Environmental Programs Coordinator VISTA

Keep Pensacola Beautiful - Pensacola, FL

Full-time

Keep Pensacola Beautiful (KPB) is a small, environmental nonprofit organization that dates back to 1979. The organization is committed to promoting community and environmental stewardship throughout Escambia County and has three primary focus areas: litter prevention and awareness, recycling education, and community beautification. The Environmental Programs Coordinator will focus on developing and implementing three programs in Escambia County communities. The role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position, and the employee will report directly to the Executive Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the installation of Harmony Park equipment in Englewood Park and perform data collection on the littering behavior of park goers.
  • Assist with the restructuring of the annual event called the Great American Cleanup as well as building a new program called Paint Your Heart Out.
  • Work closely with community partners to build a new event called the Trash Art Show.
  • Recruiting and organizing volunteers to conduct community projects.
  • Keeping records of and reporting all data associated with projects.

Required Abilities, Characteristics, Knowledge, and Skills

  • An interest and passion for environmental education and promoting environmental stewardship in Pensacola and Escambia County.
  • Able to work effectively with youth and adults in a teaching and training capacity.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff, donors, volunteers, organizational partners, program participants, and the public.
  • Highly organized and with attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to think critically and problem solve independently when issues arise.
  • Committed to learning new skills, engaging in professional development, and staying up-to-date on developments in environmental and local sustainability issues.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple duties and tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
  • Possess valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment with potential long hours in front of a computer, while still being able to stand and work at community events.

Education and Experience

  • High School graduate to college graduate will be considered

Additional Preferences (not required but a definite plus)

  • Previous customer service experience
  • Familiarity writing grants and completing grant reports
  • Experience recruiting and managing large groups of volunteers
  • Past involvement with special event planning
  • Familiarity with the local nonprofit sector and community resources

Schedule and Compensation

  • Full-time (min 37.5 hours/week) with periodic evening or weekend work.
  • $12,000.00 per year living allowance per the AmeriCorps VISTA program agreement.
  • This is a temporary position that will last approximately 1 year.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • High school (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)