Volunteer Coordinator (Forest Park Conservancy) Closes 9/7/2015

Forest Park Conservancy


Posted: 8/21/2015

Location: Portland Metro

Closing Date: 9/7/2015

Industry: Communications, Environment, Nonprofit

Type: Full Time

Title: Volunteer and Communications Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Volunteers
Work Schedule: 5 days, 40 hours/week (includes some weekends and evenings)

Forest Park Conservancy seeks a Volunteer and Communications Coordinator to support the Conservancy’s mission to protect and restore Forest Park for future generations.

Forest Park Conservancy protects and fosters the ecological health of Forest Park, maintains and enhances the park's extensive trails network, and inspires community appreciation and future stewardship as a gift for generations. Each year, we work with 1,000 volunteers to maintain trails, remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs. Forest Park Conservancy is leading a 20-year campaign to restore 15,000 acres of public and private lands to ensure the long-term health of Forest Park.

The Volunteer and Communications Coordinator position is responsible for supervising, strengthening and expanding our volunteer program while spurring community engagement through communications strategies and volunteer stewardship opportunities.


Volunteer Coordination | 75% Time
• Lead volunteer work parties (at least one per week, usually more)
• Manage volunteer data
• Organize volunteer events
• Report to and coordinate stewardship activities with Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature Program
• Organize and lead Volunteer Crew Leader and other volunteer trainings to expand stewardship capacity
• Develop and foster new relationships with community businesses, partners and organizations to support community integration for program development, community outreach and volunteer recruitment

Communications | 25% Time
• Work with Development Director to plan communications activities
• Coordinate with Development Director to promote Forest Park Conservancy via social media, draft and send monthly e-newsletter, send volunteer-related communications and edit print and online communications as needed
• Develop promotional materials to recruit volunteers
• Manage Discovery Hikes program, including recruiting and organizing hike leaders, producing promotional materials and following up with hike participants

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a program management role including project and budget management
• Minimum 2 years’ related professional experience successfully coordinating and recruiting volunteers
• Experience with developing and providing orientation and training
• Outstanding oral, written, electronic and interpersonal communications skills
• Valid driver’s license
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, and Publisher)
• Enjoy working outdoors with a wide range of people; sense of humor; flexible
• Ability to work in a team and independently
• Ability to lift 20lbs and work on rough and uneven terrain

• Utilize GPS and ArcGIS to track and report stewardship projects
• Working knowledge of trail and restoration work


Salary: $36,000- $40,000
Benefits: Generous vacation benefits/full health insurance

The Forest Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please send resume, three references and two writing samples to: jobs@forestparkconservancy.org

$36,000- $40,000