Would you like to build an active constituency who will advocate for the Blue Hills? Do you want to grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in eastern Massachusetts? The Friends of the Blue Hills seeks a candidate to fill the newly created position of Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement. The Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement will support and increase volunteer engagement through advocacy and hands-on and virtual programs that help care for the trails and forests. The successful candidate will increase our understanding of what the park needs through citizen-based research initiatives, and create a vocal constituency of volunteer leaders to advocate for the park.
The Friends of the Blue Hills is a 1,000-member non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural habitats, and many recreational opportunities. To accomplish this we: advocate for actions that will enhance the Reservation and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect it; guide enthusiasts in exploring the nearby remoteness of the Blue Hills Reservation through educational, historical, and nature hikes; encourage involvement in the protection and preservation of the Reservation by all users; work with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to maintain the quality of the Reservation and provide public input for its management.
The Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement will report to the Executive Director. Because the Friends of the Blue Hills does not have a central office, the Director of Volunteer Engagement will work remotely. The Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement will build a base of volunteers and engaged members who will advocate for the park, lead hikes and programs, as well as engage in stewardship activities, such as trail maintenance. The Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement will continually build the organization’s capacity by recruiting new volunteers and cultivating future leaders.
Qualifications and desired attributes
Job type: Full-time position with flexible hours, some evening and weekend hours required.
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000
The Friends of the Blue Hills is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you’re the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.
Would you like to build an active constituency who will advocate for the Blue Hills? Do you want to grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in eastern Massachusetts? The…