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Community Stewardship Coordinator

Guardians of Flushing Bay is hiring a part time Community Stewardship Coordinator to join our small, dedicated team. Please review the description below for a full overview of expectations, qualifications, compensation and application logistics. This position was made possible through WE ACT's generous Environmental Justice Capacity Building grant and City Parks Foundation's Green Fund. 

Position Description:

Guardians of Flushing Bay (GoFB) is seeking a part-time Community Stewardship Coordinator to help with the following ongoing projects under the supervision of the Program Coordinator:

  • Collaborate with Program Coordinator and board members to create public programming on stewardship, environmental justice, water quality pollution and GoFB advocacy campaigns. Programming will be primarily online and in person when possible in alignment with COVID-19 guidelines (30% of time);

  • Lead maintenance efforts on Guardians of Flushing Bay’s in water stewardship projects including an in water quality sensor, a floating wetland dock and community science water quality sampling. These projects will be completed in alignment with COVID-19 guidelines and are flexible based on candidate (20%);

  • Assist with developing, populating and managing GoFB’s volunteer management platform using Salesforce (15%);

  • Create and manage original content for GoFB’s social media platforms that focuses on environmental justice, open space equity, resilient design and grassroots stewardship (15%);

  • Collaborate on educational curriculum for the Flushing Waterways Stewardship Toolkit (15%);

  • General project support, as needed. This may include on-the-ground research, website upkeep, grant research and administrative work (5%).

 

The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the Guardians of Flushing Bay Program Coordinator, GoFB’s only employee, and in frequent communication with GoFB’s board and two programmatic committees. The candidate should anticipate both collaborative and independent projects. Contingent on COVID-19 guidelines and the candidate’s personal needs, all work will either be entirely remote or remote plus waterfront activities 4-6 times a month. GoFB will provide office equipment as needed.

 

Qualifications:

We are looking for a candidate who has the following qualifications. It is not required to have all of the listed qualifications as long as they are open to learning and a strong communicator.

  • Thrives with hands on learning and an independent work environment;

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Has a strong interest in environmental science, urban studies or design, environmental justice, education, grassroots organizing or a related field;

  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean in addition to English;

  • Graphic design or mapping skills are a plus;

  • A college degree in a relevant subject or 2-4 years of work experience is preferred;

  • Residence in one of our 5 watershed communities—East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing or College Point—is strongly preferred.

 

Rate, Location and Timeframe:

This is a one year paid position from October 2020 to October 2021. Weekday dates are flexible and based on the candidate's availability. The hourly wage for the position is $20/hr for 20 hours a week.This position will be entirely remote or remote with independent outdoor projects, depending on all COVID-19 guidelines and candidate’s personal safety. The position requires a laptop and internet access, which GoFB can help to provide.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to guardiansofflushingbay@gmail.com. Resume should include 1 to 2 references. References can include anyone who can speak to your work ethic and personality.

Application Timeline:

The position will be open until filled. Date posted: September 15th.

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