Seasonal Restoration Project Coordinators
Title of Position: Youth and Family Projects Coordinator
Status: Seasonal, Full-Time (preferences for Part-Time can also be considered)
Available Start Dates: March 15 to April 1
Available End Dates: September 30 to November 15
Locations: Longmont, CO
Job Announcement Date: Jan. 12, 2021
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a bilingual Youth and Family Projects Coordinator who is passionate about WRV’s mission to heal the land and build community. This position will support WRV’s Youth and Family Program in engaging the next generation of environmental stewards; this position will also support implementation of our Equity and Inclusion Initiative, including engaging the Hispanic/Latinx community with a focus on Longmont.
The Youth and Family Projects Coordinator will support a year-round team of experienced staff and will be aided by a large corps of dedicated and inspiring volunteer leaders. Experience with environmental education and ecological restoration is a plus, but on-the-job learning in restoration skills and techniques is also possible. Leadership and technical training opportunities are provided, and staff may shadow on additional projects that are of interest to them in order to gain additional knowledge and experience.
- Experience working with youth and youth groups, including leadership development
- Fluency in Spanish
- Experience working with people in nature
- Experience working and building relationships with diverse communities
- Project management skills
- Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office
- Willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed
- Able to balance multiple projects and deadlines
- Willingness to communicate and follow COVID-19 and other safety precautions
- Natural resource background (such as Ecology, Biology, Botany, Forestry, Hydrology, Natural Resource Management, Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture, or related fields)
- Experience with environmental or outdoor education
- Experience with habitat restoration, trail construction, or other forms of outdoor stewardship
- Experience coordinating complex events
- Experience with volunteer engagement or group leadership
- Knowledge of native plant identification
- Ability to safely use trucks and trailers on uneven terrain. Experience with trailer safety, DOT laws, ATVs and use of heavy equipment.
- First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder certification
Compensation: WRV hourly compensation will be $17 per hour.
About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at www.wlrv.org.
Inclusiveness Statement: WRV is committed to creating an environment for our community that attracts, supports, and engages all people, regardless of differences in experience, background, access to resources, or historical representation in our work. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply.