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ClearWater Conservancy is the foremost land trust and conservation organization nestled in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Since 1980, ClearWater has worked to improve and protect the natural resources of central Pennsylvania for all through land conservation, water resource protection, and environmental outreach to the community. We are an accredited land trust having protected more than 8,000 acres through conservation easements, fee ownership and conservation partnerships that transfer assets to public ownership. ClearWater strives to create a fun, inspiring, and family–friendly work environment with flexible work hours and a team-oriented structure.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ClearWater Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability as set forth by applicable state and federal laws. In addition, laws regarding veteran or military status are observed. This commitment is reflected in all our practices and policies regarding hiring, training, promotions, rates of pay, layoff, and other forms of compensation. All matters relating to employment are based upon ability to perform the job as well as dependability and reliability once hired.

Adventure Coordinator, Full Time

Application due January 16, 2022

.pdf application

Title:  Adventure Coordinator

Supervisor:  Director of Operations

Employment: Regular, Full time exempt with 6-month probationary period, grant dependent

Salary Range:  pending experience

 

Organization Overview

ClearWater Conservancy is the foremost land trust and natural resource conservation organization nestled in the heart of central Pennsylvania.  Since 1980, ClearWater has worked to conserve and restore our natural resources through land conservation, water resources stewardship and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.  Learn more about our work at www.clearwaterconservancy.org

 

ClearWater strives to create an inclusive, inspiring, and family–friendly work environment with flexible work hours, a team-oriented structure, and good benefits.

 

Overview

ClearWater seeks a committed, enthusiastic, and community-oriented Adventure Coordinator to envision, plan, deliver, and lead engaging and accessible outdoor events and programming, including the Centred Outdoors program.  The ideal candidate will play an instrumental role in helping ClearWater Conservancy become a recognized regional leader in inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature education, and conservation of our region’s natural resources. 

 

The Adventure Coordinator helps ensure that all nature-based events offered through ClearWater Conservancy align with the organization’s mission and strategic goals. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for conservation and education, and an ability to transfer this enthusiasm to program participants of all ages and fitness levels through highly engaging outdoor experiences. The Adventure Coordinator will work as a team member as well as a team leader, and be willing to consistently take on a collaborative approach to advancing program goals.

 

The Adventure Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be to implement educational, engaging, and effective nature-based programming from start to finish, including ClearWater Conservancy’s Centred Outdoors program and Watershed Cleanup Day.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee program coordination and implementation of Centred Outdoors and Watershed Cleanup Day

  • Plan and organize Centred Outdoors educational events and activities, including the scheduling of dates and locations, hiking guides, activity leaders, and educational speakers.

  • Deliver Centred Outdoors events two days per week during peak season, one day per week during ‘shoulder season,’ including:

    • arriving early to set up for events

    • guiding some or most guided, educational hikes with relevant topics for each location

    • answering participants’ questions and offering guidance on safety

    • providing prompt, courteous customer service to all participants

    • taking photos at events when possible

    • taking down materials equipment after each event

    • ensuring the safety and wellbeing of program participants in remote locations

    • clearly communicate and represent ClearWater Conservancy’s mission and projects at all public events

  • Work with communications coordinator to develop weekly newsletters, implement social media strategies, and maintain the Centred Outdoors website.

  • Post all events to online community calendars promptly and accurately.

  • Work closely with staff, volunteers and board to build a welcoming and respected presence in the community.

  • Lead coordinating efforts for Centred Outdoors and Watershed Cleanup Day with partnering organizations and associated committees, including scheduling meetings, creating agendas, sending out meeting notices and monthly financial reports, and taking meeting minutes.

  • File appropriate permits, insurance coverage, and other logistical details related to programming on public and private land for all Centred Outdoors events and Watershed Cleanup Day sites.

  • Pursue grants and associated writing and reporting of applicable funding sources coincidental with other fundraising initiatives for Centred Outdoors and Watershed Cleanup Day.

  • Generate grant reports as needed to fulfill requirements for continued program support.

  • Manage additional outreach and education programs related to the MS4 Partnership for the Spring Creek Watershed in addition to Watershed Cleanup Day, including single day workshops and conferences.

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, help foster and create relationships and partnerships with local organizations to collaborate and offer a diverse array of future programs and events.

  • Provide back-up administrative duties as requested or necessary at the ClearWater office, such as general inquiry telephone calls, emails and correspondence.

  • Work with Events and Outreach Coordinator to recruit, hire, mentor, train, and schedule staff and volunteers.

  • Work with DEIJ taskforce to implement policies and programming that advances ClearWater’s goals towards equitable and inclusive projects, programs, and policies.

  • Other priorities as outlined by the Director of Operations and the Executive Director.

Desired Qualifications:  Experience with adventure or recreation program management desired.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking are required. Must be focused and possess superior attention to detail and desire to build consensus on collaborative projects. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills desired. Prior experience in event planning and logistics required. Passionate and knowledgeable about natural resource conservation and the environment. A desire to learn new things and explore is required. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends and willing to work in a small office setting under pressure with good humor and grace. Candidate must have a valid PA driver’s license, clean driving record and a reliable personal vehicle for transportation to and from work and meetings.

 

Application Instructions: Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements in one PDF document with your full name in the file name to Deb Nardone at deb@clearwaterconservancy.org  by January 16, 2022.   

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

ClearWater Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability as set forth by applicable state and federal laws. In addition, laws regarding veteran or military status are observed. This commitment is reflected in all our practices and policies regarding hiring, training, promotions, rates of pay, layoff, and other forms of compensation. All matters relating to employment are based upon ability to perform the job as well as dependability and reliability once hired.

 

Office Manager, Part Time

Application due January 10, 2022

.pdf application

Title: Office Manager

Supervisor: Director of Operations

Employment:  Part Time, 24 Hours per week

Preferred M-Th, 9 am – 3 pm with some morning or evening hours possible

Pay Rate:  $17.50 / hour

 

Job Overview:

ClearWater Conservancy is a hardworking land trust and conservation organization nestled in the heart of central Pennsylvania.  Since 1980, ClearWater has worked to conserve and restore our natural resources through land conservation, water resource stewardship and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.  Learn more about our work at www.clearwaterconservancy.org.

 

ClearWater strives to create an inclusive, inspiring, and family–friendly work environment within a team-oriented structure. 

 

Responsibilities:

The Office Manager maintains the daily workings of the ClearWater office, such as maintaining our donor database in Salesforce, performing financial and clerical functions, maintaining supplies and equipment, and serving as customer service representative for the organization.  The Office Manager reports to the Director of Operations.     

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Data entry into our donor management system, Salesforce, and managing follow-up correspondence. 

  • Process incoming bills and prepare checks for payment. 

  • Answer phones and greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner. 

  • Forward information by receiving and distributing mail and communications; collecting and mailing correspondence; copying information.

  • Assist the Executive Director with fiscal management assistance, including monthly donor reconciliation with PayPal and Donorbox. 

  • Assist with some event coordination and correspondence. 

  • Organize and maintain office filing systems. 

  • Liaise with IT consultant to fulfill office technical needs and support. 

  • Perform general administrative tasks and projects such as stocking office supplies, performing computer backups, and keeping the filing systems up-to-date and organized.

  • Prepare incoming personnel paperwork, assists with benefits coordination, helps research cost-effective insurance options. 

  • Assist with timesheets and payroll submission. 

  • Take minutes at monthly board meeting. 

  • Contribute to and participate in outreach activities as needed. 

  • Assist with overall efforts to promote and sustain the organization, including occasional work in support of membership outreach and fundraising. Some experience with social media desired.

  • Work closely with staff, volunteers and board in support of conservation projects and help foster a welcoming and respected community institution.

  • Other priorities as outlined by the Director of Operations and the Executive Director. 

 

Professional Qualifications

Office management, financial management, and/or HR experience desired.  General scheduling, telephone skills, typing, meeting planning, verbal communication, written communication, dependability, and attention to detail needed. Salesforce experience a plus.   

 

Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive skillsets are essential.  The ideal candidate must be a team player and be able to multi-task. Must be able to work in a small office setting and be flexible in order to prioritize tasks and support a growing staff.

 

Application Instructions: Email cover letter and resume in one PDF document with your full name in the file name to Deb Nardone at deb@clearwaterconservancy.org  by January 10, 2022. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

ClearWater Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability as set forth by applicable state and federal laws. In addition, laws regarding veteran or military status are observed. This commitment is reflected in all our practices and policies regarding hiring, training, promotions, rates of pay, layoff, and other forms of compensation. All matters relating to employment are based upon ability to perform the job as well as dependability and reliability once hired.