The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore our natural resources through land conservation, water resources stewardship, and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.

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T: 814-237-0400

E: contactus@clearwaterconservancy.org

2555 N. Atherton Street

State College, PA 16803

The ClearWater Conservancy office will be closed on the following days:

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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Join Our Team

Open positions:

Office Manager

Americorps Member - Outings and Events Assistant 

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:  $16 / 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 a fun, inspiring, and family-friendly work environment within a team-oriented structure. 

 

Responsibilities

The Office Manager maintains office operations by organizing office operations and procedures,  maintains donor database in Salesforce, performs financial and clerical functions, maintains supplies and equipment, serves as a 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 manages follow up correspondence. 

  • Process incoming bills and prepare checks for payment. 

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

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

  • Help coordinate annual giving mailings up to 4 times a year. 

  • Assist the Executive Director with fiscal management assistance as needed.

  • Assist with event coordination and correspondence.  Manage and provide staff support to the Director of Operations for events as needed.   

  • 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 researching cost-effective insurance options, stocking office supplies, performing computer backups and keeping the filing systems up-to-date and organized.

 

  • Understand and assist with timesheets and payroll submission. 

  • Take minutes at the monthly board meetings

  • 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 to foster a welcoming and respected community institution.

  • Other priorities as outlined by the Executive Director. 

 

 

Professional Qualifications

Office experience required.  General scheduling, telephone skills, typing, meeting planning, verbal communication, written communication, dependability, attention to detail and social media skills needed. Salesforce experience a plus.   

 

Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive skillsets are essential.  The ideal candidate must be a team player and can multi-task.   Must be able to work in a small office setting with good humor and grace. 

 

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 December 1st.        

 

 

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 the ability to perform the job as well as dependability and reliability once hired.

Americorps Member - Outings and Events Assistant

Supervisor:  Director of Operations  with strategic guidance from the Adventure Coordinator

Employment: 32.5 hours/week, 900 hour AmeriCorps Service through the PA Mountain Service Corps

Start Date: January 10 through August 7

Compensation: AmeriCorps stipend, www.pmsc.org

 

Organization Overview

Based in State College, ClearWater Conservancy is the foremost land trust and natural resource conservation organization in 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. Learn more about our work at www.clearwaterconservancy.org.

 

The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps (PMSC) AmeriCorps program was created in 1994, and began with a 40 member Corps that would be partnered with nonprofit and governmental organizations across 10 Pennsylvania counties, (Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland.) The Corps was designed to address all four major AmeriCorps initiatives, Education, Human Needs, Public Safety, and Environment.  Learn more at www.pmsc.org.  This position is a full-time service position through the Americorps Program and housed at ClearWater Conservancy.

 

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

 

Position Overview

The Outings and Events Assistant is responsible for helping to promote and implement major events, group adventures, and outreach opportunities. The Outings and Events Assistant will also help track, support and communicate with our volunteers to ensure community engagement with programs and events. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for conservation, ability to lead and work within a team, and has a willingness to progress work through collaborative approaches. This position will have primary responsibilities to assist with outreach programs at ClearWater Conservancy; including Centred Outdoors, Adventures in Conservation, Stormwater Education, Watershed Cleanup Day, Otto’s Golf Fest, and other community outreach events. This is a fixed-term position for a 900 hour AmeriCorps service.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure well-functioning events offer an amazing guest / participant experience.

  • Guarantee the safety and wellbeing of program participants in remote locations.

  • Represent ClearWater Conservancy and communicate our mission and projects at public events.

  • Manage a volunteer database.

  • Enlist the assistance of volunteers on ClearWater projects and events with the help of the Adventure Coordinator and Director of Operations.

  • Ensure that the reputation of ClearWater Conservancy is always reflected in a style that is positive and consistent with the mission of the organization.

  • Support educational events and activities, including ClearWater’s Adventures in
    Conservation series.

  • Fulfill outreach and education programs between the MS4 Partnership for the Spring Creek
    Watershed and ClearWater Conservancy including Watershed Cleanup Day.

  • Provide assistance to program staff with writing and organizing information for website updates, E-News and other forms of communication to the public.

  • Contribute to and participate in outreach activities as needed.

  • Provide back-up administrative duties as requested or necessary such as general inquiry telephone calls, e-mails and note taking for various meetings.

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

  • Draft, proofread and edit correspondence.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Working Conditions/Physical Conditions

The Outings and Events Assistant will be required to perform a wide array of physically demanding tasks, such as hiking on uneven ground for long periods of time and conducting site visits in inclement weather, and will need to work weekends and evenings to fulfill his/her responsibilities. Time will be divided between field and office. Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

 

Desired Qualifications: Experience with adventure or recreation program management desired. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal, public speaking and social media are required. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends and be 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.

 

Personal Characteristics: Ideal candidates will possess an outgoing personality that is friendly, compassionate, and professional with strong creative, strategic, and organizational skills. A desire to learn new things and explore is required. Preference will be given to those Passionate and knowledgeable about natural resource conservation and the environment.

 

Application Instructions: Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements in one PDF document with
your full name in the file name to Dan Trew, Adventure Coordinator at adventure@clearwaterconservancy.org.   Please include your name and the job title in the subject line and answer the following question in the body of your email: What is your favorite outdoor destination and why?  Applications due by December 20, 2019. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

ClearWater Conservancy provides an equal employment opportunity 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.