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Outreach Coordinator/Driver

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Earth Matter NY Inc.
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BOWLING GREEN, NY
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Published 24 days ago

Outreach Coordinator/Driver- FT

LOCATION: Governors Island, NY NY 10004

Earth Matter NY Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, and application of composting in and around New York City. Earth Matter NY seeks to reduce the organic waste misdirected into the garbage stream by encouraging neighbor participation and leadership in composting. Earth Matter NY is a host site for the NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993. This program works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC's soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally.

THE POSITION

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Earth Matter NY seeks an enthusiastic individual with compost and outreach experience for a Full-time Outreach Coordinator/Driver position located on Governors Island. The position will be employed by Earth Matter NY and is managed by the Compost Project Manager. This person is responsible for supporting Earth Matter NY with leading volunteer coordination, managing social media and promotion, leading tours and group workdays. In addition, they would be developing and maintaining community relationships and picking up organics by truck from Food Scrap Drop Off Sites (FSDOs) in NYC. These responsibilities require the candidate to be available for weekend work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

● Lead volunteer coordination to support all NYC Compost Project Hosted by Earth Matter NY programming.

●    Develop new and maintain existing relationships with volunteers and partner organizations.

●    Coordinate scheduling, logistics, and communications for public programming, including tours and compost workdays.

●     Create event agreements with visiting groups.

●      Liaise with the Trust for Governors Island for ferry scheduling, and all volunteer coordination

such as registration of visitors and vehicles on the ferry

●      Staffing at the Compost Learning Center during open season hours (weekends May-Oct) and volunteer workdays and tour days alongside other staff.

●      Assist with data collection of volunteer participation, group workdays and organics pickups for metrics reporting.

●      Contribute to social media, assist with website upkeep, newsletters and compliance with DSNY branding standards and BRS social media requests.

●      Participate in processing of organics and maintenance of the Compost Learning Center.

●      Drive a 14’ dump hybrid truck with liftgate for pick-up and delivery of organics from FSDO sites in NYC for processing on Governors Island.

●      Develop new FSDO partnerships/relationships as needed.

●      Liaise and troubleshoot with FSDO managers for successful coordination of pickups.

●      Act as an overall ambassador of the NYC Compost Project.

●      Perform additional duties as determined by Earth Matter NY and by BRS.

SKILLS/ABILITIES

●      Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills and the ability to work with the public, alone and in a team, in a variety of settings.

●      Must be self-directed, motivated, highly accountable, flexible, well-organized and detail oriented.

●      Ability to lift 70 lbs. and do physical work related to composting (required).

●      Willingness to work outdoors in all seasons and on weekends.

●      Knowledge of and commitment to composting and other recycling efforts.

●      Good sense of humor, flexibility, and openness to learning.

●      Comfortable with and sensitive to a wide range of people and environments.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

●    Truck driving experience and active driver’s license in NYC required

●      Minimum two years of related work experience required

●      Strong administrative and organizational skills (inclusive of Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)

●      Bachelor’s Degree preferred

●      Experience in Mailchimp, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite aplus

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

For more information about the NYC Compost Project please visit: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Earth Matter NY is an equal opportunity employer.

Outreach Coordinator/Driver- FT

LOCATION: Governors Island, NY NY 10004

Earth Matter NY Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, and application of composting in and around New York City. Earth Matter NY seeks…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Health, PTO, Transitchek

Health, PTO, Transitchek

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
Governors Is, BOWLING GREEN, NY 10004, USA

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