The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) seeks a Community Inclusion Coordinator to welcome our community to CDLT protected areas in a growing and successful land conservation organization. The organization has a solid record of community engagement, land protection, and stewardship. CDLT owns or has conservation easements on over 26,600 acres in North Central Washington and maintains around 40 miles of trails with many public access points. CDLT is a non-profit organization that engages communities in conserving, caring for, and accessing the natural lands and waters that sustain North Central Washington. CDLT is an equal opportunity employer.
The Community Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for increasing conservation awareness in North Central Washington by building relationships with local communities and encouraging connections to nature on and off CDLT properties. This begins by creating and sustaining partnerships with our communities in Chelan and Douglas counties and focusing on new audiences for equitable representation in conservation for our area. Lack of equity for environmental education and access to the outdoors has been identified as a barrier to participation in conservation activities for the Latine/Hispanic community. The Community Engagement Coordinator will address this through inclusive strategies such as bilingual education, personalized event invitations, cultural connections, relationship building, and free programming. This role requires the ability to hike up to 5 miles per day, carry heavy items (up to 40lbs), and must have a valid driver's license. Must be available to work weekends and evenings as needed. Reports to the Engagement Manager.
• Create a welcoming space for our community to visit and feel connected to CDLT protected lands with public access.
• Create and sustain relationships with partners and organizations in Chelan and Douglas Counties. This may include attending their regular meetings to find an overlap between our missions and goals and finding ways to support their missions when appropriate.
• Lead bilingual programming on CDLT properties.
• Co-lead volunteer events with CDLT field staff to add bilingual leadership.
• Work with the Engagement Manager to create unique events to engage with CDLT lands in creative ways, such as art, music, and picnics.
• Participate in community tabling events, including Earth Day Fair, Fiestas Mexicanas, and more.
• Serve as a bilingual educator during partner programs that happen on CDLT managed properties.
• Provide information necessary to support organizational strategic planning.
• Listen and integrate community feedback.
• Use personalized communication methods for outreach and registrations.
• Provide training, mentorship, and support for staff or volunteers who join events.
• Familiarity with the North Central Cascade local flora and fauna.
• Ability to interpret biological sciences education at an engaging level for varying audiences and educate bilingually (English & Spanish).
• Experience in collaborating with multiple organizations.
• Experience in event planning and engaging the community.
• Enthusiastic Communicator.
• Cultural familiarity with the Hispanic/Latine community.
• A passion for CDLT’s mission.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is made up of a cohesive team of 11 staff governed by a Board of Directors. Staff members collaborate across several program areas, including Trails, Stewardship, Land Conservation, and Engagement to make progress on projects and goals related to our 5-year Strategic Plan. CDLT offers a casual and flexible work environment, with options for remote work after the first three months of employment. The position is 40 hours per week.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
We offer a salary consistent with Land Trust Alliance practices, with a competitive benefit package, including group medical and dental insurance, training opportunities, paid sick leave, paid holiday and vacation time, and a SIMPLE IRA with employer match. The salary for this position is $45,000-$50,000 per year, dependent on experience and fund availability. This position is grant-funded and relies on successful future grant applications to continue its funding.
Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to our Engagement Manager, Elisa Lopez ([email protected]) by Tuesday, February 20, 2024.