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Community Engagement and Program Manager

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SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
Renton 98058
United States
Phone: 425-432-4914

Position Responsibilities
Recruit, Manage and Steward Volunteers and Lead Weekly Restoration Work Parties
• Host Saturday restoration events implementing restoration practices
• Record volunteers/hours weekly in database and create reports as needed
• Ensure restoration and project activities are properly planned, executed and completed
• Work with schools, youth, and corporate groups to implement projects
• Recruitment and support of volunteers, interns and others who will further the goals of the organization
• Foster a positive and engaging culture for volunteers

Lead Field Trips and Host Environmental Education Events
• Coordinate with group leaders to provide special field trips and tours
• Adapt curriculum to best-fit needs of class, provide materials on a timely basis
• Utilize and coordinate organizational calendars to plan activities

Outreach Activities
• Proactively research, plan, execute outreach events to promote SHADOW
• Maintain Outreach/Tabling Tool Kit with current and relevant materials and instructions
• Update and identify needs for new materials

Coordinate Seasonal/Quarterly Events for Public Engagement
• Develop a schedule of events that can be repeated annually
• Develop mission-centric marketing materials
• Coordinate, train and thank volunteers
• Develop educational components to incorporate into event
• Coordinate Monthly Open-House events in June, July, and August

Administrative Responsibilities
Maintain Social Media
• Maintain Facebook presence, and establish a Twitter and/or Instagram presence
• Review analytics weekly to ensure optimal reach

Account for Education Budget, Suggested and In-kind Donations and Fees
• Provide bi-weekly needs and accounting of funds for activities (food and materials etc.)
• Foster a ‘culture of philanthropy’ by soliciting in-kind donations for volunteer stewardship, promoting suggested donations at educational events and work parties, and establishing/collecting suggested fees for activities as necessary

Grants and Funding Support
Support the Development Manager and President in identifying and providing input (stats, outcomes, quotes from participants, photos etc.) on grants associated with educational activities.

Monthly Newsletter
• Provide fresh content to include in our monthly e-newsletter
• Engage others to provide content i.e. visitors, schools, partners etc. which provide unique perspective/experience at SHADOW, encourage participation and foster community.

Assist President or future Development Manager with Maintaining All External Communication
• Maintain up-to-date information on programs and events on the SHADOW website
• Update phone messages monthly with upcoming opportunities, holiday closures, events etc.
• Check and respond to daily phone and email inquiries

Skills Needed
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are an essential requirement of this position.
• Ability to effectively communicate the significance of SHADOWs programs, mission, vision and strategic goals and the benefits they provide to the community and stakeholders is vital.
• Experience planning and implementing lesson plans for various age ranges, preferably with an environmental focus highly desired.
• Enthusiasm and inherent commitment to environmental conservation and protection highly desired.
• Strong work ethic, collaborative spirit and sense of humor a must!

• B.S./B.A. Degree in Environmental Sciences or related field experience is preferred.
• For the right person, SHADOW offers room to grow in responsibility.
Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Proficiency in Publisher desirable.
• Familiarity with Salesforce or similar database management systems desired.
• Strong organizational skills, and understanding of file management and general technology practices.
• Laptop, video and digital cameras provided.

To apply: Please visit us online to download a full position description and application details. No phone calls, please.


SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
Renton 98058
United States
Phone: 425-432-4914