 620,000 square miles of area in the ocean and Great Lakes. More information can be found on our website at www.marinesanctuary.org.
About the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (NMS): The Olympic Coast NMS encompasses more than 3,188 square miles of Washington state coastal waters. This area contains a rich array of habitats and marine life. The sanctuary program provides protection of these natural resources through research and education, which foster public understanding and stewardship of this nationally significant marine area.