Currently, we have these job openings:
- Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Background on Community Soil Foundation:
Community Soil Foundation (CSF) was founded in 2012. The mission of CSF is to cultivate the wellness of Sonoma County communities by offering land-based education, creating access to organic produce, and regenerating habitat and natural resources. CSF teaches environmental stewardship to youth and adults through sustainable, organic gardening practices and habitat restoration and regeneration. We also provide an outdoor gathering-space for community members to grow local produce and connect with each other. As a response to the 2017 wildfires, our
newest program, Healthy Habitats, aims to directly protect public health and the Mark West Creek watershed through landowner education and containment of hazardous waste in fire affected areas.
The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing the objectives and activities of the organization’s outreach plan as well as developing and implementing the Healthy Habitats program. The Coordinator reports to the Program Director and collaborates with all staff, board members and community partners.
This position is part-time at 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule and frequent weekend duties. It is funded for one full year with hopes of additional fundraising for a long-term position. Hourly rate starts at $18 per hour.
The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator will be thoroughly committed to CSF’s mission. All candidates should have proven experience in external communications and volunteer management. Specific requirements include:
- Commitment to high quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
- Ability to develop and maintain high-performance teams
- Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
- Social media, database, computer and project management skills
- Valid California driver’s license and vehicle available for work projects
- Ability to perform physical labor in extreme environments and lift a minimum of 50 pounds
- Knowledge of and/or skills in the following: environmental science, public health, food systems, resource conservation, and social justice
- Familiarity with the following: fire ecology, watershed science, soil health, California native plants, organic gardening
- Passion, integrity, positive attitude, energetic, and self-directed
- Ability to work independently, be flexible, strive for excellence, and think
Along with staff and board, develop essential and compelling messages
around the importance of organic gardening, habitat restoration and local
- Review and carry out CSF’s outreach plan with the goal of effectively reaching intended audiences with high quality information and building commitment to its programs
- Manage CSF’s information and marketing channels, including design of flyers and fact sheets, and enhance its public outreach, social media and web presence
- Develop a robust community organizing approach to meet the needs of the Healthy Habitats program, including recruitment and engagement of CSF’s volunteers and partnering organizations
- Facilitate the training and coordination of volunteer field crews to install erosion control materials and habitat restoration techniques during watershed work days
- Track the effectiveness of installations and ensure landowners are connected with appropriate resources and best management practices
- Provide service learning opportunities as appropriate for Mark West Unified School District students
- Monitor expenditures and maintain expenses within the program budget
- Attend monthly CSF staff meetings and watershed protection meetings to update team members on program status and needs
- Collect and report comprehensive data and success stories to support CSF’s program evaluation and development
How to apply:
Please send a résumé and cover letter with Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator in
the subject line via email to: ProgramDirector@communitysoil.org. We anticipate
filling the position by middle of January 2018.
To stay involved with Community Soil Foundation please consider volunteering. Volunteer days will begin in the garden on a weekly basis starting in April 2015. To sign up to volunteer visit our volunteer page. We hope to see you in the garden!