Outreach Assistant I – NAP
City of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI, USA 🇺🇸
Outreach Assistant I – NAP
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.28
Work Schedule: Because of the nature of working with volunteers, weekend and evening hours will be required. This position is a 10-month, seasonal/temporary position and the expected number of hours worked per week is approximately 40 or this position is a regular part-time position working less than 19 hours per week. Regular part-time employees are eligible for pro-rated sick time and vacation time accruals based on hours worked. This position is also eligible for holiday pay, a pro-rated floating holiday and personal time based on the amount the estimated hours worked per week.
Assist Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with all aspects of coordinating volunteers and promoting NAP. Tasks will vary but may include coordinate independent volunteers (Park Stewards, Community Service, Scouts, etc.); actively recruit, train, and direct volunteers across many different sites; respond to emails in a timely and professional manner; lead volunteer stewardship workdays in a variety of weather conditions; promote healthy natural areas through work with neighborhood groups; write newsletter articles and other informational, promotional, and recruitment materials; attend various fairs and exhibits for recruiting and educational purposes; keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed by self and volunteers; assist with controlled burns and other field work; perform various other duties necessary for the functioning of NAP; field work includes leading nature walks and volunteer workdays, distributing flyers to businesses and posting in the parks, and taking part in prescribed burns. Work involves walking off trail and on uneven terrain, using hand tools, loading equipment into and out of the truck and carrying a backpack.
Must obtain CPR/AED and First Aid certification within 30 days of employment. The City offers CPR/AED and First Aid classes, which are free to Parks employees. Please note, your certification must be from an organization that has been approved by the Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Child Care Licensing Division. Please see link for list of approved organizations Preferred Qualifications:
Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and answering the phone.
Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers.
Understanding of ecological issues related to urban natural area management including invasive species, prescribed burning, natural features inventories, etc.
Technical writing and editing skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software on PCs. Detail oriented. Excellent verbal communication skills.
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