3374 Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator, Watershed Environmental Edu.
Watershed Education and Volunteer Program Coordinator
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||3/16/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||4/6/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$36.61 - $44.51/hour; $6,346.00 - $7,716.00/month; $76,154.00 - $92,586.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
- Assist ACWC management and contactors in developing and piloting programs for school students and visitors to the ACWC.
- Develop a volunteer program.
- Assist ACWC Manager with preparations for opening the ACWC, including hiring staff, developing outreach materials, procuring supplies and materials. Setting up cloud-based program registration and volunteer management systems.
- Work with the AgPark’s Education Coordinator to promote and provide the AgPark’s established in-school and field trip programs (or a modified program due to COVID-19 restrictions).
- Implement and oversee programs for schools and the public
- Serve as the lead teacher for field trip programs
- Recruit and oversee volunteers for the various locations.
- Manage volunteers for the ACWC.
- Work with manager, staff and others as needed to plan , develop, implement, teach and supervise the delivery of youth and adult educational and recreational programs, and to develop, implement and oversee student and adult volunteer programs.
- Participates as a team member to support all areas of the education and volunteer program. Duties include teaching programs and/or working with youth and adult volunteers in the field and assisting with department activities and events. Programs planned for assigned location may include : school field trips, in-school, virtual, and service-learning programs, trail interpretation, recreational access programs and/or educational workshops and events for children and/or adults.
- Work with managers, staff and coordinators of other activities in the watershed to identify needs and opportunities for the utilization of volunteers, ensure that individual and group volunteers assigned to the various activities address and meet those needs, and that each volunteer is engaged in meaningful work.
- Recruit, screen and supervise the training and retention of a team of part-time and seasonal education staff, interns, and volunteers. Coordinate, schedule, monitor & evaluate their work to assure maximum program coverage & effectiveness. Ensure that departmental procedures are followed. Handle public inquiries and any internal problem situations that may arise involving programs, volunteers, or staff.
- Provide orientation and training classes that include: SFPUC and program mission and goals, policies and procedures, applicable laws, and best practices for interpretive programs, techniques for working with under-served students and communicating effectively with visitors from other cultures, language groups, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Assess staff and volunteer productivity, set goals and establish work-related priorities, ensure teachers meet program standards. Recommend and implement program policies and procedures for assigned program & ensure all activities follow health & safety protocols. Assists manager with developing, monitoring, and administering program budget.
- Oversee all program, teachers and volunteer, scheduling and logistics using cloud-based software applications for program registrations and volunteer management. Collect data, maintain and manage records to produce annual reports.
- Work with department staff to publicize and promote all programs, in person, in print, on the internet, including social media platforms. Prepare program information for department websites. Provide presentations for local groups, schools and civic organizations; tours for visiting professionals, the media and members of the public. Develop partnerships with other organizations and maintain contacts and relationships with schools, community and corporate groups, program partners, and SFPUC staff.
- Order and maintain program supplies, tools, and equipment. Alameda Watershed position: oversee maintenance of student garden, classrooms, student lab, field study sites, and storage areas. Peninsula Watershed position: oversee maintenance of trails, field study sites, and storage areas.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
- One (1) year (2000 hours) of experience supervising, coordinating or directing volunteer services and/or community outreach services in an organization which provides services to the public. AND
- Possession of a Valid California Driver’s license.
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in environmental education, interpretation, field Biology, natural resources, environmental studies, wildlife management, park management, outdoor recreation or related field.
- Experience providing environmental education, agricultural education/training, natural history interpretation or similar programs, preferably in an outdoor setting.
- Experience working with youth and adult volunteers for an educational organization, such as a museums or outdoor programs.
- Experience working with underserved communities, English as a second language (ESL), including children, in a group setting.
- Fluency in Spanish.
- Experience with online programs and volunteer registration platforms.
- Certification in interpretation programs, such as NAI (National Association of Interpretation).
- Certification or ability to become certified in CPR and basic first aid.
How To Apply
- Select the desired announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
- Knowledge of outdoor educational program management, training, promotion, principles and practices.
- Knowledge of volunteer program management, training, and human/public relations principles and practices.
- Knowledge of natural sciences, environmental education, and basic interpretive principles and practices.
- Ability to recruit, screen, select, train, supervise, retain, and evaluate volunteers and program staff.
- Ability to prepare clear and effective work-related written material, including training materials and instructions, newsletters, information flyers and other written material.
- Ability to use a computer and internet to access, input and retrieve work-related information including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics and social media.
- Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Disaster Service Workers
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.