The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator to implement a regional grassroots public education campaign to address litter prevention. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed. www.fergusonfoundation.org
The Community Outreach Coordinator will help shape discussion and build momentum in communities to address the issue of litter through AFFs Regional Litter Prevention Campaign. The incumbent will work directly with local groups, elected officials, residents, businesses, schools, and community leaders through one-on-one meetings, presentations, tabling events, and other activities. The Community Outreach Coordinator will help community members find resources, communicate community needs to local government agencies and elected officials, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The incumbent will also help coordinate the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the largest regional cleanup that serves over 15,000 volunteers annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Summit conference. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require periodic evening and weekend work. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.
- Oral and written proficiency in English AND Spanish
- Self-starter with demonstrated volunteer organizing, community outreach, and public speaking skills
- Ability to work both independently in the field and as part of a team, as well as be flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
- Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation
- Commitment to service of diverse populations, cross-cultural sensitivity, and facility in cross-cultural communication
- Demonstration of strong project management ability and ability to prioritize various responsibilities, with a focus on outcomes.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Experience teaching and/or working with youth, adolescent, and/or adults
- Applicants should have a relevant Bachelors Degree in a related field such as environmental science, environmental sustainability, education, public relations, or communication
- Comfortable working with children and adults in natural, outdoor settings
Background check required.
Hours and Compensation:
Full time based in Accokeek, MD. A competitive benefits package and salary along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Salary starts in the low $30,000s.
Position open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to HR@fergusonfoundation.org. The Alice Ferguson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.